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ninjaboy
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Oct 02, 2013 11:00 |  #1

going to scotland for a week first week in november thought of hiring 17-40 F4
to get some decent landscapes do you think this good lens for the trip or can you suggest a diff lens and why?

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Oct 02, 2013 13:48 |  #2

Besides my 17-40 f/4L, my 70-200 f/4L (non-IS) lens is my "go-to" for landscape. I probably use my 70-200 more than my 17-40.


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Oct 02, 2013 14:06 |  #3

What type of camera - full frame or crop sensor? On a crop sensor camera you might want to hire a 10-22 lens.


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Oct 02, 2013 14:15 |  #4

cmh512 wrote in post #16341226 (external link)
What type of camera - full frame or crop sensor? On a crop sensor camera you might want to hire a 10-22 lens.

Hi Shane - have a wonderful trip.

That 17-40 is an excellent lens but I shoot Full Frame. If you're shooting crop then likely the other lens is a better choice. Take a high quality CPL if you have one as well as a hood. Safe travels :D.


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Oct 02, 2013 14:28 |  #5

some of my favorite landscape shots I've taken with my 50mm f/1.4. it's super crisp, and can gather more light than an f/4 lens. this helps especially at sunrise or sunset.




  
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Oct 02, 2013 15:27 |  #6

If you're shooting Full Frame, I would say the 24-105L with a good polarizer. On a full frame, it gives you a pretty wide field of view at the 24" end, but a lot more zoom on the long end. I have the 17-40L, 24-105L, and 70-200L, and I would say the 24-105 is on for 75% of my landscape shots.


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Oct 02, 2013 17:53 as a reply to  @ paul3221's post |  #7

my camera is a 30D

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Oct 04, 2013 14:58 |  #8

30D is a crop so the 17-40 is effectively a 28-64mm on a FF.

A good ultra wide is the EFS 10-22. Good IQ, but not cheap though.

I found the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 nonVC served me well for landscapes on a holiday this year.


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Oct 04, 2013 15:30 |  #9

Since we are talking a crop camera, I have to say, I really like my 15-85 for landscapes. It's wide enough for me, though as some have suggested, the 10-22 is a fine ultra wide for landscapes.

I would think that the scenery in Scotland would benefit from a wider lens than the 17-40 on a crop camera. I haven't been to Scotland but I have been to Ireland.

That said, this stuff is subjective. Some people like a 50mm view.... others love the way a telephoto compresses things in landscape photos.


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Oct 06, 2013 03:52 |  #10

You could use any lens really and stitch a landscape panorama.


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Oct 09, 2013 08:02 |  #11

robertwsimpson wrote in post #16341270 (external link)
some of my favorite landscape shots I've taken with my 50mm f/1.4. it's super crisp, and can gather more light than an f/4 lens. this helps especially at sunrise or sunset.

Landscapes at F1.4, really? There's this thing called a tripod. Some people use it for landscapes in low light. It gives like 100 stops of IS.


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Oct 16, 2013 15:35 |  #12

i would say a 10-20 sigma can i ask where in scotland you are going?


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Oct 21, 2013 07:22 |  #13

Hikin Mike wrote in post #16341179 (external link)
Besides my 17-40 f/4L, my 70-200 f/4L (non-IS) lens is my "go-to" for landscape. I probably use my 70-200 more than my 17-40.

I pretty much dont use the 17-40 anymore. I always use the 70-200 for all my landscape work. I feel the 17-40 is way too soft for my needs




  
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Oct 25, 2013 14:48 |  #14

Happysnapperman wrote in post #16386920 (external link)
I pretty much dont use the 17-40 anymore. I always use the 70-200 for all my landscape work. I feel the 17-40 is way too soft for my needs

The 17-40 is weak in the outer zones at the widest settings, but is very good across the frame starting at about 20mm when stopped down. The 70-200 may be sharper, but that sharpness won't do much good if something wider than 70mm is needed.




  
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Nov 03, 2013 13:18 |  #15

On a crop sensor, the 17-40 is not a very good option. It's a nice lens on FF, but there are better lenses for cheaper on a crop.

As stated above, the 15-85 is a nice lens. I personally use the Sigma 17-50 2.8 OS on a 40D and love it.




  
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