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Old Aug 6, 2008, 4:40 PM   #1
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Hello All,

After consulting with Ira about ideas for theAugust challenge, we came up with a"WIDE" .

This could be a wide angle or a wide point of view or?

Pictures are to be sized 800 pixels on their longest side, be taken with a Pentax or Samsung dSLR, and be taken within the last 90 days.



Here is an example. This is 10mm with a Sigma 10-20mm @ f9 1/80 iso200

This isn't an entry.







Have a blast!

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Old Aug 6, 2008, 7:04 PM   #2
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Have some fun with this guys, even the kit lens can get a pretty decent wide shot, remember it is the sense of width produced by the overall image, not the focal length of the lens, that counts.

Thanks to all who chose my image in the July challenge, as Dennis pointed out this is a joint topic so have fun.

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This is my favorite wide shot... I haven't been able do much better since.

I will add lens specs when I find the original but I believe this was with the Sigma 24 - 135 mm F2.8 - F4.5 with the following settings: f/9.5 1/500 ISO-200 28mm (which were auto). I believe this was at 24mm, which has an angle of 84.1 degrees, which is one of the reasons I like this lens so much. It's heavy as heck, and I've read of people having problems after a while with theirs. But this one has worked flawlessly since I got it and it's the one that always sits on my camera.



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Congratulations Ira and Dennis.

This will certainly be challenging for me. My wife says that I am NARROW minded. Which is ironic because there are streets named after her - One Way!

Dennis - if your example is not an entry, can Iborrow it? It looks like a winner to me.

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MadMikeSS wrote:
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This is my favorite wide shot... I haven't been able do much better since.

I will add lens specs when I find the original but I believe this was with the sigma 24-135.


Hey neighbor MadMike. That's a really nice shot of the French Castle at Fort Niagara!
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Old Aug 6, 2008, 10:09 PM   #7
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Congrats to both Dennis and Ira both for their outstanding pictures and for a wonderful topic. I'll have to think about this for a while - I can think of pictures that would fit "wide" that I can take with a tele, but on the other hand, after looking at my macro experiments today, playing with the 12-24 sounds like a wonderful idea. What's even more exciting is that I'm going on vacation in two weeks and I might find a couple of interesting wide topics (including one that would probably be shot with a 300mm lens, if I'm lucky). It's a place that is widely photographed, but not usually with a wide angle, or thought of in wide terms. Since I've been trying to come up with new ideas for photographing such a famous, overly photographed place, this could be just the thing to get me inspired. I'll just have to look wider afield for photographic subjects...
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This is my favorite wide shot... I haven't been able do much better since.

I will add lens specs when I find the original but I believe this was with the sigma 24-135.


Hey neighbor MadMike. That's a really nice shot of the French Castle at Fort Niagara!
Thanks, the day was just perfect I think for that picture. One of these times I'd really like to snap a shot of the re-enactment weekend there when most of the yard inside the fort is covered in period tents for the French-Indian War. I always like walking through there and checking out the vendors. Fort Niagara is probably one of my favorite forts to visit.
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When I first saw the topic I thought those with those nice fish eye and true wide angle lenses will have an advantage. But the more I think about it, its not just width that will make the shot. Even some panoramas don't necessarily look wide. Besides it could be a wide subject as opposed to a wide shot! This should be one of our more interesting topics!

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MadMikeSS wrote:
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This is my favorite wide shot... I haven't been able do much better since.

I will add lens specs when I find the original but I believe this was with the Sigma 24 - 135 mm F2.8 - F4.5 . It's heavy as heck, and I've read of people having problems after a while with theirs. But this one has worked flawlessly since I got it and it's the one that always sits on my camera.
Mine has worked quite well, it gave one "dissappearing menu" session on my wife's K100D Super but when I wiped off the electrical contacts it worked perfectly, and now it sits on her camera almost premanently.

Great shot by the way.

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