Best landscape lens for K-5

Started Jun 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: The honest answer is.

paulkienitz wrote:

It may be true that ultra wide angle isn't everything in landscape... but it sure isn't nothing either, and it's pretty darn easy to start feeling frustrated when you go out there with nothing wider than 17mm.

To quote my old photography mentor:

"focus on the images successfully captured, rather than potential opportunities missed"

I shoot most of my landscapes in the range between 28 and 135mm in 35mm terms and no I do not feel like missing anything when leaving with just 2 or 3 primes.

That is not to say that I have not captured images as wide as 14mm that are among my favourites, I have.

The point of my explanation was not to dismiss ultrawide, but merely to show how different focal length allow you to emphasize different aspects of a landscape.

Ultrawide has become so closely associated with landscape photography recently, but in reality it is a very modern lens type and not really the ones used for what we call classic landscape photography.

Another aspect to consider is weight. You have to lug the lenses to where the landscape is, which may be a long way from the road.

Not only the lenses, but your tripod and filters as well. sometimes alongside, safety gear, tent and food for a couple of days.

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