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Nikon Lenses: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Jerod Foster

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3. Ultra-Wides and Wides

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ISO 200 • 1/50 sec. • f/22 • 17mm

Expansive opportunities

I have to be honest: I love wide-angle lenses. I love the extremely wide perspective, the bulbous glass at the end of the lenses, that they are not the size of telephotos, and that I can handhold wide-angle lenses using relatively slower shutter speeds. I am constantly drawn to images that showcase great use of wide-angle focal lengths, and I’m apt to see images in terms of wider focal lengths before considering longer lenses. Ultra-wide and wide-angle lenses have value in the photographer’s camera bag, offering us really cool perspectives. I don’t know anyone ...

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