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Recommendation for landscape lens on 5DMk111.
« on: May 27, 2012, 11:48:18 AM »
Pls recommend a suitable lens for landscape photography. Money is not an obstacle.
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Re: Recommendation for landscape lens on 5DMk111.
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2012, 12:35:05 PM »
TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II.
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2012, 12:58:27 PM »
TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II.

Agreed - uber sharp

For a wider landscape add a good tripod and pano head to take several shots and stitch them together. 5shot pano would give you a landscape with twice the mps of a D800 single shot landscape.

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Re: Recommendation for landscape lens on 5DMk111.
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2012, 02:08:36 PM »
If money is no object, and you're shooting with a 5DmkIII, you might want to toss in a 70-200 f/2.8 IS L.  Sometimes in landscape photography you want to zoom in rather than going wider, and this lens would be a great focal range for that purpose.
In landscape photography, when you shoot is more important than where.

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Re: Recommendation for landscape lens on 5DMk111.
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2012, 02:14:54 PM »
Money is not an obstacle.

TS-E 24mm II and TS-E 17mm if money really is not an issue.  These are truly awesome and show you what Canon is capable of. 

But honestly, for landscapes, you are going to be stopping down and often using tripod anyway.  There are many lenses out there that will capture nice images at much lower prices.

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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2012, 11:14:45 PM »
I love my ef 200/2 for compressed landscapes. 
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2012, 01:46:27 AM »
I love my ef 200/2 for compressed landscapes.

Have you done panos with this yet?

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Re: Recommendation for landscape lens on 5DMk111.
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2012, 02:32:29 AM »
This is taken with EOS500D handheld. 8 photo stitched.
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Re: Recommendation for landscape lens on 5DMk111.
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2012, 02:36:26 AM »
I went to an EOS boutique and they recommended EF 16-35mm f/2.8L 11 USM. Any comments?
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Re: Recommendation for landscape lens on 5DMk111.
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2012, 09:18:03 AM »
I went to an EOS boutique and they recommended EF 16-35mm f/2.8L 11 USM. Any comments?

If you want AF and focal length versatility, then the 16-35L II is a great choice.  The TS-E 17 and 24 are both better than the 16-35L II, but they're both manual focus only and making the adjustments are much easier on a tripod.  If you're serious about landscapes, then a TS-E is the way to go.  If you want something for use when traveling and sightseeing, then the 16-35L II is a better choice.

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Re: Recommendation for landscape lens on 5DMk111.
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2012, 01:53:37 PM »
24mm 1.4L II

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Re: Recommendation for landscape lens on 5DMk111.
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2012, 12:13:31 PM »
Thanks guys. I'll probably be going for a 16-35L II for my travels and a TS-E 24 for my special landscapes.  :P
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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2012, 08:05:30 PM »
Thanks guys. I'll probably be going for a 16-35L II for my travels and a TS-E 24 for my special landscapes.  :P

This is a very good choice that offers a lot of versatility for you

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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2012, 08:05:30 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2012, 08:41:15 PM »
Every single lens mentioned here so far would be perfect. All top quality glass that you'll get great landscapes with. But only you know your shooting style. Some shooters will produce their best landscapes exclusively with a 24 TS-E, others will produce their best landscapes with beautifully compressed compositions shot with a 600.

Your choices of the 16-35 f/2.8II & 24 TS-E suggest you like the wide look, but they both go across the same focal length range. I'd like to see you drop the 24 TS-E and direct your $$ to the very highly rated, light weight 70-200 f/4is. For travel work, it's not going to be all 16mm landscapes, you'll appreciate the reach of a peerless 70-200 in ways that you possibly have not even anticipated. The 70-200 f/4is has long been a constant inclusion in travel/landscape shooters kits.

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Re: Recommendation for landscape lens on 5DMk111.
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2012, 01:52:47 PM »
Adding to the voice for adding a telephoto for more options, here's an example, albeit with a 135mm. Sometimes you might want even more than that, I've ssen good landscapes with a 400+mm.


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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2012, 01:52:47 PM »