If 28mm is not wide enough

If 28mm is not wide enough, choose an option....


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If 28mm is not wide enough where should i go?
 

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wa so many people vote for 17mm why??
 

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what is the subject you are shooting? Fisheye for landscape and architectural. 17mm for big group photos. Or if dont have any, just take 2 or more shots and stich them together.
 

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heck cant vote, i would go for 17mm too (if lower even better!)

had the gd fortune of checking out output from 3 different FishEyes..adn several other such shots from unknown pcs.

at first the shot orientation and extreme barrel distortion attracts me to view the image, but after coming back for a 2nd glimpse, it lost much of its strong appeal on me for some reasons. too much curves??

of cos i have seen some memorable FE shots, but i kinda think these are the odd few rather than the norm.

i figure if i do indeed get to own a FE, it could be an infrequently used lens, but one that is most interesting to use whenever i really feel like it. hopefully then i would have mastered the 'right' techniques and perspective to appreciate it fully.

just my two pennies..
anyone like to share their FE masterpcs here
 

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FE and wide angle are two diff lens, not all FE can give good angle coverage like 180degree.
90 degree for a wide angle is consider very good. :)

For FE is better not to tilt the lens as there tools can defish the shot after that.
 

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I was refering to full frame.... haha.... so 17mm is based on 1.6x crop factor??
which means 20mm is enough la?? actually which focal length can get >90 deg view angle?
 

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just a question though... a wide angle lens means the subject will all become very small??? lets say i wanna do street photography and capture people's expression as well for example...
 

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duhduh83 said:
just a question though... a wide angle lens means the subject will all become very small??? lets say i wanna do street photography and capture people's expression as well for example...
move the subject (people) nearer to you lor. This way you can capture the background as well as a good size of the person you are taking.

just my 2 rupiah thought
 

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DeSwitch said:
move the subject (people) nearer to you lor. This way you can capture the background as well as a good size of the person you are taking.

just my 2 rupiah thought
but its street photography leh.... how can ask people to move nearer.... haha i think u meant i move nearer to the people.... then the background will be blocked right? lol have not owned a wide angle before so i dont really know....
 

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17mm for FF

12mm for 1.6x
 

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17mm wins out..... too bad i dont have $$$ for it.... 20mm cheaper.... haha
 

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Try the Sigma 12-24 EX DG on a FF camera , how wide it can go will really blow you away.:thumbsup:
However, that said, extreme care has to be taken when composing your shot though.
Added bonus being it can be use on a 1.6X or 1.5X LF DSLR.:thumbsup:
The downside of it is that you won't be able to use any normal filter on it except gelatin ones.:cry:
 

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