Monday, August 01, 2011

Wide World View


Regular lens....

Same shot, taken at the exact same place, only this time with a wide angle lens.
I kept thinking I wouldn't really use a wide angle lens, but then I noticed how often I did want a photo of scenes that were bigger than my regular lens could capture.
I priced the official Canon lens...and quickly knew didn't want to spend that much for an official Canon wide angle lens that I would probably only use once in a while.
Ebay to the rescue.
Twenty bucks later for a "Made in Japan" lens...well, my photo world just opened wide up.
Yeah, a bit of optical bowing shows if I try a wide angle shot of something closer, like the kitchen table.
But for a distance shot...hey, it works just fine for me.

5 comments:

Vee said...

Glad that you found a bargain. I hadn't realized the difference a wide angle lens would mean.

Thanks for the tip about nasturtiums. I have some wild ones growing along the fence on the back line of the property. I like them. I'll see if I can raise some before hard freeze in September or October knocks them out.

Lovella ♥ said...

I'd say that is a knock off worth every cent. I so often back up until I run out of back up room.

Vicki said...

I'm feeling camera (and accessory) envy...

;)

ellen b. said...

Very nice Jill. I love the view you have from your deck...beautiful.
Hey send me that photo tip link!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Good job on e-bay. I have yet to buy anything that way...though I look...and am tempted. Enjoy your new world view!