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    UWA - Ultra Wide Angle lenses -

    Full Frame - Shorter than 24 mm in focal length
    Cropped Frame - Shorter than 16mm in focal length
    Micro Four Thirds - Shorter than 12mm in focal length


    Definition of UWA - *Postal
    Micro Four Thirds, (1) (2)

    After taking some shots with a recently bought UWA lens, I realised that this is the most unusual lens from any other lens I have tried so far. Mastering or at least getting the hang of it properly because of the high lens distortion will require different technique. Namely perspective distortion. My "normal" technique can't really quite apply here.

    Hence, my search for articles and guides in any media that will explain and show how to master the UWA lens. Most search results are mainly which is the better lens and general discussion on such lens.

    Please do contribute your experience and share any technical knowledge or techniques when using any of the uwa lens.
    You may also let me know the url to more sites of similar nature. Thank you.


    Mastering UWA lens
    How to Get the Best Results from Ultra-Wide Lenses
    6 Winning Ways to Work Wide
    Wide, Wider, Widest – Wide Angle Photography
    Mastering Wide-Angle
    How to Use Ultra-Wide Lenses
    Using Wide Angle Lens Distortion Creatively
    Wide-angle photography technique
    10 Tips on Using a Wide Angle Lens
    Ultra Wide Angle Lenses
    - Using Wide Angle Lenses -
    Wide-angle lenses for small sensor (APS-C) Digital SLR Cameras



    Types of UWA available

    Cropped Frame Zoom Lens
    Canon 10-22 f3.5-4.5 - C
    Nikon 10-24 f3.5-4.5 - N
    Nikon 12-24 f4 - N
    Pentax 12-24 f4 - P
    Sigma 8-16 f4.5-5.6 - C, N, Si, S, P
    Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 - C, N, Si, S, P
    Sigma 10-20 f3.5 - C, N, Si, S, P
    Sony 11-18 f4.5-5.6 - S (licenced from Tamron)*daredevil123
    Tamron 10-24 f3.5-4.5 - C, N, S, P
    Tamron 11-18 f4.5-5.6 - C, N, S
    Tokina 11-16 f2.8 - C, N, S - *surrealdreamwalker
    Tokina 12-24 f4 - C, N (2 types currently available)
    Tokina 16-50 f2.8 - C, N
    Tokina 17-35 f4 - C, N

    Cropped Frame Prime Lens**
    Pentax 14 f2.8 - P
    Pentax 15 f4 - P

    Full Frame Zoom Lens
    Carl Zeiss 16-35 f2.8 - S
    Canon 16-35 f2.8 - C
    Canon 17-40 f4 - C- *chiangkxv
    Nikon 14-24 f2.8 - N
    Nikon 16-35 f4 - N
    Nikon 17-35 f2.8 - N
    Nikon 18-35 f3.5-4.5 - N
    Sigma 12-24 f4.5-5.6 - C, N, Si, S, P
    Tokina 16-28 f2.8 - C, N
    Tokina 17-35 f4 - C, N

    Full Frame Prime Lens
    Canon 14 f2.8 - C
    Canon 20 f2.8 - C
    Carl Zeiss 18 f3.5 - C, N, S, P
    Carl Zeiss 21 f2.8 - C, N, S, P
    Nikon 14 f2.8 - N
    Nikon 20 f2.8 - N
    Sony 20 f2.8 - S
    Sigma 20 f1.8 - C, N, Si, S, P
    voigtländer 20 f3.5 - C, N, P

    Micro Four Thirds Zoom Lens
    Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F4.0 - O -*Dannyfoxy
    Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 - O -*Dannyfoxy
    M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 - O -*Dannyfoxy
    LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm F4.0 - Pa -*Dannyfoxy

    Micro Four Thirds Prime Lens

    Added what lens mount is available for the individual lens. More details of the type of lens mount.
    C-canon mount
    N-Nikon mount
    P-Pentax mount
    Pa-Panasonic mount
    O-Olympus mount
    S-Sony mount
    Si-Sigma mount

    *credits for everyone who have contributed.
    ** Prime Lens = Fixed Focal Length Lens - *darrrrrrrrrr
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    Lens Review

    Cropped Frame Zoom Lens
    Canon 10-22 f3.5-4.5
    Nikon 10-24 f3.5-4.5
    Nikon 12-24 f4
    Pentax 12-24 f4
    Sigma 8-16 f4.5-5.6 - Review (1)
    Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 - Review (1)
    Sigma 10-20 f3.5
    Sony 11-18 f4.5-5.6
    Tamron 10-24 f3.5-4.5 - Review (1) (2)
    Tamron 11-18 f4.5-5.6 - Review (1)
    Tokina 11-16 f2.8
    Tokina 12-24 f4 - Review (1)
    Tokina 16-50 f2.8

    Cropped Frame Fixed Focus Lens
    Pentax 14 f2.8
    Pentax 15 f4 - Review (1)

    Full Frame Zoom Lens
    Carl Zeiss 16-35 f2.8
    Canon 16-35 f2.8
    Canon 17-40 f4
    Nikon 14-24 f2.8
    Nikon 16-35 f4 - Review (1)
    Nikon 17-35 f2.8
    Nikon 18-35 f3.5-4.5
    Sigma 12-24 f4.5-5.6
    Tokina 16-28 f2.8 - Review (1)
    Tokina 17-35 f4 - Review (1) (2) (3) (4) - Manual

    Full Frame Fixed Focus Lens
    Canon 14 f2.8
    Canon 20 f2.8
    Carl Zeiss 18 f3.5
    Carl Zeiss 21 f2.8
    Nikon 14 f2.8
    Nikon 20 f2.8 - Review (1)
    Sony 20 f2.8
    Sigma 20 f1.8
    voigtländer 20 f3.5 - Review (1)


    Nikon 13mm f/5.6 "The Holy Grail" (1976 -1998)
    Nikkor 13mm Ultrawideangle lenses

    Group Lenses Review

    Sigma, Canon, Tamron and Tokina APS-C Wide-Angles
    Nikon Ultrawide FX Zooms Compared
    20mm Sharpness Comparison
    Nikon 20mm Falloff Comparison (on FX)
    Tamron 11-18 Vs Canon 10 - 22 Super wide lens Shoot out **Review**
    Wide-angle lenses for small sensor (APS-C) Digital SLR Cameras
    Nikkor 10-24 and Sigma 10-20mm Side-by-side Samples
    Nikon 10-24 VS: Sigma 10-20
    Lens review websites
    .
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    UWA Photos

    17 Amazing Wide Angle Images
    Wide Angle for Environmental Portraits


    UWA Photographs contributed by CS Members

    Anson - taken with Tamron 17-35mm F2.8-4 - (1)



    *please include a simple short write up on getting the posted uwa photo. Thanks.
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    Discontinued UWA Lens
    that may still be available in the grey or 2nd hand market

    Full Frame Zoom Lens
    Tamron 17-35mm F2.8-4 - *Anson, LukaviZ
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    Reserved....
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    Interesting! Subscribe to your thread

    BTW, how come Tokina 11-16 f2.8 is not included in your list of Cropped Frame Zoom Lens?
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    Hi, sigma 12-24 on FF D700 is sharp though heavy and large size for walkabout. Field of view is 122 degree. For DOF, get as near to subject as possible, say 6 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurrealDreamWalker View Post
    Interesting! Subscribe to your thread

    BTW, how come Tokina 11-16 f2.8 is not included in your list of Cropped Frame Zoom Lens?
    because I am still updating. :-)

    Still have sony and olympus.... to include. Gonna do it later.

    Should I include uwa lens for micro 4/3?
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    Nice thread! Bookmarking this as well... :-D

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    I will also try to include magazines shootout of uwa lens if possible for comparing between lens. Anyone has any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    I will also try to include magazines shootout of uwa lens if possible for comparing between lens. Anyone has any suggestions?
    U mean magazine articles comparing the UWA lens? I remember What Digital Camera covers a topic on it but I dun remember which issue... I help ya check it out...

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    informative! bookmarking for future references.

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    Canon 17-40 on FF is also missing..

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    Found it... What Digital Camera Issue Aug 2009... :-D

    Battle between Tamron 10-24, Sigma 10-20, Tokina 12-24 and Sigma 12-24... Sigma 10-20 is the winner (I am using it... wahaha!!!)... :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiangkxv View Post
    Canon 17-40 on FF is also missing..
    This is something I was contemplating about. At which point do you consider a lens uwa or just a wide angle lens. Therefore, I am think using 16mm as the maximum limit of a UWA lens regardless full or cropped even though cropped frame has a 1.6x or 1.5x factor. The Canon site say that this is a super wide angle 17..... for a cropped frame lens to have an similar zoom in is 11mm... Let me think about this.... anyone has any idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by postal View Post
    Found it... What Digital Camera Issue Aug 2009... :-D

    Battle between Tamron 10-24, Sigma 10-20, Tokina 12-24 and Sigma 12-24... Sigma 10-20 is the winner (I am using it... wahaha!!!)... :-D
    I wonder if cs allow link to scan magazine. any copyright issues here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    This is something I was contemplating about. At which point do you consider a lens uwa or just a wide angle lens. Therefore, I am think using 16mm as the maximum limit of a UWA lens regardless full or cropped even though cropped frame has a 1.6x or 1.5x factor. The Canon site say that this is a super wide angle 17..... for a cropped frame lens to have an similar zoom in is 11mm... Let me think about this.... anyone has any idea?
    For cropped sensor, anything below 15 mm is considered UWA...

    For Full Frame, anything below 24mm is considered UWA....

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    I wonder if cs allow link to scan magazine. any copyright issues here?
    I dun think so... got copyright issues bah... We can erm... paraphrase... :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    This is something I was contemplating about. At which point do you consider a lens uwa or just a wide angle lens. Therefore, I am think using 16mm as the maximum limit of a UWA lens regardless full or cropped even though cropped frame has a 1.6x or 1.5x factor. The Canon site say that this is a super wide angle 17..... for a cropped frame lens to have an similar zoom in is 11mm... Let me think about this.... anyone has any idea?
    I will say include Canon 17-40.

    Instead of using focal length, perhaps you can use the FOV as a criteria. Since the FOV of Canon 17-40 is wider than Nikon 12-24. Just a suggestion for you to consider..

    Great effort!

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    Quote Originally Posted by postal View Post
    For cropped sensor, anything below 15 mm is considered UWA...

    For Full Frame, anything below 24mm is considered UWA....

    quote from this webby... The trusty

    Wikipedia...
    Quote Originally Posted by chiangkxv View Post
    I will say include Canon 17-40.

    Instead of using focal length, perhaps you can use the FOV as a criteria. Since the FOV of Canon 17-40 is wider than Nikon 12-24. Just a suggestion for you to consider..

    Great effort!
    Good thinking and suggestion!! Thanks!!
    Ok I will need to go through the sites again if I miss any FF uwa lens.
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