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LENSES FOR LANDSCAPES

After we’ve spent so much time indoors, the sheer scale of a sweeping landscape can take on epic proportions. From open fields and rolling hills to huge dramatic skies, there’s a lot to take in. With a standard zoom lens, you’ll often struggle to squeeze as much of the scenery into the frame as you’d like. Mounting an ultra-wide-angle lens on your camera is a truly liberating experience for landscape photography, like taking the blinkers off and pulling more of the vista onto the sensor.

You can’t beat a zoom lens for versatility, but many photographers only tend to use ultra-wide zooms at or close to their shortest focal length, and with that in mind, there’s something to be said for buying a prime lens instead. There are some high-quality manual-focus primes that can work well for landscape photography, where the lack of autofocus isn’t really an issue.

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

£195/$279

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