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Ultimate Dedicated Landscape Lens ~ Your Pick?

 
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Jul 14, 2012 21:54 as a reply to  @ post 14716984 |  #16

Would have to agree with either the 24 or 17 TS lenses depending on how wide you want to go. However, as others have said I have an equal number of great telephoto landscape shots as I do WA ones. I've used the 100-400 for some great shots and hope to pick up a 70-200 for landscapes also. I am also looking at adding the 24 TS II also.


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Jul 14, 2012 22:13 |  #17

I think the ideal one needs to be a zoom for versatility, light so you can actually take it to places, and weather-sealed, so it can handle the environment.

So my pick goes to the 17-40.




  
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Jul 14, 2012 23:16 |  #18

Not to hijack the thread, but this statement is incorrect...

NWPhil wrote in post #14716661 (external link)
TS-e 17
if you like ultra wide
you can use a 1.4X converter but will affect IQ

I tested the TS-E 17 + 1.4x III against the TS-E 24. On axis, the combination is the equal of the TS-E 24. On the frame edges and corners, the combination is sharper.

In the testing, I was particularly careful to avoid errors confusion that would be caused by field curvature. In other words, I refocused both lenses when studying the frame edges and corners. I was quite surprised at the result - the 17/1.4x combo was nearly twice as sharp as the TS-E 24 Mk II.


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Jul 14, 2012 23:23 |  #19

Of course there are the very usable zooms... but rather than post another 24-105L how about a Zeiss ZE 25/2. I've been using one for a couple of months.

It's extremely sharp, has no chromatic aberration. Wide open there's a lot of illumination fall off (which you can exploit) while it's essentially flat by f/5.6. The bokeh is superb and it's built like a tank. Sadly, it's also priced like a tank....


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Jul 14, 2012 23:28 |  #20

TSE 24 II by far

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Jul 15, 2012 00:07 |  #21

mrkgoo wrote in post #14717615 (external link)
I think the ideal one needs to be a zoom for versatility, light so you can actually take it to places, and weather-sealed, so it can handle the environment.

So my pick goes to the 17-40.

Ha, sound you need 28-300L ;)

I still pick prime over zoom :)


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Jul 15, 2012 00:15 |  #22

I don't have a dedicated lens for landscapes since it all depends on what I'm shooting.

My faves atm are Canon's 17 TS, 24 TS-E MK II, Zeiss 21, and Zeiss 35 f2. For Nikon it's the 14-24 and 24-70. :) My future purchases will include the Zeiss 15 2.8 and Zeiss 25 f2.:)




  
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Jul 15, 2012 00:57 |  #23

How do you like the Zeiss 21? My Contax 18 won't work on the 5DII, and reviews of the Zeiss 18 ZE aren't stellar. I know the 21 carries a huge price tag, but I'm already addicted to Zeiss glass...


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Jul 15, 2012 01:21 |  #24

electronpusher wrote in post #14718069 (external link)
How do you like the Zeiss 21? My Contax 18 won't work on the 5DII, and reviews of the Zeiss 18 ZE aren't stellar. I know the 21 carries a huge price tag, but I'm already addicted to Zeiss glass...

Love the Zeiss 21. It's close to perfection as it gets with the exception of the moustache distortion. :)




  
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Jul 15, 2012 01:30 |  #25

jdizzle wrote in post #14718105 (external link)
Love the Zeiss 21. It's close to perfection as it gets with the exception of the moustache distortion. :)

Thanks - it's on my wish list. I'll hold on to the Contax 18 with hope that it will fit a 5DIII when I upgrade someday.


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Jul 15, 2012 12:14 |  #26

jdizzle wrote in post #14717981 (external link)
I don't have a dedicated lens for landscapes since it all depends on what I'm shooting.

My faves atm are Canon's 17 TS, 24 TS-E MK II, Zeiss 21, and Zeiss 35 f2. For Nikon it's the 14-24 and 24-70. :) My future purchases will include the Zeiss 15 2.8 and Zeiss 25 f2.:)

I would love to try out the Zeiss 15....but wow is it pricey! Love my Zeiss 21 however.




  
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Jul 15, 2012 12:36 |  #27

+1 to the Zeiss 21mm.....and hopefully +1 to the 15mm if they ever get around it shipping it (to me at least.)



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Jul 15, 2012 12:40 |  #28

My favorite was the 17-40L until I got the 24mm f/3.5L TS-E version 1. Now I use both equally, but if I could choose one I might lean towards the 17-40L simply for the zoom ability and it's wider. My copy of the 17-40L is almost completely flare resistant and I feel is the fastest focusing lens I own (check sig for other lenses). It's small, light, weather sealed.... What's not to like!


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Jul 15, 2012 13:37 as a reply to  @ kawi_200's post |  #29

NIkon 14-24mm 2.8 G


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Jul 15, 2012 14:51 |  #30

harv3589 wrote in post #14719583 (external link)
I would love to try out the Zeiss 15....but wow is it pricey! Love my Zeiss 21 however.

It is pricey but, it will get in my bag sooner or later. I have other purchases that are priority atm. :)




  
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