Thought it would be fun to show the visual difference, between lenses of extreme focal lengths and how they depict the scene in front of you. So I headed off towards ‘Burn Hill’, a favourite spot close to home on a sunny, clear afternoon. Thus, armed with a tripod (essential) and cable release, (ditto) plus a full frame Nikon and ‘cropped sensor’ Nikon, and of course, lenses, I set up for an uninterrupted view of a solitary wind turbine, over 2 miles away (as the crow flies) across the valley. I shot images of every popular focal length, from 24mm to 300mm, plus the extremes of 14mm and 500-750mm. Included here, are focal length images of just 4 examples from each of the 2 scenes. These pictures were shot for my forthcoming photography tutorial in Portugal with Sozo Arts https://www.facebook.com/SozoArtsHolidays/ http://www.sozoarts.org
The 3 lenses used included a 14mm ultra wide angle, a 28-300mm zoom and a 50-500mm zoom. They are all full frame lenses, but when used on a cropped sensor camera, become approximately, 21mm, 35-450mm and 75-750mm. Not so good for wide angle use, but in the case of the zooms, provide super telephoto close ups.
From Burn Hill’s neighbouring hill, I then had a clear view, of what Prince Charles would call a carbuncle, which is Aylesbury town’s, council offices! They should be blown up and replaced with a beautiful ‘shard like’ glass structure, and probably would have been, had not the recession occurred – still there you go! Anyway, the following gallery zooms out of aforementioned carbuncle, (over 2 miles away) to the extreme wide angle view of a 14mm lens, where it’s represented as just a spec on the horizon!