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UWA- How much use-?

 
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Jun 22, 2012 06:53 |  #16

My 10-22mm is my least used lens, even when shooting landscapes. There are rare times where it is the only lens that will get the shot, but most of the time 17mm was wide enough on a crop, and 24mm is even wider than that now that I've added a full frame body.

I am seriously considering selling the 10-22mm. Whether I end up adding a 17-40L for the 5D3 later is still up for debate due to my lack of use of UWA.


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Jun 22, 2012 06:55 |  #17

The widest lens I have is my 24-105 f4 L and I can't really remember the last time I used it at the 24 end either indoors or out. I keep on thinking I should try landscapes, in which case I'd get a 17-40 for my 5D3, but I can't see me using it enough to warrant spending that amount of cash.


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Jun 22, 2012 06:59 |  #18

Using an UW requires some thought. Foreground interest is almost obligatory, if shooting a distant scene. I'm not a landscape shooter and don't pretend to be one, but I tend to use longer lenses for that, with the wider lenses for close up shooting, so the "subject" occupies a large portion of the frame. I look for small things, not large things like mountains.

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Jun 22, 2012 07:56 |  #19

It is difficult to tell if you will use the lens. My opinion is that UWA are great for landscape and architecture, and really fun lenses to use for many other shots... Love mine !!

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Jun 22, 2012 08:14 |  #20

I had a Canon 10-22 and it was a wonderful lens, but used it so rarely that I finally sold it. Even when I used it, I was rarely shooting at the widest setting. My 17-55 is wide enough for the way I shoot.


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Jun 22, 2012 08:19 |  #21

I'm trying to rekindle the ultra wide love with my micro 43 kit (14-28 equivalent for) - I don't use the 17-40L on my 5DII all that often, mostly because the 24-105 is so much more useful and versatile. But if I'm shooting indoors, or architecture, or cities, I do often find myself wishing for a little wider perspective.

For 'wide' landscapes, however, I still tend to prefer shooting close to normal (35 to 50mm) and stitching in post. Ultrawide works best when you get in low, and get in really, really close. I'm loving it for shots of rock climbing, however, where context is what helps place you there.


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Jun 22, 2012 08:30 |  #22

I'm kind of a wide angle junkie - I enjoy doing environmental portraits at 21-24mm on full frame (14-15m crop equivalent) and I love using wide angle for landscapes. In fact, I own the 24-105, Bower 14mm and Zeiss 21 - all capable of very wide to modestly wide. I dont feel a significant need to get beyond 100mm for anything right now.

But, I realize I'm probably in the minority but you'll never know unless you try it for a while and keep on using the lens past the honeymoon stage.

FWIW, the 10-22 is my choice for UWA on crop.


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Jun 22, 2012 09:25 |  #23

Don't overlook the Tokina 12-24F4. It is a sharp lens, and the range and long end are pretty useful when on a trip.
I don't use the lens as much as my others, but got it for travel.




  
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Jun 22, 2012 11:18 as a reply to  @ artyH's post |  #24

My Tokina 11-16 is my most used lens on my t3i. Generally; speaking; it only comes off camera when I'm shooting people.

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Jun 22, 2012 11:22 |  #25

After initial honeymoon with my 12-24, keep it locked in cupboard. I try and maximise using the other.

12-24 excells outdoor in sunlight - in my case once in few months. Outdoors with lot of light and apperture at f8-f10, I love the ultra wide landscapes with my folks in the foreground. However I wonder some time to if it is worth having it with such limited use. If I had 15-85 instead, it would have met my wide angle requirement (??) and a much better walk around lens. Other times looking at some of those 12mm wide shots, I feel happy with my lens set up.


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Jun 22, 2012 11:49 |  #26

I use mine A LOT! That was even before I sold...any of them. I've went through quite a few but that was reviewing and checking them all out. i love mine but my environment calls for it. I'm a journalistic shooter for the Navy so the UWA adds something quite often. Still, loved it before I was doing this but it depends on you. You can only really tell when you get one.


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Jun 22, 2012 12:22 |  #27

bohdank wrote in post #14615376 (external link)
Using an UW requires some thought. Foreground interest is almost obligatory, if shooting a distant scene. I'm not a landscape shooter and don't pretend to be one, but I tend to use longer lenses for that, with the wider lenses for close up shooting, so the "subject" occupies a large portion of the frame. I look for small things, not large things like mountains.

I think this is good advice. Much of the power of UWA is in tight spots. It can be used for landscape, too, but it can be compositionally challenging. Shooting with the 10-22 is a remarkably different experience from other lenses. I think the challenges are part of the fun with this lens - and it is a lot of fun.


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Jun 22, 2012 13:09 |  #28

My Sigma 10-20 is the least used lens but it is VERY fun to use. Its excellent for landscapes and creative shooting. I am hardly in any fun scenic places like the country side so it does not get used too often. My shoots are mainly of my 2 year old at events.

I figured it would be the lease used lens in my bag so I saved the $ and went with the Sigma. Its surprisingly good for the price.


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Jun 24, 2012 00:03 |  #29

15mm on APS-C is like 24mm on FF....that is a 'very wide', rather than 'ultra wide'. Down in the 10-13mm range for APS-C is really where 'ultra wide' lies. I once travelled to Europe with only a 24mm mounted on my 135 format film camera, and loved doing that and never felt regret at not carrying another FL. But I also find wider than 17mm is not a good FL for shooting group photos (like at a wedding or reception) because of the problem of induced perspective distortion caused by shoot from too short of a subject distance.
So for me 'very wide' (24mm on FF) is highly used, while 'ultrawide' (20mm on FF) is rarely used.


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Jun 24, 2012 05:13 |  #30

I have the 10-22 and love it because it is two completely different lenses. I use the wide end to get incredible depth of field. At f/16 I can focus 3 feet from camera, fill the frame with subject 1 foot from camera and everything to infinity is in focus. Nice. On the long end, it makes a pretty good grandchild's birthday party, up-close but wide enough to get everything with minimal distortion lens. I wouldn't trade it for anything.




  
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