Friday, November 5, 2010

Shooting W I D E ...

Last Christmas, my wife bought me a Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens.  Unfortunately, I had some problems with it and ended up sending it back.  I replaced it with the Nikon 18-200 that I use as my primary lens so we have not had a wide angle option between the two of us... until just recently.  I purchased a used Sigma 10-20mm from a friend and have been very happy with it.


Riverbank
The above is the first image I captured with the lens.  My wife has used it a fair amount and taken some really incredible shots with it.

Since I started in photography a few years ago, 18mm was the widest perspective I've had available to me until the purchase of the Sigma 10-20.  I have to admit that the way my style has developed over the last couple of years, I actually find it difficult to compose an image with such a wide field of view (above image is at 14mm).  Like anything else, I guess I'll just need to get out there and practice some more :-).

What's the widest lens you have in your camera bag?  Any tips on "shooting wide"?  Care to share some examples links?

1 comments:

Winged Wench said...

You have taken MANY beautiful wide angle shots. When winter settles in, and things slow down, probably around January. I will give you a run for your money!? I think we should have an open competition here-that'll bring out your best shots-and mine. Could be fun, give it some thought. I think you should go back and visit the "troll".

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