There was a thread recently that asked about uses for 135mm focal length lenses on full frame cameras. I suggested landscapes. That got me thinking. I know that conventional wisdom is that short lenses are appropriate for landscapes. I did a study of the focal lengths that Ansel Adams used for some of his most famous images, and that sort of bore out the point, except that AA’s short lenses weren’t generally thought of as really short today.
But I contended then, and repeat now, that you can use just about any focal length for landscapes, not just short ones. To make my point, I posted a group of images in the post that I linked above. At the risk of selling past yes, I offer the following set of images, all shot from the same location on a full frame camera, with The Otus 55 and 85, the 135/2 Apo-Sonnar, The 180/3.4 Apo-Telyt-R, the 280/4 Apo-Telyt R, the Nikon 400 mm f/2.8 and 500 mm f/4E, and even one with the 500/4 and a 1.4x TC. This is a wider range than I was using at the time of the previous post on this subject.