Recommended Landscape Photography Gear and Accessories
Check out our Landscape Photography course where we teach you how to use the accessories and filters shown below
Neutral Density Filter
DSLR Rain Cover
Best Budget Lens for Landscape Photography
Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
There are a plethora of wide angle lenses out there and it does require a fair amount of research in buying the correct lens. The Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 is a great budget option for beginners because of the following reasons:
- First of all, this is probably one of the cheapest wide angle lens out there.
- Secondly, it allows you to shoot really wide at 11 mm.
- The aperture opens up to f2.8 making this lens great for astro-photography (shooting milky way) and low light situations.
- Unlike other expensive f2.8 lenses, this one has an ordinary front element to attach filters thereby enabling the photographer to use cheaper circular ND filters and not having to buy expensive square ND filters and holders.
- Even though this is a lens meant for crop sensor cameras, it can be used with full frame cameras without vignetting at 16mm, thereby making it a great wide angle prime lens (16mm f2.8) for full frame cameras.
Initially it’s always better to rent a wide angle lens from a rental company near you than buying it. That’s because these lenses can be very expensive and to find the right fit for your needs and your camera can sometimes involve a bit of trial and error.