Those with a keen eye or snoop around in the exif data will note that I made all of these photos with my Canon 10-22 wide angle lens. It’s becoming my favorite general purpose “travel with just one lens” lens in spite of several clear weaknesses. For most tourists who simply want to show they were there, this lens will capture more of “there” than any other, especially the grand buildings that are so prevalent in Europe. And, after a bit of practice, you can start taking advantage of the lens’s distortion to make interesting images of day-to-day life (since the small moments are what actually make travel interesting), but usually end up rather boring.
On the down side, the lens is slow and you’ll occasionally get frustrated with the “all wide, all the time” perspective, but on the whole, it works well for me as my walking around tourist lens, especially when you want to travel light.
Check out the full set here:
Oh, and for several reasons, I didn’t take many^Wany photos of UDS itself:
- “still life of people in meeting rooms” isn’t exactly the most exciting subject
- I left my Speedlite at home
- my lens is too slow (F/3.5-4.5 ) for most indoor shooting
- and anyway, you can see all of Sciri’s fantastic people photos on his site