Most lenses are bought with a specific problem or need in mind.
Need to photograph the eye of a fly? Buy a macro lens. Need a versatile studio lens? Buy a 24-70 f/2.8. Need to photograph wildlife? Buy a 70-200 f/2.8. Bird photography? Buy a lens reaching up to 600mm.
The wide-angle lens is different.
It is often purchased because its owner feels that they have reached a plateau in their photography.
It’s time to grow in a different direction, they think. To try something new.
A wide-angle lens is perfect for that. It is unique in its capabilities and in the type of problems it solves.
Whatever the reason that you bought yours, I guess you are now thinking to yourself, “Well, this is it. I have it. Now what?”
That is what this guide is all about.
You can learn about using a wide-angle lens right now.
Photo Credit: Tobie Schalkwyk