Some of the Best Landscape Photography Lenses You Can Buy

Christopher Frost is one of the most prolific, thorough, and consistent lens reviewers on the internet, and so, when he offers his opinion, it is well worth taking the time to listen. In this great video, he discusses three of his favorite landscape photography lenses and why they are so well suited to the job. 

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this excellent video discusses three of his favorite lenses for landscape photography. In addition to Frost's choices, I would also add the Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM (or equivalent superzoom for your mount of choice). Years ago, I would staunchly rail against using a superzoom for anything, as I did not believe in compromising image quality for convenience. However, a combination of major improvements in modern lens design and a change of heart have made it one of my favorite lenses. Being able to walk with just a single camera and lens as opposed to a heavy backpack makes for a wildly different landscape photography experience, and it notably changes how many images you can get. If you haven't tried this approach yet, it's worth a shot. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out our latest tutorial, "Photographing the World: Japan With Elia Locardi!" 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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I find 14-24 to be terrible lens for landscapes as it is really expensive to get ND filters for. 15-35, 16-35, 17-40 are the lenses you looking for and for the price you can get yourself laowa 12/2.8 and still use 100mm nd filters. My favourite lens for landscapes is 100-400 lately.. I love the compression and the small thins faraway you can "enlarge" and show ppl something else then wide angle shots or panoramatic views

It really depends what you want the lens for John. For general use that lens is great, but for landscapes where you more than likely need nd grad, full ND or polarizer the 2mm extra over 16-35/2.8 are not wort it. Thanks for your compliment. Have a nice weekend

I didn't get very far into the video as he seemed to only talk about Canon lenses, which I have no use for.

Thanks for the comment about my website. I've watched other videos from this photographer covering Nikon lenses so was surprised that he only included Canon lenses. These days, I only shoot Nikon Z mount or Fuji GFX mount.