Canon 28mm 1.8

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  1. Evertking

    Evertking How do I turn this thing on? Supporting Member

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    I want to buy a wider lens and I found this one and a good deal $175 but I don't see many people using it for landscape. Should I pass on this?


     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Do you have a full frame camera ?
     
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    Evertking How do I turn this thing on? Supporting Member

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    Yeah, a 6D.
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    General consensus is "good bang for the buck".

    Personally, I would go with something a bit wider ... I like 24mm view better, though you will pay more.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I want to get a good lens for landscape and buy some filters. Just not sure what lens to get.
     
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    Evertking How do I turn this thing on? Supporting Member

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    Can you recommend a lens?
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Sorry, I am not a Canon user ... so I don't have first hand experience ... but I would expect others to pipe in.
     
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    Many times, a 28mm will render a scene in a less-distorted manner at the corners/edges of the frame. A 24mm and a 28mm are two, very different lenses. The thing is...each prime lens is "its own thing"...and many,many times too WIDE of a lens angle is as bad as too narrow an angle! Me, personally? I prefer longer lenses for landscapes, for bigger background objects. The 24mm makes things look small and far-away, the 28mm less so,and the 35mm even less so.

    This is one of the things that experience teaches; there is not one,right lens length. For some people, 28mm was considered the "true normal lens" length...and I am not kidding about that! But that's a story for another post.

    There is a LOT in favor of the 28mm as one's wide-angle lens on 24x36mm capture size cameras.
     
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    ac12 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Go for it.
     
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    I ended up with that lens and I like it. But I'm about to purchase the 17-40 f4. Been reading a lot about it and it seems it has it's faults. But still a good buy. Is there another lens that is better then the 17-40 at the $450 price range that I'm over looking or someone could recommend?
     
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    The 17-40 f/4 is a good wide-angle zoom for full-frame cameras at a low price point.

    Brian Carnathan does pretty good reviews at the-digital-picture.com

    Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens Review
     
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    good deal ... 16-35 is better for landscapes but may not be in your budget
    www.flickr.com/photos/mmirrorless
     

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