The best way to spend $1000 for lenses for landscapes?

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    Not at all rare. Study up on Depth of Field (DOF).


     
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    I know how aperture effects depth of field. I'm just trying to think of a landscape photography situation in which you would want a f2.8 aperture for really shallow depth of field or allowing a lot of light in. Most of the time you would want deep depth of field (f8/f11/f16) and you can get the right exposure with a longer shutter speed.

    But I am rusty since I haven't been deeply involved in photography in 20 years so you can enlighten me if I'm wrong or overlooking something.
     
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    And repeating once more.

    A simple 35mm semi-wide at f/8, or an 85mm at f/8, or a 70-200 zoom--all of those are good landscape lenses.

    Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too many BORING, everything-looks-so-far-away-and-insignificant shots coming from wide-angle and wide zoom users, all the time. Wide-angle lenses demand skilled, thoughtful, and scene-dependent deployment. MANY actual landscapes are far,far,farrrrrrrr better shot with a longer than normal focal length; 16,17,18,20,24mm lenses are fine for interior landscapes (caves, groves, small scenes) but really poor choices for grand vistas. My favorite landscape lenses are 70-200,135,105,300mm.
     
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    TimmyD11 TPF Noob!

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    I can see a need for both. I took a few pretty nice pictures with my Galaxy S6 with a focal range of about 28mm.

    Maybe I'd be better off with 24, 35 and 50mm prime lenses. I have the 85mm keeper from years ago.

    I'll see how things go. Right now the 16-35 lens was the most logical choice for first purchased lens, for what I like to do.
     
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    Doesn't matter what we say or do in our pictures. It's what you want to do. We can give suggestions based on our own knowledge. But what and where we shoot helps to formulate our answers. So, yes ask questions and comments on what lenses you might be interested in. And take our comments into consideration. But in the end, buy the one that YOU want or can get. Not what others have!
     
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    not much but I occasionally shoot wide 'landscape' shots at f 2.8 .... however not for "DOF"
    www.flickr.com/photos/mmirrorless
     
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    Night city shots with people.

    18mm F-3.5 1/8 sec. cuzco night (1 of 1).JPG
     
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    I'm dying to see your pics. I have a turd for a camera, my investment vs. entertainment scale is very lop sided...if you know what I mean...
     
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