I’m geeking out a bit today. I picked-up a new wide-angle lens and decided I should do a blog post about it. This isn’t so much a review as it is a look at how photo gear can help take your photography in different directions. If you’ve read my first blog you’ll know that I’m a “talent before gear” type of photographer. I’ve seen amazing shots taken on a basic point and shoot Kodak. With that said, the right gear can certainly benefit your craft!
Back to the wide-angle lens. I’ve always been an avid landscape and nature photographer. With standard lenses, you run into issue with field of view, slow focusing, depth of field, chromatic aberrations… I won’t bore you with all the factors involved in choosing a lens. Simply put, this new lens kicks ass when it comes to landscape photography. Just take a look for yourself:
At the end of the day, we are all limited to our budgets. I’d love to get my hands on that $2,000 45mm Nikon Tilt-Shift lens, but that’s just not happening any time soon. I encourage every aspiring photographer to assess their needs. I purchase lenses I know will suit my shooting style. Or, maybe they allow me to venture into a style I have not yet dabbled in. Photo gear can be expensive, but if it helps to grow your passion, it’s certainly worth it.