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Chances are you want to employ what's sometimes referred to as the "brenizer method". It's as complicated as taking many pictures with a longer focal length, wider aperture lens and stitch them together in post processing. This will give you a wide angle of view (via pano) and a shallow depth of field (via aperture of long lens) He explains it on his ...


1) The faster aperture the better. You probably want 1.4 if possible, especially on a crop camera. However, the widest 1.4 I know of is a 24, which isn't all that wide on a crop. 2.8 can work, but not as well. 2) It should have low coma. Distant bright spots should remain that - spots. Most lenses add a bit of a "tail" to them. 3) Ideally it should have a ...


The ultrawide is what you want, not the fisheye. The fisheye will always render things with distortion and curves. I shoot both an ultrawide and a fisheye--they each have their place. But for architectural stuff where it's more typical to want straight lines rendered as straight lines, you really want a rectilinear lens. I use a fisheye for interior shots, ...

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