Wide-Angle Zooms

Play the angles and get the big picture with an ultra-wide zoom lens.
With zoom ranges starting at just 8mm for APS-C format lenses, and 11mm for full-frame, you can shoehorn vast areas into the image frame. They’re great for shooting sweeping landscapes or architecture, and arguably even more useful when shooting indoors, where space is limited – but that’s just the start of the fun.

A key attraction of ultra-wide lenses is that you can create images with extraordinary perspective effects. Get in close to the main subject in a scene and you can massively exaggerate its relative size, against a shrunken, receding background. Parallel lines appear to converge at alarming rates and shots generally have a proper wow factor. Another bonus is that short focal lengths equate to huge depths of feld. Unlike portraiture, where it’s often favourable to blur the background, wide-angle lenses enable you to keep very close subjects and the distant horizon simultaneously sharp.

Barrel distortion can also add to the creative effect, especially when using wide-angle zooms at or near their shortest focal length. That said, all of the lenses in this test group are ‘rectilinear’, aiming to keep distortions to a minimum. The alternative is a fsheye or ‘curvilinear’ lens, which give even greater viewing angles but with more barrel distortion.

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Wide-Angle Zooms
Matthew Richards fnds the best buys to fit your Canon DLSR.

via Photo Plus – The Canon Magazine

NIKKOR Lens Simulator

You can simulate images shot with various combinations of lenses, ranging from wide-angle to telephoto, and cameras, in different formats. Image varies with the value of the focal length.
Select any combination you are interested in.

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NIKKOR Lens Simulator
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Sigma DG 12-24mm f/4 HSM ART vs Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 L USM vs Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 G ED

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Sigma DG 12-24mm f/4 HSM ART vs Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 L USM vs Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 G ED

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Chasseur d’Images n° 390 – Janvier-février 2017

Après deux numéro hyper techniques, pour cause de Guide d’achat des appareils et de Guide d’achat des objectifs, Chasseur d’Images revient a sa formule habituelle, plus variée, faisant une juste place aux infos sur le matériel, à l’actualité culturelle, aux conseils pratiques, à vos images et, bien sûr, aux bancs d’essai.

Get Low, Get Close, Get In Your Face! | Do More With Wide-Angle

Do More With Wide-Angle
Master of Dreamscapes Ian Plant shows his top-five tips for great wide-angle photography

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Landscape photography just wouldn’t be the same without wide-angle lenses. Superbly suited for the classic “near-far” style of composition (a staple for most landscape shooters), wide-angle lenses give you the ability to include generous amounts of foreground, background and sky simultaneously, creating photos with considerable depth and compositional power. While wide-angle lenses don’t work perfectly for all scenes and circumstances, going wide nonetheless greatly expands your creative options.

Do More With Wide-Angle
Text & Photography By Ian Plant

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