Canon 10mm vs 18mm for landscapes

Started May 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
jrkliny
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Re: Canon 10mm vs 18mm for landscapes
In reply to Huntere, May 20, 2013

I would emphasize what has already been said.  The difference between 10mm and 18mm is huge.  The same can be said for the difference between 10mm and 15mm.  I have both the 10-22 and 15-85 and use the lens that matches my needs for each specific image.

If you buy a different lens, either 10-22 or the 15-85, I suggest you spend a great deal of time understanding how and when to use different focal lengths.  If you just want a wide angle so you can stand at Oxer Lookout and capture a wider area, you are likely to be disappointed.  Wide and UW angle lenses are all about changing perspective, being able to emphasize foreground elements and being able to control depth of field.  If you just want a wider field of view, you can always take a couple of images and stitch them into a pano.

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