Quality Entry Level Full Frame Landscape Lens

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Jacques Cornell
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Re: "Landscape Lens"?

SafariBob wrote:

Jacques Cornell wrote:

What do you mean by "landscape lens"? I use focal lengths from 18mm to 300mm for landscapes. No one lens covers it all.

a landscape lens is typically a lens that is sharp at infinity across the field at apertures 5.6-8. Other considerations may be size and weight.

That's a good clarification. All of my eight Samyang primes, as well as my previous Sony 85/1.8 and 35/1.8 and Zeiss Batis 25/2 meet this criterion. My Sony 28-60 does, and my Sony 24-105/4 does in spades. My Sony 28-70 didn't even come close, which is why I replaced it with the 24-105 after just one outing.

Typical landscape lenses has historically been 16-35 f4, 70-200 f4 as well as any slow prime.

A lot of folks seem to think that landscape = wide angle, but I found the whole range of my MFT Panasonic 14-140 (28-280 in 35mm format terms) useful when hiking in rugged mountains, and I stitched panos for much wider views.

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