Best two lens setup for landscapes

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BBQue Senior Member • Posts: 7,536
Re: Best two lens setup for landscapes

azhenley wrote:

The 85mm is to just give a bit more reach. 35mm is too close to 50mm for me.

I agree with that, I have both 35 and 50 mm lenses, but they are rarely in my camera bag at the same time. It is easy enough to crop from 35mm to get 50mm perspective.

On the other hand, the 16-35/4 is really at it's weakest at 35mm, for critical landscapes it is probably limited to about 25mm or thereabouts.

The 55mm would make a great single-lens-walk around solution though, for the times where you want to leave the big zoom behind, the 55mm is far more useful than an 85mm lens.

Please also consider the Loxia 21. This is the landscape star in my opinion. I sold my 16-35 for that Loxia and was one of the best decisions I ever made. If I need wider than 21mm (and I rarely need), I take multiple images and stitch them together. The small size and weight of a Loxia21 / FE55 combo is very hard to beat. Image quality second to none.

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