Wide Angle - Olympus user?

I absolutely love taking landscape photographs but I feel that i would benefit from a wide angle lens.

I am currently using an Olympus e-400 with the supplied kit lenses, which are great but not exactly wide angle. The two lenses I have been looking into are the 7-14mm f4 Zuiko or the 11-22mm f2.8-3.5 Zuiko. The former is obviously a lot more expensive and would be quite an investment but i'm not sure if the 11-22mm would be wide enough to make that much difference for the 14-52 kit lens. Does anyone have one of these lenses and which would you recommend?

I am keen to try out the wide angle as I have seen some great landscape shots with dramatic cloud formations that seem more pronounced with this sort of lens. I would be interested in any opinions anyone has on wide angle lenses and which they would recommend. Also any thoughts on how to get a more dramatic sky without the use of post processing packages?

Photo credits: Anthony Hall, Charlotte Leaper, Peter Zaharov.

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June 18, 2008


Good point. Metalrose... I read about the 9-18 the other day. It's probably worth waiting for...or maybe they will reduce the price of the others! Thanks for your comments.

June 18, 2008


7-14 is a king, but much more expensive.
Maybe you can wait for the 9-18 which will be released some months later.

April 12, 2008


Hi, both the 7-14 and the 11-22 are amazing lenses, crisp and sharp.
I don't own them, but I have the 12-60 that is equally very good.
Whatever you choose, you won't be wrong: zuiko lenses are famous for their excellent quality.
As for dramatic skies, you use a good polarizer to improve the contrast and make the blue deeper.
Good purchase!!!

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