Once in a while, someone comes by the Olympus DSLR forum on DPREVIEW and asks for any tips on the Olympus 7-14mm Zuiko Digital ultra wide angle (14mm - 28mm Equivalent Focal Length). I'm still on my learning journey, it's one of those journeys where the passage is as important as the destination. Here are some of my notes:
Know that there are two types of shots with this lens. - Exaggerated Perspective vs
Prim and Proper.
To ensure some rightness in the shot, you could
- use a less wide focal length
- use software to offset converging lines
- hold the camera level.
- a flat object, head on.
The lens at widest field of view, actually runs out of DOF (Depth of View) if you use the maximum aperture of f/4. This makes things blurry and give you the feeling of coke bottled zoom.
On the other hand, darkness helps cloak exaggeration and shallow DOF.