I purchased Canon’s new ultra wide-angle zoom, Canon EF11-24mm f/4L USM, a couple of months ago but until yesterday, never had the right opportunity to use it. This is a specialty zoom lens that’s best equipped for tight places where you need an extremely wide angle of view without too much distortion (I was originally thinking slot canyons and forests). For most wide-angle landscapes, any focal length wider than 16mm diminishes the background too much for my tastes.
In this case, I wanted to include the entire tree in the image frame but I could only back up so far because of a large rock that obstructed my movement. An ultra wide angle lens was needed. Yeah! I finally found the right situation for my unused and expensive lens.
At 11mm, the image shows almost zero distortion or curved horizon. Simply Amazing! The quality and sharpness of the image, as well as resolution, are up to par with other Canon zooms lenses too.
The Eleventh of November
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EF11-24mm f/4L USM @ 11mm
1/13 second @ f/16, ISO 100
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