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Feb 08, 2013 18:45 |  #1

I have my idea of what the best landscape lens is. What's yours? We are going to the badlands in June and thinking of making a switch.


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Feb 08, 2013 18:49 |  #2

Throw in a 70-200 and you're covered.

Me? I like what a 300mm does to receding ridges...

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Feb 08, 2013 19:00 |  #3

hope you are going in early june. i was in south dakota in june last year and it was well into the 90's every day. i'm going in may this year. it's hot enough down here in dixie 9 months out of the year, i shouldn't have to cook on my vacation. take an ultra wide and do a little astrophotography at night. when the moon is down and you're outside of the city the night sky out there will make you feel really small.




  
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Feb 08, 2013 19:07 |  #4

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Feb 08, 2013 19:26 |  #5

Going first week of June, staying in Hill City. And yes, I plan on doing some astrophotog.


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Feb 08, 2013 19:48 |  #6

i'll be out there a week before you but i'll be in the middle of the state. if you're in wisconsin you probably have clearer nights than me already. have fun.




  
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Feb 08, 2013 20:30 |  #7
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Well for the bad lands I like wide angle to take in details of the close formations as well as the expanse of the desolate and. I'd take my Zeisse 21mm along with my 24-105.




  
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Feb 09, 2013 00:41 |  #8

Big fan of the 24 TS-E II


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Feb 09, 2013 01:21 as a reply to  @ LamontSanders's post |  #9

Another vote for Zeiss 21mm.Had it borrowed for a while and since then It's the first on my GAS list.;)


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Feb 09, 2013 09:31 |  #10

Assuming we are talking about wide lenses so correct answers are :

- Zeiss Distagon 21mm f2.8
- Zeiss Distagon 15mm f/2.8
- Canon TS-E 24mm 1:3.5 L II
- Canon EF TS-E 17mm f/4L
- Samyang 14mm f/2.8

I would go for Zeiss 21mm and Samyang 14mm. Why Zeiss? Because I prefer Zeiss colors and contrast over Canon's. Canon has TS though. Also I am looking forward for the nee Samyang 24mm TS which is to be released soon. I have a feeling it will surprise many positively :)


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Feb 09, 2013 10:29 |  #11
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SkipD wrote in post #15590656 (external link)
Why the heck would anybody assume that "landscape" photography and "ultra-wide" lenses are married together? Any experienced photographer that I know will use virtually any focal length available depending on the scene in front of the camera. Most ultra-wide "landscape" images that I've seen done by hobbyists are horribly boring because there's nothing interesting in the foreground.

From the area he wants to photograph, a wide angle lens is a very good choice. It is wide and expansive with a lot of great foreground formations. Assuming a wide angle lens for this area is not a bad assumption.

Instead of coming down and blasting someone's suggestions...why don't you provide your suggestions so we all can come down on your choices. Experienced photographers would rather give helpful advice rather than big chesting advice.




  
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Feb 09, 2013 11:37 |  #12

scpictaker wrote in post #15588791 (external link)
I have my idea of what the best landscape lens is. What's yours? We are going to the badlands in June and thinking of making a switch.

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Feb 09, 2013 11:48 |  #13

This may be cheating the question but I've come to like the 50 1.4. It gives decent background-foreground compression, but its also wide enough that I can flip the camera sideways and do a quick panorama if I need a wider perspective.

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Feb 09, 2013 11:51 |  #14

SkipD wrote in post #15591013 (external link)
There's no reason for your nastiness. A retraction would be appreciated.

...this coming from the guy who called one of my suggestions to another poster "absolutely horrid."

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Feb 09, 2013 11:55 |  #15

my vote goes for the 24mm tse mkii i ahve had the zeiss before and liked it as well but i find myself appreciating the 24 more i also like the 90 tilt shift as well




  
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