Nikon Nikkor Lens Angle of View Calculator...

Discussion in 'General Technical Discussion' started by Seymore, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. Seymore

    Seymore Guest

    Just want to point to a good site I just found. Here's what they have to say about this...
    This lens calculator displays the angle of view of all the lenses in the Nikon Nikkor AF Lens range. It is compatible with all the 35mm film SLRs and all the digital SLRs from Nikkon (like the Nikon D100), as well as the camera bodies that take a Nikon-fit lens (such as the Kodak DCS 14n or the Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro).

    http://www.sweeting.org/mark/lenses/nikon.php
    I just liked that they give the visual aspect for the FOV on these lenses.
     
  2. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    Rats. Doesn't work on a Mac.
     
  3. Seymore

    Seymore Guest

    Oops... Sorry I didn't mention that Chris. Running a PC, ya just figure everyone... well... :tongue: :biggrin:

    Oh, and has anyone ever told you that you look like a young Jack Bauer? (24)
     
  4. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  5. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    My browser is running JS Paul, but the page the calculator is on says it doesn't work with Mac IE, so I figured that's why it won't run in Safari as well. I can see what it does, and I find it hard to translate from a triangle in a picture, to how much a particular angle is gonna take in anyway. I usually calculate the angle:
    angle of view at infinite focus = 2 atan( { width, height, diagonal }/2 focal length )
     
  6. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    'sall right Seymore, we get used to it. :wink: I look more like Donald though, now, as my avatar comes from a 25 26 year old photo!
     
  7. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  8. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    2 Deg FOV on a 500mm!

    That's right folks, just a paltry 2.42 deg FOV on a 500mm lens! Jees, no wonder I have such a hard time picking up birds in flight in the viewfinder! Cool link, thanks!
     
  9. Seymore

    Seymore Guest

    Oh really! Sure you're not still a part of the LA CTU? :cool: ...or the long lost cousin of Kiefer? :biggrin:


    Add a 1.4x TC on that 500! ...then try to find those birdies in flight. :Angel: Glad you like it. It was quite the benefit for my visual...
     
  10. just remember everyone, Nikon quotes AOV in the diagonal, so be sure to set it as such if you want to see how it really compares to the quoted figure.
    I can see that the difference in D2H sensor size (23.3x15.5mm I believe) vs. the normal DX size (23.7x15.7 D2X, 23.6x15.8 D200, 23.7x15.6 D70/D50/D70S/D100) is actually causing a mild impact in the wide angle front (around 1 degree though.)
     
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