Shooting Architecture and Cityscapes with the New Russar+ Lens

With a versatile lens like the New Russar+ lens, there are so many shooting styles, subjects, and approaches you can try with your L39 and M mount cameras. This wide angle lens is perfect for taking architectural shots and documenting cityscapes, so we thought of sharing a handful of quick tips you can try with this new accessory!

Take photos of fascinating urban sprawls in both bird’s-eye view and worm’s-eye view. With the whopping 20mm angle of view offered by the New Russar+, there’s simply more room for you to fit in those beautiful skyscrapers and cityscapes, so try out both points of view. Look for a nice vantage point that lets you see and snap the stunning view of the city below, or alternately, scout for a good spot to capture towering buildings and other majestic landmarks!

Pay attention to interesting lines, patterns, and repetitions. As with any camera + lens combination, keep your eyes peeled for criss-crossing lines, crisp curves, and eye-catching patterns out in the streets, and fit them carefully in your frame to tell an interesting and wide-eyed visual tale.

Capture well-known landmarks and curious-looking structures in their entirety. Since you have a wide field of view at your disposal, go ahead and capture those interesting buildings, monuments, and structures in full. We bet you’ll end up with postcard-worthy photographs!

Depict activity in your city. Using a wide angle lens means being able to capture sprawling, sweeping scenes without missing details, so use it wisely — show what’s happening around your city alongside those towering buldings, and give a picture of how busy it often gets! Speeding cars along highways, or yachts and boats coming and leaving a bustling port are just some ideas.

Don’t forget to shoot stunning cityscapes at night! Last but not the least, prowl around your city at night and capture your city’s transformation into a glittering metropolis. Also, those wide-angled long exposure snaps are always stunning, so you might as well find a good vantage point for that, too!

The New Russar+ is a stunning brass-bodied wide-angle lens. It is a pioneering update on the 1958 Russar. Thanks to its modified lens tube construction, the New Russar+ is compatible with L39 and M mount analogue cameras, digital mirrorless cameras and loads of other cameras using adaptor mounts. Visit the New Russar+ microsite for exciting information and stunning wide-angle photos.

written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-04-15 in #gear #tipster #tipsters #lomography #russar-lens #architecture #tips #russar #cityscapes

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