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Re: Landscape Lens advice
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2013, 03:52:54 AM »
I enjoy telephoto compression in landscape as well.  I would also like to try a T/S lens.  I didn't realize the 17-40 Canon needed to be closed to f/11 to be sharp in the corners.  That's too much like what I have had to do with crop lenses...so maybe I should forget about ever buying a 17-40.  The Tokina 16-28 seems like it will be great, but it only goes to 28...
You mean you like the telephoto FOV? :-)
To change compression in a landscape photo, you would have to walk several yards or miles, as only distance changes perspective

Um, subject matter within the telephoto field of view, gets compressed...yes from a distance far greater than framing with a wider angle lens.  Duh...that's self evident, is it not?

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Re: Landscape Lens advice
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2013, 05:39:30 AM »
I enjoy telephoto compression in landscape as well.  I would also like to try a T/S lens.  I didn't realize the 17-40 Canon needed to be closed to f/11 to be sharp in the corners.  That's too much like what I have had to do with crop lenses...so maybe I should forget about ever buying a 17-40.  The Tokina 16-28 seems like it will be great, but it only goes to 28...

f8-11 may be necessary for decent corners when zoomed out wide for the 17-40 on full frame, but used on crop it behaves better- the corners are decent by f5.6, even wide open isn't really a problem, though used for landscape, corner sharpness/detail for distant subjects is never completely stellar. Probably not helped by the pixel dense 7D sensor!
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Re: Landscape Lens advice
« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2013, 12:49:58 PM »
Only we photographers scrutinize corner sharpness. Most viewers just look at the image as a whole. The 17-40L is a fine lens if you have a tripod and shoot at f/8 and narrower (which is ideal for landscapes anyway).

Also, I use the corner softness and vignetting wide open to my advantage for close up of objects to create some subject isolation.
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Re: Landscape Lens advice
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2013, 10:26:26 PM »
This is good to know, regarding the 17-40.  Thank you all. 

A friend announced to me yesterday, that he just bought the 16-28 Tokina, for his 7D.  I hope to try it on my new 6D.  Hopefully I will make the right choice.  I have a feeling the right choice is to buy several lenses including a T/S, but I would rather not spend the money.

I wonder...does anyone ever try to correct rectilinear distortion?  I guess I should google it.  That distortion, is why people don't like shooting really wide angle.  It's either that, or barrel distortion of a fish-eye...in some cases neither is preferable...which is where panoramas come in.  But who has time to do stitched panoramas while visiting a national park or something?  I would just wind up rushing it, and miss out on going to enough locations to take pictures.  I'm always rushed...time is never on my side.  Sort of like posting on here.  I sign in to look around for 15 minutes, and an hour later I'm done.

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Re: Landscape Lens advice
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2013, 10:26:26 PM »