I have been coming and going from this forum to others(fred Miranda,Dpreview,Photonet)etc for a few years now.I dont post much,often get the feeling the majority of you guys have more interesting/experienced things to say. I learned a real LOT over here and got some very good advise to complete what today is my photographic kit.I enjoy photography so much and am very happy with my gear.
But curiously enough, as much as people talk(write) about equipment and very specially about lenses, (sharpness,FOV,CA,PF,diastortion,etc), and the active and eternal discussion about FF or Crop-sensors, I beleve there is one aspect of the lenses that is hardly ever discussed: Perspective.
I am a very happy guy living in Crop-land, Acceptable quality EF-s Zooms have made the reach of Ultrawide achievable,but I believe with the high image quality the crop-sensored cameras deliver nowadays the real difference to me is in PERSPECTIVE.My 24-70 L is something lika a 38mm in my 20D..BUT...it still has a WA 24mm perspective, and that does make a difference to MY photography.I think the correct use of the specific perspective of a certain lens is what can make a picture succesfull over the Angle of view it covers.I find landscape WA photography the most challenging and satisfactory when properly done, and this takes me to my 10-22 EF-s:
I love the field of view of this wild lense, BUT I am afraid I hate it´s´perspective.To Wild, to accentuated,far objects simply TOO far. I am wondering what things would be like covering the same FOV with a 16-35 in full frame....
Perspective, relative size and situation of the objects in a picture are a basic key (TO ME) in phofography and I would like to know other people´s take on this one and what their position with regard to this would be in the eternall FF-APS debate.
All the best