Sigma 19 or 30 for Landscapes

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
npires
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Re: Sigma 19 or 30 for Landscapes
In reply to rogjil, Apr 11, 2013

I got the 16mm + Ultra wide and the Sigma 30mm.
For most landscapes (or cityscapes I tend to shoot) I use the 30mm. It's sharp corner to corner but feel the 16mm + Ultra wide is too wide and makes certain objects appear too far away. However as the 19mm is sharp edge to edge and if you're shooting standing closer to your landscapes I'd be more inclined to choosing that.
Here's an example of what I've done with the 30mm however.

Istanbul with Sigma 30mm

If the above photo was taken with the 19mm you'd have to crop further in to get the same detail and the picture wouldn't look as nice IMO. 30mm seems to be a good focal length even for landscapes.

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