Why even bother with wide angle lens now?

3 days 11 hours ago #699056 by Chris Briggs
I was just thinking.  Post processing software has gotten so good.  Why even bother with anything other than 24-70mm when you can stitch photos together and create what you need from that single lens?  


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3 days 6 hours ago #699057 by fmw
Perhaps you misunderstand the purpose of wide angle lenses.  They allow a photographer to achieve a composition by getting closer to the subject thereby changing the perspective.  They allow a photographer to achieve more depth of field than is possible with a longer lens.  It is a tool that is not duplicated by stitching images together. 


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3 days 5 hours ago #699058 by Nikon Shooter
The 24~70 is a very versatile tool but it is not a magic wound.
What am I doing with 16 lenses in operation then?

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3 days 38 minutes ago #699074 by Scott Klubeck

Nikon Shooter wrote: The 24~70 is a very versatile tool but it is not a magic wound.
What am I doing with 16 lenses in operation then?



:agree:   I don't have 16 lenses, but each serve a very specific purpose.  What OP mentioned could half ass work, but will require much more work to get the same images.  


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2 days 23 hours ago #699081 by Piechura
Also what about anything that's moving?


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2 days 21 hours ago #699083 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day fellas

There are multiple answers here - and the OPs thoughts are reasonable "depending on the user and their needs"

While our mate NS earns his living from professional photography, others here (me included) mostly just enjoy ourselves.

Personally - as I have made clear many times and after 40+ years using SLR cameras,  I now use fixed lens superzoom / bridge cameras and love 'em to bits.  =but= the most wide-angle I've got is 24mm, so there are occasions when I will turn the camera to portrait mode and very carefully shoot 1/2-dozen images to stitch together and create a super-wide pic when needed.

Horses for courses

Phil from the great land Downunder
www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/


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2 days 19 hours ago #699087 by Nikon Shooter

Ozzie_Traveller wrote: Horses for courses/


I never heard that one∞ had to look it up!

My assistant and I are here to elaborate our english and hers
is better than mine… Thanks for that, Phil! :P

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2 days 3 hours ago #699166 by fmw

Scott Klubeck wrote:

Nikon Shooter wrote: The 24~70 is a very versatile tool but it is not a magic wound.
What am I doing with 16 lenses in operation then?



:agree:   I don't have 16 lenses, but each serve a very specific purpose.  What OP mentioned could half ass work, but will require much more work to get the same images.  


It doesn't produce the same images as i explained above.


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