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!
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