recommended wide angle lenses?

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recommended wide angle lenses?

Postby johnjamesarchitect » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:57 pm

Can anyone recommend a good wide angle lens for photographing tight indoor spaces?
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Postby adweckphoto » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:18 am

Two great lenses for tight spaces are the Nikon 24 PCE, a shift and tilt lens.
This is a great lens for stitching images for a wide view. The alternate is the Nikon 14-24MM zoom. It is a higher resolution lens than the fixed 14MM that Nikon makes. There is a bit of barrel distortion at the 14MM setting, but it is easily corrected in CS4. For examples, go to my web site and select the images for the Comcast Center lobby.
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Postby Pbartf64 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:07 pm

My favorite lens is the 24mm pc-e lens by Nikon but it can be costly if you're starting out. If I was just starting out and needed good optics but within budget, I would pick a regular 24mm f/2.8. If you're using a smaller sensor camera like the Nikon D300 you will need wider at about 17mm.

Be careful not to go too wide. The images start to get a weird feeling to them when too wide.

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Postby iphilblue » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:57 pm

Generally speakin I think any recent Nikon wide lense is a safe bet.
I also like the 24mm f/2.8
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Canon TS-E 17mm Tilt-Shift Lens for architectural photograph

Postby Kevin » Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:20 am

Check out this new Canon TS-E 17mm Tilt-Shift Lens... ... cleID=2826

And a funny inversion of (historical) perspective in this worthy blog commentary... ... -2500.html
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Postby svenglezz-ASMEIL » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:45 pm

love the tilt lens' very cool, thanx for that.
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Postby David Owen » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:15 pm

I'm currently debating between these two lenses for my Nikon D50:

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6: ... 4EOW0TWZSL

And Tokina AT-XAF124DXN 12-24mm: ... 4EOW0TWZSL

Does anyone have experience with either of these? Pros/cons?

I imagine that there might be a fair amount of barrel distortion in either one at its widest setting. Aside from the digital (Photoshop) manipulation option (which always makes the image look pretty faked to my eye), are there any photographic tricks to compensating for/minimizing the barrel distortion in one of these lenses?

(I'd love a tilt-shift type lens, but that's way outside the realm of possibility for this amateur photographer!)
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