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Focal Length - Beginner-Photography-Guide
May 17
Nikon zoom lens showing range and f-stops

Nikon zoom lens with a 24-120mm focal length

This relates to the  millimeter (mm) or “range” of your camera lens. For example, if you have a lens with a “zoom” this zoom range allows for taking pictures at different focal lengths.

Let’s pretend you have a 24mm to 120mm “zoom” lens. If you are shooting with the widest angle of view, so with no zoom, you have a focal length of 24mm. Taking a photo with the other extreme of the zoom range and your focal length now becomes 120mm.

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