Tamara Kay Hildahl
What is the best wide angle lens to buy for senics?
The "best" W/A lens is subjective, and you will get differing opinions from one photog to another.
In 35 mm format, I personally prefer the look of a medium-wide angle lens in the 35 mm range. It affords good coverage of the scenic without too much image distortion of the objects in the foreground.
All wide-angle lenses will provide acceptable focus of the foreground, all the way to infinity when used with a small aperture.
The wider you go,...the more depth of field and foreground distortion you will experience.
It's all a matter of personal taste.
Check out JimTardio.com for a waterfall picture that'll blow your socks off. He used a 24mm. I use a 28 a lot for city scenes, but like a 24 when I want to get the entire scene without tilting the lens upward. The 35 works for me in a lot of outdoor situations(I have 3 different Canon 35's. The manual focus FD lenses are so cheap these days).
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