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How often do you shoot in the Ultra Wide range?

 
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Jun 30, 2010 23:23 as a reply to  @ post 10033535 |  #46

I know this is an older thread but ill put in my two cents. I think UWA is totally the photographers preference. For myself, I find that I naturally think in WA and thus am pretty disappointed with anything over 24mm. As much as I love my Tokina 11-16mm it definitely is really limiting unless you are right up in someone's face. But for landscapes and cool portraits, you really can't beat it. I find that if you understand the distortion the lens has and plan for it, you can really play with it to make the shot cool. Here are some sample shots of both from me:

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Jun 30, 2010 23:34 |  #47

Ultra wide, meaning 11, or even the Sigma's 8? I am kinda into it now since it's a great way to interact with the dogs. However, I always put a filter on my lens since...slobber!! I don't use ultrawide though, probably 17-28 is best for me. I don't want to make the dog's nose that huge!!


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Jul 01, 2010 00:14 |  #48

Personally my 10-22 Canon is my favorite lens. I live near a number of different slot canyons and outside a UWA there would be no way to get the same image in a single capture. I'd highly recommend a WA or a UWA. When shooting landscapes(particularl​y in tight spots or wide spaces) the UWA will give you that extra ability you'd miss otherwise.




  
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Jul 01, 2010 00:21 |  #49

I use UWA every day for my RE shoots. I also use it on some landscape shots.


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Jul 01, 2010 00:22 |  #50

theophilus wrote in post #10457624 (external link)
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Love that shot. Wow.




  
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Jul 01, 2010 02:03 as a reply to  @ jdang307's post |  #51

10-22 is my least used lens.


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Jul 01, 2010 02:31 |  #52

But it, try it. With lenses, you never really buy anything. You buy and then sell, and the small amount you *might* loose is called your rental fee.



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Jul 01, 2010 02:33 |  #53

jenz wrote in post #10458291 (external link)
10-22 is my least used lens.

When I had a crop, it was my most used... except to 70-200 2.8



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Jul 01, 2010 02:43 |  #54

I just bought a sigma 12-24 to paired with the D700 for uber uwa madness hehe and got this on the fist night

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Jul 01, 2010 06:07 |  #55

When I had my Tokina 12-24 that lens was glued to my 30D. But since I upgraded to a 1D the 12-24 had to go.

But I used to use my UWA for almost everything and anything. From landscape to portraits.

Generally it's a good thing to have when there are times where you're in a tight space and aren't able to step back to get the full image you want. There are is a learning curve on UWA, sometime to get a great image you might need to get really close to your subject.


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Jul 01, 2010 16:00 |  #56

I have a Canon 10-22mm and hardly use it. UW shots are very difficult to pull off successfully - at least for me. Too much stuff can take away from the picture. Also, distortion and having an interesting foreground are variables you always have to think about.

I guess I like the idea that I have it when i need it. I just feel guilty for not using such an expensive lens (for a hobbiest).

I think Dragos convinced me to keep it though!


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Jul 01, 2010 18:02 |  #57

I like UWA because it's one thing you cannot get with a point and shoot. My Sigma 12-24 gives me that unique perspective that I can't get anywhere else.

One thing that I remember Ken Rockwell saying that I agree with is that wide lenses aren't about "getting it all in". It's about creating a unique perspective. I especially like those shots that show something very close in contrast to something far away.


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Jul 01, 2010 20:22 |  #58

I think my ultra wide only comes off when i want a picture of a person.




  
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Jul 01, 2010 21:09 |  #59

In my youth, I despised ultrawide and fisheye shots. In my middle years, now I absolutely love them! Kinda the opposite of how you think one's taste would change over the years:)

A Gallery of shots, all pretty much done with UWA or defished fisheye lens:

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