3 Wide Angle Lenses with Great Weather Resistance

If you’re traveling, you’re probably considering doing a lot of exploring. Photographers are bound to tell you that wide-angle lenses tend to be the most fun. Wide-angle lenses give you a perspective you’re not used to. They make you think differently. You’ll probably need a lens that’s weather-resistant. Luckily, we’re recommending a few wide-angle lenses with great weather resistance and good reliability. Take a look!

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10 of the Best Sony E-Mount Ultra-Wide Lenses for Land and Cityscapes

If you want a lens that will allow you to capture the beauty of nature, or the hustle and bustle of a city, you need to see these Sony E-mount ultra-wide lenses.

There are a plethora of lenses available for Sony cameras, but until recently, options were a little on the thin side when it came to E-mount ultra-wide lenses. Now, though, photographers who use Sony cameras have more choices than ever in this specialty category. If you’re a landscape photographer, a cityscape photographer, or if you like to dabble in astrophotography, and you’re in the market for some Sony E-mount ultra-wide lenses, the ten we rounded up after the break are the ones you should check out first.

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Review: Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM (A Legend Is Reborn)

The Canon RF 15-35mm f2.8 L IS USM is one of the most versatile RF mount lenses you can get your hands on.

The Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8 L lens became one of the most beloved of Canon lenses thanks to stunning image quality, superior build quality, versatility, and just how fun they were to use. Canon is hoping to replicate that success on its new Mirrorless RF mount platform with the Canon RF 15-35mm f2.8 L IS USM. This new lens has some big shoes to fill, and many photographers who fell in love with the old EF models are no doubt hoping this new RF version of the lens can pick up where the old lenses left off. I have been fortunate enough to have this lens for the past month, and I am incredibly impressed with it. Find out more about the Canon RF 15-35mm f2.8 L IS USM in our full review.

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3 Tamron Lenses Perfect for Landscape and Cityscape Photographers

There are some excellent wide and telephoto Tamron lenses that landscape and cityscape photographers should take a look at.

Tamron is one of the third-party lens manufacturers that has gone from strength to strength over the last few years, not only upping their game in regards to build quality, but also bumping up the quality of the optics they use. Tamron lenses are some of the best you can get your hands on for multiple platforms, and they remain incredibly affordable. If you love using Tamron lenses or have been thinking about picking up some of their glass for your landscape and cityscape photography, this roundup is for you. Here we will take a look at three Tamron lenses more than worthy of being part of any landscape or cityscape photographers kit.

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The Summer of Sigma Savings Event Can Save You up to $500

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If you’ve had your eye on any of the Sigma lenses listed here, you need to act now so that you can save huge amounts of money!

There are some truly amazing deals to be had on some of the best Sigma lenses around. In fact, this summer sales event is so huge, you can save up to $500 on some of the lenses that are a part of the sales event. The Sigma 35mm f1.4 can be yours for $699 (on multiple platforms), the incredible Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 can be picked up for $639 (various platforms), and the 24-105mm is down to just $779 (again on multiple platforms). The Sigma 16mm f1.4, 30mm f1.4, and the 56mm f1.4 with Sony E Mount have excellent discounts too! There are too many to list here so join us after the break to see all the deals on Sigma lenses for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, and Sony cameras. Continue reading…

Two New Laowa Wide Angle Lenses Launched for Nikon Z and Canon RF Mounts

Venus Optics recently expanded their roster of unique Laowa lenses with the Laowa 15mm f2 Zero-D and the Laowa 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 Zoom.

Photographers looking for a wider coverage for their Nikon Z and Canon RF mount cameras now have new options from Venus Optics. The company recently introduced two new Laowa wide angle lenses: the Laowa 15mm f2 Zero-D for both Nikon and Canon RF mount, and the Laowa 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 Zoom for Nikon Z mount.

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Reviewed: 9 of Our Favorite Wide Angle Sony E Mount Lenses

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These ultra-wide and wide angle Sony E Mount lenses will help you capture more with your Sony APS-C camera.

APS-C cameras are excellent overall, and they are loved by many for good reason. The extra reach due to the crop factor comes in handy for nature and sports photographers, and their smaller size makes them easier to carry around. As great as they are though, it can be difficult to find true ultra-wide, and wide angle lenses though which are needed for those who like to practice, astrophotography, landscape photography, street photography, and environmental portraiture. Fortunately the collection is growing on the Sony platform now. Some platforms are better than other when it comes to wide angle lenses for crop bodies, and it has to be said that this is not one of the strongest areas for Sony. Most of their attention is on their Full Frame lens offerings, but this doesn’t mean there aren’t some great first, and third party wide angle E Mount lenses on the market. Some of the ultra-wide and wide angle E Mount lenses we have listed are designed to be used with Sony’s Full Frame cameras, but even with the crop factor of x1.5 they will still fall into the wide lens category on their APS-C cameras. Here’s a quick look at some of the our favorite wide angle E Mount Lenses that we have reviewed over the years.

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The Essential Landscape + Astrophotography Lenses for Fujifilm Cameras

There are some truly stunning fast, wide angle lenses for Fujifilm cameras, and they’re perfect for landscapes and astro work.

Fujifilm cameras are fantastic to use for landscapes, cityscapes, and astrophotography. Their small size means you can take them just about anywhere without having to worry about weight, the sensors are capable of capturing tremendous details, the colors they produce are gorgeous, and the fast, wide angle lenses that you can pair with the camera bodies are simply outstanding. Lets take a quick look at some lenses for Fujifilm cameras what will help you capture the beauty of the world both under your feet, and above your head. Continue reading…

10 of the Best Wide Angle Lenses For Stellar Astrophotography Images

These fast, wide angle lenses will help you create truly stunning starscapes.

Astrophotography season is right around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere, so we thought it would be great to take a look at some of the best wide angle lenses that are well suited to this genre of photography. In the past, astrophotography was really only for those who could afford wide angle lenses (primes and zooms) that had apertures of at least f2.8, but now you can get some truly stunning wide angle lenses that are perfect for this genre for very little outlay. Continue reading…

Samyang’s New XP 10mm F3.5 Prime Lens Might be a Game Changer

Samyang’s new ultra wide XP 10mm f3.5 is the worlds widest (non fish eye) prime lens.

Samyang have just announced what is being billed as the worlds widest (apart from fish eye lenses), most distortion free prime lens ever made. Samyang (also known as Rokinon) have always made very affordable, optically sound wide angle lenses, but they have pulled out all the stops with their latest lens, the ultra wide angle XP 10mm f3.5.  Continue reading…

Eight Wide Angle Lenses Under $700 for Landscapes on APS-C Cameras

These wide angle lenses are perfect for landscape photography, even with APS-C crop factors thrown into the mix.

When shooting with APS-C based cameras, getting a true wide angle lens can be slightly challenging. With crop factors ranging from x1.5 to x1.6, it’s vital to take into account that the lens you shoot with will not be quite as wide as you thought. For example, a 15mm wide angle lens on a APS-C based camera will have an effective focal length of 22.5mm-24mm depending on the crop factor of your camera. Fortunately there are some spectacular lenses out there that are still nice and wide even with the crop factor of your sensor. The best part is that you can get some optically stunning lenses for under $700. Continue reading…

Four Affordable, Manual Focus, Wide Angle Lenses for Land and Cityscapes

These wide angle lenses are razor sharp, and they’re priced right too.

 

The great thing about landscape photography is that it’s a genre that can be participated in year round. You can head back to the same locations four times a year and you can capture different shots each time thanks to the changing seasons. You can also adventure and find new places to shoot all the time as well. The possibilities are endless. Another great thing about landscape photography is that you don’t need to break the bank on lenses that will allow you to get amazing shots. These four manual focusing, wide angle lenses that we will be sharing with you are all ridiculously sharp, and because they’re manual focus, they’re half the price of some similar autofocusing lenses. Join us after the break to see which four we recommend. Continue reading…

4 Sharp Wide Angle Lenses for Landscapes and Cityscapes Under $600

Quality wide angle lenses don’t have to have four figures attached to them.

Read any magazine, or watch any YouTube video and no doubt you’ll see that the wide angle lenses attached to the cameras in the videos and articles are all pricey affairs. This can lead one to believe that in order to make quality images you must have the most expensive glass available. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are high quality, super sharp, wide angle lenses on the market today that aren’t only fantastic performers, they’re also incredibly affordable. After the break we’re going to take a look at four wide angle lenses under $600 that are perfect for landscape and cityscape photographers. Continue reading…

4 Low Cost Lenses That Will Help You Create Gorgeous Environmental Portraits

You don’t have to spend a fortune on gear to be able to take gorgeous environmental portraits.

Environmental portraits differ from regular portraits in one key way. While regular portraits aim to capture just the person, environmental portraits aim to capture and tell a story about the person in the image.  You can capture environmental portraits that tell a story about the persons job, or about their hobbies and likes. The possibilities are endless. Due to the story telling nature of environmental portraits a wider angle lens is needed so that you can capture the surroundings of the person in the image too. For environmental portraits you need a good 35mm or wider lens, but it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. After the break we’ll take a look at four relatively low cost lenses that will help you create gorgeous environmental portraits.

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Can 24mm Prime Lenses be Used for Street Photography Successfully?

Wide angle prime lenses are fantastic, but can they be used successfully for street photography?

Many photographers will tell you that the ideal prime lenses for street photography are 35mm lenses, 40mm lenses, and the trusty 50mm lens. These three lenses are considered to be perfect for street photography because they closely replicate what the human eye sees naturally. Usually you’ll find that anything longer than 50mm just won’t capture enough of a scene to tell a story, while anything wider than 35mm can create images that lack intimacy. Recently photographer and YouTuber Pierre. T Lambert decided to try 24mm prime lenses for street photography. After the jump you can watch the video and can see what he found out.
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Four of Our Favorite Wide Angle Lenses Under $500 for Sony Mirrorless Cameras

These great performing wide angle lenses for Sony Mirrorless cameras won’t break the bank.

If you’re a Sony shooter on the hunt for great quality wide angle lenses that won’t scare your wallet but will produce excellent results, you’re in luck. As photographers we are really fortunate there are so many options on the market when it comes to lenses. Just a few short years ago it was hard to find budget lenses that really performed as well as first party glass. Now, thanks to advances in technology, increased market competition, and lower prices, you can indeed find budget wide angle lenses that perform exceedingly well. Continue reading…

Three Bang for Your Buck Lenses for the Discerning Cityscape Photographer

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You don’t need to spend thousands on wide angle lenses to capture stunning cityscapes.

There seems to be a certain stigma that follows cheaper lenses around these days that really isn’t warranted or deserved; it is something that needs to change. There really isn’t such a thing as a bad lens anymore. Whether you’re looking at wide angle lenses, telephotos, or even super telephotos, you’re going to be able to get great glass for little outlay. When it comes to cityscape photography the wider the lens the better. After all, you want to capture as much of that stunning vista as possible, and fortunately there are some great wide angle lenses available that offer outstanding value for money. Continue reading…

Review: Sony 24mm F1.4 G Master (Sony FE Mount)

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The Sony 24mm f1.4 G Master combines affordability with versatility in a lightweight, compact package

Announced back in September of this year, the Sony 24mm f1.4 G Master is the latest entry joining Sony’s premium G Master lens lineup. At press time, it also happens to be the lightest and most compact G Master lens as well, barely tipping the scales at a mere 15.7 oz (445 g). Exceptionally sharp from corner to corner even when shooting wide open thanks to a pair of extreme aspherical glass elements, the Sony 24mm f1.4 G Master is also capable of producing some truly dreamy bokeh courtesy of its circular aperture design that incorporates 11 blades. This combination makes this lens one of the most versatile, wide angle, native lenses available for Sony E mount, with lots to love for landscape shooters, astrophotographers, street shooters, and environmental portraitists alike. Since we only got to spend a few hours with the 24mm G Master in San Francisco back when it was first unveiled during a behind closed doors media briefing, we were excited to finally get our review unit in so that we can put the lens through more exhaustive testing on our own terms.

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Four Wide Angle Lenses for Landscape Photography to Fit Every Budget

A quick look at some great lenses that can help capture amazing details in your landscape photography.

Landscape photography is one of the most popular and relaxing genres of photography. Thousands upon thousands of photographers head out daily to capture the stunning scenery around them so that they can share the beauty with the world. Fortunately, there are some truly incredible wide angle lenses to help capture all of that detail around us.

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CPN Germany Accidentally Leaks a New Canon EF 11-24mm f4L USM Lens

Canon EF 11-24mm f4L USM Lens

It looks we’ll soon see a new Canon EF 11-24mm f4L USM lens. Cameraegg reports lens appeared on the German Canon Professional Network website leaking a healthy dose of details complete with this product image you see above.

Supposedly the lens will feature a completely new design and lens coating to give it unrivaled performance. If reports of the new lens are true, the 11-24mm f4L will sit neatly between the Canon 8-11mm f4 and 16-35mm f4. This middle of the road focal length range will also make it a nice medium wide angle zoom lens without encroaching too heavily into the territory of a fisheye or normal lens

There’s no word if the lens will include image stabilization like some of Canon’s newer wide-angle zoom lenses. However, this lens is rumored to be announced soon with a price of $2,899.

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Review: Nikon 20mm f1.8G ED

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Wide angle lenses are fun. Whether it’s the bowling quality of a fisheye lens or the ability to capture an entire room in one shot, wide angle lenses give you a unique way of looking at the world you can’t get with any normal or telephoto lens.

Now Nikon has introduced the new 20mm f1.8G ED that’s just a few ticks wider than the typical ultra wide 24mm lens while not venturing too far into the fisheye lens territory. The lens also has a fast f1.8 aperture, making it useful for taking photos in the dark and one of the few wide angle capable of rendering gorgeous bokeh. It’s fair to say I’m smitten with this lens, so let’s just cut to the chase and see what this lens can do.

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