Working with ultra-wide lenses


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Working with ultra-wide lenses

On a camera with a full-frame sensor--that is a sensor that is the same size as a piece of 35-mm film--we typically think of wide angle to be a lens with a focal length between 24 mm and 50 mm. Curiously, 10 years ago I would have said 28 and 50 mm, but thanks to advances in engineering and manufacturing, high quality 24-mm lenses can now be made very affordable. Once you go shorter than 24 mm, you're into the realm of the ultra-wide, which is what we're going to explore in this chapter.

On a full-frame sensor, ultra-wide lenses typically range from 16-24 mm wide. If you're using a cropped sensor camera then the ultra-wide focal length range is going to be more like 10 to 15 mm wide. Now, 8 mm may sound like a very small range. After all telephoto lenses range across hundreds of millimeters, but there is a surprising amount of difference in field of view when you get to very short focal lengths. For example, here is an image shot at 16 mm and here's the same scene zoomed...

Working with ultra-wide lenses
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