Buying new lenses: 7 questions to ask yourself and key features explained

Buying new lenses: 7 questions to ask yourself and key features explained

Key lens features explained

What are some of the key features you should look for when buying new lenses? Our latest photography cheat sheet breaks down the anatomy of your lens so you understand just what it is you’re getting with your new optic.

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Key lens features explained: free photography cheat sheet

Your lens markings explained

Our second cheat sheet aims to break through some of the jargon that comes with buying new lenses.

If you’re new to photography and buying lenses for the first time, you may have noticed many strange acronyms and markings across the optics you’ve been considering.

Our infographic below explains what some of the common lens markings mean, and which apply to specific brands.

As always with our cheat sheets, click on the infographic to expand the file.

Your lens markings explained

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