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Ultra-Wides for sports.

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by jStat, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. jStat


    Dec 11, 2007
    Janesville, WI
    Have any of you guys used an ultra-wide for sports shots/sportraits?
    What kind of lenses do you use? Which seems to be the most suitable?
  2. Sometimes, added some examples


    Not often, but on occasion I have used one from behind the catcher to get all of the action. I use a Tokina 12-24.

    I've also used it for some training shots on the hill as well.

    Here's a couple of examples, FWIW:


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    And a training shot, 'on the hill':

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  3. topher04r1

    topher04r1 Guest

    yup ... i use wide glass now and again .... most times it's above my head to get a footbal huddle or award cermony...
  4. I remember Randy posting some images about a year ago using a wide angle. As I recall they were of a soccer team(?). They were pretty nice as I remember.
  5. topher04r1

    topher04r1 Guest

    do you need some examples ? .... im sure i can find some if need-be
  6. Sauk


    Aug 4, 2008
    Sandy, UT
    I used it for special something different kinda shots.

    here is an example (canon 17-40 F4 with strobes)

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  7. I have used a 35mm f/2 for a different perspective in baseball before. Here is a shot with the 35mm set up inside the goal at a soccer practice triggered with a remote.

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  8. So John, have we satisfied your LL, or do you want more?
  9. Zorac


    Dec 22, 2007
    Calgary, Canada
    another one for fun

  10. jStat


    Dec 11, 2007
    Janesville, WI

    Well, the thing is, is that I believe my Tokina 11-16mm to be inferior, somehow. I still am getting weird backfocusing @ f/2.8 - f/4.

    Not sure if it's just my D80 or something.....
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