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p.1 #1 · Using the 16-35 for landscape


I have an opportunigy to pick up a 16-35 Canon lens at a very easonable price and had planned to use it for some interior related projects.
Do any of you use this lens for landscapes?
I have a 24-105 that gets a lot of landscape use as well as my 70-200 but have not gone any wider than the 24.
Any input you couls share would be most helpful.
Thanks and best wishes.



Aug 08, 2012 at 03:36 PM
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p.1 #2 · Using the 16-35 for landscape


Its not the sharpest tool in the shed for landscapes or interiors but Its a very versatile lens and with some work in lightroom (to reduce distorsion and CA) it can be used to make awesome images. (This is compared to Canon's 14mm L II, 17mm TSE and 24mm TSE II). In that sense there isnt much difference between the 16-35mm L II and the I version.


Aug 08, 2012 at 03:41 PM
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p.1 #3 · Using the 16-35 for landscape


I've used a 16-35 (version II) on numerous occasions for shooting landscapes before and find it invaluable when used correctly. To me, it's a very nice landscape lens. Is it perfect? No. But probably the best of the wide angle zooms made by Canon (on full framed bodies).

What body are you shooting with? Full frame or cropped?



Aug 08, 2012 at 03:42 PM
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p.1 #4 · Using the 16-35 for landscape


Forgot to ad that on landscapes I rarely go wider than 24mm on full frame. For architecture interiors I always use the 14mm L II. The 16-35 can do both nicely.


Aug 08, 2012 at 03:44 PM
 

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p.1 #5 · Using the 16-35 for landscape


I will be using a full frame camera and thanks much for your help.
As you will not from my first post, my widest lens is 24 so that has been the widest I have used, but usually find myself going longer than that and 24 mm not being used that often. With this in mind, I'm thinking the 16-35 will take some getting used to as I attempt to determine its best usses.
I wouldn't have a clue how to use a TSE lense but would love to own those.
Any suggestions or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and best wishes.



Aug 08, 2012 at 04:13 PM
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p.1 #6 · Using the 16-35 for landscape


World famous wildlife and landscape photographer Art Wolfe says he'd be happy with just a 16-35 and 70-200, here: http://blog.artwolfe.com/2012/06/whats-in-arts-bag/

An important suggestion from many landscape photogs:
When using an UWA lens compose shots with a strong foreground element.



Aug 09, 2012 at 08:26 AM
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p.1 #7 · Using the 16-35 for landscape


Thanks surf monkey. Art is from my area in Kansas I beliebe and I really enjoy his work.


Aug 09, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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p.1 #8 · Using the 16-35 for landscape


Remember that some people really love UWA lenses, while others don't.
You'll have to figure out which one of those you are.
It really is a whole other perspective and as such, understanding how to get the most out of them is a skill like any other.

I hope it works out for you.



Aug 09, 2012 at 01:46 PM





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