On using ultra-wide-angle lens

posted on 21st of october, 2010

Among the most difficult to use are the ultra-wideangle lens as most of you would agree on that. I love my wideangles and I am sure you love yours too.
Compositions on a ultra-wide-angle lens would require one to be as close as possible to a subject and not for staying back far away and getting in all that you see through the viewfinder. So for a well composed image getting as close as possible is the key. The viewer of the image should be grabbed and be put right in front of the subject.
Some find the ultrawides and the wide angle lens boring as everything seems so far-far away and everything looks like miniatures and hence loose all the details. The answer is to get up close an

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d personal to your subject as you would do to get your macro image and the results would be worthwhile.
“Ultrawides are not fisheyes. Fisheyes distort and curve everything. Ultrawides keep straight lines straight. Ultrawides don't distort technically, but they distort artistically. This is why we use them. Ultrawides exaggerate the relationship between near and far. Ultrawides stretch out objects on the sides and the corners. Ultrawides exaggerate any slight misalignment of your subject and camera.They do all this while keeping straight lines straight.This is why we love them! We exploit these distortions to our advantage.” – Ken Rockwell
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Comments (11)

Posted by Laurasinelle on October 22, 2010
Great images!
Posted by Nikmd on October 22, 2010
Thank you everyone for reading and your nice comments
@Mary981- the Canon EF-S 10-22 as according to my friends and the reviews is an excellent wide angle lens, however I use Nikon and my lens is Tokina 11-16
Posted by Joe1971 on October 22, 2010
It is great!!!
Posted by Sobek85 on October 22, 2010
nice effect
Posted by Yuritz on October 22, 2010
agree,it gives to the pics an unique look;great ones
Posted by Davidwatmough on October 21, 2010
Thank you for sharing your thoughts David.
Posted by Mary981 on October 21, 2010
Love the look of the wide angle lens! Great article

Does anyone have feedback on the Canon EF-S 10-22 for stock use? I've been considering buying it
Posted by Mariaam on October 21, 2010
Very interesting article. Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Egomezta on October 21, 2010
Your images are great... Wide lenses are hard to use but the results can be amazing.
Posted by Unteroffizier on October 21, 2010
Yep. I love ultra wides and distortion of the perspective too. But i usually correct the distortion so that at least the lines are straight leading in to or out of an image.
Posted by smartview27 on October 21, 2010

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