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10-06-2007, 04:01 PM   #16
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I think many lens are a viable option for landscapes, as long as they are a fairly wide lens. All the lens recommended above are very much worth consideration, as will give you a good landscape photo.
Personally, I use the Sigma 17-70 and would really recommend this lens.
As well as being a wide lens, 17mm and 2.8, it is a very good Macro lens to boot.
My opinion, FWIW.
All the best with your choice!

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[QUOTE=little laker;103087]So you can see that it doesn't mater what lens you use for landscapes. QUOTE]

Sorry but I disagree with this - it certainly 100% matters which lens you use.

I wasn't happy with my 18-55 kit lens & replaced it with the Sigma 17-70 - the difference in contrast/sharpness was enormous, no comparison between the 2. I quickly sold the kit lens !!

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I did not say that All wide lens are recommended for landscape photography. Of course the quality, make etc of the lens must be a deciding factor. "You get what you pays for".
A kit lens certainly may not give as good a result as a highly quality prime for example.
My intention was that to get a good landscape photo, the lens recommended in this thread by posters, are all recommendable.
How often do you see what one enthusiast highly recommends another immediately says not worth pursuing. Accept what is said on the forum as a general guide, and then try for yourself till you find what pleases you.
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Seafood,

I took the 18-55mm kit lens out for a while today, and shot some landscapes.
They're posted on this thread
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/13052-i-love-lens-10-mos...cape-pics.html

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No one mentioned the 12-24, (which is the priciest so far in this thread, I think).
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Well, based on this picture, I wouldn't recommend the Sigma 28-80mm, although I think it's user error more than the quality of the lens

QuoteOriginally posted by little laker Quote
An OLD Sigma 28-82


So you can see that it doesn't mater what lens you use for landscapes.
Another recommendation for the amazingly W-I-D-E Sigma 10-20mm
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18-55 vs Sig 17-70

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QuoteOriginally posted by little laker Quote
So you can see that it doesn't mater what lens you use for landscapes. QUOTE]

Sorry but I disagree with this - it certainly 100% matters which lens you use.

I wasn't happy with my 18-55 kit lens & replaced it with the Sigma 17-70 - the difference in contrast/sharpness was enormous, no comparison between the 2. I quickly sold the kit lens !!

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Ah Simon that's what I want to know. In your judgement is 18-55 to Sigma 17-70 really a worthwhile upgrade, given the Sigma's extra weight etc. I have seen some wide open, wide angle examples with the Sigma which look rather awful, but if you look at the SLRGear test, it's a long way ahead of the Tamron 18-250 at comparable focal lengths and apertures. I sort of imagine that the Pentax 18-55 kit might be similar to the 18-250 over its range, but I don't know for sure. It might be better.

Please elaborate (not that I can really afford yet another lens just at the moment ... )

Tim

(I was never very keen on my 16-45 and got rid of it; but maybe I had a duff copy.)
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QuoteOriginally posted by egordon99 Quote
Well, based on this picture, I wouldn't recommend the Sigma 28-80mm, although I think it's user error more than the quality of the lens
I think that the only place you'll find one of them is in my camera bag, and I aint sellin
Although I'll let anyone in the area borrow it, at least for now.
There's a small chance that I'll send it back to Sigma to get cleaned (there's just a little fungus inside) and if they can convert it into a Sigma mount.
I might be getting a Sigma SD14, although I'm keeping my Pentax.

Sorry, but the sky was pure white that day, and bright as well
I only took that pic for a B&W conversion, and a few of us played with it.

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Don't forget that medium telephoto lenses are also very well suited for landscape work. Check the wonderful mountain pictures on this thread for example:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/13072-voigtlan...-question.html

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