Canon EF 8-15 L lens or Canon EF-S 10-22 for landscape shots (mountains)

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Questions thread
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BAK wrote:

The 15mm end of the 15-85 is probably all you / she need.

Get wider than that and everything in the photos starts getting very small.

Frame some canoes on the dock at Lake Louise, with anything wider than 15mm, and the glacier becomes very small.


I've never used an ultra wide for mountains - if you can see an entire mountain you are too far away for ultra wide. I typically shoot mountains from 50-400 mm.

There is a myth that landscape photography = ultra wide. The reality is landscape photography = ultrawide, wide, mid range, telephoto and super-telephoto.

The 10-22 is my favorite landscape lens, but I use it for large objects in close proximity.

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