Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Any Cheap Solution To Go Wider Than 17mm ?

  1. #1
    Senior Member cichlid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    S'pore
    Posts
    5,060

    Default Any Cheap Solution To Go Wider Than 17mm ?

    Hi

    I am just thinking, instead of buying a UWA lens, is there any cheaper alternative like adding a wide converter for my Tamron 17-50mm lens?

    Thank you.

  2. #2
    Senior Member giantcanopy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    SG
    Posts
    6,232

    Default Re: Any Cheap Solution To Go Wider Than 17mm ?

    Quote Originally Posted by cichlid View Post
    Hi

    I am just thinking, instead of buying a UWA lens, is there any cheaper alternative like adding a wide converter for my Tamron 17-50mm lens?

    Thank you.
    Getting a wide angle adapter will deteriorate the IQ, and introduce lots of aberrations.
    The other option I can think of that gives you reasonable IQ is to make a panorama out of several shots

    Ryan

  3. #3

    Default Re: Any Cheap Solution To Go Wider Than 17mm ?

    For me, if I want super wide, I shoot panorama. I have better control on distortion as well. It's only works for static scene of course.

  4. #4
    Senior Member zac08's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    East
    Posts
    11,755

    Default Re: Any Cheap Solution To Go Wider Than 17mm ?

    Quote Originally Posted by cichlid View Post
    Hi

    I am just thinking, instead of buying a UWA lens, is there any cheaper alternative like adding a wide converter for my Tamron 17-50mm lens?

    Thank you.
    A cheap way would be to get a wide angle manual lens...

    with the AF, it's so much cheaper...
    Michael Lim
    My Flickr Site

  5. #5
    Member/Tangshooter Redsun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    7,931

    Default Re: Any Cheap Solution To Go Wider Than 17mm ?

    step backwards?

  6. #6
    Member gymak90's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The Far North
    Posts
    1,448

    Default Re: Any Cheap Solution To Go Wider Than 17mm ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsun View Post
    step backwards?
    if you step backwards, your subjects gonna be smaller though
    The best things in life are free.

  7. #7
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default Re: Any Cheap Solution To Go Wider Than 17mm ?

    wide converter won't give you sharpness from corner to corner, more over, might have distortion.

    rant a 12~24mm to see whether justified the purchase, you able to get a used 12~24 at a lower price.
    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Punggol
    Posts
    5,782

    Default Re: Any Cheap Solution To Go Wider Than 17mm ?

    Quote Originally Posted by gymak90 View Post
    if you step backwards, your subjects gonna be smaller though
    ...and it won't be with a lens that's wider?
    Our pictures are our footprints. Itís the best way to tell people we were here - JoeMcnally | Flickr

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •