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Confused about angle of view

Started Apr 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Confused about angle of view
Apr 19, 2012

I'm trying to decide on an UWA for my D300s. It seems the angle of view is related to length in a non-obvious way. Here are three examples: The widest angle of view is a 10 mm, the next is an 11 mm, and the narrowest is a 10 mm:

Are these differences real? That is, on a DX camera, is there really a difference of close to 7 degrees between the Nikkor and the Sigma? Or is this due to differences in measuring or having a third-party vs. Nikkor lens?

Unfortunately, I live where lenses need to be mail ordered, so I can't go to a store and actually try them out.

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Nikon D800 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G +1 more
Nikon D300S
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