Today is the turn of the best lens for landscape photography for a Nikon d810 camera. We have been meaning to publish this article for some time now and we finally managed to set some time aside to sit down, type this up, and get it published to help any of our readers who are looking to pick up a landscape lens for their d810.
We know that the d810 comes with a pretty high price tag but we wanted to feature both a budget-friendly lens (covered first) as well as a high-end lens (covered second) too. Now, although our budget-friendly lens has a much smaller price tag than the premium option, its performance is excellent and should definitely be considered!
The Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
In our opinion, the best budget lens for landscape photography when using a Nikon d810 camera is the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC (Click here to check for product prices and availability). Although the lens has a relatively low price tag, it provides an excellent level of performance and functionality and its build quality really is excellent. Its reputation amongst the community just keeps going from strength to strength and it has a ton of reviews (click here to read some of them) specifically commenting on its performance for landscape photography.
Although it is a prime lens with a fixed focal length at the 14mm mark it is great for a massive number of landscape situations. Many people prefer their lenses to have a small amount of zoom capability so they are able to further tweak the image of the lens but in our opinion, this is overrated and the 14mm point is perfect for landscapes.
The manual focus ring on the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 is very easy to use too. It has a unique texture when compared to the rest of the lens so you can easily locate it with just your fingertips while focusing on your viewfinder to perfect the level of focus for your image. It is also very easy to turn even in wet and cold conditions without issue and allows you to quickly tweak your focus on the fly.
Running at f/2.8 the aperture on the lens provides some excellent low light performance and the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 is often one of our lens suggestions for anyone wanting to get into any kind of nighttime landscape photography due to its excellent performance. The photograph below shows the image quality that it can provide you for a nighttime time-lapse and offers a good example of what it can offer your Nikon d810.
The Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 will attach directly to the lens mount on your d810 camera body too allowing you to quickly and easily change your lenses on the fly as required during your photography session. Although this lens will easily meet the majority of your needs as a landscape photographer, there may be the odd situation where you need to swap your lens out quickly as there is no need to waste time with lens converters or anything like that.
If you are wanting to pick up an excellent lens for landscape photography that won’t break the bank but will provide excellent photographs for your Nikon d810 considering its price then you have to check out the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product. Please note, although the lens in the video is under the Samyang brand, it is just regional branding for Rokinon and is the Rokinon 14mm.
The Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art DG HSM Lens
In addition to its amazing image quality, the functionality and build quality of the lens is also excellent but on the flip side, the price tag reflects this and we are fully aware that the lens is out of the budget range of many of our readers. This is why we decided to also feature a more budget-friendly lens at the start of the article.
There is not much else to say about the lens without repeating a bunch of what we said for the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 above without adding that the Sigma 14mm bests its performance by far in every way at every stage. If you have the budget available and you are wanting the absolute best landscape photograph quality then the Sigma 14mm is deginatley the lens you should be considering.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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Ryan Hallock – Beaver Lake Mirror. – https://flic.kr/p/DP68i8
Nick Tkachev – *** – https://flic.kr/p/VuLcMo
Richard Walker – Brill Windmill Sunrise – https://flic.kr/p/iH2v8F