Monday, October 5, 2009

Fun With Wide Angle!

I recently purchased the Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8 wide angle lens.
Nikon Website

  • Fast, ultra-wideangle zoom lens with Silent Wave Motor
  • Features two types of aspherical lens (two molded-glass and one hybrid) and two ED glass elements
  • 0.28m closest focusing throughout zoom range
  • M/A mode for quick switching between autofocus and manual focus operation
  • Nine-blade rounded diaphragm

This is a sweet lens, it is fast and sharp! It is an FX lens, designed for a full frame sensor. It is super for shooting landscapes and helping you step out of your comfort zone and break the rules a wee bit when shooting subjects that would normally require a long focal length such as when photographing horses or other animals.

Wide angle lenses distort things by making objects nearest to the camera look bigger and objects farther from the camera look smaller.

But, when you can put all the "rules" aside and just focus on having fun and being creative ... well the possibilities are endless. All of these photos were shot at 17mm.

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