DIY Photography Hacks: make a DIY tilt-shift lens from an ordinary optic

    | Photography Tips | 04/07/2013 00:01am
    DIY Photography Hacks: make a DIY tilt-shift lens from an ordinary optic

    If you’ve ever wanted shallow depth of field effects but were put off by the price of tilt-shift lenses, our technique editor Chris Rutter explains in our latest DIY Photography Hacks post how he converted an old lens at a fraction of the price.

    Best close-up lens: 6 top models tested and rated

    | Accessories, Reviews | 06/06/2013 00:01am
    Best Close-up Lens: 04 SRB-Griturn Close Up Lens Set

    Like fitting a magnifying glass to the front of your regular lenses, these attachments make small subjects look big. In our latest round-up of essential accessories we test 6 models to find out which is the best close-up lens.

    11 common lens errors and how you can avoid them

    | Photography Tips | 05/06/2013 00:01am
    11 common lens errors and how you can avoid them

    The step up from a compact camera to one that allows you to changes lenses can be quite daunting, but it’s also a move towards taking better images. Our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, has compiled a list of the most common lens errors photographers make and some advice about how to avoid them.

    Standard zoom vs super zoom lens: which is best for you?

    | Photography Tips | 02/06/2013 13:00pm
    Standard zoom vs super zoom lens: which is best?

    If you’re looking to upgrade from your standard kit zoom you’ve probably been comparing the pros and cons of buying a better standard zoom vs a super zoom lens. How do you know which one is right for you? Our head of testing gives her answer.

    Extension tubes: how to shoot extreme close-ups without spending a fortune

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 28/04/2013 00:01am
    Extension tubes: how to shoot extreme close-ups without spending a fortune

    Discover how to use extension tubes to shoot great close-up and macro photography without all the hefty costs.

    A layman’s luide to close-up lenses: common questions and answers

    | Photography for Beginners | 21/04/2013 02:00am
    A Layman's Guide to Close-up Lenses

    What are close-up lenses? In our latest Layman’s Guide we answer the common questions about these budget alternatives to macro lenses and show the effects they can produce.

    Lens Distortion: 3 ways to fine tune your lens’ performance

    | Photography Tips | 03/03/2013 02:00am
    How to change lenses safely: step 5

    Improve focusing and remove distracting lens distortion from your images with these three tips for getting more precise focus and professional-looking photos.

    DSLR Lenses: 7 questions photographers must ask about their next piece of glass

    | Photography Tips | 15/02/2013 11:30am
    DSLR Lenses: 7 questions photographers must ask about their next piece of glass

    Choosing new DSLR lenses can be a bit of a minefield. To help you with your choice we’ve (asked and) answered 7 of the most important questions you need to know about your next optic.

    Tamron 14-150mm Micro Four Thirds lens (28-300mm equivalent) revealed

    | News | 29/01/2013 11:56am
    Tamron 14-150mm Micro Four Thirds lens officially revealed

    Tamron has announced the company’s first Micro Four Thirds high-power zoom lens, the Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III VC, which offers a focal length equivalent to 28-300mm in 35mm / full-frame format.

    Nikon 800mm lens gets official release date and price… are you sitting down?

    | News | 29/01/2013 10:31am
    Nikon 800mm lens gets official price… are you sitting down?

    The new Nikon 800mm lens comes with a steep price tag, but offers photographers incredible reach. Find out all the specs of the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens.

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