A&P Is this why people eventually buy prime lenses?

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  1. AmosBanks

    AmosBanks New Member

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    Would a prime lens or something with less range than my 18-135mm have a smaller amount of distortion at the edges?

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  2. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    Are you talking about the angle of the building/lamp? That's just the wide angle and your perspective, bro. A prime at the same focal length/angle would look the same.
     
  3. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    well, the 18-135mm is known for it's distortion at both ends of the ranges, so it's not only a prime that would fix that, but just about any lens that doesn't distort...
     
  4. Gvidon

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    No, people with too much time/money buy prime lenses.
     
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    you cant be serious...
     
  6. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    I love primes
     
  7. The Great Deceiver

    The Great Deceiver 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    Primes are much sharper
     
  8. Kappa00

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    Gotta get a perspective control lens to fix the building/lamp.
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    Hi there! My name is Lindsay and I've just got a brand new camera for Christmas but haven't even taken it out of the box. I really want to get into the wedding photography business because I see so many people in Utah are getting married and it looks like easy money. I can't guarantee that even one photo will turn out looking good but I sure will try. Some pictures will be used for my portfolio and my future website. I start booking appointments this week! I am now booking for Spring and Summer of 2010.

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  10. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    That same photo is on the wiki page for Tilt Shift Lens. I know that TS is the solution, but I wondered if maybe a 14-24mm would have less distortion since this photo was shot at 20mm. If not then at least I asked. Thanks OTAP!
     

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