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I knew I wanted a new lens for Christmas and I knew I wanted a wide angle. Unfortunately, I had the hardest time finding examples of what certain lenses looked like compared to others. My Nikon D90 has a 1.5x “crop” sensor. This means that my 50mm is really about a 75mm on my camera and my new 20mm is about a 30mm.
I decided since I had such trouble visualizing the difference in the millimeters I would help you out :O) Here are three photos taken in the exact same place with a 20mm f2.8, 35mm f1.8, and a 50mm f1.8. Since they were shot on prime lens I did not zoom. You can see what each lens is able to capture. All of there pictures were taken at f2.8 with minor shutter speed changes for the sun coming out behind the clouds. The camera sat on a tripod that was 6ft from the chair.
**I realize the composition for the last one is terrible but I didn’t want to move my camera so you could see exactly how much each lens captures.**
Hope this helps you next time you are out shopping for a new lens! Thanks to Trisha for letting me borrow your 35mm.
Read more: Why you need a 35mm