Wide Angle Lens Advice for FX

Started Apr 25, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Varuas Regular Member • Posts: 269
Wide Angle Lens Advice for FX

I have 70-200 f/2.8 and 50 f/1.8. I am covered in the long range, but do not have anything wider than 50mm... when I need wide angle shots, I tend to stitch shots. Stitching works reasonably well for static/landscape subjects, but not useful for anything else.

My shooting style is either widest or longest and almost always wide open. Most of my shots have been portraits simply because of the lenses I have. I love narrow DOF. I would also like to get more landscape shots at deeper DOF.

Here are lenses I am thinking about (budget less than $1K):

35mm f/1.4

28mm f/1.8

14mm f/2.8

15mm f/2.8 Fisheye

When I think of wide angle, I am tempted to go all the way to rectilinear fisheye like 15mm which can also be defished if needed. Why have mild wide angle when you can get 180 degrees, right?

But, the saner part of me thinks 35 f/1.4 is better for a whole lot of situations like indoor shooting, plus I 'could' do stitch for wider fov. Much better than 50 1.8.

I appreciate any comment or suggestion, especially having 35mm f/1.4 as a wide angle every day lens vs super wide angle like 14mm or 15mm fisheye.

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Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 Nikon D600 Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Rokinon 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art +2 more
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