Wide-angle lenses have long had a place in the kit bags of professional sports photographers. Whether capturing epic shots of a winning athlete acknowledging a stadium crowd or clustered behind the goal at a football match, wide-angle zooms and primes are used daily to deliver dramatic images to picture desks.
But what else is a wide-angle lens good for in sports photography? What creative opportunities do wide-angle lenses unlock for sports pros? And how do you make the most of the sweeping view of ultra-wide lenses such as the Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM or Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM?
Action sports photographer and Canon Ambassador Jakub Frey shares his tips on working with these wide lenses, with technical insight from Canon Europe Senior Product Specialist Mike Burnhill.