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    Default What is advantages of wide angle lens?

    Would like to know thanks....

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    wide angle lenses have different purposes from normal or telephoto lens.

    so there is no "advantage" per se.

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    Default What is advantages of wide angle lens?

    Anybody know?

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    Default Re: What is advantages of wide angle lens?

    use it correctly, there are a lot of advantages,
    use it incorrectly, will have a lot of disadvantages.


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    Default Re: What is advantages of wide angle lens?

    Just to share, usage of wide angle includes taking of group shots in confined location and the use the barrel distortion to your advantage. Hope it's useful for you.

    Example

    Shot taken with a 17mm (WA Lens):

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    some wide-angle lenses have aberrations and distortions near the edges of their images :l some....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    Just to share, usage of wide angle includes taking of group shots in confined location and the use the barrel distortion to your advantage. Hope it's useful for you.

    Example

    Shot taken with a 17mm (WA Lens):
    thanks for the sample photo...i was thinking of getting some lens which enable me to take the focus bigger and the others smaller....is that fisheye? fisheye photo seems abit weird to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dereklim1985 View Post
    thanks for the sample photo...i was thinking of getting some lens which enable me to take the focus bigger and the others smaller....is that fisheye? fisheye photo seems abit weird to me...
    It's not a fish eye lens, normally for those lens you would get more barrel distortion which may or may not what you required.

    Not sure what you mean by "take the focus bigger and the others smaller", below is a shot from my "Alternative Portraiture" album taken by the same lens in 17mm to create a "tweety bird" effect.


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    Default Re: What is advantages of wide angle lens?

    read Ken Rockwell's guide for some ideas...
    [http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/how-...de-lenses.htm]
    Exploring! :)

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    Default Re: What is advantages of wide angle lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by dereklim1985 View Post
    Anybody know?
    The advantage is that you get a wider angle in your pictures?

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    Default Re: What is advantages of wide angle lens?

    what is the advantage of Google,

    anybody know?



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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    what is the advantage of Google,

    anybody know?


    I don't think we know. Nobody seems to use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dereklim1985 View Post
    Anybody know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    I don't think we know. Nobody seems to use it.
    hehehehe

    I hope TS wasn't expecting a 100page thesis on advantages of wide angle lenses... ie. more info than what a simple search on Google, or even through clubsnap, would have dug up...
    Exploring! :)

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    Default Re: What is advantages of wide angle lens?

    Wide Angle Les
    Advantage? Wider field of view.
    Disadvantage? Can't see girl sun-bathing topless 50m in front of you clearly.

    Long Telephoto Zoom Lens
    Advantage? Of course might be able to see the pores on the girl bathing topless in the other block's balcony.
    Disadvantage? Can't take picture of a wide-bottomed standing in front of you.
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    Some typical answers given by CS members... I hope TS can bear with it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingaroo View Post
    Wide Angle Les
    Advantage? Wider field of view.
    Disadvantage? Can't see girl sun-bathing topless 50m in front of you clearly.

    Long Telephoto Zoom Lens
    Advantage? Of course might be able to see the pores on the girl bathing topless in the other block's balcony.
    Disadvantage? Can't take picture of a wide-bottomed standing in front of you.
    Don't forget another long telephoto disadvantage: might not see wife coming at you from the side, wondering what you're taking pictures of...
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    Quote Originally Posted by deeaddario View Post
    Some typical answers given by CS members... I hope TS can bear with it..
    why do you think he is receiving such typical answers?
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    Default Re: What is advantages of wide angle lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by deeaddario View Post
    Some typical answers given by CS members... I hope TS can bear with it..
    The problem is not in the answers. The problem is in the question.

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    Default Re: What is advantages of wide angle lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    The problem is not in the answers. The problem is in the question.

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