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    11 common lens errors and how you can avoid them

    | Photography Tips | 05/06/2013 00:01am
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    Common Lens Error No. 6: Can’t focus close enough

    A Layman's Guide to Close-up Lenses

    One thing you may notice when stepping up from a compact camera to a model that takes interchangeable lenses is that you can’t focus as closely as you are used to.

    The best way to get really close so that subjects are the same size on the sensor as they are in real life is to use a macro lens.

    These can be pretty expensive, but close-up lenses that look like filters and screw into the thread on the end of your lens can help you get very similar results at a fraction of the cost.

    Extension tubes, which fit between the camera and the lens, are another relatively affordable option that enable you to turn a standard lens into a macro optic.

    Common Lens Error No. 1: Blurred image
    Common Lens Error No. 2: Too much depth of field
    Common Lens Error No. 3: Depth of field too shallow
    Common Lens Error No. 4: Distorted portraits
    Common Lens Error No. 5: Converging verticals
    Common Lens Error No. 6: Can’t focus close enough
    Common Lens Error No. 7: Exposure changes when zooming
    Common Lens Error No. 8: Flare
    Common Lens Error No. 9: Camera unbalanced with telephoto lens
    Common Lens Error No. 10: Vignetting
    Common Lens Error No. 11: Soft images

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