Is This the Best Lens for Landscape Photography? – Fstoppers

The workhorse lens of choice for a huge range of photographers is the 24-70mm f/2.8, and while it is an extremely useful optic, there might be better choices for certain genres and photographers. For landscape work, an interesting alternative is a 24-105mm f/4 lens, and this great video discusses why it might be the essential lens for such imagery. 
Coming to you from Photo Tom, this awesome video discusses the virtues of a 24-105mm f/4 lens for landscape photography. While a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is quite useful, for landscape work, such a wide aperture is not generally necessary, and in addition to offering extra reach on the long end, a 24-105mm lens tends to be lighter and considerably cheaper, making it a compelling alternative. I owned the original Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L lens for a long time, and according to my Lightroom statistics, it was my most used lens by far for several years. It was such a versatile and useful combination that I took it almost everywhere with me. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 
And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out “Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi.” 
Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.
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