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Flossmoor40D
01-21-2009, 09:08 AM
I am a fairly new owner of a Canon 40D. I currently have the kit lens and the 50mm 1.8. I have recently found myself taking lots of landscape and architecture photo's and wish I had a lens that was wider than the kit 28-135.

I am looking for suggestions from others who take a great deal of landscape/architecure photos as to what you suggest. I do not plan on upgrading to a full format sensor camera anytime soon so this lens would be on my 40D for quite a while.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Scott

adam75south
01-21-2009, 10:11 AM
i'm not a landscape shooter, but i'd imagine a kit lens with a tripod and some filters would be your best bet...or at least the cheapest route anyway.

edit..by kit lens, i mean the 18-55mm kit lens.

forno
01-21-2009, 01:15 PM
I have the EFs 10-22 and its killer for landscape shots, and architecture too, you doo have to watch your framing or you can get serious angles going on with architecture type shots.

18-55 IS would be the cheapest bet as Adam has said

TheWengler
01-21-2009, 01:30 PM
What's your budget? Maybe a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8. A few filters would be nice too depending on the types of landscapes you're planning on shooting.

Flossmoor40D
01-21-2009, 02:06 PM
What's your budget? Maybe a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8. A few filters would be nice too depending on the types of landscapes you're planning on shooting.

I'd like to keep it around $500-$600 if possible but would stretch up to the $700 needed for the Cannon 10-22 if it is hands down better than the others. Interested to hear thoughts on filters as well, my subjects for landscapes will range from open land farm type scenes, downtown Chicago skyscrapers and architectural shots, golf courses, snow scenes, etc.

Again thanks for all the input. Seems like 10-22 makes a lot of sense for me as on the 40D it would be 16-35 which seems to mix in nicely with the 28-135 and 50 1.8 that I already have.

D Thompson
01-21-2009, 02:30 PM
IMO you can't beat the Canon ef-s 10-22.