Using NIKKOR wide-angle lenses to reveal the ‘Misleading Lines’ of Warsaw

Warsaw is renowned for its varied architecture, reflecting the city’s long and colourful history. It was the perfect location for German photographer Max Leitner to deliver stunning architectural photography – with a twist.
See how NIKKOR wide-angle lenses enabled Max to capture the unique lines of the city’s architecture, while incorporating professional urban freerunner Benni Grams, to challenge perspective and create optical illusions, to make the viewer question what’s happening within the frame.

Commenting on his experience, Max Leitner said, “Interesting lines surround us, and I’ve always been compelled by photography’s potential to dissect this environment. Using the lines of contemporary architecture to guide, and sometimes mislead, the viewer enables me to shape the ordinary into a new visual representation. By abstracting and manipulating these lines through composition, you can challenge the viewer’s perception of space. We came to Warsaw to see how far we could push these limits, while doing justice to the magnificent contemporary architecture across the city.”

Max shot on the D850 and the following NIKKOR wide-angle lenses:

AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR – This ultra wide-angle lens boasts vibration reduction to deliver steady images to both the sensor and viewfinder. The optical design delivers superb resolution and contrast in diverse conditions.

AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED – An extreme wide-angle, fast aperture lens for professionals featuring a Nano Crystal coating to reduce the effects of ghost and flare. It delivers edge-to-corner sharpness that can surpass that of equivalent fixed focal-length lenses.

AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED – This professional ultra-fast aperture wide-angle lens guarantees outstandingly sharp images, even in low light. Its large maximum aperture also offers a bright viewfinder image, with a Silent Wave Motor for fast, quiet autofocus.

AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G - Professional, wide-angle, single-focal-length lens with a fast f/1.4 aperture. It boasts an aspherical lens element for superior resolution and contrast. A robust and reliable performer, its optical performance makes it the ideal option for those photographers who want a hard-working lens.

What’s in your kit bag

AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED

AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G