Canon landscape lenses

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  1. Sydkid

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    What are you guys using and how have you liked/disliked them? How long have you owned it? If I were to buy just 1 lens for landscape, which one would you recommend to me? Have you had success with teleconverters?
     
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    Without a doubt: Canon 10-22mm EF wide angle, it gets everything. I've had it for about a year or so. Teleconverters I think only make a lens much more narrow in the scope of what is captured.
     
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    There is no "law" that says you need a wide angle to do landscapes.
    It depends what you want to do.

    One of the greatest landscape photographers of the last 100 years, Ansel Adams, regularly used a normal and telephoto lenses.
     
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    I was shooting a sunset the other day down at the pier and I actually went to 150mm (300mm 35equiv) to frame a restaurant with the sunset. Alas, this is an exception, but one to think of.
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Reg makes a good point - sometimes a telephoto is what you need for a certain sight. Also whilst the 10-20mm (canon or sigma make - both have the same quality of image) is a very good wideangle lens and possibly the best one for a crop sensor - it loses out a bit on a fullframe camera since one cannot use its whole focal range (since the sensor ends up bigger than the projected image onto it)
     
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    Firstly, what camera are you using?

    As mentioned, there is no 'best' lens for anything...it all depends what you like.

    I use crop sensor cameras and my 10-22mm lens is by far my favorite for landscapes.
     
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    well ...

    I love my Sigma 10-20 and my Tamron 17-50 .... depends on the landscape. I found my Sigma a bit too wide at the Grand Canyon because it was hard to maintain perspective, but MissMia's Grand Canyon shots with the 10-20 are gorgeous.
     
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    What is a landscape lens???

    Just last week I shot landscapes at 17mm on full frame, but also at 300mm.

    If you ask about wide angle lenses though, the 17-40 f/4 is a bargain, a very nice lens for the money. a bit soft off the centre at f/4, but for landscape photography there is always a tripod and so most of the time you will be at f/8 or f/22 anyway.

    On a 1.6 crop, that 17-40 would be not wide enough for me though.
     

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