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

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.

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

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.

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8: first-ever zoom lens with f/1.8 constant aperture unveiled

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8: first-ever zoom lens with wide constant aperture unveiled

The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM announced today is the first ever zoom lens to achieve a wide constant aperture of f/1.8 throughout the zoom range. Find out all the key specs of this new Sigma lens.

How different types of lenses ‘see’ the world

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There are many different types of lenses available to photographers, as we all know, and the type of lens you choose to fit on your SLR will determine how your end results will look. The main consideration is focal length. Focal length is the distance between the optical centre of a lens and the sensor,… Continue reading

Canon boosts EF lens range with three new models

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Canon has announced three new EF lenses to add to its range, a 24-70mm f/2.8 ‘L’ series lens is joined by 24mm and 28mm fixed focal length prime lenses.

First up, the new EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM lens is added to Canon’s professional line and is an upgrade to the previous standard zoom lens.

Tamron unleashes 24-70mm f/2.8 standard zoom

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Tamron has announced a new fast, 24-70mm f/2.8 standard zoom lens, which is available in mounts compatible with Sony, Nikon and Canon DSLRs.

The new lens comes equipped with Tamron’s Vibration Compensation (VC) image stabilisation and Ultrasonic Silent Drive, which is designed to help when shooting handheld.

Lens Review: Nikon 55-200mm F/4-5.6G AF-S VR DX IF-ED

Also, like the Canon, this Nikon lens lacks a focus distance scale. On this lens the manual focus ring looks almost like an afterthought tacked on to the front end of the lens.