If you like landscape portraiture then ---how ya gonna do that without a landscape lens? I love my 24mm, but, there are times wen you want wider than that.
"A perfect fit between the more effect-driven 8-15mm f/4 fisheye and the event-oriented 16-35mm f/2.8..."
what about the 14mmm prime? Wider than the 16-35, less distortion, better IQ than the 8-15mm...it's a lens on my list to check out for sure!!!!
The amount of single mindedness about lenses and roles in these forums is deeply disturbing.
Or rather it probably reflects how little photography people do...
I believe a better description from Chuck would have been "environmental portraits", where the environment adds context to the image. (e.g. Model reading a book under a large tree.) If the scale of the environment adds context to an image why not shoot with a wide angle lens from a reasonable distance.
TY...yeah, that is a better way of saying it. Just saying really that there are lots of ways to use an ultra wide. They aren't easy to use due to distortion, but when you nail the right angle, they can be quite awesome!
Owns 5Dmkiii, 16-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, 50mm 1.4, 85 mm 1.8, 580 EXII, 2 430 EX's