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wide angle lens


5 Nov 2012 7:49PM
My favorite. Lens is a Sigma 10-20 mm wide angle'i also have a 35mm nikon could I use. This as a wide. Angle. Lens as well

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Paul Morgan 13 16.4k 6 England
5 Nov 2012 8:03PM
What ever rocks your boat, if the 35mm is wide enough, use it.
colin beeley Plus
12 1.1k 10 England
6 Nov 2012 6:25AM
not that wide though is it ! it will be about 50mm .
nibor2012 2 1
6 Nov 2012 12:53PM
ever since i also bought a sigma 10-20 lens its not been off my nikon an awsome bit of kit
nibor-2012Grin
Keebsuk Junior Member 2 32 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 4:11PM
I have the Sigma 10-20 f3.5 on my Canon 60D and it's a brilliant lens. I rarely use anything else for landscape work.Grin

Andy
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
6 Nov 2012 5:00PM

Quote:I have the Sigma 10-20 f3.5 on my Canon 60D and it's a brilliant lens. I rarely use anything else for landscape work.Grin

Andy



Andy,

Not disagreeing about the Sigma 10-20mm lens. I loved it when I was using a crop-frame camera.

But when you say "I rarely use anything else for landscape work", aren't you severely limiting yourself? Wide-angle lenses are by no means the only focal length that you should be thinking about when assessing a scene for a landscape photograph.

On my FX camera, the focal lengths that I use most frequently for landscapes, in order of frequency, are:

1. 24-70mm
2. 70-200mm
3. 16-35mm

(In fact, I now tend to use a 20mm prime rather than the 16-35mm zoom if I do want a wider angle than the bottom end of my 24-70mm gives)

There are uses for the 10-20mm in landscape work, especially if you want to artificially distort the perspective to accentuate near-foreground features. But do look at the more natural landscapes that you will get (on a crop sensor camera) from a lens in the "standard" 30-35mm range and also at the more dramatic landscapes you can capture with a medium telephoto.

All I am saying is that if you "rarely use" anything else you might be missing many of the best landscape opportunities.
Paul Morgan 13 16.4k 6 England
6 Nov 2012 5:05PM

Quote:not that wide though is it ! it will be about 50mm


Compared to a 200mm, yes Smile

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