BorrowLenses.com: Pentax 10-17mm Fish Eye
I wrote an earlier post about my first rental from BorrowLenses.com where I rented the LensBaby Composer. My most recent rental was a Wide Angle Fish Eye lens that I wanted to get some experience with. There have been several times that felt I “needed” a wider lens when out shooting, such as when trying to shoot a tall building (Notre Dame Cathedral) or a wide open space, but now after having a chance to go shooting with it for a week, I’m not sure that if is the right lens for those situations. I’m very glad that I had the opportunity to rent and try out the lens instead of spending the $500-$600 for it first and then discovering that it has limited use for my kind of shooting.
I was able to get some pretty interesting shots with the lens, and I’ll share some of them with you.
The first set consists of my first few shots with the lens. A buddy of mine was DJing at a lounge, Azul (another post for another day), in San Francisco. It was a great opportunity to get some indoor shots as well as portraits.
I also took the lens out and about with me on Sunday while shooting in San Francisco. Here’s a shot of the Mighty Golden Gate from that outing. No, the lens unfortunately doesn’t desaturate everything but the photo subject. It was done courtesy of Lightroom.
Here are a few product shots I took of the lens before returning it yesterday.
All in all, this was a great rental. I spent $39 instead of $500+, to get a new look through the viewfinder and, most importantly, got out to shoot in beautiful locations and situations.
I hope you have a great shooting day today!
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