Lens sizes equivalent 35mm film to digital lens sizes?

Started Dec 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
Catallaxy Veteran Member • Posts: 3,724
Re: Yes - sort of

Yes. You need a 16mm f/2 to get a similar look (DOF and angle of view) on DX as a 24mm f/2.8 of full frame (or 35mm film). However, I don't think they make such an animal.

There are several good WA lenses that cover that range, but all have smaller apertures.

Nikon 10-24

Nikon 12-24

Sigma 12-24 ( a dog of a lens)

Tamron 10-24 (soft)

Tokina 12-24 f/4

Tokina 11-16 f/2.8

Nikon 16-35 VR

Tokina 16-28 f/2.8

Sigma 8-16

Sigma 10-20 (variable aperture)

Sigma 10-20 f/3.5 constant

Nikon 14-24 f/2.8

Zeiss also makes a 15mm f/2.8 that is considered very, very good.

Some have terrible corners (see Sigma 12-24 above) and some have good corners. Some have terrible distortion (moustache and wave) and others have very little.

Oh, and then there are the fisheyes, which you can de-fish if you want.

Depends on what you want and how deep your pockets are.

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