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    Lens distortion correction: improve lens performance with in-camera adjustments

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 08/07/2013 11:00am
    Lens distortion correction: how to improve lens performance with in-camera adjustments

    Not all of us can afford expensive lenses, but that doesn’t mean we have to put up with poor quality images. In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to make simple in-camera adjustments to fine-tune your lens’ performance and help eliminate imperfections like colour fringing and chromatic aberrations.

    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.

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