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Offline drgap

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Re: Ultra Wide Angle Lens - How to Use It
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2014, 07:03:54 PM »
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Re: Ultra Wide Angle Lens - How to Use It
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2014, 08:26:41 PM »
For the 70D I would personally choose a sigma 10-20 as a value for money lens unless need a something like a f2.8 - I personally dont find the need for a 2.8 UWA lens - depends on your shooting style and the type of photos you intend taking.

Its the 6D that you are going to have a bit of trouble with me thinks..Lightwave is in a similar dilemma in terms of getting a good value for money FF UWA :)
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Re: Ultra Wide Angle Lens - How to Use It
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2014, 10:48:16 PM »
Ayaz, for 6D one can use 17-40mm f4/L. Its a good value for money lens. There is a much costlier option, 16-35mm f/2.8L II. Normally 17mm with f/4 at the widest end gives very good results. My experience is very good.
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Re: Ultra Wide Angle Lens - How to Use It
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2014, 01:37:36 PM »
Now this is of some interest to me... 😄

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Re: Ultra Wide Angle Lens - How to Use It
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2014, 04:28:03 PM »
@drgap: I just got the Samyang 14mm two days back and I have put up a few pics and initial impressions here:

www.photographyclubofindia.com/boards/index.php?topic=2500.0

I will add more once I have tested it more in different situations.

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Re: Ultra Wide Angle Lens - How to Use It
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2014, 08:23:58 PM »
Thanks a lot Ayaz for such informative writeup. Completely in agreement on UWA Portraits by Brendon part. :D

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Re: Ultra Wide Angle Lens - How to Use It
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2014, 10:27:42 PM »
Thanks a lot Ayaz for this detailed write up and awesome photographs.
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Re: Ultra Wide Angle Lens - How to Use It
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2014, 12:14:04 PM »
I love UWA lenses and the distorted perspective. A good photographer can use these qualities to their advantage. More than any other type of lens, I prefer to shoot with my 14-24mm f/2.8. Even though I have sold all my Nikon gear, I cannot bring myself to sell this lens despite difficulties with using filters. It is just better than the 16-35mm or any other lens out there.

I normally disagree with almost everything Ken Rockwell says but his write-up on UWA really resonated and inspired me to buy this particular lens. I am also looking to get the 10-24mm for my Fuji X-T1 to see if it can take over from the 14-24 Nikkor.

Ken Rockwell's page on the Nikon 14-24mm : http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/14-24mm.htm
Ken Rockwell's page on how to use a UWA lens: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/how-to-use-ultra-wide-lenses.htm

Some of the images I have shot with this lens:



20130829-DSC_2644 by Marmotography, on Flickr

20130829-DSC_2637 by Marmotography, on Flickr

Hampi 2013 Nov by Marmotography, on Flickr

Hampi 2013 Nov by Marmotography, on Flickr

Hampi 2013 Nov by Marmotography, on Flickr

20130908-DSC_3550 by Marmotography, on Flickr

20130908-DSC_3494 by Marmotography, on Flickr

20130908-DSC_3502 by Marmotography, on Flickr

20130908-DSC_3484 by Marmotography, on Flickr

20130908-DSC_3449 by Marmotography, on Flickr

Rainy Night in Bangalore by Marmotography, on Flickr

Rainy Night in Bangalore by Marmotography, on Flickr

Ninja 636 in Color by Marmotography, on Flickr

Sidvin Sarath Kumar at MMSC pit lane by Marmotography, on Flickr

Sarath Kumar's bike by Marmotography, on Flickr
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Re: Ultra Wide Angle Lens - How to Use It
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2014, 11:01:39 PM »
Very Informative Ayaz.. Thanks :like:

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Re: Ultra Wide Angle Lens - How to Use It
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2014, 04:25:58 PM »
The road as yet, is long and arduous for me as I am yet to come to grips with either my cam or the kit lens, but what a beautifully written piece, sincere appreciation your way mate!
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