Category Archives: Lenses

How to Clean a Camera Lens ~ Vivian Liu

Dust happens. It’s inevitable and you just have to make peace with the fact it’s going to end up on your lenses. Of course, many other substances like oils from your fingers, the elements, food, or whatever you pick up … Continue reading

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5 Important Focal Lengths to Know and the Benefits of Each ~ Jason Checkla

Please note: all focal lengths mentioned in this article are in reference to 35mm full frame sensors. There are photographers that favor the convenience and flexibility of zoom lenses, and those that favor their sharper, lighter and cheaper counterpart, the … Continue reading

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How To Find Your Lens’ Sweet Spot: A Beginner’s Guide to Sharper Images ~ Dena Haines

It’s time to learn how to capture sharper images by finding your lens’ sweet spot. This will give you more confidence, save time, and help you take better photos. Learn…

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6 reasons you should upgrade your lens, not your camera ~ Marcus Hawkins

Should I upgrade my camera body or buy a better lens instead? It’s a classic question photographers ask themselves – or, more likely, post on a photography forum. In the days of film cameras, the answer was more clear-cut: choose … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Help When You’re Stuck with Only a Prime Lens ~ Branson Quenzer

As a photographer you must have flip-flopped back and forth between prime and zoom lenses. “Should I choose a prime today, or a zoom for its advantages?” If you have not done this for a purchase, you must at least … Continue reading

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Buying or Cleaning a Used Camera Lens? Things to Check ~ John Rundle

There are useful checks you can make before you lay out your hard earned cash on a lemon, or to use on your own lens before shooting. Lens faults will degrade the image you are so carefully trying to make. … Continue reading

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Prime Lenses: Pros and Cons ~ Pashminu Mansukhani

First, let’s discuss different types of lenses and how they’re used. Standard Zoom: These are the most common type of lenses and practically all the kit lenses bundled with cameras fall into this category. The most popular is the 18mm-55mm … Continue reading

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DSLR Lens Reviews 2014: Which Lens To Buy? ~ Nancy Young

In many cases, a proper lens is critical to conveying your visual concept. So with just an entry-level stock lens available, it’s unlikely you could discover your photographer’s potential to the fullest. Maybe it’s time to change your lens or … Continue reading

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