Today is the turn of the best lens for landscape photography for a Nikon d5200 camera. We have seen a fair few photographers reaching out for advice on what wide angle lens they can pick up for their d5200 to help improve their landscape photography so decided to publish this post.
Our hope is that we will be able to help any of our own readers who own a d5200 and are looking to pick up a great little landscape lens. We have chosen two lenses that we feel will be perfect for your d5200 and are both great for landscape photographers. Both lenses have some excellent performance, decent functionality, a great build quality, and are relatively budget friendly too.
The Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
As the lens is based around the 14mm focal length it allows you to easily capture some of the best landscape photographs without having to mess around with zoom levels helping to save you time and effort while out and about. As the images in the article taken with the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 show, its image quality is also excellent providing some clear and sharp photographs.
The f/2.8 aperture of the lens allows it to capture some excellent low light wide angle photographs too as shown in the image above. This can be used to your advantage if you are planning on taking some nighttime landscape photographs showing the landscape in all its glory set against the night sky or milky way.
If you are wanting to pick up a cheap, high-quality, lens for your Nikon d5200 that will help to quickly improve your landscape photography performance then we would highly recommend that you check out the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC.
If you really are on a tight budget then you may want to consider picking up a used version of the lens (Click here to check for product prices and availability) as it can help reduce the price of the lens by a fair bit depending on the time of year.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Rokinon 14mm to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product. We would like to point out that Rokinon and Samyang are the same company just with different regional branding and that is why the lens in the video is marked as a Samyang lens.
The Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM ELD SLD
Being a Sigma lens it should be no surprise that it offers a very sharp image quality that captures your landscapes in all of their beauty. The variable focal length of the lens offers an increased functionality that the Rokinon prime lens above simply can’t provide. Being able to tweak the zoom ever so slightly can help make or break your photograph but the increased functionality and performance also increases the price tag of the lens.
Although the Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 does not perform as well as the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 covered above in low light conditions it can still hold its own against some of the other competing lenses on the market. The images captured using the Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM ELD SLD above and below do a good job of showing its low light performance and what you can expect if you choose to pick it up.
If you have the higher budget available then the Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 is definitely worth your consideration. It will provide your d5200 with an excellent image quality and help you capture some excellent landscape photographs.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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Bill Reynolds – Willamette River Portland Oregon – https://flic.kr/p/24wntR3
Ryan Hallock – part of maturing is realizing every situation doesn’t need a reaction. – https://flic.kr/p/zq4TmJ
Bill Reynolds – Bridge of the Gods Cascade Locks Oregon – https://flic.kr/p/24PtLcq
Erik Söderström – Kåsjön #HDR #photog – https://flic.kr/p/6YXRXH
Erik Söderström – Snow Landscape #HDR #photog – https://flic.kr/p/7pvFEL