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Feb 28, 2015 15:37 |  #8416

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WhyFi thank you!

Well,the 50/1.4 is great lens,I really like it,but very often I need a little WAs,say something like 24mm.

And which lens is sharp from corner to corner ?

There are quite a few. Personally, I'm a big fan of older lenses. My primary landscape lens is my Zeiss Contax 28 f/2.8 (C/Y mount) - I don't think that I'll ever get rid of it... except if I were to replace it with a C/Y 21/2.8 I think that I have at least a dozen samples shot with the 28/2.8 on the 5D in my gallery, if you're inclined to look. Very sharp, great contrast and 'pop.'


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Feb 28, 2015 15:40 |  #8417

WhyFi wrote in post #17454063 (external link)
There are quite a few. Personally, I'm a big fan of older lenses. My primary landscape lens is my Zeiss Contax 28 f/2.8 (C/Y mount) - I don't think that I'll ever get rid of it... except if I were to replace it with a C/Y 21/2.8 I think that I have at least a dozen samples shot with the 28/2.8 on the 5D in my gallery, if you're inclined to look. Very sharp, great contrast and 'pop.'

OK,and what about something from a Canon line?


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Feb 28, 2015 15:48 |  #8418

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OK,and what about something from a Canon line?

I can't say that I've kept a terribly close eye on them, but most of the lenses that they've released in the last few years seem to be pretty good in terms of sharpness and contrast. In the WA/UWA region, I've been impressed with what I've seen from the 16-35 f4L IS. The 35f/2 IS also looks very impressive, though I don't know if 35 is wide enough for you. If not, I believe that others have said that the newer 28mm and 24mm prime offerings are similarly good. Go in to the Gear section and see if you can find gallery samples from POTN users or do a search for a Flickr user group for a particular model.


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Feb 28, 2015 15:52 |  #8419

Thank you WhyFi !

It helps a lot !


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Feb 28, 2015 18:00 |  #8420

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Mar 01, 2015 12:30 as a reply to  @ VaDimZH's post |  #8421

I would recommend the ef 24-105is - it'll give you versatility and is a very sharp lens! I have a lot of great landscapes with it.


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Mar 01, 2015 13:03 |  #8422

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I would recommend the ef 24-105is - it'll give you versatility and is a very sharp lens! I have a lot of great landscapes with it.

Yeah,I had it previously,I don't like it (not the lens itself) because it doesn't have the lock on 24mm.


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Mar 01, 2015 14:59 as a reply to  @ post 17454021 |  #8423

Sharpest landscape lens is currently 16-35 f/4 IS.

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Mar 01, 2015 18:11 as a reply to  @ palad1n's post |  #8424

palad1n,

its on ^ 16-35 f/4 IS. ?

BTW,excellent picture!


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Mar 02, 2015 00:49 |  #8425

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What is the best lens for landscape photography ?

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There is no best. Landscape is a super broad genre. You can landscape with a 12mm, or a 600mm. It's just a difference in perspective and distance to target for intended field of view. You'll see a lot of "go wide angle" but that's not always the way to go. There's a ton of telephoto landscape that is stunning. You just have to consider what landscape you actually want to do, where, when, etc, and what you want out of it. You may find wide angle to be what you want, or just a normal field of view, or maybe you are going to want telephoto. Who knows. Use your 50mm to guide you, do you want wider than that, or have you ever tried using the 50mm in that way?

When I think of a "lanscape" lens, I think of three main properties as being important: (1) flare resistance, (2) corner sharpness when stopped down, (3) ability to take standard filters. The rest is secondary (things like max aperture, autofocus, IS, etc, are all not important to me on a landscape lens, because I tend to hyperfocal/manual focus, I'm on a tripod, and I'm stopping down for depth of field and sharpness, so I only focus on the above 3 properties in a landscape lens).

That said, it's hard to go wrong with a used EF 17-40 F4L lens, because it gives you great flare resistance, takes filters, and has good sharpness stopped down, and gives you ultrawide angle, wide angle and normal field of view (35mm~40mm) without overlapping with your 50mm. It's inexpensive for what it is.

Otherwise, I would look at good manual glass, primes, and options like that. A good 28mm prime can be a great lens to go with. Be it a modern EF 28mm F2.8 IS, or a 30 year old 28mm adapted manual focus lens like an old super takumar. Again, I still look at flare resistance, sharpness in corners stopped down, and ability to take filters as being important. If price is cheap on old manual glass, you can at least compromise since these lenses can be $10~30.

I do a lot of landcape at 22mm on APS-C, so on full frame, the equivalent would be a standard 35mm lens. But I use my 5D for portrait. I do landscape on APS-C typically.

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Mar 02, 2015 02:51 |  #8426

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There is no best. Landscape is a super broad genre. You can landscape with a 12mm, or a 600mm. It's just a difference in perspective and distance to target for intended field of view. You'll see a lot of "go wide angle" but that's not always the way to go. There's a ton of telephoto landscape that is stunning. You just have to consider what landscape you actually want to do, where, when, etc, and what you want out of it. You may find wide angle to be what you want, or just a normal field of view, or maybe you are going to want telephoto. Who knows. Use your 50mm to guide you, do you want wider than that, or have you ever tried using the 50mm in that way?

When I think of a "lanscape" lens, I think of three main properties as being important: (1) flare resistance, (2) corner sharpness when stopped down, (3) ability to take standard filters. The rest is secondary (things like max aperture, autofocus, IS, etc, are all not important to me on a landscape lens, because I tend to hyperfocal/manual focus, I'm on a tripod, and I'm stopping down for depth of field and sharpness, so I only focus on the above 3 properties in a landscape lens).

That said, it's hard to go wrong with a used EF 17-40 F4L lens, because it gives you great flare resistance, takes filters, and has good sharpness stopped down, and gives you ultrawide angle, wide angle and normal field of view (35mm~40mm) without overlapping with your 50mm. It's inexpensive for what it is.

Otherwise, I would look at good manual glass, primes, and options like that. A good 28mm prime can be a great lens to go with. Be it a modern EF 28mm F2.8 IS, or a 30 year old 28mm adapted manual focus lens like an old super takumar. Again, I still look at flare resistance, sharpness in corners stopped down, and ability to take filters as being important. If price is cheap on old manual glass, you can at least compromise since these lenses can be $10~30.

I do a lot of landcape at 22mm on APS-C, so on full frame, the equivalent would be a standard 35mm lens. But I use my 5D for portrait. I do landscape on APS-C typically.

Very best,

Thank you!

BTW,why do you recommend EF 17-40 F4L and not 16-35mm f/2.8 L II for example ?

Does it ( EF 17-40 F4L ) have a better sharpness stopped down ?


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Mar 02, 2015 04:46 as a reply to  @ VaDimZH's post |  #8427

Thank you!


16-35L f/4 IS is much better than old 17-40L, but 17-40 f/4 is also good performer and it can be found used for very good price.

16-35 f/2.8 II costs more and it is not as sharp as f/4 IS version.


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