Photography cheat sheet: lens glossary

lens glossary
(Image credit: Future/Jean-Daniel Francoeur)

There's an amazing range of lenses on the market today, and ever-evolving technology is giving us more compact, clear and affordable optics than ever. But with sometimes comes a little confusion, too.

From the best lenses for landscapes to the best lenses for weddings, the sheer selection can be intimidating. When you're making a buying choice, you need to consider the variety of types, technologies and features available, and to work out what's right for you.

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Digital Photographer

Digital Photographer is the ultimate monthly photography magazine for enthusiasts and pros in today’s digital marketplace.

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