O7-14 PRO or O12

Discussion in 'This or That?' started by dornblaser, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
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    David Dornblaser
    I have the O12, which I like, and use it infrequently for both interiors and landscapes. I wasn't interested in the O7-14 until I saw some of the images. I have not shot below 12mm before and I am wondering what the benefits, thoughts, experiences, etc., are of going wider.
  2. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
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  3. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    Wide lenses enhance the depth of the image, the difference of distance of near and far objects. The opposite of a tele "compression".
    This allows you to compose with a proportion in the size of close and far objects that you can get in no other way.

    The 7-14 also have a small minimum focus distance for wide "macro": https://www.mu-43.com/threads/77949/#post-788840

    For astrophotography allows you to use longer shutter speeds without getting star trails.
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  4. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    One surprising thing about UWA for me is that it works best when you get close to something. I think I envisioned using it to stand back and fit even more in. But it generally works better to move closer and fit the same stuff in, but from close up to exaggerate the perspective.
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