Selecting a lens


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Selecting a lens

Where you put the camera and the type of camera body you use is only one choice that has to be made. These days, choosing the right lens is a critical decision. Now some camera bodies have fixed lenses, meaning that you could only use the lens that came with the camera itself. However, these types of cameras are falling out of favor, and more and more, we're seeing cameras that allow you to easily swap lenses for different situations. You might go with the zoom lens for easy flexibility when shooting. The benefit of a zoom lens is it makes it easier to get different shots from the same camera position.

So if you need to tighten up to remove a distracting object or quickly switch from the wide shot to the tight shot, the zoom lens is going to give you maximum flexibility. However, zoom lenses typically don't allow for things like shallow depth of field, so if you're trying to go for a more modern look, people tend to favor working with prime lenses. Prime lenses have risen in popu...

Selecting a lens
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Selecting a lens provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Effective Site Surveys for Video and Photo Projects

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