Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using prime lenses

    | Photography Tips | 22/07/2013 00:01am
    Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using prime lenses

    In the second part of our Shoot Like A Pro Series on how to get the sharpest photos possible with your camera’s lenses, we turn our attention to prime lenses. In this post we explain why you might wish to swap the convenience of a zoom lens for the speed and quality of a prime lens to drastically improve the quality of your photos.

    9 things you should know about using prime lenses

    | Photography Tips | 12/05/2012 06:00am
    Using prime lenses: Sigma 14mm

    Zoom lenses are undeniably great when it comes to convenience and versatility, delivering a wide range of focal lengths at the flick of a wrist. However, they demand a compromise in terms of outright image quality. With complex arrangements of large groups of lens elements moving back and forth to enable zoom, the optical purity suffers.

    Sharpness is often the first casualty, and barrel and pin-cushion distortions often appear at the wide-angle and telephoto ends of the zoom range respectively.

    Choosing a lens

    | Photography for Beginners | 08/12/2011 11:03am
    Choosing a lens

    One of the main reasons for getting an SLR is the ability to change lenses. Here are the main points to consider when buying a new lens for your camera

    Superzoom lenses group test

    | Lenses, Reviews | 13/04/2010 14:48pm

    Superzoom lenses have been around for decades, but historically, these 28-200mm or 28-300mm beasts have been fraught with compromises.