8 reasons why cheap kit lenses are the perfect lens

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 05/04/2014 00:01am
    8 reasons why cheap kit lenses are the perfect lens

    The low-cost kit lenses you get with digital SLRs or compact system cameras don’t have much of a reputation, but is that fair? They might be cheap, they might be light, they might not have earth-shattering specifications, but they do have some qualities and advantages that are all too easily overlooked. Here are eight reasons why cheap kit lenses are the perfect lens.

    Full-frame lenses: 4 quick tips for the first-timer

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 03/04/2014 12:41pm
    Full-frame lenses: 4 quick tips for the first-timer

    All lenses create a circular image, and your camera’s sensor simply records a rectangular portion of this. A full-frame compatible lens creates an image circle the covers the full-frame sensor, and provides a cropped image with a smaller ‘crop-factor’ sensor. In this quick guide we offer four must-know tips for getting to grips with full-frame lenses for the first time.

    Best lens for portraits: 5 sensibly priced options tested and rated

    | Lenses, Reviews | 21/03/2014 00:01am
    Best lens for portraits: Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

    What’s the best lens for portraits that you can buy without spending a fortune? Our friends at Photography Week recently tested five of the best sensibly priced portrait lenses.

    Get creative with Olympus’ diverse range of lenses (Sponsored)

    | Inspire | 03/03/2014 11:59am
    Get creative with Olympus' diverse range of lenses (Sponsored)

    In this exclusive video shot on location in Bath, England, we follow leading travel photographer Neil Buchan-Grant as he gets creative with Olympus’ extensive range of Micro Four Thirds lenses and uses them to photograph storied landmarks in new, inspiring ways.

    DX format vs FX format: what you need to know about Nikon’s sensor sizes

    | Photography Tips | 10/02/2014 12:47pm
    DX format vs FX format: what you need to know about Nikon's sensor sizes

    Discover which Nikon lenses work with which sensor formats in our DX format vs FX format comparison.

    Tamron unveils 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3, 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 zoom lenses

    | News | 06/02/2014 07:00am
    Tamron unveils 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3, 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 zoom lenses

    Tamron has announced the 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO, what it bills as a ‘next-generation’, all-in-one high-power zoom lens. Also announced is the development of a new Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD lens.

    Canon lenses: 40 tips for using, choosing and buying Canon-fit glass

    | Photography Tips | 22/01/2014 00:01am
    Canon lenses: 40 tips for using, choosing and buying Canon-fit glass

    Start getting more from your Canon lenses! In this expert guide written by our friends at the Canon magazine PhotoPlus you’ll find tips on how to use your Canon lenses to their full potential, as well as essential lens-buying advice and the best lens choices for different situations.

    Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro lens review

    | Lenses, Reviews | 19/01/2014 12:00pm
    Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro lens review

    Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro review: designed to be a fast lens in every possible way, this new wide-angle Tokina lens has a high-quality look and feel.

    Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro lens review

    | Lenses, Reviews | 15/01/2014 11:44am
    Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro lens review

    This new constant-aperture, ultra-wide lens for crop-sensor cameras goes large on zoom range and offers impressive image quality. Find out why in our Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro review.

    Kit lens: why your 18-55mm standard lens is better than you think for landscapes

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 12/12/2013 00:01am
    Kit lens: why your 18-55mm standard lens is better than you think for landscapes

    You don’t need expensive lenses to capture great images. In this tutorial we’ll show you how you can take stunning landscape photography with the simple 18-55mm kit lens that came with your DSLR.

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