Share article:
Share article:

How Wide is It?

Regular readers know that I do not perform technical tests of the equipment that I use and review. I don't tape newspaper or test charts to the garage door and photograph these so as to count lines / mm. I simply go into the field and extensively shoot with the equipment under circumstances similar if not identical to those under which I do my typical photography. 

I recently purchased theVoigtlnder 12mm f/5.6 Heliar.  This is the widest rectilinear (non-fisheye) lens ever made for the 35mm format. I also have theSigma 14mm f/2.8lens, which along with similar offerings from Canon, Nikon and Tamron is the widest lenses made for SLRs. The third very-wide 35mm format lens that I own is theHasselblad XPan 30mm.

Each of these lenses serves a different purpose. The Sigma was purchased to use with theCanon D30because this digital SLR has a multiplier factor of 1.6 due to its imaging chip, which is smaller than full-frame 35mm. The 30mm on the XPan has...

Read this story from Garry Osborn - and all the best stories on The Luminous Landscape

The author has made this story available to Luminous Landscape members only. Upgrade to get instant access to this story and other benefits available only to members.

Why choose us?

Luminous-Landscape is a membership site. Our website contains over 5300 articles on almost every topic, camera, lens and printer you can imagine. Our membership model is simple, a Dollar-a-Month ($12.00 USD a year). This $12 gains you access to a wealth of information including all our past and future video tutorials on such topics as Lightroom, Capture One, Printing, file management and dozens of interviews and travel videos.

  • New Articles every few days
  • All original content found nowhere else on the web
  • No Pop Up Google Sense ads – Our advertisers are photo related
  • Download/stream video to any device
  • NEW videos monthly
  • Top well-known photographer contributors
  • Posts from industry leaders
  • Speciality Photography Workshops
  • Mobile device scalable
  • Exclusive video interviews
  • Special vendor offers for members
  • Hands On Product reviews
  • FREE – User Forum. One of the most read user forums on the internet
  • Access to our community Buy and Sell pages; for members only.
Share article:
Michael Reichmann is the founder of the Luminous Landscape. Michael passed away in May 2016. Since its inception in 1999 LuLa has become the world's largest site devoted to the art, craft, and technology of photography. Each month more than one million people from every country on the globe visit LuLa.
See all articles by this author

You may also like

Camera & Technology

The Shima Enaga VS The Steller’s Sea Eagle 

Blaine Harasymiw tells how to photograph Japanese Birds with his Nikon Z9

Blain Harasymiw


July 13, 2024


10 minutes read

Focus on the Journey: A Himalayan Moment

Focus on the Journey: A Himalayan Moment,

Srinivasan Periathiruvadi


July 8, 2024


3 minutes read