Three Tips for Using a Wide Angle Lens: Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace

by Staff June 7, 2016 at 4:02 am

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  1. I have a 24mm lens as well as a 18-135mm, and am going on vacation. I don't want to carry around both lenses. Would I get the same quality, or use the 18mm focal length as my wide angle lens? Is there a difference by using a prime lens verses a zoom lens at the same focal length as the prime?

  2. Sigma 12-24mm is Ultra Ultra Wide, at 28cm min focus.21mm cuts back on much of the frame because it's 9mm narrower FoV. Hint: don't look at the focal length in millimeters, rather degrees. For example, My Sigma at 12mm captures an astonishing 122 degrees horizontally, on a full frame cam.Eitherway, Great tips and very informative

  3. "Get close". Ok, how about when using something a little wider than a 21 mm lens, like a Tamron 10-24 mm? IF I use the tamron close, then I have a greater amount of destorsion due to the convex nature of the lens. Even with lens profile correction, I often get an odd looking image.

    Any thoughts on this issue?

    Thanks….Craig

    "Life and Living Captured as Art"

  4. Mark thank you for all the great tips and for sharing your knowledge on photography I really love all your presentations and how you dumb it down for the beginners.  I want to purchase a 16-35mm lens for my canon EOS Rebel SL1 and I would like to get your advice on which kind I should get and in what price range for an amateur.  I just bought my Rebel for about $450 with the following lenses 75-300mm f4-5.6 and EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.  Thank you in advance.

  5. Great tips, i use them myself all the time. Wide angle art could be also learned from cinema – some beautiful old movies or say Christopher Doyle work on some of Wong Kar Wai's movies

  6. Mark I am recently practicing shooting with wide angle lens and as you said getting close to subject. But most of the time for landscape that's not an option and I am always confused  how to make a prominent subject to focus on. I think I still need to understand a lot about landscape composition when shooting with wide angle. Thanks for the video.

  7. Mark, could you please tell me what camera strap you're using on your Leica in this video. I've been looking for one just like it for a long time. Thanks

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