Intro To Macro
Top lens options for macro photography Macro photography is a passport to a world of details and new perspectives.
All About Lens Adapters
What to know when you use these devices to expand your optical options If you use an interchangeable-lens camera, a simple accessory can broaden your creative possibilities.
Toolbox: Wide-Angle Zooms
The benefits of a wide-angle zoom aren’t just for grand scenics—they’re essential for indoor photo opportunities, too Whether taking professional candids at events or family snapshots at parties, the winter season means an abundance of holiday festivities, and that also means more photos taken indoors.
What you need to know to pick the perfect lenses for your digital camera Some photographers still ask if they can use old 35mm-film lenses on new DSLRs.
It’s The Lens, Baby!
Create ethereal selective-focus photos in-camera with lensbaby lenses and optics Selective focus is a hot trend in photography. The soft, dreamy look is ideal for portraits, close-ups and scenics, directing attention by blurring your subject’s surroundings.
Toolbox: Ultimate Travel Lenses
When minimal gear is an advantage, these do-it-all zooms have big range for maximum versatility Now more than ever, traveling light is a pleasure.
The best new glass for your D-SLR Ask most pros which they’d rather have: an entry-level camera with a top-of-the-line lens or a rudimentary lens on a top-of-the-line camera.
Beyond The Kit Lens
Take full advantage of your SLR investment by adding lenses to your system Buying a digital SLR as part of a kit that includes a lens is a popular option, especially for those moving up from a compact camera or switching brands.
A Traveler’s Lens
How digital tech and lens evolution work together for travel photography To outfit my first SLR, purchased in what seems like a hundred years ago, I acquired a 28mm and an 80-200mm zoom. Now, decades later, my basic travel kit still relies on two camera bodies and this simple lens combination; only today, the wide choice is a 10-20mm lens (to achieve the roughly 16mm view that I grew accustomed to with film) and a 70-300mm or 18-200mm zoom that I interchange, depending on how strong the lens needs to be for the subjects I’ll encounter.
Designed For Digital Lenses
Optics are the best that they have ever been, and it’s all thanks to digital From fixed-focal-length prime lenses to wide-angle to telephoto zooms, modern lenses use a complex combination of high-end glass, unique materials and chemical cocktails capable of producing optics with incredible power. Digital optical design has advanced so much that zooms now can extend up to an incredible 15x range, while wide-angles produce images with almost no distortion.
Go from moderate to long telephoto with a single lens A tele-zoom is the convenient solution for getting close to the action, even when you need to remain at a distance. For portrait, sports and wildlife photography, these zooms give you the compositional flexibility you need to frame your subjects creatively. Telephoto lenses tend to be large and often heavy, so one of the big advantages of a tele-zoom is that it can do the duty of the multiple lenses you would otherwise need to cover the same range, reducing the volume and weight of the gear you must carry.