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Close Range with a Wide Angle Lens

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See my reviews of the Zeiss Batis lenses.

It’s so easy to fall into the trap of shooting everything at medium-far distance; this close range stuff is great fun as an alternative. Depth of field is minimal of course, but context need not be sharp in many cases.

The about $1499 Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 focuses quite closely, making juxtaposition of near and far elements possible. The autofocus helps hugely when contorted into low positions while trying to avoid sliding into the lake.

 
Yellow Flower at Spuller Lake
f13 @ 1/60 sec, ISO 100; 2016-08-26 17:20:15
Sony A7R II + ZEISS Batis 2.8/18

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