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Nov 05, 2012 01:39 |  #1

Hi,

I am going on holiday soon here in New Zealand to a sport where I know there will be spectacular photo opportunities. A local company now offers lens for rental and I am thinking of grabbing an UWA. Unfortunately I am a nikon shooter (D7000), but the theory is the same between systems. I have my eye on a sweet 14-24 f/2.8 to rent :)

My problem is, I have never used anything wider than 17mm and I see lots of photos taken with UWAs that are just big expansive photos of nothing... Are there any decent guides etc out there for using a really stupid wide lens? Any known problems I need to be aware of?

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Nov 05, 2012 02:56 |  #2

Get close. Don't try to use an UWA to just fit everything in. Have foreground interest.


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Nov 05, 2012 03:06 |  #3

+1.......Sirrith is 100% on the money




  
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Nov 05, 2012 04:29 |  #4

Did you mean 'sport' or is it supposed to be 'spot'.

An UWA can be really useful for landscape stuff (just ensure you get some good foreground interest) but it's not so handy for sport - mainly because you really do have to get in close. And a lot of sports(wo)men get annoyed at people jamming a lens in their face at a crucial moment.


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Nov 05, 2012 16:03 |  #5

hollis_f wrote in post #15208393 (external link)
Did you mean 'sport' or is it supposed to be 'spot'.

An UWA can be really useful for landscape stuff (just ensure you get some good foreground interest) but it's not so handy for sport - mainly because you really do have to get in close. And a lot of sports(wo)men get annoyed at people jamming a lens in their face at a crucial moment.

Yeah sorry, spot, not sport :oops:




  
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Nov 05, 2012 16:08 |  #6

Like everyone said, get a foreground element to anchor the shot. It gives scope and lets the viewer see that you are manipulating perspective, even if they dont understand that. Otherwise its just a wide shot that can be taken with any lens.




  
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Nov 05, 2012 16:39 |  #7

maverick14 wrote in post #15208176 (external link)
Are there any decent guides etc out there for using a really stupid wide lens? Any known problems I need to be aware of?

Well, I hate to say this but, the infamous Ken Rockwell has a page on UWA lenses that is actually quite helpful. I can't bring myself to link to it, but a google search should find it.


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Nov 05, 2012 19:39 |  #8

http://www.kenrockwell​.com …use-ultra-wide-lenses.htm (external link)

i'd say go crazy though, and see if you can rent a sigma 8-16mm...go super wide...


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Nov 05, 2012 19:45 |  #9

I like your username :D


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Nov 05, 2012 20:05 |  #10

Sirrith wrote in post #15208267 (external link)
Get close. Don't try to use an UWA to just fit everything in. Have foreground interest.

Very good advice.


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