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...
Straight forward; not too technical, believable, made sense, I'll use it:-}
I know what a wide angle is. I want useful tutorials
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
THIS IS IMPRESSIVE. ITS VERY EDUCATIVE.
The best article on wide angle techniques so far
this was an amazing read!
ive been planning to get a wide angle lens for a while in this just sold me ^_^
great article, very well written- thanks
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).
whoever wrote the above article is a born teacher!! Even a rookie like me was able to embrace the concepts offered. Bravo!
Thanks...i really found there tips useful..keep the good work going on
wow amazing details. thank you A+++
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.
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.
5 - excellent - quickly explanins principles and relationships. I will buy a wide angle lens today
just getting into the photo and lens world and found your article on the web ,very instructive and informative Thank You-Glyn
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.
Great article but your poor sentence construction and misspellings makes for poor reading. Did I say it right?
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
your perspective was helpful
Good article. This is a very well laid out explanation of various 'factors' that come into play when using this lens.
thanks a bunch
great discussion... i learned a lot and will apply it if ever i consider getting a wide angle. thanks
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.
Beautifully organized and written. Thank you.
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.
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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.
Very informative and practical guidance. Thank you.