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    Dawg Pics Learns Wide Angle (Feel free to post images)

    New thread for the new Tokina 11-20mm f2.8.

    Feel free to add Tokina (or other brand) wide angle lens images. I need samples and editing tips.

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    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100
    Sigma 300mm f2.8, Sigma 150-600mm DG Contemporary, Sigma 50-150mm f2.8
    Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
    Nikkor Nifty-Fifty
    Tokina 11-20mm f2.8
    Bogen tripod with a missing screw and Bogen pistol grip that is eternally stuck on it.
    Manfrotto tripod with 3-axis Bogen head that is rusted stiff and drifts. About to be replaced.



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    Dawg Pics Learns Wide Angle (Feel free to post images)
    Glad you received your lens. One of the biggest differences with wide angle lenses when composing landscape/scenic images is to include some type of foreground interest. Examples can be leading lines, having the lens close to the ground to capture foreground flowers with a scene in the background, or some other type of foreground element that will draw your eye into the frame.

    Just be sure to keep watch of verticals in building photos since you previously said you wanted to shoot cityscapes. Verticals and horizontals can be straightened in Camera RAW but if they are way off, sometimes it leaves a huge amount that needs to be cropped. There is a Transform tab in LR and Camera RAW (if you aren't familiar with it).

    Here is an example (sorry it's a Nikon lens). This was taken inside a historic Log Cabin. The rooms are very small. Notice how the verticals are off in the sooc unedited jpeg. But when vertical and/or horizontal straightening is applied, the corners wind up needing to be cropped as you can see in the second pic. But this isn't a good image because I should have stood exactly parallel to the wall with the fireplace. Unfortunately the room was roped off so no way to get in there and shoot wider which I would have preferred. No amount of correction/straightening can really help without going into Photoshop and doing additional transformation.

    Dawg Pics Learns Wide Angle (Feel free to post images)-_10k3948-low-res-sooc-jpeg.jpg

    I applied the Transform feature in Camera RAW but sill had to manually override a little of the vertical and horizontal lines. The corners need to be cropped due to straightening the image - and additional editing would be required. But I didn't have my 16-35mm lens which would have given me an even wider view of the room. Had I known the building was accessible, I would have taken it. My point is to watch your verticals and horizontals and try to get them as close as possible in camera. When shooting wide, those verticals and horizontals become exaggerated when they are off.

    Dawg Pics Learns Wide Angle (Feel free to post images)-_10k3948-low-res-nef-edited.jpg
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    Re: Dawg Pics Learns Wide Angle (Feel free to post images)

    @hark
    Thank you. Doesn't matter that is is a Nikon image. This helps me out.

    I have Affinity Photo. It has some lens correction profiles in it and transform/warp/perspective tools. I fiddled about with that last night, and I had to crop some. I am not great at landscape photography to begin with. Add this wide angle to it, and I really need to learn some stuff.

    I remember Don had some type of program to straighten out images. I need to go back and look for it.
    Last edited by Dawg Pics; 08-20-2021 at 05:56 PM. Reason: Apparently too early for me to write cohesive sentences.
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    "Connected to the universe by way of the star-stuff within"


    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100
    Sigma 300mm f2.8, Sigma 150-600mm DG Contemporary, Sigma 50-150mm f2.8
    Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
    Nikkor Nifty-Fifty
    Tokina 11-20mm f2.8
    Bogen tripod with a missing screw and Bogen pistol grip that is eternally stuck on it.
    Manfrotto tripod with 3-axis Bogen head that is rusted stiff and drifts. About to be replaced.

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    Re: Dawg Pics Learns Wide Angle (Feel free to post images)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg Pics View Post
    @hark


    I remember Don had some type of program to straighten out images. I need to go back and look for it.
    I find the current version of Lightroom works very well for straightening out images and you can use the 'auto' feature under 'Transform' if you don't want to waste time on the processing part. There is also the lens 'profile corrections' feature that also work but I find not as well as the 'Transform'.
    I recently uploaded a 11mm wide crop photo to LR with verticals going away at all angles and was amazed how well the above worked.
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    Peter

    D500
    D7100
    Tokina 11-16 f2.8
    Nikon 85mm 1.8G
    Nikon 300mm F4 AF-S
    Sigma 150-600c
    Lee filters
    My Flickr account - https://www.flickr.com/people/peter-young/

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    @Peter7100
    Seems like Affinity's lens profile didn't do that much either.
    "Connected to the universe by way of the star-stuff within"


    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100
    Sigma 300mm f2.8, Sigma 150-600mm DG Contemporary, Sigma 50-150mm f2.8
    Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
    Nikkor Nifty-Fifty
    Tokina 11-20mm f2.8
    Bogen tripod with a missing screw and Bogen pistol grip that is eternally stuck on it.
    Manfrotto tripod with 3-axis Bogen head that is rusted stiff and drifts. About to be replaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter7100 View Post
    I find the current version of Lightroom works very well for straightening out images and you can use the 'auto' feature under 'Transform' if you don't want to waste time on the processing part. There is also the lens 'profile corrections' feature that also work but I find not as well as the 'Transform'.
    I recently uploaded a 11mm wide crop photo to LR with verticals going away at all angles and was amazed how well the above worked.
    Most of the time, I use the lens profile feature in Camera RAW, too. But I took a few photos during a historic recreation and needed my 16-35mm for indoors. Unfortunately when people are lined up across the viewfinder with a wide angle lens, those standing near the right and left sides tend to get stretched wider than they really are. So for those, I found turning off the lens profile was a better option. Trust me when I say they wouldn't have liked how the camera added 20 pounds to their faces!
    Cindy - D750, D500, D7200
    My 2021 Thread

    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
    -- Leonardo da Vinci



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    Re: Dawg Pics Learns Wide Angle (Feel free to post images)

    @hark When I look fat in photos, I'll just say it was a wide-angle lens.

    My Dad always made a joke about using the "skinny" lens.
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    "Connected to the universe by way of the star-stuff within"


    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100
    Sigma 300mm f2.8, Sigma 150-600mm DG Contemporary, Sigma 50-150mm f2.8
    Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
    Nikkor Nifty-Fifty
    Tokina 11-20mm f2.8
    Bogen tripod with a missing screw and Bogen pistol grip that is eternally stuck on it.
    Manfrotto tripod with 3-axis Bogen head that is rusted stiff and drifts. About to be replaced.

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    Attempt at an HDR image. Thought the swirl looked kind of cool.

    "Connected to the universe by way of the star-stuff within"


    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100
    Sigma 300mm f2.8, Sigma 150-600mm DG Contemporary, Sigma 50-150mm f2.8
    Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
    Nikkor Nifty-Fifty
    Tokina 11-20mm f2.8
    Bogen tripod with a missing screw and Bogen pistol grip that is eternally stuck on it.
    Manfrotto tripod with 3-axis Bogen head that is rusted stiff and drifts. About to be replaced.

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    Re: Dawg Pics Learns Wide Angle (Feel free to post images)

    @Dawg Pics, I really like your cloud image.
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    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

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    @Bikerbrent
    Thanks, Brent. Trying to learn some knew techniques.
    "Connected to the universe by way of the star-stuff within"


    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100
    Sigma 300mm f2.8, Sigma 150-600mm DG Contemporary, Sigma 50-150mm f2.8
    Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
    Nikkor Nifty-Fifty
    Tokina 11-20mm f2.8
    Bogen tripod with a missing screw and Bogen pistol grip that is eternally stuck on it.
    Manfrotto tripod with 3-axis Bogen head that is rusted stiff and drifts. About to be replaced.





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