Why do wide angle lenses have f1.4?

Started Sep 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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PaulD1980
PaulD1980 Junior Member • Posts: 43
Why do wide angle lenses have f1.4?

Hi all,

I'm looking to buy a wide angle lens soon to take some landscape photography.

Is there any point in purchasing a lens that has a fast aperture of something like f1.4?...as normally a landscape photo would be shot at something around f/8 to f/22 to get everything in focus.

I assume that the f1.4 would only be used to achieve some good bokeh?

Thanks,

Paul

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