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

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Rock3t
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Is my Nikon 18-55mm kit considered wide angle?
Jan 7, 2011

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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