Landscape Photographers! These 10 Lenses Will Do You Well For Under $600

Mountain near, Mountain far… You’re gonna need a lens for that. 

Calling all landscape photographers! Are you interested in expanding your kits but want to do so on the cheap? Well you’re in luck, not only because landscape lenses are already somewhat affordable, but because today we are going to share our picks for 10 landscape lenses you can get your hands on for under $600 each!

Let’s jump into it…Olympus 25mm f1.8

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Olympus 25mm f1.8 review product images (2 of 6)ISO 4001-60 sec at f - 2.2In our review, we state:

“Wide open, this lens is a complete stunner. After my first day of shooting in natural light, I concluded that there really isn’t any point in stopping the lens down.”

It’s true, 50mm lenses like this Olympus 25mm is equivalent to generally aren’t thought of as a first choice for landscape shooters. That said, given that the focal length is so versatile, it does actually make a really good walk around lens suitable for a landscape that presents itself. Pick one up [amazon_textlink asin=’B00HWMP0XG’ text=’over on Amazon’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’657f3dbd-d86a-11e7-9389-9d9a3d6ea663′].

Sony 28mm f2

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony 28mm f2 lens review product photos (5 of 7)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 2.8In our review, we state:

“Sony’s 28mm f2 is a fantastic lens. It offers great image quality in a small package, but we can’t get over the focusing performance. It isn’t terrible, but it could be better. We expected this lens to be the fastest focusing full frame E mount lens out there due to the wider focal length and light weight. However, it is a bit behind the rest–even the 35mm f1.4 Zeiss. Still though, you’re bound to be able to create incredible images with it no matter what Sony camera you mount it to. With beautiful bokeh, incredible sharpness, and great colors it’s very tough to beat.”

The Sony 28mm F2 is an excellent choice for Sony landscape photographers on a budget! It’s not the widest lens ever, nor the best manual focusing experience, but it has great image quality and is fairly fast if you wanted to shoot in lower light. You can [amazon_textlink asin=’B00U29GN6O’ text=’pick one up over on Amazon’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’b00a856a-d867-11e7-bf82-bb6762b1acae’].

Rokinon 14mm f2.8

In our review, we state:

“The image quality from the lens is absolutely top notch, and I feel even rivals (and in some ways bests) the Zeiss 15mm f2.8. Of course, the image above was subject to heavy editing for artistic purposes. But the 500px community seemed to like it.”

It is really hard to be the value proposition of these Rokinon lenses. They may not last the longest, nor have the best build quality (especially older models), but they are affordable and easy to replace. As well, they give you the opportunity to try a new perspective with your photography  without breaking the bank. You can get them over on Amazon[amazon_link asins=’B003VSGQPG’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’21c58b76-d87f-11e7-92a9-4d0fd938d30e’].

Other Great Options:

The above lenses were just a few good options we picked out of the list to highlight. For more great budget landscape photography lenses under $500 check out the rest of the list below…

  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B01KNXOCO8′ text=’Fujifilm 23mm F2′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’2d0bf207-003a-11e7-bffa-19a62855cfa8′] (Read our Review)
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00JD4TA9G’ text=’Rokinon 12mm F2′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’73c84f6e-003a-11e7-ab4d-f9ba26d7cafc’]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B01LWRXIIS’ text=’Rokinon 20mm F1.8′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’b3288667-003a-11e7-9ec4-6b27e47d8a37′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B0028Y5GKK’ text=’Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f4.0′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’dd432a80-0041-11e7-9164-e91b9773d645′] (Our Review)
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B014ULAF0O’ text=’Tamron 35mm F1.8′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a408d09c-003f-11e7-b982-7b5a0f00dc17′] (Our Review)
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00NJ9K52W’ text=’Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’d2aa8729-003f-11e7-9d96-b76c16d21e48′] (Our Reivew)
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00DEI38PY’ text=’Samyang 16mm F/2′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’0fcf7e23-0041-11e7-89ae-4d62f19a7015′] (Our Review)

Anthony Thurston

Anthony is a Portland, Oregon based Boudoir Photographer specializing in a dark, moody style that promotes female body positivity, empowerment, and sexuality. Besides The Phoblographer, he also reviews gear and produces his own educational content on his website.