The 7 Best Canon Lenses for Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is one of the more popular genres of photography that many photographers, both professional and amateurs, practice. As a professional, you may already know what lenses will work best in certain situations and lighting when capturing amazing landscape photos. As an amateur or semi-seasoned photographer, there is one thing you need to know: the different types of lenses that are best for landscape photography. In order to achieve the best results and the sharpest images, the type of lens or lenses you should have in your camera bag will fall into one of these categories: macro lens, wide angle lens, telephoto zoom lens, and general purpose lens. If you have a wide variety of lenses in your camera bag, then you are sure to have one or more lenses that fit one of those categories. If you don’t, here are the seven best Canon lenses to consider for landscape photography.

The Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens

efs15-85is rt 279x186 image The Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens features a constructed lens of 17 elements in 12 groups, dedicated image stabilization, 35mm equivalent to the 24-136mm focal length range, 15-85mm lens with f3.5-f5.6 aperture, and is compatible with 72mm filters. This type of Canon lens is ideal for everyday photography usage. Whether using it during an exotic vacation for landscape photography or any other purpose, this Canon lens is one of the best choices. Its outstanding image quality provided is more than satisfactory due to the great features it has. The saturated natural colors produced by this lens can be clearly seen on every picture taken.

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The Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens

ef10 22 35 45u 186x279 image The Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR lens for EOS Digital SLR’s features a one-year warranty, a circular design that produces natural highlights, focusing capability to 9.5 inches, superior AF speed and performance, and 10-11mm wide-angle zoom lens with f/3.5-4.5 maximum aperture.

This Canon lens performs extremely well and the image quality and sharpness it produces is astounding. Its dynamic expression provides you with the freedom to capture exactly what you want in a specific photo. You can get extremely close to your subject and smaller objects and the size difference between those smaller objects and the larger background is significantly noticeable. If you want to test your creativity by dividing a small object from its huge background, this lens is a must have for your camera bag.

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The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens

ef24 105 4lisu c 186x279 image The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM lens for Canon EOS SLR cameras is only 3.3 inches in diameter, 4.2 inches in length, includes a one-year warranty, has dust and moisture resistance features, image stabilization, a ring-type USM system that delivers quick and quiet autofocus, and a 24-105mm standard zoom lens with an f/4 maximum aperture.

This type of Canon lens is one of those lenses especially designed for travel, landscape, and event photography. One of the best things about this lens is the fact that it is resistant to severe weather conditions, dust, and moisture. Its professional image stabilizer is able to reduce image blur and its superb autofocus is fast but silent. Its speed performance is prevalent by an improved AF algorithm and powerful CPU.

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The Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Lens

ef24-70 4lisu 186x279 image The Canon EF 24-70mm f/4.0L IS UM Standard Zoom lens has some amazing features that are perfect for landscape photography. Features such as resistance to shooting in rigorous and harsh conditions, resistance to water and dust, image stabilization, Hybrid IS, full macro shooting mode with up to 0.7x magnification, 2 aspheric and 2 D lens elements for high image quality, and L-series standard zoom lens make this lens one of the top Canon lenses on the market for landscape photography. Photos are crisp, sharp, and clear and you can essentially take museum worthy photographs with little effort.

If you want a professional Canon lens for taking full-frame photos, this lens is the perfect choice. Its versatility allows you to do just about anything in just about any type of environment. Also contributing to its excellent reputation is a high quality detailing feature and a 9-blade circular diaphragm which provides a soft and beautiful background.

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The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens

ef24-70 28liiu 586x186 image The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM lens is the perfect lens to have for general zooming. We all know that landscape photography often requires details and macro shooting and for both purposes, general zooming is needed. While this lens is absolutely amazing for any type of photography and especially for landscape photography, it is a bit pricey and doesn’t have the image stabilization feature. On the positive side, this type of Canon lens is considered to be very sharp and it provides fantastic contrast across the frame. It is one of the best options for both AF speed and image quality. It focuses extremely fast and is built very well although it is a much heavier and bulky lens.

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The Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM Lens

ef17 40 4lu c2 186x279 image The Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom lens for Canon SLR cameras includes a weather resistance feature, it can focus up to 11 inches, is 3.3 inches in diameter, includes a one-year warranty, has a powerful ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM), 3 aspherical lens elements, a super UD glass element, and 17-40mm ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with f/4 maximum aperture.

One of the best things about this ultra-wide angle zoom lens is the fact that it is one of the many amazing lenses from the L-series and yet it`s still affordable. Its dynamic design puts it in a class above the rest and adds a little style to your camera equipment. Its ring-type ultra-sonic monitor offers silent and fast focusing. Its combination of amazing features, when used all together, provides you with amazing sharpness and contrast. This lens will provide you with a great sense of satisfaction for ultra wide zoom purposes.

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The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Lens

ef70-300lisu 586x186 image The Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS has everything you need to capture perfect landscape photos. This lens is an amazing lens to work with and you will be astounded by the sharpness quality it will bring to your photos. The look and style of this type of Canon lens differs from most Canon lenses. It has excellent zoom capabilities and you will sure to be noticed when using it in public places because of the unique look of the lens. The lens is white and much wider than most Canon lenses although it is much shorter than your traditional black lenses. The rings of the lens are also placed differently than on the traditional Canon lens. This unique feature alone is worth the money spent. In addition, this lens provides sharp, clear photos and is versatile in that even though it is used primarily for landscape photography, it can be used for everyday use.

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