'I've seen reviews of the f/2.8 'pro-spec' lenses from Olympus and Panasonic that claim, in terms of image quality, they are somewhat similar to other slower zooms and suffer in comparison with primes. I'll be discussing that in more depth in a later article, but in terms of the Olympus m.Zuiko 7-14mm f/2.8, I don't think thats true at all. In fact, I think it's a rather good lens.'Read More
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'I suspect many would think it an ugly lens, but with it's huge front element I have to admit I quite like it's brutalist, old school look. And attached to a DSLR, like the Nikon D750 above it does have a certain charm and of course it handles and operates very well with the excellent Nikon focus confirmation system. And there is no doubt that wide aperture super wide angle lenses do have their own unique look.Read More
'Above are three ultra wide angle alternatives. Each very different, but each offering something for creating images. They are:-Read More
- Nikon D750 + Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Full-Frame Lens 3:2 ratio
- Panasonic GX8 + Olympus m.Zuiko 7-14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Zoom 4:3 ratio
- GoPro Hero4 Black 15mm (approx. 35mm equivalent) fisheye fixed aperture lens 4:3 ratio'
'With the arrival yesterday of my Leica T 11-23mm zoom lens, I'm once again into the issue of wide-angle lenses and how much 'correction' I do to the files. Because optically, these lenses can prove the most challenging of all, particularly when, as these days, they come in the form of zooms. And while they can provide us with some dramatic results, anyone who has worked with them will know that of all the lenses we have at our disposal, these can be the ones that take up more of post production time than anything else.'Read More
"This then makes for some interesting possibilities for shooting dramatic stock pictures with a VERY wide angle and relatively limited depth of field. Below are some images I created yesterday."Read More