Canon 10mm vs 18mm for landscapes

Started May 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
kenw
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10mm will ruin vistas, not capture them...
In reply to Huntere, May 21, 2013

The 10-22 is an excellent lens and a must have for most Canon APS-C landscape shooters - though consider the Sigma and Tokina alternatives as well.

Problem is that UWA lenses are a perfect way to ruin all your shots if you don't put a lot of thought into using them. I see a big red flag in your post - "capturing vistas". No, no, NO!

Ultra-wide angle lenses capture foregrounds, not vistas. They diminish vistas into nothingness. The classic UWA mistake is to try to vacuum up the view, the result being flat, dull images. I should know, I made that mistake a lot before learning what I was suppose to be doing.

So friendly word of warning, if you get one read up on UWA composition and practice a bit before your trip or you may end up disappointed.

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