35mm Canon Rebal G

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  1. patnkat

    patnkat TPF Noob!

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    I am new here and should state that I have no plans of becoming a photographer. In fact, I drive a truck for a living and to long in the tooth to switch careers now. However, the smarter half and I have recently become grandparents and will soon be going on a cruise. I have been told that a wide angle lens is what is best for close portrait work and lansdscapes/sunsets.

    My question is, what would be a decent lens for this without breaking the bank? We just want to have the photo albums for our own use, but want them to be decent. The camara came with a 35-80, but the landscape pics just seem to "wash" and do no justice to the scenery. Any help and advice is appreciated.
     
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    choudhrysaab TPF Noob!

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    the widest lens i've heard of is 10-20mm. if Wide angle is what you're looking for then you'd have to get at least a "kit" lens that usually starts from 18mm.
    is there a landscape shot that you can post so the Experts can figure out what went wrong or how you can make it better by choosing the right settings on your camera.
     
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    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Since the Rebel G is a film camera, so you need to buy lenses that are not designed for APC-S cameras.

    For Canon lenses, look for EF lens.

    I will say the wide angle is good for landscape type photos but not so good for general portrait type shots instead, i will choose a lens from 50mm to 100mm.

    What is your budget? Are you looking for prime lens (fix focal length) or zoom lens (adjustable focal length)?
     
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    I think your best bet would be to go to a shop and try different lenses to get an idea of the field of view that would be most suited to your needs. Even a lens that goes as wide as 24, like the Sigma 24-70 (or Canon 24-70 if you have a more expansive budget) would be a substantially wider option. Much wider than that and it's going to get tough to find inexpensive alternatives-- the Canon 17-40L is highly regarded and is an ultrawide on a film camera, but then you're looking at $600+.
     

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