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Canon 50mm F/1.4

 
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Mar 18, 2012 07:51 |  #1

I am purchasing a Canon 60D.

I am going to get the kit 18-135mm lens. This year we are vacationing in June in the Yellowstone/Grand Toton area. Therefore landscape photography is my first priority.

Next year we are returning to Europe and I want to purchase the 50mm F/1.4 for a fast lens for low light indoor photo's.

I am acquiring photo skills, but I am still a beginner in some areas, especially what lens to use for what.

Does the 50mm F/1.4 have any role in landscape photography?




  
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Mar 18, 2012 08:03 |  #2

It's not generally considered a "landscape" lens because it will be a little on the long side on your 60D. It will, however, work as a landscape lens just fine....you just won't be able to get any wide angle photos so you'll have to think about your framing a little differently. Being a short telephoto prime, it will limit your photo opportunities when it comes to landscapes.




  
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Mar 18, 2012 14:39 |  #3

I am doing the same, as I am heading to my second European trip and having a crop sensor camera like yours, I am getting one of the 3 as UWA (Ultra Wide Angle) lenses to fit the purpose of landscape photography (just got some recommendations just to use my kit 18-55 for landscape it will be OK, but meh...the trip worth to get the best if I can afford it):

1- Canon 10-22
2- Tokina 11-16 (would have been my number one but I heard it has this minor problem of flare handling plus the second version is coming out in June so it will be the best UMA ever!)
3- Sigma 10-20

Mainly the 50mm is best for portrait (Google it against 85mm 1.8 to make up your mind) and video I will be getting a 50mm 1.8 ( I hear the difference is not that huge from the 50mm 1.4 when using it in aperture of 2.2 to keep it sharp) so I can safe the difference for the UMA

That's my 2 cents, and I hope it helps! Enjoy Europe and we might pump into each other some where there....




  
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Mar 18, 2012 15:14 |  #4

50mm is just another focal length. It has the same role in landscape photography whether it be on a zoom or on a prime. If you are shooting at small apertures, there would be no reason to choose it over a zoom lens.

All with the 50mm f/1.4. The first 2 are on a 5D, the second 2 are on a 50D.

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Mar 18, 2012 15:17 |  #5

jra wrote in post #14106457 (external link)
Being a short telephoto prime, it will limit your photo opportunities when it comes to landscapes.

All depends on what you are shooting and what your position is relative to your subject. Something like mountains, for example, may be better captured with telephoto lenses than with wide angle lenses.


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Mar 18, 2012 22:52 |  #6

Mark-B wrote in post #14108121 (external link)
All depends on what you are shooting and what your position is relative to your subject. Something like mountains, for example, may be better captured with telephoto lenses than with wide angle lenses.

I would absolutely agree....but, as I originally stated, the options would be limited considering that the focal length would be fixed. A person could work within these limitations to create some wonderful results.




  
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Mar 19, 2012 22:00 |  #7

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