Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ultra Wide Perspective...On A Budget

If you have a kit lens and look at a location and think to yourself "Damm!!! I wish I had a ultra wide lens but can't afford one." then this post is for you. What you are looking for is a Wide Angle/Macro Lens adapter or simply a Wide Angle Lens Adaptor for your camera. They come in all shapes and sizes. They are no substitute for the expensive and really awesome ultra wide lens or fish eye lenses. These lenses tend to produce a lot of vignetting on the corners especially at the widest the mm of the lens.

However, if you know the limitation of the lens then you can pull some spectacular looking results. If you are someone who has a point and shoot and wants to get this kind of perspective check out the video at the end. You can make yourself one for about $5. If you take a look at the two images below. The one on the left is without the filter and the one on the right is with the filter. I am standing in the same place but the perspective is much wider and the place tells a story. If you notice the corners have some vignetting. If you can live with this then it should not be a problem. If you don't you can crop it off. Even then you still have a great perspective. There is a bit of fringing as well in the corners. These tend to produce better images in black and white or some tone there of. Check out more images shot with this filter on.  These cost anywhere between Rs. 1500 to about Rs 7000 it depends on the quality of glass. If you are serious about wide perspective it is more advisable you save the money and get a ultra wide lens or a fish eye lens. However if you get this urge occasionally and feel its a passing phase this might just be the thing for you

With FilterWithout Filter

People Dancing


Mall Road Shimla