auroraskye wrote in post #14509388
Not terrible for a first time but a little too much super wide with lens distortion, and a few are a little tight in the frame. Plus #35 is almost completely blown with detail lost.
#35 in the gallery? Or did you mean 3 and 5?
emelvee wrote in post #14511402
I love that last one. Otherwise, I have to say that I am not a fan of the lens distortion either. Were you using the 8-16??
Yes, this is my only wide angle lens as me next lens is the 30mm f1.4 which isn't wide enough. The 8-16mm is definitely a tough beast to handle.
davisphotos wrote in post #14512123
Some good stuff here, agree that the last one is definitely the best. Be very careful of the lens distortion with that 8-16, if you don't shoot it straight on, everything in the frame will be distorted, and no matter what way you use it, whoever is on the edge of the frame will be skewed. Shots 3, 4 & 7 have some very unflattering distortion. You might be able to fix some of it with Photoshop, but not all.
Yeah, some of these already had some correction, but this lens is definitely an untamed animal. Shooting with this lens does take great care.
jduke85 wrote in post #14512797
I really love the dress shot, #2... it's very dramatic, and using the bed to show the scale of the dress really lets the viewer see how large the gown is!
Thank you, I really love this shot too!
Thank you everyone on the critique. I plan on getting a 17-40mm or 16-35mm for my 5DII. The 8-16mm, although wide and a really great lens to get some dramatic shots, just has a bit too much distortion for me on my crop sensor camera. It's definitely a wild beast that's hard to tame for sure lol.
If you check shot #2 (the dress shot on the bed) I actually mounted the 8-16mm on my 5DII. The lens is actually useable from 14-16mm on a full frame. I shot that at 16mm and there is very minimal distortion. It's almost like a 16mm prime.
My setup during this wedding was a 5DII with 85mm/70-200 and a 60D with 8-16mm/30mm 1.4.
As for the blowing out of some of the photos. I shot them exposed to the right a bit and brought them down a little in post. I probably should have brought the exposure down a tad more though.
Thank you again guys and any more critiques on these are welcomed!