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    15 common photography questions from beginners (and how to solve them)

    | Photography for Beginners | 06/02/2013 15:52pm
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    Common Photography Questions From Beginners, 3

    03 How do I change lenses without damaging my camera?

    As you improve and take more chances with your photography you’re probably going to want to take off your standard kit lens that came with your camera and try another optic. Below we show you step-by-step how to change lenses safely.

    How to change lenses safely: step 1

    Don’t do this in a dusty atmosphere. Ideally, switch lenses indoors or sheltered from the wind to avoid dust or dirt reaching your camera’s sensor.

     

    How to change lenses safely: step 2

    Lay your camera on its back on a soft surface, such as a jacket or kit bag, to protect your rear LCD, and so you’ll have both hands free to switch lenses.

     

    How to change lenses safely: step 3

    Have your new lens within reach to minimise the amount of time your DSLR’s insides are open to the elements to stop dust getting in.

     

    How to change lenses safely: step 4

    Use your left hand to press down on the Lens Release Button, use your right hand to turn your lens in an anti-clockwise direction and pull clear.

     

    How to change lenses safely: step 5

    Put the lens down to one side. Remove the dust cap from the lens mount of the replacement lens and put it on  the lens you’ve just removed.

     

    How to change lenses safely: step 6

    Depending on what brand your camera is, you’ll next want to line up the dots on the lens and camera. For example, with Canon EF and third-party lenses, line up the red dots on the lens and camera. For EF-S lenses, line up the white squares on the lens and camera.

     

    How to change lenses safely: step 7

    Slot the lens in, turn it clockwise until your hear it click. Take the lens cap off your replacement lens and you’re ready to take some pictures!

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