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    Hi,

    I am new in Photography and I wanted to learn and explore more shooting Landscape. I will be traveling soon. I currently own a Canon 6D with 24-105mm kit lens. Please recommend a good lens for this camera. Cheap and good lens.

    Thank you.
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    Your setup if good enough. Read up on shooting landscape will be the more important activity.
    Get a tripod, a wired remote shutter and a circular polarizer to start with for landscape photography

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    24mm is good enough. Stop down, invest in a tripod and you're good to go.

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    Hi I think your lens is good enough you are just missing some basic skills but these skills can easily be learned from all the guides already posted here and on many websites online like dpreview where I learned a lot already and luminous landscapes too

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    Quote Originally Posted by iTextSpeak View Post
    I am new in Photography and I wanted to learn and explore more shooting Landscape. I will be traveling soon. I currently own a Canon 6D with 24-105mm kit lens. Please recommend a good lens for this camera. Cheap and good lens.
    Erm.. have you spent a few minutes reading online reviews about this lens? Have you checked the standard price for this lens? Why on earth do you want to pair a Full Frame camera with something cheap(er)?
    Please note: kit lenses are there for a reason: a starting point for people buying a camera. That does not mean that these kit lenses are cheap rubbish, many people take great shots with them. The kit lenses for the high end / full frame cameras are expensive quality glass. Nothing to dismiss, especially when you are new to the topic.
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    Hi there. I'm using a 6D as well and my lens is the 24-70VC from Tamron.

    To answer your question, the 24 mm focal length has been sufficient to capture all my landscape images. (I started taking landscapes photos just a few months ago)

    In fact, on a couple of occasions, I did have to zoom in a little.

    Here is the link to my landscape/cityscape set on Flickr. You can take a look and see what kinda field of views and angles you get with the 24mm on the 6D's full frame sensor.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/norman...7639642178075/

    And here is a photo taken just yesterday. At 24mm.


    CBD - Just waking up (BnW) by Norman Selvaraju, on Flickr

    I have not had the chance to use the 24-105. But I have read that it is a good piece of glass. And given that you are gonna travel with it, the extra reach offered by the lens would certainly be welcome when you spot some nice moments.

    To sum-up, you've got a good setup if you are venturing into landscapes. I would suggest a decent tripod. Cos the 6d and the lens that you are pairing it with aren't all that light.

    All the best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iTextSpeak View Post
    Hi,

    I am new in Photography and I wanted to learn and explore more shooting Landscape. I will be traveling soon. I currently own a Canon 6D with 24-105mm kit lens. Please recommend a good lens for this camera. Cheap and good lens.

    Thank you.

    Get familiar with your current set up, shoot everything, anything, all the things with this lens you have now.
    Once you master with this lens, than you will really know what you want next.
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    TS u have a good setup already. I started with a Nikon D5000 and 18-55mm kit lens. Not to say my setup wasn't good but I learnt from there.

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    Your set up is good enough. That is a general walkabout lens and a lens that can be used for landscape. Read up what accessories people use for landscape photography. Read up on tripods, filters, and remote shutters. Another good lens won't make your image better than what filters can do.
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    you already have a very good set up for a beginner.
    very seldom a beginner will jump straight into such set up.

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    You can go for the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8II L or the Sigma 12-24mm if you really want to get a lens.
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    Thanks for all your support!

    This is my first noob shot of a volcano's crater in Philippines. Please comment. There's still room for improvement.

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    very nice shot for a beginner try.
    probably u can shoot with smaller aperture to get the scene looks sharper.

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    Nice Good effort. Though would prefer if you could get the whole crater in frame, though maybe a little hard in this case. Looks like your camera focused on the grass in the foreground, making the rest of the background look soft. Like turbonetics said, you could shoot with a smaller aperture to get a larger depth of field. You could also try focusing at hyperfocal distance to get as much in focus as possible. http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tut...l-distance.htm
    Keep shooting!

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    What have you done to the colours? The sky looks weird with this turquoise tint. There is also a blueish tint on top of the crater wall.
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    Everyone's preferences are different. I know people who refuse to shoot anything wider than 30 mm, to them the distortion of proportion is a turn-off. I myself love ultrawide perspectives. I want to capture as much of the scene as possible, so my first lens purchase after the kit lens was very clear to me - Sigma 10-20mm. Since then I shoot 90% of my photos with this focal length (15mm equivalent on full frame after crop factor).

    You have been shooting for a while now, what do you have the tendency to do? You can ask 80 different people they might give 80 different answers, at the end of the day you are the one using the gear and making the photographs. It is like asking: What car to buy? A Toyota owner will say wa, buy Toyota; a Mercedes owner will regale you with stories about why Mercedes is the best.. Or you might even have Ferrari drivers telling you that Nissan is good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    Everyone's preferences are different.
    Well, there's little to argue about that, but that's not my point here and we could stop the forum here.
    Since TS is new (based on initial questions) I simply suspect something went wrong during shooting or editing. If what we see is an intended result then it's ok to me (although my preferences are different). But if it's not intended then it's something to learn for TS.
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    Looks like a hdr image with contrast adjusted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Well, there's little to argue about that, but that's not my point here and we could stop the forum here.
    Since TS is new (based on initial questions) I simply suspect something went wrong during shooting or editing. If what we see is an intended result then it's ok to me (although my preferences are different). But if it's not intended then it's something to learn for TS.
    I was responding to the first post asking for recommendations on what lens to get for landscape photography, not your comment on colors...

    Surely you would have seen me posting often enough to know that I don't comment on others' comments these days unless it is absolutely ridiculous, which yours certainly was not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    I was responding to the first post asking for recommendations on what lens to get for landscape photography, not your comment on colors...
    Surely you would have seen me posting often enough to know that I don't comment on others' comments these days unless it is absolutely ridiculous, which yours certainly was not.
    Ok, I'm sorry for the wrong conclusion.
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