6 things you didn’t know about focusing, but probably should

How to set up your macro water drop scene: live view focusing

How well do you know your digital camera’s focusing system? Here are some focusing facts that may surprise you

Camera lenses: 8 questions you’ve been dying to ask other photographers

Camera lenses: 8 questions you've been dying to ask other photographers

Learn more about how camera lenses work and how to fix common problems with this detailed primer.

Best budget prime lens: 8 top portraiture optics tested and rated

Best budget prime lens: 8 top optics tested and rated

A standard kit zoom lens can work reasonably well for portraiture, but a budget prime lens gives you greater versatility. We tested eight of the top options to see how they performed.

8 reasons why cheap kit lenses are the perfect lens

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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.