Landscape photo with Canon 7D

It’s a bit late for fall colours in where I live. But came across this tree in East Point Park that still got the full set of leafs in brilliant fall colour. With the sun shining on the top, you feel like watching a magic light show when lying under the tree and looking up into the canopy.

Eastpoint Park

This photo is taken at a pond in East Point Park.

Eastpoint Park

Here’s the actual location where the two photos above were taken.

Sunset at the Scarborough Bluffs. Taken at Bluffer’s Park while being harassed by a pair of local raccoons. Apparently they are mad that I set my tripod on a boulder right on top of their nest or something like that. Well I made out in one piece okay with the following loot. πŸ˜‰

Scarborough bluff sunset

All shot with the new Canon EOS 7D. The files posted on the blog is of course not the native resolution. The native resolution of 5184×3456 is way too big. Here’s a 1200×1200 100% crop of the first photo taken close to the center of the image. Click on the thumbnail below to get to the actual image. This is probably not the best image since it was taken with the ultra wide Sigma 12-24 F4.5-F5.6 at the widest zoom but it gives you a sense of what was captured.

East Point Park 100% crop

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4 comments to Landscape photo with Canon 7D

  • This is the small cat I like this cat very much this cat will have good eye power the will live in jungle and called as the tiger.

  • Michael

    Great photos! I hope you don’t mind but I can I please ask you a quick question regarding lenses to use with the 7D? What do you find gives you the sharpest/crispest landscape photos predominantly in low light situations e.g. around the 15-40mm wide angle range. Thanks so much.

    • First of all, I never considered or used any APS-C only lenses. Even though I never owned a full frame DSLR, I believe in changing bodies and not lenses. So I always make sure my lens can go on a full frame body if I choose to. So if you are considering APS-C lenses, then my answer won’t cover any of that. Second is you said landscape photos. To me most landscape photos can be taken on a tripod and should be taken on a tripod. You are typically not going to take landscape photos hand-held at F2.8 or F4, you are probably or should probably take it on a tripod at F8 or smaller apertures. So technically low light shouldn’t be a limiting factor. Now the lenses: For super wide angle, nothing beats Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-F5.6 EX. Yes it’s a rather slow lens, and performance is not that great wide open. But like I said for landscape I’m staying at F8 or more, so image quality is not an issue. And nothing really goes down to 12mm today. And as you might know, in the wide angle range, every mm counts. So yes I use this lens a lot when I shoot landscape. Then I have another lens fast/general purpose lens. In my case it’s a Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX. And yes Canon’s 24-70mm F2.8 L is a bit sharper. But also much heavier and pricier. I’ve used both since my friend owns the Canon variety and I ended up sticking with Sigma since it’s lighter and really the difference between the two lenses are very small. Now 24-70mm technically is not a wide angle zoom especially not on a APS-C sized 7D. But I still use it to do landscape images when such wide angle is not needed. For example, the second photo on this post is taken by the Sigma 24-70mm. You asked about 17-40mm. Yes I know there’s a Canon 17-40mm F4 L. However, to me the lens doesn’t have a good coverage. Namely if I need anything above 40mm, then what do I switch to? 24-70mm? Then I overlapped a significant range with the two lenses. 70-200mm? Then I have got a gap in my coverage (40-70mm is a big and normally very useful gap). And since it’s a F4 lens and not a F2.8, so it’s not exactly a fast lens either. So in the end, I found it simply doesn’t fit anywhere. And that’s why I have the slow 12-24mm, slow but super wide and I use it on a tripod most of the time for landscape shots anyway. Then a 24-70mm F2.8 to cover my usual subjects may it be landscape or people, kind of my walk around lens. And if you need more, then a 70-200 easily covers the rest of the focal ranges.