Having sold off a few of the lenses I wasn’t using regularly, I just acquired the 35mm wide angle for my 645D. After really regretting not having this lens at the Okayama Hadaka Matsuri it had become a priority purchase. Although not a super wide angle (it’s field of view on the 645D is equivalent to around 27mm on a FF 35mm camera), it does allow you to be quite creative.
Normally you don’t use wide angles for fashion or portraits, as they can easily have a House of Mirrors effect on people. Occasionally, however, they can be used to good effect to accentuate a model’s physique.
I shot the above image with a new lighting set up, and a Panton chair I got for 75% off on Amazon Japan. More info on the lights in a future blog. Big thanks to Ursula for modeling in this shot.