1. Wide angle camera lenses let me capture perspectives similar to our human vision.
2. It immerses the viewer into the scene.
3. It makes the subject look dramatic.
4. It presents objects in an interesting perspective.
5. Things look further than they actually are.
6. Perfect for candids, as people don’t realise that they are in the photos.
7. It creates images that make people see differently.
8. When you are already against the wall and needed to take a table shot that includes everyone.
9. You will never have to step back to capture everything that is in front.
10. And most importantly, no need to shoot in panorama mode and get imperfect stitched photos.
All photos are shot with LG G5 smartphone with ultra wide angle 135-degree camera. LG G5 is the first smartphone with 3 functioning camera lens: 2 rear and 1 front.
The alternative to the LG G5 is a full-frame mirrorless camera or DSLR with a hyper-wide angle rectilinear lens like the Voigtlader 10mm f/5.6 lens costing around S$1600. It captures with minimal distortion and definitely worth the price if you are a professional and wants to capture any of the images above with less distortion. Here’s how it looks like when shooting the interior of Funan IT Mall (compared to #5 above):
Chester Chen (not me, I’m Chester Tan) shoots the above image with Sony A7SII full frame mirrorless camera. He is a Sony Professional Photographer. Visit his Flickr account for more hyper-wide angle photos and surreal infra-red images.
If you prefer a lighter system, you might want to consider LG G5. Read my LG G5 full review.