I am planning on going around Switzerland for a week to travel through the alps and photograph scenery and landscapes. I also want to rent a lens that would be best for landscape photography. I have a 60D with an 18-55mm, a 28mm 2.8, a 50mm 1.8 and a 70-200 f/4 L. Here are the lenses I am considering to rent:
Canon 10-22mm (I had a Tamron 10-24 when I used to shoot Nikon and absolutely loved the wide angle)
Canon 17-40mm L (I don't know if this is wide enough but I'm considering buying this lens in a few months to replace my 18-55)
Canon 16-35mm L (Not sure if its worth spending extra to get this one, especially if I'm shooting landscape where I'll be using narrow apertures)
Canon 24-105 L (Would this be a decent idea as a general purpose zoom or do you think I should just try to go for something more wide angle?)
Thanks for your help!
Having recently returned from the mountains of colorado, a few things:
1. Buy the 24-105; you will love it!
2. Rent or buy now the 24-105 and the 10-22. Failing both, then the 17-40. You don't need duplication of focal length... ignore the 16-35 and 17-40 if you get the 10-22.
3. A CPL is wonderful, but wonderfully weird often on ultrawide. It will do very strange things, like polarizing only part of the frame if you are not careful
4. In the mountains, there is usually a fantastic dynamic range you will want to capture. Consider either a 3x nd grad or some hdr work...
6. The most atractive focal length for mountains to me is 16mm on APS-C. Heed well your foreground though!