Photography can be a very expensive hobby and depending on what your interests are, you’re going to need different gear. The lenses and cameras you would use for portraits won’t be the same as what a landscape photographer would prefer to use. So to help you better choose your gear, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best landscape photography gear you can buy.
Deciding on lenses can be a really overwhelming process. Ultimately, it does all come down to personal preference and what you prefer to shoot. Each lens we list we’ll talk about the benefits and drawbacks to help you better make a buying decision. However, you will need to take note of what camera you have and whether this lens will work for that specific camera or not.
Canon EF 16-35mm IS USM
This Canon lens is a great landscape option because it’s a wide angle, meaning you’ll be able to get more in the shot. Lenses like this are great for landscapes (like mountain views, rolling hills) or architecture.
The benefit of this lens is that it’s a little longer focal length so you still get the detail you’d want from a more zoomed in/telephoto lens. It’s pricey, but the quality is so sharp it’s well worth the money.
Canon EF-S 10-22mm USM
This is another Canon lens that’s fantastic for landscape photography. This lens though has a focal length much shorter than the previous lens and is great when you have a whole lot to fit into one shot. It’s only compatible with cropped sensor cameras, but the price point is what makes it such an attractive landscape lens option.
Sometimes when you’re in the field shooting you want to be able to zoom in on things a bit more rather than get a wide view shot. While getting the wide view shot is important, it’s also great to have the flexibility to zoom in on that bird, creature or other interesting point if you want to.
That’s where this Sigma lens really comes in handy. With a focal length starting at 24mm you can easily capture the wide view, but also gives you the ability to zoom in a fair amount up to the 105mm. This range is pretty impressive.
The other benefit to this lens is that you can choose what camera you need it to be compatible for, so many people can take advantage of it. The price varies on your camera, but for its versatility it remains a very competitive price.
Landscape photography is one of the most rewarding because of all the incredible things you get to see, so ensuring you’re able to capture all that you’re feeling it’s important to do your research and buy the lenses that work best for you.