08-31-2017 10:42 AM
"I like to take shots of clouds over the ocean just before sunrise. Would a 35mm prime be a good pick?"
Any lens will, "take shots of clouds over the ocean just before sunrise". It depepnds where you are shooting from and what AOV you want. A 35mm f2 lens could be a very nice choice if it does what you want. The EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens is a pretty good lens you will be happy with one.
08-31-2017 06:30 PM
I like to take shots of clouds over the ocean just before sunrise. Would a 35mm prime be a good pick?
It s a good lens. If you do not get the AOV that you want, then create a panoramic shot. But, you do not need to spend the money on that lens to create a panoramic shot.
I used my EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM to create the above panoramic shot. I rolled the camera to portrait mode, and wound taking a total of five shots for this view. The focal length was 100mm, shot using a 6D. Successive shots overlapped by roughly 1/3.
Instead of investing in a lens [I understand the curiosity, I do] I suggest that you invest that same amount in a quality tripod and head.
09-03-2017 07:27 PM
Anyone own the Sig 17-50? Opinions?
I do not own that lens, but don't you already own a lens that covers that range? If you have one, what is wrong with it?
For most landscape shots, you do not need a wide aperture. Just a wide lens, that is sharp and rectilinear. My above photo of the bridge was shot a f/8, with a 20 second shutter speed, at ISO 100.
09-04-2017 09:42 AM
"Anyone own the Sig 17-50? Opinions?"
I don't own one as it is just another entry level ef-s lens. I typically don't do crop lenses anymore. On that same range of zoom lens, I have used the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Canon and found it to be outstanding. It just might be the best lens made in this range. Probably is ! Actually any lens in the Sigma 'Art' series is pretty darn good. I own several on them.