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3 Great Wide Angle Prime Lenses for Under $100

A good wide angle lens is a fantastic and versatile tool that can help you create all sorts of interesting images, but they can also be quite expensive. However, when you dive into the world of vintage lenses, there are quite a lot of great deals to be had. This great video features three awesome vintage wide angle lenses, all of which you can buy for under $100 on the used market.

Coming to you from Mark Holtze, this excellent video will show you three great vintage wide angle lenses, all of which run under $100 on the used market. Mirrorless cameras have reinvigorated the vintage lens market quite a bit, and with a cheap adapter, you can be up and running with an entirely new library of glass at your disposal. And the great part is that mirrorless cameras have a lot more manual focus aids to help you, and wide angle lenses are far more forgiving when it comes to focus and depth of field. It is a great way to try out lots of different lenses with a lot of character without breaking the bank or to even find new tools for your bag. Check out the video above to see the lenses in action. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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The 28mm f/2.8 Nikkor is one of the best true rectilinear wide angle lenses. The 20mm f/4 is also rectilinear except for a little bowing at the edges, as you can see in this shot I took back in the 70s with Kodachrome 25. Except for those edges, the rest of the live area is completely rectilinear.