Fly Fishing Preparation in the White Out. Matt Tripet from The Fly Program
Portraits with wide angles are a general no no, but the modern wide angles allow portraits that also convey the landscape that the subject is in. Using a wide angle allows you to capture a landscape view while still focusing on the subject.
Over the years I’ve owned multiple versions of Nikon’s 20mm lenses like the 2.D and 1.8G versions, while both were good at their times, new cameras and sensors push the boundaries of what may be classed as a good lens in the past. They’ve always been one of my favourites for capturing the whole scene, beyond 20mm I’ve always disliked the distortion. The latest Z version is a whole new beast, this fast, ultrawide-angle prime lens provides superb rendering performance and high resolving power throughout the entire range.
Capturing images in blizzards can be challenging, howling wind, cold and snow limit your ability to be stable. It’s difficult to setup tripods or use manual focus lenses like my favourite the 19mm PC, the need for a fast focus lens combined with 5 axis stabilization is a must. The combination of these features allows sharp images when dropping the speed down to 1/40th second or less. The new Z 20mm f/1.8S sets a whole new standard that allows you to capture a wide variety of scenes from landscapes to close-ups with beautiful bokeh plus no distortion.
|Lens:||Nikon Z 20mm f1.8 S|
|Notes:||Over exposed 2 stops|