Is my Nikon 18-55mm kit considered wide angle?

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Rock3t
Rock3t Junior Member • Posts: 49
Is my Nikon 18-55mm kit considered wide angle?

Hello all,

Very basic question here i'm afraid...

I'm becoming more interested in landscape photography and want to add to my Nikon DSLR a wide angle lens, but I dont really understand what this means. According to Wikipedia (not the most reliable source I know!) common wide angle focal lengths are 35, 28, 24, 21, 18 and 14mm.

So this does this mean that the kit lens that comes with the Nikon (18-55) is considered to be wide angle at the shorter focal length?

Also, what is the difference between ultra-wide and normal wide angle? And would an ultrawide be useful for landscape photography?

many thanks

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