24th May 2009 at 4:13 pm

Wide Angle Views at Hever Castle

My previous post about My new Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens has been the most popular post on my blog since it was published nearly a year ago. I imagine the viewers were quite disappointed to just find a single image there. This post aims to rectify that. – All these photos were taken with the Sigma Lens and a Nikon D300.

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Overall I have been happy with the results from using the lens – there is very little barrel distortion – It’s undoubtably my favourite lens. Such a wide angle can be a double edged sword. From a distance it can be hard to exclude unwanted extras such as people standing to the side of you, or even your own feet in some cases. However that same wide angle also means you can stand very close to a object and still capture the whole thing. Take this picture of the castle. The area outside is thronging with people, however I am only standing about a metre in front of the drawbridge so this puts them all behind me.


Hever Castle