A wide-angle lens, as the name suggests, is a lens that provides users with a wide field of view. This field of view is wider than a normal field of view, with a focal length of 35mm or less. Are you wondering what a wide-angle lens is best used for? Landscape photography is the most popular form of photography that generally requires a wide-angle lens, with other popular styles being street photography, travel photography, and real estate or interior photography.
Wide-angle lenses are available in both prime and zoom lens options. Prime lenses often provide great value for money and are notable for their impressive image sharpness and bright maximum apertures, which is great for depth of field control and low-light performance, while zoom lenses have the edge in terms of versatility, as they provide more than one focal length for users to photograph with. For further reading, we discussed the great prime versus zoom lens debate in this post.
Ted's cameras stock a huge range of wide-angle lenses for both DSLR and mirrorless cameras, in all popular brands including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Sigma and Tamron. If you want to know which lens is best for your camera, our photography blog is a treasure trove of gear recommendations and expert advice, and the staff at your local store is always happy to help.