28mm (18mm) is one of the most popular focal lengths for landscape photography because it can encompass a relatively wide angle of view (75 degrees) without introducing obvious distortions. It’s a good focal length for maintaining a balanced perspective between close subjects and the background.
Wide angle and ultra-wide angle lenses are the most popular lenses for landscape photography. Their focal lengths usually range from 14-35mm, though some can be as wide as 10 or 12mm.
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Which is the best focal length for photography?
As we mentioned above, the heart of the landscape focal length range is 14mm to 35mm. To illustrate what each focal length means in practice, below are sample photos with descriptions of the scene and composition: