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    Would a 35mm be any good for landscape photography?

    I wouldn't be using it solely for landscapes, but just want to know if it would be any good for that purpose.
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    If you've got a full frame camera it might be ok.

    I tried doing landscape stuff on my crop frame camera with a 35 and I often struggled to get in everything I wanted. I now use a Tamron 17-50 f2.8.
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    (Original post by bestofyou)
    Would a 35mm be any good for landscape photography?

    I wouldn't be using it solely for landscapes, but just want to know if it would be any good for that purpose.
    On what camera?

    That said, landscapes don't exclusively use wide angles.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    On what camera?

    That said, landscapes don't exclusively use wide angles.
    Just a d3200. I haven't got a kit lens and am thinking I may as well just get a 35mm instead.
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    (Original post by bestofyou)
    Just a d3200. I haven't got a kit lens and am thinking I may as well just get a 35mm instead.
    So it'll become essentially a 56mm...

    I have taken landscape photos at that focal length. It's admittedly longer than I generally use, but it's a mistake to use the widest angle you can with no consideration for composition. That's how bad landscape photos happen.
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    Depending on the type of shot... Maybe.

    It'll be down to what you're doing and how you handle the shots afterwards. You could potentially do a panorama shot if the lens isn't wide enough. You'll just have to make it work.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    So it'll become essentially a 56mm...

    I have taken landscape photos at that focal length. It's admittedly longer than I generally use, but it's a mistake to use the widest angle you can with no consideration for composition. That's how bad landscape photos happen.
    This is something rather frustrating for me as a noob.

    If someone suggests getting a 50mm lens, are they really saying to get a 35mm which then turns into a 50-something. Or are they saying to get a 50mm which then turns into a 75~mm.

    Would a 35mm lens (which is mutliplied by 1.6x) be ok for landscape?
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    (Original post by bestofyou)
    This is something rather frustrating for me as a noob.

    If someone suggests getting a 50mm lens, are they really saying to get a 35mm which then turns into a 50-something. Or are they saying to get a 50mm which then turns into a 75~mm.

    Would a 35mm lens (which is mutliplied by 1.6x) be ok for landscape?
    Frustratingly, people mean different things by it. I tend to think more in terms of effective focal length, although I do try to make this clear (there will be times I forget to be explicit in it.) Some people would mean an actual 50mm, so an effective 75-ish.

    It all depends on the landscape you're shooting. You can use a telephoto lens to take a landscape photo if it's the appropriate focal length to the scene (I have; used a 400mm lens for it.) There really isn't a range of focal lengths that are acceptable for landscapes and everything else is bad. Generally, wider is better ... but not always.
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    (Original post by bestofyou)
    This is something rather frustrating for me as a noob.

    If someone suggests getting a 50mm lens, are they really saying to get a 35mm which then turns into a 50-something. Or are they saying to get a 50mm which then turns into a 75~mm.

    Would a 35mm lens (which is mutliplied by 1.6x) be ok for landscape?
    It depends on the context really.

    If someone told me to buy a 50mm, I would buy a 50mm. I wouldn't look at the crop factor, because a 50mm lens is still a 50mm lens on a cropped sensor (sure, the field of view changes, but it's still the same lens).

    If someone said they used a 50mm on a full-frame camera, and I wanted to get a similar shot, I would then consider using a ~35mm lens if I wanted to replicate their field of view. Similarly, if someone told me they took a shot on a 300mm lens, I may ask them which camera they were shooting with and then calculate an effective field of view for me. But 300mm is still 300mm. The camera won't change that.
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    (Original post by bestofyou)
    Would a 35mm lens (which is mutliplied by 1.6x) be ok for landscape?
    Not especially, if you're uncertain start with the kit lens and go from there.
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    i have a canon 28-135 3.5-5.6 IS usm i used this all the time from landscapes to macro to studio work, only cost me £188 in mint condition on mpb photographic check them out


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    I'd personally use wider. I have a 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 and I still want a wider field of view, so I'm aiming for the 10-22mm


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