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Jun 06, 2007 15:45 |  #1

How often do any of you use an ultra wide lens for weddings? I'm thinking of something like the EF-S 10-22 or something similar.

Realistically, I don't see it being used all that much for weddings but the truth is that I want it for landscapes and I'm meeting up with a bunch of photographers in the mountains this summer and I'd love to have something ultra wide with me.

I guess I'm just trying to justify the purchase if it will come in useful for weddings. Otherwise, I should put my money toward a fast telephoto.

Currently, my widest and primary lens is the Tamron 17-50 F2.8


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Jun 06, 2007 16:03 |  #2

Ultra wides are awesome. I use it in every wedding. It's great for getting a shot of the entire venue indoors or out. It also gives a unique perspective that gives a totally different look to it.


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Jun 06, 2007 16:09 |  #3

In the right hands an ultra-wide can tell a story better than a longer lens as you can include more elements.

The 10-22 becomes a 16-35 on your crop camera which is the staple PJ wide lens.
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Jun 06, 2007 16:18 |  #4

Thanks, I appreciate the input.


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Jun 06, 2007 17:00 as a reply to  @ Big Mike's post |  #5

I have the 10-22 and its awesome, however I rarely use it at weddings. usually because I'm too lazy to go back to the bag and usually 17mm is wide enough. but it does give a very different look and it rules for landscape!

so if u want it get it.... that's what I normally do.....even though its not always the smartest thing :)


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Jun 06, 2007 17:09 |  #6
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I use mine at every wedding for a few shots and then at the last one I really needed it for a large group shot in a small place.

This is what I normally use it for though, we have some great large venues in the UK and customers seems to like the WA shots of em, least they have done for all 4 of the weddings we have shot so far anyway :) Lots more of nice old buildings to shoot at this year though.

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Jun 06, 2007 17:21 as a reply to  @ Banbert's post |  #7

yip. i love this wide angle lens. it definetly gives images a different kind of look to them. :D


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Jun 06, 2007 17:54 |  #8

I love my 12-24. Use it for every wedding. Plus you know you want one.


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Jun 06, 2007 19:49 |  #9

Since I got the 17-55 I haven't used the 12-24 at a wedding. I might again just for a different effect, but I don't really have a lot of time to change lenses during parts of the day.


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Jun 07, 2007 04:30 |  #10

i got a 17-55? forgot exact and some days, its just not wide enough! Im smashed against the back door of the chapel wishing for a few more feet to pull the whole church into my viewfinder.
or when u are shooting in a small room, either u do only closeups or go wide wide wide!!

i keep telling myself to buy a wider one but end up buying other junk. Who on earth is going to use 6 flashes? *sigh*


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Jun 07, 2007 04:34 |  #11

oops double post but if u use a super wide angle lens, try to get the main interest away from the edges so they dont distort. U get some really funny looking people when they are too close. lol.


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Jun 07, 2007 06:41 |  #12

I miss my 10-22, i loved it at weddings.
i got rid as i moved to a 1 series. Now i have the 16-35 but still crave wider!


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Jun 07, 2007 11:07 |  #13

I use a 17-40 on the 5D or the 15 2.8 fisheye at the reception during dances. You can get in close and get all the people in the pic on the dance floor.


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Jun 07, 2007 18:29 |  #14

Watch out for cone-heads on the perimeter when using wide end on a 10-20 +1.6 body.


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Jun 07, 2007 18:49 |  #15

The 10-22 is an awesome lens. I do not shoot weddings so have no experience with it in that venue, but it truly does give you a unique look on the world.

It may seem like not that big of a diff between 17 and 10, but on the UWA end it is HUGE.


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