Exercise – Focal lengths

Project Focal lengths 

Exercise – Focal lengths (Zoom lens)

This exercise has helped me to appreciate the simplest effect of changing lenses, from one focal length to another, which is the amount of view i can take in. I needed to find a view which was open and had some detail in the distance, see my choice below of the estuary where i live, which i thought would be perfect and show the results very clearly. I have taken a a sequence of photographs all aimed in the same direction but with different focal lengths.

The images below were taken at 1/400 f22

24mm lens – telephoto


35mm lens


50mm lens – standard/normal


70mm lens


105mm lens – wide angle 


From my shots above we can see that as the focal length gets longer, the angle of view closes in.  


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