Best Canon Lenses For Landscape – Top 5 You Need To Know

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Hello! if you want to capture beautiful landscape photos here are the Best Canon Lenses For Landscape

Remember that the lens is the most important piece in your camera, The body of your camera is just a collecting receptacle for the work done with your lens.

1-Canon 10-22 mm f/3.5-4.5


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Specifications:

  • EF-S Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-29
  • UD and Three Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Super Spectra Lens Coating
  • Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
  • Manual Focus Override
  • Truly Circular Diaphragm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 9.6″
  • 77 mm Filter Thread Diameter

This lens is s an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with dynamic expressive capability for all EF-S mount digital EOS cameras, exceptionally small and lightweight for maximum mobility.& is commonly used in landscape photography because of it’s quality & it’s super sharp images.

If you have a non-full frame Canon camera body, this lens is a must! this lens is just fantastic. The USM focuses instantly, even in an almost dark room, It has a very nice minimum focusing distance and very smooth bokeh when do you get really close to a subject, the only thing  I wish this lens had was a bigger aperture.

Compatibility:

Not suitable for 35 mm film SLR cameras or digital camera with image sensor bigger than APS-C size, only fits on the EOS Digital Rebel series or 20 D, 30 D, 40 D, 50 D, 60 D, and 7 DSLR cameras.

Why should I buy this lens?

  1. Super-sharp images
  2. Fast auto-focus
  3. lightweight


Sample photos captured by Canon 10-22 mm:

 

22 mm, 25 s, f/11, ISO 100

2-Canon EF 17-40 mm f/4 L USM

Specifications:

 

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  • EF Mount L-Series Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/4-22
  • Three Aspherical Elements, One Super UD
  • Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
  • Manual Focus Override
  • Water and Dust Resistant
  • Internal Zooming and Focusing
  • Truly Circular Diaphragm
  • 77 mm Front Filter Diameter

While an excellent ultra-wide zoom lens for film SLR cameras, the Canon EF 17-40 mm f/4L USM Lens is especially well suited for use with EOS digital SLR cameras, which usually have an imaging sensor size smaller than the 35 mm format, They say that when buying a home the most important thing is location. When it comes to landscape photos, the Canon 17-40 mm is super sharp The “L” in the name tells you that this is one of Canon’s pro-quality lenses, and the USM ensures that the focus is not only fast but exceptionally quiet.

The 17-40’s minimum focusing distance is just 11″ (28 cm) throughout its entire range of focal lengths, which makes it very useful for close-up work. All of the focusing and zooming action is done internally,

Compatibility:

This lens is a Canon ‘EF’ series lens, indicating it is for use with full-frame cameras. It works equally well with APS-C format DSLRs.

Why should I buy this lens?

  1. Fast auto-focus
  2. Superior build quality
  3. minimum focus distance


Sample photos captured by Canon 17-40 mm:

 

The sunrise over Phillip Island from Flinders jetty.

17 mm, 41 s, f/11, ISO 100

Sea

17 mm, 4 s, f/14, ISO 100

 

3- Canon EF 14 mm f/2.8 L II USM (Prime Lens)

Specifications:

canon 14mm 1:2.8

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
  • Two UD and Two Aspherical Elements
  • Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
  • Manual Focus Override
  • Truly Circular Diaphragm
  • Moisture Proof and Dustproof Sealing
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 7.9″
  • Rear Gelatin Filter Holder
  • Built-in Lens Hood

14 mm fast prime lens with Canon’s ring-type USM (Ultra-sonic Motor) for fast accurate AF. The lens is ideally suitable for the purpose of landscape photography with its short focal length, 114-degree angle of view and optimized image circle for a full-frame DSLR.

This also falls under the “professional lens” category, and its price reflects it. Its image quality is impeccable, with an amazing field of view and no distortion whatsoever.

Compatibility:

The EF 14 mm f/2.8 L II USM is compatible with all EOS Digital SLR cameras.

Why should I buy this lens?

  1. Superior build quality
  2. Super-sharp images
  3. Fast auto-focus


4-Canon 24-105 mm f/4 L IS USM 


Specifications:

canon 24-105 mm

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/4-22
  • One Super-UD & Three Aspherical Elements
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Ultrasonic Focus Motor
  • Manual Focus Override
  • Dustproof and Waterproof Sealing
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.5′
  • 77mm Filter Thread Diameter

I strongly recommend this lens it’s one of my favorite lenses, and the one I use always in the landscape also for wildlife. The incredible range and versatility make it useful for almost any situation. also it falls under the “professional lens” category.

The EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM is the right focal length to work also as a great portrait lens. The bright constant f/4 aperture assists the full-frame sensor for which the lens is optimized. It takes amazing pictures, with great color representation and contrast. At f/4 the background is a very pleasant blur.Once you step up to an “L” lens you will not want to go back, if you are using crop body you will be excited to use it on a full frame body.

Compatibility:

35 mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor Canon (APS-should I

Why should I buy this lens?

  1. Clarity
  2. Build quality
  3. Fast auto-focus
  4. Super-sharp images



Sample photos captured by Canon 24-105 mm:

 

24 mm, 1/500 s, f/4, ISO 200

5-Canon EF 16-35 mm f/2.8L II USM Lens


Specifications:

 

canon 16-35 mm

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 16-35 mm f/2.8
  • Lens Construction: 16 elements in 12 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 108°10′-63°
  • Focus Adjustment: AF with full-time manual
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.92 ft./0.28 m
  • Filter Size: 82 mm, P=0.75 mm/1 filter
  • Max. Diameter x Length: 3.5 in. x 4.4 in./ 88.5 mm x 111.6 mm

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Autofocus Lens is a high performance, water-resistant, and ultra wide-angle L-series lens. The optical design has been improved to offer better edge-to-edge image quality.

All of the “L” lenses deliver optical performance equal to similar fixed focal lengths lenses, and the USM lenses do this with silent, high-speed focusing. Distortions and aberrations are remarkably small for a lens of such amazing capabilities.

Compatibility:

35 mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor Canon (APS-C)

Why I should buy this lens?

  1. Amazing sharpness for night photography
  2. Sharp, fast
  3. Build quality


If you want to go deep into landscape photography, I highly recommend reading this comprehensive guide. from lightstalking.com.

If you enjoyed my review for the best canon lenses for landscape photography kindly Share & if you have any comments just post below & I will be glad to help you :).

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52 Comments

  • As a Canon fan searching the internet for reviews and recommendations of lenses, I came across your post. As I’m a bit of an avid landscape photographer I was looking for a new lens suitable for shooting landscapes. Unfortunately I can’t buy the 10-22mm wide angle lens, as I have a full frame camera and that’s an EF-S mounted lens. The 17-40mm looks like the one for me as it’s a bit cheaper than the 14mm prime lens. Thanks for the info.

  • Hey,

    I myself am not into anything to do with cameras or photography but my partner is and he is very interested in everything cameras.

    I will definitely be sending him over to your website, you made everything clear and very easy to understand especially to someone like me who hasn’t got the first clue about camera lenses.

  • Nice review! I like Canon 10-22 mm f/3.5-4.5 and I am using it all the time. With Lee filter for landscape, this lens takes great quality photos. It is a great lens in the dark room, I often use it for concert photography too and it works perfectly.

    Could you recommend what is best for street photography (narrow street or alley)?

    • Thanks Alex for your comment The Canon EF 17-40mm F/4 will fit well in street photography & also the Canon 16-35mm F/2.8 will give you amazing results.

  • thanks for the review! Ive recently got into videography and photography for shooting my music videos and promo pics, it was too expensive to have other people do it, so I learned it myself! the canon 10-22 seems to be the perfect fit for me, might need to look into purchsing it.

    Matt TheDopestMatrix

  • Those photos captured with those lenses look great!

    I remember when I bought my Nikon D50 way back in 2006, for years I just stuck with the standard 18-55mm kit lens. This was fine for a long time, but eventually I really wanted a telephoto lens with a long zoom range, and I bought one that goes all the way up to 300mm. I can take completely different photos with that lens. It’s quite amazing really.

  • Hi there.

    Great article, These lenses look brilliant!

    I am considering buying my first camera very soon and also trying to decide which lens I should get. I want to start up a YouTube channel but