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  1. #1
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    Smile I am new to SLR !

    What kind of lens i will need for landscape? I am truck driver and driving across USA. Some times i see sunrise in ID or WY and bought Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR . I am new to this and would like to start with not very expensive lens. Give me advise please! Thank You. Sorry about poor English.

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    What's the budget?
    I'd have an ultra wide lens for landscape but they aren't that cheap.
    Nikon D90, D80
    Nikkor 16-85mm AF-S DX F/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) macro, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D, Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro ||| 2x SB800 | SB600 ||| Manfrotto 190XB

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    Lens for landscape

    Budged is from $300 to $800, but i am new, and may be i don't need for now very good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vytasusa777 View Post
    .... may be i don't need for now very good?
    The fact that you even asked, maybe I don't need for now, could mean that you don't.
    What lens do you have now? Anything wrong with it?
    You will not get a new decent ultra wide at the lower end of your budget, that's for sure.
    Nikon D90, D80
    Nikkor 16-85mm AF-S DX F/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) macro, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D, Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro ||| 2x SB800 | SB600 ||| Manfrotto 190XB

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    Probably the best value ultra wide angle zoom lens for the Canon Rebel DSLRs is the Sigma 10-20/4-5.6 (not the newer, more expensive, constant f/3.5 version). If you're on a tight budget, have you considered second hand kit? I believe KEH have a good reputation as dealers in second hand photo equipment, though as a UK resident, I've never used them.

    (edit) I see KEH currently have a Sigma 8-16 at $699 new. Even wider than the 10-20, and should be a good performer, according to the SLRgear review.

    However, as Tim says, you might be best sticking with what you've got and learning to make the most of it, and only laying out the money for an ultra wide lens when you keep finding that you can't get far enough back to get all of the mountain in the frame. There are a LOT of good landscape pictures taken with the standard kit 18-55.

    You might want to consider other accessories, such as a tripod and filters, before you need another lens.
    Last edited by AlexMonro; 02-22-2011 at 05:02 AM.

  6. #6
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    Smile Wide lens

    tripod and filters, 18-55 canon lens and more stuff for camera, and i am crazy about Grand Canyon, planing to visit this spring, but i don't know how to make hight quqlity pictures, that is why i am asking, if You will tell me by for $1500 and you will get very hight quality without practice i will by. Thank You very much for advises!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vytasusa777 View Post
    ...if You will tell me by for $1500 and you will get very hight quality without practice i will by...
    A camera is just a machine and the lens is just a piece of glass. You will not get the best out of the most expensive gears on auto mode. Same analogy here: a fast car will not win the race alone without a good driver at the wheel...
    There is no reason you can't get good image with your present gear, and all you need is some basic knowledge and take it from there.
    You can waste $1500, but without the skill you will not see any difference in image quality.
    Good luck and enjoy the sceneries. <thumb up>
    Nikon D90, D80
    Nikkor 16-85mm AF-S DX F/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) macro, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D, Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro ||| 2x SB800 | SB600 ||| Manfrotto 190XB

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    Smile Txh

    Thank You for advise. At this point i think i can start my practice with Tokina 11-16, which one is about $650. What do You think?

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    That's one good lens. I read a review of it a few years back. The viewer gave it a very high rating.
    Nikon D90, D80
    Nikkor 16-85mm AF-S DX F/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) macro, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D, Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro ||| 2x SB800 | SB600 ||| Manfrotto 190XB

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    Which is better Tokina 11-16mm or Sigma 10-20mm?

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