Sunny Liu is a photographer from Hong Kong who is famous for capturing the everyday life of the vivid city. He tested out our newest Atoll Ultra-Wide 2.8/17 Art Lens by visiting the busiest streets in Hong Kong. In this article Sunny shares with us a candid view of a city in lockdown and talked to us about his experiences shooting with this ultra-wide lens.
Sunny, haven't seen you for a long time! How have you been?
Yeah, Long time so see! I have been working at the office like usual since my company didn't implement work-from-home.
What places did you go to for trying out the Atoll lens?
After receiving the lens from Lomography, I took it to Sham Shui Po which I haven't visited for a long time, also shot it at some other places that I pass by daily.
Seeing that your photos were mainly shot in the daytime, what are the settings for the lens and your camera?
In the daytime, f/5.6 is mostly used, the aperture is small enough to not require constant focusing.
How was the experience shooting with the newest Lomography Art Lens?
Although I was shooting with a prototype, I can feel that how light and compact this lens is.
What subject would you recommend to shoot with this 17mm wide-angle focal length?
This ultra-wide-angle lens is very suitable for street photography. Although I rarely use this focal length myself, I regained my interest in shooting with wide-angle lens through this opportunity. I recommend checking out Alan Schaller & Vineet Vohra for their wide-angle photography.
Any upcoming projects?
Haven't thought of any yet, will have to wait until the pandemic is over.
Thanks for your sharing, Sunny! To see more of Sunny's work, follow him on Instagram !
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