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Old 01-22-2011, 10:23 AM
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Ultra Wide Angle Lens for some work photos

The past few years, some professions like Real Estate are beginning to use ultra wide angle lense more for their photos. In that case, to get more of the room in, even though it may make it look larger or longer than it is.

I'm just beginning to start using it for work photos, to give a different look to shots. To make the lines and angles different, or like in this case, to make the auger appear larger: to stand out.

It's something climbing arborists ought to try with another climber shooting the pic from above them. And I'm guessing some ZTR mowers would look very interesting, maybe if shot where someone is laying down, and the rider had the machine turned off in front of them.

If you have any Ultra Wide Angle photos, let's see them.
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:26 AM
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This is not my machine, just a practice shot. Shows how the wide angle lens can shift emphasis just like a figure of speech can work to emphasize words.
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:40 AM
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Great Pics!

I like the artsy part of em.
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:11 AM
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Very nice pics,looks great.very nice job.
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:49 AM
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Can you put a wide angle lense on any camera? I have a Canon PowerShot SX110 IS. Just thought I would ask.
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Thats badass pic of the feller! I want one for my old cannon rebel ti.
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:18 PM
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Can you put a wide angle lense on any camera? I have a Canon PowerShot SX110 IS. Just thought I would ask.
If anything, there may be some some adapters for cameras like the Canon SX10 IS to SX30 IS. Where the stuff can attach where the lens cap goes.

Odds are that a search on Amazon dot com for adapters will answer that question.
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:26 PM
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Another ultra wide angle lens option is the Fisheye.

You know these lawn companies that have small fleets of trucks and trailers? The Fisheye lens would be a good option to consider using to capture the fleet.

The camera and tripod for these shots was like just 8 feet and 15 feet away from the trunks.
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The past few years, some professions like Real
I'm just beginning to start using it for work photos, to give a different look to shots. To make the lines and angles different, or like in this case, to make the auger appear larger: to stand out.
I like the auger shot, but the length of the lens is not what is making it stand out. Controlling your aperture controls the DOF. At 12mm on a crop body, you must have been about a 1' away! That same shot could be had at 24mm just a little farther back or with a 300mm a little more farther back.

I don't like the fisheye lens. IMO the distortion takes away from the picture.
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:36 AM
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I like the auger shot, but the length of the lens is not what is making it stand out. Controlling your aperture controls the DOF. At 12mm on a crop body, you must have been about a 1' away! That same shot could be had at 24mm just a little farther back or with a 300mm a little more farther back.

I don't like the fisheye lens. IMO the distortion takes away from the picture.

If I could only keep one of the two lenses, it would be an easy choice.

The UWA 12-24mm

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