weka2000 wrote in post #18718797
I have a sigma 50f1.4 never gets used. I found that going away that 17-40 to wide and 70-200 to long, all my filters are 77mm. The only prime that I looked at was 24mm Tilt and Shift. I don't need F2.8 glass so F4 is fine.
When I looked at focal lengths in my landscape data there was only the 17mm stand out focal length but the 17-40 and 24-105 lens were basically equal in usage with 70-200 third, motorsport was 300mm plus. Model photography 70-200 followed by 24-105.
I will get the 100-400 at some stage, interesting that sigma have just released 60-600 so will see what those reviews look like.
The key fact is I need to get out more
The reason I suggested the 50mm is that is the lens with closest outlook of the human eye (on full frame). So perhaps dp some exercises where you throw on the 50 f1:4 and do some landscapes. Don't worry too much about filters, you can fix stuff in the digital darkroom in camera raw.
The 1:4 will give you depth of field ranging from razor blade thin, to from here to eternity and in all honesty, that is one of the main creative tools you have in your box. So do a close up of the tree with a soft harbour background, or do the opposite, get the harbour in focus and a soft tree in the foreground to see how it all works, for example. That is why I work mainly in aperture priority
When you get home then you can play with crops and developing techniques in whatever software you use, even layers and HDR if you wish, to produce whatever it is that satisfys what you are trying to achieve.
When you have mastered landscapes on the 50mm you will then get great landscapes on the zooms. BTW the 50mm is a prime lens.