My Most Underrated Lens for Landscape Photography

gear lenses video zeiss
My Most Underrated Lens for Landscape Photography

Recently, I had a conversation with a very close photographer friend. We started off talking about the lenses that we thought were indispensable to our work. As you could expect from a couple of landscape photographers, we started off by gushing over our widest lenses. I said that I absolutely love my Sony FE 12-24m f/4 G [ Amazon | B&H Photo ], but I hated the bulk and weight of the filter system I had to lug around.

Somehow, our conversation began to drift to lenses that have been collecting dust in our closets. I think many of us can relate to that, right? We have a lens or two (or maybe more??) that haven't seen sunlight in ages. That's when I remembered one particular lens that has always been a total champ for me in the field... my most underrated lens for landscape photography, and it's one I suspect you wouldn't guess. It's the ZEISS Batis 2/8/135 [ Amazon | B&H Photo ]. It's one of the lenses I discuss in another recent video.

This lens has produced some of my favorite landscape shots... and not just tight shots of isolated subjects. I have created some beautiful photos that look like I used a wider lens. So, check out the video below and see what I mean. And while you're at it, I'd love to ask you to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel and click the 🔔 icon to be notified of all future videos and live shows. It's a super easy and powerful way to support the channel. Thanks so much!

 

 

/Gear Links

I participate in both Amazon's and B&H Photo's affiliate programs. As such, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases made using these gear links. It does not affect the price of any item at all and it's a wonderful way to show support for my business and I sincerely thank you for it!

Be A More Productive Photographer

It's no secret that many of us haven't been able to practice our photography as much as we'd like. But, that doesn't mean that we can't fill our downtime with things that will prepare and inspire us when we do go out on our next shoot.

Downtime Dilemma for Photographers

Enter your info below to join my FREE email series that will inspire you to be a more productive photographer.

By submitting this form, you agree to receive marketing emails from Brian Matiash