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An APS-C kit for landscape photography ?

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Hello everyone,

 

I just registered on this forum which particularly captivated me. I would like someone to help me answer my question.

I am using full frame cameras but a friend with fewer means needs recommandations on camera and lenses to do landscapes. I am not particularily aware of what is good ion the APS-C side now. I hear the 80D is good. But what about lenses to cover a full frame range from 16mm to 200mm?

 

Thanks for the help.

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Hello everyone,

 

I just registered on this forum which particularly captivated me. I would like someone to help me answer my question.

I am using full frame cameras but a friend with fewer means needs recommandations on camera and lenses to do landscapes. I am not particularily aware of what is good ion the APS-C side now. I hear the 80D is good. But what about lenses to cover a full frame range from 16mm to 200mm?

 

Thanks for the help.

 

 

The 80D is good gear.

 

Maybe the 10-22

 

And18-200

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The 80D is good but the two lens kit with a Sony a6000 will give you excellent 24 mp images and cover you from 24 to 300 in full frame equivalence for about $700. Not to mention the Sony kit is about half the size of the 80D and the two lenses and has a larger sensor.

 

 

Dave

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The 80D is good but the two lens kit with a Sony a6000 will give you excellent 24 mp images and cover you from 24 to 300 in full frame equivalence for about $700. Not to mention the Sony kit is about half the size of the 80D and the two lenses and has a larger sensor.

 

 

Dave

Yep another good option.

 

But if OP is a canon shooter there can be benefits in sticking with Canon.

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The 80D is a good choice if your friend is already in love with Canon. The 80D takes incredible video as well.

 

The 2 APS-C lenses that are solid for an inexpensive price are the 10-18 (try and stay in the 12-16 range) and the 18-135 STM which actually is a 29-219mm on the 80D. Frankly there is little else one would really require ....

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Sticking to Canon, for landscapes, I’m a big fan of the Canon M50 with 11-22, excellent lens. Very powerful and compact system. Can then add the 18-150 to cover equivalent of 28-240.

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The 80D is good but the two lens kit with a Sony a6000 will give you excellent 24 mp images and cover you from 24 to 300 in full frame equivalence for about $700. Not to mention the Sony kit is about half the size of the 80D and the two lenses and has a larger sensor.

 

 

Dave

 

The a6000 is fine for landscapes but not with the kit 16-50. If you want to shoot great landscapes — not snapshot quality — then you want corner to corner sharpness with low distortion at wide angle.

For landscapes, I’d pair the a6000 with the Sony 10-18, which is quite good.

Pair it with the new 18-135 and you have a decent kit covering the range requested.

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The OP is a Canon shooter but his friend may not be. If it is a really good friend one would lend lenses to, there is a benefit. If not, the choice isn't just Canon. Especially if size, weight and image quality are important.

 

 

Dave

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I find the Sony a6000 series just a bit small for my hands, so that may be a consideration.

I own the Canon 80d, purchased as a kit with the 18-55 and 55-250 lens for about $600 refurbished from Canon around black Friday last year.

More recently I purchased the 10-18 as a smaller, lighter lens for travel than my 10-22.

Canon Price Watch site can alert you to additional sales.

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Thank you for your answer, my question has been answered. The content of this article has helped me. I shoot with a Nikon D3400 and I love it, but it's an entry-level camera.

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