What is your go-to landscape lens?

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Just like the title asks:

What is your "go-to" landscape lens? I just realized that the D800/24-70 2.8 combo is hefty, especially when mounted on my tripod, etc. Seriously considering just using my 50mm 1.8g. But I'd miss the wide angle. hmmmm

Maybe I should get a 24 or 28mm.....:Teeth:
 
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I had the 16-35 but sold it and got the 14-24. I went from excellent to amazing with no regrets :smile:
 
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I still like my 17-35. With the D800 cropping is no problem and you can generally get away with carry one lens for landscape shots.

Have to agree, the 17-35 is a great lens. I generally just shoot with primes for landscape, the 35/1.4 as the most used. If it don't fit I pano.
 
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I still like my 17-35. With the D800 cropping is no problem and you can generally get away with carry one lens for landscape shots.

Have to agree, the 17-35 is a great lens. I generally just shoot with primes for landscape, the 35/1.4 as the most used. If it don't fit I pano.

I enjoy using the 17-35 also.
 
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2 actually, the 16-35 usually from 16-20 and my Samyang 14 manual focus which isn't a big deal since a usually manual focus the 16-35.
 
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My landscape kit now consists of the Carl Zeiss 15mm f/2.8, 18mm f/3.5, 21mm f/2.8 and Nikon 70-180mm micro. If weight is a concern, I make do with just the 18mm and 70-180mm. If I'm not hiking too far/high, all four come with me.
 
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I currently use the 16-35/4 but I'm looking for something more lightweight. I'm considering the Nikkor 24/2.8 and Nikkor 35/2 combo as I already have the 50/1.8 and really like that lens.
 

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I'm now using for LS for 99% the following: D700 on a tripod + 24PC-E lens. Not very light, but as long as it's not too hot, doable!
 
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My 24mm f/2.8 and my 35mm f/2 seem to get most of the work when it comes to lanscape photos. I guess Kees de Bruin and I have the same idea:smile:
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16-35 f/4...nothing else compares. It's a lens I sold twice, tried the others, and I kept coming back to it. Third time's the charm, and this one's staying. It's my all-rounder that I also use for events.

For long reach, I grab the 70-200 f/4. It's a fantastic landscape telephoto lens and it complements the 16-35 well.
 
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I had the 16-35 but sold it and got the 14-24. I went from excellent to amazing with no regrets :smile:

+1 on that comment, I only do landscape around the beaches and cliffs of Cornwall and the 14-24 on the 800e excels, I wouldn't dream of taking any of my other glass.
 

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