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Old May 6, 2013, 10:02 PM   #11
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Very nice! I love the stairs, a really interesting point of view. You've already got a good eye for a lens that can be difficult. It's always fun to play around with them, sometimes they create delightful effects. And yes, it is really strange for me, who usually shoots with longer/telephoto lenses, to get that close to things. Watch for getting your feet in a shot, very disconcerting.
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Very nice! I love the stairs, a really interesting point of view. You've already got a good eye for a lens that can be difficult. It's always fun to play around with them, sometimes they create delightful effects. And yes, it is really strange for me, who usually shoots with longer/telephoto lenses, to get that close to things. Watch for getting your feet in a shot, very disconcerting.
You're absolutely right! I had to be very mindful of the vertical shots or else my feet or a long shadow would creep in. It's definitely a lens that requires some thought and planning but putting it on my camera and not taking anything else with me forced me to find ways to use it. I like to go out with only one lens and make myself adapt. It's the only good way of learning a new piece of equipment!
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Wow -- great photos. That's not a lens I'm familiar with, but perhaps I should be!
It's a really fun, easy lens to use. Stop it down a bit and it's basically sharp for days. For the price, I think it's basically unbeatable if you want to create some drama in your photos without being cartoony. If you had some wide, sweeping landscapes and lined up the horizon with the center of the lens, you'd be hard pressed to even know it's a fish-eye.
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For those that are interested...there's a cool "haunting" story about the particular bridge from my photos.

http://www.deadohio.com/riverstyxbridge.htm
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