Canon’s Best Lenses for Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is all about capturing the stillness of our wild and wide open spaces to draw your viewer into the scene. There are a few key elements to help you create landscape photography; namely good lighting, composition, focal point and the right equipment.

When it comes to equipment, shooting the majesty and grandeur of landscapes requires the right type of lens. We speak to 3 regional photographers in Southeast Asia and find out which are their favourite Canon lenses for landscape photography.

Photographer: Edwin Martinez
Favourite lenses: EF14mm f/2.8L II USM lens for night images specifically the Aurora Borealis, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens for most landscape photos

A man standing on a cliff in Longdrangar, Iceland to take a landscape photo

EOS 5DS R, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/22, 4sec, 16mm, ISO100
Longdrangar, Iceland

“Unlike most ultra wide-angle (UWA) lenses which suffer from bad barrel distortion, chromatic aberrations and soft edges, the EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens has no issues and is very sharp at the corners. The EF14mm f/2.8L II USM lens is the widest prime lens for full frame sensors. It is also sharp, even at the widest aperture, which you’ll need for shooting the Aurora Borealis for instance. Both lenses are also light and weather sealed, perfect for my chosen genre.

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