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 Post subject: Best Lens for landscape
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:10 pm 

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I am going on a cruise in April and will visit the Mayan Ruins in Belize. I am looking for the best lens for taking photo's of the ruins from both near and far. I have a Canon XSi and am a newbie for the most part. I currently have a Canon EFS 55-250mm 1:4-5.6 and a Canon 50mm 1:1.8

The issue I often have is not being far away enough to take such photos. I need to be able to get the entire image in from close up.

Any suggestions and recommendations are appreciated!


PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:23 am 

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You might want to read the "WIDE ANGLE LENS FOR CANON 700D" thread (pardon the caps, I'm just quoting, not yelling.) But short answer: Canon 10-22mm or Tokina 11-16mm (make sure to get the EF-S Canon version, not the Nikon version).


PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:21 am 

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I started with the XS1 and used primarily the 17-85mm IS lens.
They are easy to find inexpensively and work great as a walk around option.

Canon XSI/450D, 17 x 85mm by jimmy_racoon, on Flickr

takes a pretty wide angle, even on a crop frame XSi:

Sedona Showers by jimmy_racoon, on Flickr

the other option might be the 17-40 f/4L

Seppmann Mill 1846 by jimmy_racoon, on Flickr

best of luck

Canon 5D2 | BG-E6 Battery Grip | Canon XSi/450D | BG-E5 Battery Grip | Canon EF 17-40 f/4L | Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS | Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II | Canon EF 70-200 f/4L IS | Manfrotto 055XPROB | Manfrotto 488RC2

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:19 am 
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If you have enough money, I'd recommend a Canon EF-S 15-85mm, which is wider than the 17-85mm and which has a better optical quality. Still you might want to look at an ultra wide angle lens like the Canon EF-S 10-22mm, the Sigma 8-16mm or the Sigma 12-24mm. This way you have to change your lenses if you want anything with a higher reach but if you are close to your subject these lenses can be pretty awesome.

Canon EOS 500D + Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EOS 33v
Canon EF 28-80mm 3.5-5.6 USM + EF 24-105mm 4L IS USM + EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6L IS USM + EF 50mm 1.8 II + EF 100mm 2.8L Macro IS USM + Sigma 12-24mm 4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM + Canon Speedlite 580 EX II + Nissin Speedlite Di 466

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