D700: A Grand Camera

Started Nov 3, 2009 | Discussions thread
Rad Dad Regular Member • Posts: 180
Angle of View

Hi, J.C.

I, too, have the D700 and the 24-70. Recently, because I do a lot of landscape shots, especially when travelling, I have been checking out the 14-24 in great depth, no pun intended.

The 24-70, on an FX body, has a maximum angle of view of 84 degrees, while the 14-24 has a max of 114 degrees. This is quite a difference.

Beyond admiring the breathtaking scenery in your shots, I have tried to discern an appreciable difference between the angles of view between the two lenses, but have not been able to do so. Granted, the distance of the horizon may play a part in the visualization, as may a large structure in the foreground, as in #1. I have tried to use the cloud formations as a guide, as well.

Am I missing something, or should I get my glasses checked?

Thanks. Rad Dad.

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