Our Journey is a process

By journeysprocess

Wide Angle Fun!

Today, I received two rented lenses. Both are wide angle lenses suitable for photographing architectural features at our house.  I wanted to take a number of photos of the house to feature on the brochure and internet showing.    And, let's be honest, I just wanted to play with these lenses to determine if I want to buy either of them.  

I rented the 12-24mm f4 DX lens and the 16-35mm f4 FX lens.  I was immediately struck by the size difference.  The 16-35mm lens is a monster compared to the 12-24mm lens.  Both seem to be well made and are made in Japan.  I spent most of the morning shooting tons of "evaluation" shots to determine best aperture for distance, minimizing distortion, etc.  I then tried them out photographing the lower level of the house.  I have realized one thing - the interface between my 18-200mm lens and the camera is not working correctly.  I was amazed at the ease of auto-focus with the other two lenses, whereas it is always a "fight" with my 18-200mm.  

Since it turned out to be a beautiful afternoon and evening (no rain - hooray!), I decided to give the 12-24mm DX lens a bit of a work out.  I took a long walk through the city park just before sunset and took lots of shots.  I was thoroughly enjoying myself playing with a wide angle lens.  

When I uploaded all of the photos, I was pleasantly reassured that both lenses produce very sharp images.  

I have the lenses for 10 days, so I will be putting them through a work out.  I will let you know how things progress.  

Have a great day tomorrow!

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