Ultra-Wides for sports.

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

  1. jStat

    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

    John,

    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:

    Baseball:

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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

    Sauk

    832
    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

    Zorac

    300
    Dec 22, 2007
    Calgary, Canada
    another one for fun

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  10. jStat

    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.....