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    Default Skype question: What kind of wide angle webcam to buy?

    Does anyone take lessons via Skype? I found out there is something called a wide angle lens for the webcam? I think that's the terminology. I notice that there are conference room webcams -- I don't think that's what I need. I bought a webcam, but it only shows my neck and head. Could someone give me a link or specs to order a webcam that you use?

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    Default Re: Skype question: What kind of wide angle webcam to buy?

    I've been taking Skype lessons with Emory Lester (awesome, highly recommended!!!) for over a year now. I use a Logitech camera (c920 model) and it works great. I clip it to the top of my computer (a Mac, works with Windows too) and when sitting in my chair I can see myself completely from the waist up. Has a good microphone too. Not sure if it's a wide angle lens, but it works well for Skype.
    https://www.logitech.com/en-us/produ...m-c920?crid=34

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    Default Re: Skype question: What kind of wide angle webcam to buy?

    I use a similar but less expensive one and it works fine
    Logitech USB Webcam C270H for $25
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007JZMQ24

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    Default Re: Skype question: What kind of wide angle webcam to buy?

    I use a Logitech 920 as well. Can zoom in or out. Have used it fine with Skype, but I also use it to check my hand position, like playing in front of a mirror.
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    Default Re: Skype question: What kind of wide angle webcam to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill McCall View Post
    I use a Logitech 920 as well. Can zoom in or out.
    That's cool that it has a zoom. I might have to check that out

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    Default Re: Skype question: What kind of wide angle webcam to buy?

    Thank you, PacificPicker and all who've responded. I have ordered the Logitech c920! Thanks for the link!!! My lessons with Brian Oberlin (also a highly recommended teacher) will start as soon as the new webcam is installed.

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