Foundations of Photography: How to Choose a Lens


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Choosing a lens

Since we've been talking so much about how to use particular types of lenses, you may be thinking about adding another lens to your arsenal or upgrading to a higher quality lens. We're going to take a break from the specifics of shooting for a bit and talk about choosing a lens. Even if you don't have an SLR but shoot with point-and-shoot cameras, you'll still want to give a thought to assessing a candidate camera's lens. So, the following discussion should still prove helpful. Your first concern when lens shopping is to think about what it is you need. And first and foremost in that decision is focal length. And if you have no idea what focal length you need, one, it may not be time to start shopping for a new lens.

But your camera probably came with a kit lens of some kind That's a zoom lens that has a focal length range from may be a little bit wide to a little bit telephoto. Think about how you've been shooting. Do you spend more time with the, at the teleph...

Choosing a lens
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