Best landscape lens for K-5

Started Jun 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
klimbkat
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Re: Best landscape lens for K-5
In reply to jimrpdx, Jun 23, 2012

jimrpdx wrote:

I concur that the 16-45 f/4 is a great landscape lens when keeping funds in check. That's great range and fixed f/4, though it curiously extends as you zoom out to 16mm! If you want to spend a bit more the 18-135WR is handy for silent focus and weather protection.

My happy place is with the kit 18-55WR plus Sigma's 15 fisheye for the extreme wide shots, and the DA55-300 on the long end. Some landscapes can take some magnifying and that lens is excellent, quite sharp if a bit slow past 200mm. Here it is at 60mm:

Nice shot of Horseshoe Lake, Jim. My lightweight backpacking kit usually includes the 16-45 and 55-300. That range covers pretty wide (plus panos) to pretty long, plus both fit in the same Lowe case. Here's a shot with the 16-45 of moonrise at sunset on Horsehoe Lake.

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