Panasonic 7-14 - Usage tips for UWA neophyte

Started Apr 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: and i apologize in advance...
In reply to Florida Nature Photographer, Apr 21, 2014

Florida Nature Photographer wrote:

Ednaz wrote:

...if you too become a UWA addict.

no i don't. GO WIDE!

It definitely opens up a whole new world of possibilities but if it is going to shrink distance objects of interest in my landscapes I'm going to have to learn to use it selectively. I'm thinking, for instance, that it would have been a bad choice for this shot because of the distant buildings make this photo, I believe...

Yes I agree with you that I don't think the UWA is the right lens to use for this.  I don't want to belabor the point, but the common mistake when someone see a big wide scenery in front of him is to immediately pull out the UWA.  Just keep in mind, UWA pushes things away from you, which makes distant big things small, while telephoto pull them in, which makes distant big object even bigger.  In this photo, if you are interested in the skyline, use a longer lens.  You could have uses a WA to show the sky and the reflection in the water, but then the very small skyline becomes a distraction.

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