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Old Jan 3, 2015, 5:39 PM   #1
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I enjoy reading Digital Photo Pro Magazine.

In their year end issue, they listed the Canon 16-35 f4 lens as one of the best new lenses of the year.

I'm curious, under what circumstances would a photographer want to use a lens of that focal length? Maybe more specifically, utilizing the 16-24 lengths?

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Old Jan 4, 2015, 5:17 AM   #2
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16mm to 35mm in full frame is close to perfect for a landscape/nature lens, especially if it has good close-focus ability.

I'd probably use that focal length about 90% of the time hiking the mountains, forests and valleys of the Northeast US.
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Thanks for the reply! Is it the shorter lens or the angle that makes fire the better shot?
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Old Jan 11, 2015, 8:40 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply! Is it the shorter lens or the angle that makes fire the better shot?
The shorter focal length and the wider angle of view change the perspective entirely. It's particularly noticeable when you move in closer to the subject, which is more often the case in landscape/nature photography.

Everyone seems to associate the ultra-wide angle with the big, broad vistas, but that's not their primary use. It's when you are in or near the scene that the ultra-wide is indispensable. It might "look" like the shot was taken from a distance, but you're actually much closer.
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