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January 30, 2013
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I am a dentist by profession and also enjoy photography. I use a Nikon D90. I bought a Nikon 10-24mm F3.5-4.5G lens. I seem to be struck with this lens,just cant use it ! Can you please guide me as how and where to use a wide angle lens.

January 30, 2013
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I would think you can use it on many things. What exactly is the problem, why cant you use it.

January 31, 2013
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I never liked dentists very much.

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January 31, 2013
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A dentist must use a flash ring with leds in order to produce good effects on dental photography or a flash for macro photography with 1 light each side. I advice you to take picture near the subject with a macro lens (in order to be able to get closer in focus), like a 60mm or 105 micro nikkor. If you search for Dental Photography on you tube, you will find some of the basis. The 10-24mm is not suitable for dental work because it’s a wide angle lens that grabs a entire building in the viewfinder…and you only what to get a mouth, so you need a lens less wider and that allows you to focus the subject by 30cm-50cm of distance. My choice would be the 105 micro nikkor or something at least with 60mm on the zoom range.

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Mandrake… mouth opened… has fainted away.
I am, every day, liking this forum more.

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Now I know who to ask, if I have problems with my teeth, lol Laugh So good to have dentist as a part of our community.

I don’t know if your question was about using wide angle for dental work or in general. Daniela is right, for dental work it is probably not the best choice and Macro lens will be better.

Wide angle can be used for landscapes, interiors and enclosed spaces. There are some photographers which even use it for portraits. Look at Platon work: http://platonphoto.com As you can see in his pictures, wide angle creates distortion. What even is closer to the lend appears bigger.

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Since i had just become a member ,I thought i would be a good idea to introduce myself.So all those who made fun of me as a dentist , they need to get their punctuation right.
Yes i do know that i need to use a 85mm /105 mm lens with a macro lens. with a ring flash.So thanks Daniela and easyexposure!!
I had bought a wide angle and was unable to use it properly,so i have posted this question.Would like your inputs or links which i could read and learn from.

February 3, 2013
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Hello Kultej, here are some links you can study from after you get the correct lens. On nikon, they call “micro lens” a lens that allows to focus very near the subject. Your D90 is a DX machine (with crop sensor) so you can get a DX lens or a FX lens (does not matter). You will be well served with a AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR or search here for another possibility:
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nik…..index.page

If you have any question about lenses, you can ask here before you buy.
Those are some links about techniques and equipment in your field:

http://www.dentaldigitalphotog…..mera-gear/
http://www.dentalphotographyin…..niques.htm
http://bardent.co.uk/wander_pd…..5B1%5D.pdf
http://www.dinecorp.com/

February 3, 2013
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Thanks Daniela for the links
I am actually looking for help with wide angle lenses not pertaining to Dental use.

February 4, 2013
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I didn’t think so.

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February 4, 2013
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Why didn’t you said so from the beginning? :D Well… what do you want to know exacly about wide angle lens? There are tons of books about this subject. Cool

February 4, 2013
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Daniela
I need to know use and best to use the wide angle lens.
I have a Nikkor 10-24mm f3.5/4.5.

February 4, 2013
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Like Oksana said. “Quote” Wide angle can be used for landscapes, interiors and enclosed spaces. There some photographers which even use it for portraits.

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Madman, unless we want to get some creative effect on portrait I think this lens Nikkor 10-24mm f3.5/4.5 make a huge of distortion into faces and human proportions…it’s like a fisheye with that 10mm even in a crop mode. If I had that lens I would use it for lanscape, like you said, interiors and enclosed spaces, but also in some architectural buildings from the exterior. BUT only from 12mm to 24mm in crop mode (like in the D90) because wider than that, everything will be so distorted like a barrel … and it’s nice to now or then to take a shot with that angle but it’s so anoying.
Last month, I saw some interior photos of some rooms in a building, for real estate purposes and the guy (the photographer) took the pictures with a DX camera and a tokina lens in 12mm (it’s 18mm equivalent in FX). Personally I didn’t like the photos because there was lack of space, and of course that the wide angle lens creates the illusion of a larger space…but the furniture that was near the guy looks to deformed from their real proportions. For an architect the deformation that the lens produces into architectural buildings or spaces is not a good thing at all.

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Daniela said

Madman, unless we want to get some creative effect on portrait I think this lens Nikkor 10-24mm f3.5/4.5 make a huge of distortion into faces and human proportions…it’s like a fisheye with that 10mm even in a crop mode. If I had that lens I would use it for lanscape, like you said, interiors and enclosed spaces, but also in some architectural buildings from the exterior. BUT only from 12mm to 24mm in crop mode (like in the D90) because wider than that, everything will be so distorted like a barrel … and it’s nice to now or then to take a shot with that angle but it’s so anoying.
Last month, I saw some interior photos of some rooms in a building, for real estate purposes and the guy (the photographer) took the pictures with a DX camera and a tokina lens in 12mm (it’s 18mm equivalent in FX). Personally I didn’t like the photos because there was lack of space, and of course that the wide angle lens creates the illusion of a larger space…but the furniture that was near the guy looks to deformed from their real proportions. For an architect the deformation that the lens produces into architectural buildings or spaces is not a good thing at all.

I know this Daniela. But there is photographers using it for portraits, i whould not use it to portraits beacause i use a 35mm for my portraits.
But nothing is “wrong” if the photographer want to use it, it is right.
And when it comes to realestate photography there is not many of them that know how to take a photo. They almost allways look distorted and deformed. (No offense to pepole working in realestate.)

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Daniela
So i gather i will not be able to do much with wide angle lens except architectural or landscapes.Frown
How can i learn how to use it properly since now that i have bought it??

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Kultej said

Daniela
So i gather i will not be able to do much with wide angle lens except architectural or landscapes.Frown
How can i learn how to use it properly since now that i have bought it??

I whould think by using it alot.. See if you like the photos it gives you, if you like them then you can use it.

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Kultej said

Daniela
So i gather i will not be able to do much with wide angle lens except architectural or landscapes.Frown
How can i learn how to use it properly since now that i have bought it??

Of course you can do a lot with that lens. The lens zoom from 10mm to 24mm, most of my pictures are taken from 18mm to 24mm. The only thing you have to do, is approaching more from the subject in order to get the image bigger on the screen. Try to get out and take some pictures on different subjects, buildings, portraits etc…and evaluate for yourself if you zoom to 24mm and the subject is too far, and you cannot aproach more…then you may need a 16-85mm zoom lens or maybe a 50mm prime or 35mm prime (they are cheap). See this article to understand focal lenght:

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Lea…..ength.html

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Daniela

I have the 35mm /f1.8.
I am perturbed about the wide angle that i have invested in and now find it a waste.But i will still try and shoot landscape !

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Daniela…. Just let it go.

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