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Re: New member needs help

"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.

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Re: New member needs help


@lurechunker wrote:

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.  

 

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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.

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Re: New member needs help

Anyone own the Sig 17-50? Opinions?

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@lurechunker wrote:

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.

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"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.

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