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comment1 posted on 2006-04-12 08:16:00

I was thinking about buying a wide angle lens for my camera but I figured that I wouldn't be able to learn how to use it right to capture the images the way I wanted; thankfully, I came across this page and now I am definately going to buy a new lens...

comment2 posted on 2006-04-22 07:50:00

Straight forward; not too technical, believable, made sense, I'll use it:-}

comment3 posted on 2006-02-14 18:54:00

I know what a wide angle is. I want useful tutorials

comment4 posted on 2006-03-09 03:31:00

a yeah!

comment5 posted on 2006-11-13 18:15:00

it was horrible i am in sixth grade and i can not even find information for my own homework so you guys need to learn how to satisfie a customer learn take classes do whatever is needed

comment6 posted on 2007-03-11 17:08:01

THIS IS IMPRESSIVE. ITS VERY EDUCATIVE.

comment7 posted on 2008-02-02 20:26:31

The best article on wide angle techniques so far

comment8 posted on 2008-10-14 06:09:03

this was an amazing read! ive been planning to get a wide angle lens for a while in this just sold me ^_^

comment9 posted on 2008-04-14 13:34:10

great article, very well written- thanks

comment10 posted on 2008-05-30 08:39:12

The connection between focal length and perspective in your explanation is false. The only thing you have done is choosing an arbitrary position in space that the three lines are to intercept at. If this position is not the same position as the camera, it only shows that you have moved. And that is exactely what has changed the perspective, you moving, not the change in focal length. Change in focal length without moving does *nothing* to the perspective. Moving do a lot to the perspective, also when keeping the same focal length. Perspective and moving is strongly related. Perspective and focal length is not related in any way (other than you might have to *move* in order to get your arbitrary position inside the frame, which in turn will change perspective). Viewing angle on the other hand, *is* related to focal length, but a larger/smaller viewing angle will not change the perspective, not even a bit. Try drawing all tree lines from the same point on *the base line* (where the camera sits) and see for yourself that the perspective do not change, only the viewing angle. Or even better, do this test: Take two pictures, from the same position *without* moving, one with say 28 mm focal lebngth, the other one with for example 100 mm. Crop the 28 mm image and resize it, so it has the same scale as the 100 mm. Lay them ontop eachother, and voila: The perspective is the same, despite the different focal lengts. You can also google for "focal length perspective myth" and se som examples (for example this one: http://www.mhohner.de/essays/myths.php ) without making your own experiment (but experimenting is much more fun). You will also discover, if you examine the pages returned by google, that the exact same thing goes for focal length and DOF (depth of field). Best regards, FL

comment11 posted on 2008-11-25 11:41:15

whoever wrote the above article is a born teacher!! Even a rookie like me was able to embrace the concepts offered. Bravo!

comment12 posted on 2008-10-28 21:30:55

Thanks...i really found there tips useful..keep the good work going on

comment13 posted on 2009-01-01 06:08:02

wow amazing details. thank you A+++

comment14 posted on 2010-01-03 19:13:03

This could have been better--the writer seems to have a solid knowledge base but goodness to gracious, he could have used an editor. It was hard to read.

comment15 posted on 2009-10-20 09:57:03

I am a novice - I enjoyed this and found it very helpful. Great examples made it even better. The picture of the little girl is wonderful anyway.

comment16 posted on 2009-11-18 08:04:20

fabulous

comment17 posted on 2009-07-15 13:57:34

5 - excellent - quickly explanins principles and relationships. I will buy a wide angle lens today A Hutton

comment18 posted on 2009-11-18 08:04:24

just getting into the photo and lens world and found your article on the web ,very instructive and informative Thank You-Glyn

comment19 posted on 2010-02-02 15:30:03

I had a hard time reading this article due to the lack of good grammar. I would be much more eager to read your articles if they were composed of grammatically correct sentences.

comment20 posted on 2010-05-24 09:01:36

Great article but your poor sentence construction and misspellings makes for poor reading. Did I say it right?

comment21 posted on 2010-08-30 13:54:39

Thank you, thank you for making this sooo easy to understand. The right photos with the explanation makes it so easy to see what you ar etalking about. I have had a wide angle and couldn't figure out what all the "excitement" was about it. Now I see what a tool it can be to exciting photos! thanks

comment22 posted on 2010-07-27 10:23:07

your perspective was helpful

comment23 posted on 2010-07-27 10:23:09

Good article. This is a very well laid out explanation of various 'factors' that come into play when using this lens.

comment24 posted on 2010-08-30 13:54:42

thanks a bunch

comment25 posted on 2010-08-30 13:54:49

great discussion... i learned a lot and will apply it if ever i consider getting a wide angle. thanks

comment26 posted on 2011-02-01 08:53:03

Thanks.

comment27 posted on 2011-03-03 08:38:13

You might be a wonderful photographer but I would suggest before you publish anything in future that you check your spelling and your grammar. Trying to read through these errors is very distracting to the message.

comment28 posted on 2011-04-19 10:22:20

Beautifully organized and written. Thank you.

comment29 posted on 2011-04-19 10:22:45

Where would guys like me end up if it's not for individuals like you."Thank you" seems such a small word.But Thanks a zillion ton,for creating this site.At first i thought it would be way too technical to understand as am a beginner to the field of photography but as i went on reading,it was an absolute joy.Your words have definitely filled up the empty jar in my head.Take care and keep up the good work. Vijay

comment30 posted on 2011-09-18 08:05:14

U A VERY GREAT PIECE OF ARTICLE POSTED UP HERE .....I M AN AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER WHO TAKES A GREAT INTEREST THESE KIND OF ARTICLES WHICH HELPS A PHOTOGRAHER TO KNOW THEIR GEARS AND THE WONDERS THEY COULD DO ....... rAY

comment31 posted on 2011-09-18 08:05:32

it is very much helpful .thank you so much for providing this wonderful knowledge.

comment32 posted on 2011-12-01 20:19:11

very good article..thanks for the posting

comment33 posted on 2011-09-18 08:08:13

Great tips on making my photos better and more effectient way yo use my equipment. Thank you so much for you willingness to share your expertise as a gift.

comment34 posted on 2012-04-06 07:59:47

Very informative and practical guidance. Thank you. kauonetwo


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