When I started using an SLR, I had just two lenses: A 28-85mm zoom, and a 20mm wide angle lens. That was too wide for me, back then,
and it took me a while to appreciate it.
When I moved on to a DSLR, one of the first new lenses I bought was Nikon’s 14-24mm zoom. That was something else, and again it took me many years to make use of the wider end of it.
This year, I decided to push myself again, and I acquired an 11mm lens.
This lens works like the news these days: It shows a distorted reality. If you want the truth, look elsewhere.
But, as with the news these days, the distortion is so extreme, that we are never tricked into believing it is real. It is more a provocation.
The benefit? Maybe we can learn to resist to undergo this distortion ourselves. Or is the remaining path too narrow?