Good Stuff Awards 2016: Best Super Wide-Angle Zoom
My ideal photo bag is filled with a bright 24mm and an 85mm lens, a telephoto zoom and a super-wide angle zoom. When I come back from vacation, it’s the super-wide angle that I have used the most for taking my vacation snapshots. I have tried before supplementing the set of 24 and 85mm fixed focal lengths with a 14mm lens. It does not work as well for me. Too often, I wanted to zoom in a bit when I had the 14mm on the camera, or to zoom out when I had the 24 mm lens mounted.
With a wide-angle zoom lens you make impressive (urban) landscapes, but they are also ideal for interior shots. It seems to be a trend to have these kilometer-eaters among the zoom lenses that keep coming out in increasingly brighter versions. That is certainly a welcome addition for interior photographers. Fans of sharp corners now only have to stop down to f/4 (on cameras with a micro-43 sensor) or f/5.6 (cameras with an APS-C or full-frame sensor) for sharp corners, thanks to that extra stop of brightness. Check our Good Stuff Awards list with the best wide-angle zooms that we have reviewed.