Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by CrazyEye, Oct 25, 2008.
For vacation this year, I rented the Tokina 11-16mm lens to play with. Here are some results:
nice set, I love main in the fall.
are you looking for critique of any sort or not so much?
Beautiful series!!! My faves are the second and fifth shots. Really nicely done.
Sure, if anyone has any comments, I'm all ears!
I'm just going to say that I purchased this elusive lens yesterday and I'm delighted to see what can be done with it :thumbup:
well, for critique.. like I said earlier I do like the set.
that being said...
#1, I would recommend straightening the vertical lines.
#2 the vignetting on the top right and left is a little funky
#5 I think this suffers because the foreground is out of focus.
These are amazing shots. I love them all.
#1 - How would I go about straightening the lines? I don't have Photoshop. And, wouldn't straightening the vertical warp the horizontal? Would the right solution be to step back and use a zoom instead?
#2 - I think the vignetting is due to the fact that the polarizer got into the picture at 11mm. Maybe if I bought that lens I'd want to buy a thinner polarizer?
#5 - The lens was fixed-aperture at f/2.8, so unfortunately I couldn't improve depth of field. Maybe next time for a similar shot I should use a different lens to get it sharper everywhere.
Thanks for the opinions!
I love all of them... the last one is just sublime.
well, as for #1 straightening would be easiest in photoshop. I'm sure it's probably possible with elements though I'm not exactly sure how you would manage it. I will say when you take photos like that if you're able to hold the camera parallel (or I suppose perpindicular (sp?) to the item being photographed you'll have a better time keeping the subject with straighter lines.
2. I would probably just crop that area out then, easy enough to do and you don't have the distracting vignetting. I mean, if the vignetting were to be even all the way around it would be ok, but since it's awkwardly shaped I'd probably try to get rid of it.
5. I know that the tokina is a 2.8 lens, however that merely means that the maximum aperture (or the smallest number) throughout the range is 2.8. If you want a larger DOF (which is almost never a problem with wide angle lenses because of how DOF works) you can just use a different aperture such as 5.6 or 8 (lenses are usually sharper stopped down a bit anyway)
wow impressive pics..love it..
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