Thank you! Only shooting sports and indoor weddings, my gosh I never really had to think of these things. Thanks, that actually helps me as I'm really looking to expand my photography on a personal level, and landscape is definitely always been one of my favorites, but just never had the time to do it.
I ran across a football stadium photo I took, the field runs north-south and I was at the south end looking north, looking towards both stands on my left and right, colors were pretty saturated, right down the field. There was also a flagpole in my center which was situated on the south end of the field. I was shooting with the 35L lens, and in my worry to "get everything in focus" I shot at f/22. Well when I went home, eh, even the light poles and overhead lights weren't really sharp at all. In fact, nothing was really all that sharp at all. The scoreboard lettering had "pixelated" and you really couldn't read it. Now mind you I was using a tripod at 1/100 at ISO 100.
My question is, if I return to this same scene today, which is possible, would shooting at f/8, f/9, f/10, f/11, f/16 trial shots be worth it, ie will a bit wider make a difference in your opinion or is 35mm just too dang far away (although it's hard to fit the whole scene in any longer). Or, should I back up and shoot longer, and compress everything? This is just for my own curiosity.
Thanks in advance.