Tag: lens

Comparing a 50mm Versus 85mm Lens for Photographing People

As a writer for Digital Photography School, one of the most frequently asked questions I receive from beginner and intermediate photographers is, “If I have to choose just ONE lens to buy right now, which one should I choose?” We’ve previously discussed the differences between a 24mm lens and a 50mm lens for photographing people, […]

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2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900

The $ 500-900 category (based roughly on US MSRP) features quite a few strong offerings, some of which should satisfy first-time camera buyers with easy-to-use interfaces and point-and-shoot style functionality. Others are aimed more at seasoned-enthusiasts, offering direct manual controls and high-end features. At this price point, all of the cameras use either Four Thirds […]

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Choosing Camera Lens Filters & Stepping Rings

When you first get your brand new, expensive and sophisticated DSLR camera, you may be forgiven for thinking that’s all you really need to take good photos… and, for a time, you’re content to explore the myriad of features and settings that festoon the outer body of the camera, as well as those hidden among […]

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6 Reasons Why You Should Use a Standard Lens for Street Photography

Henri-Cartier Bresson is well-known for his use of a 50mm lens, a standard lens on a 35mm film camera. If it’s good enough for Henri, then I guess it’s good enough for most modern street and travel photographers. When I worked at EOS magazine (Canon) we published an article about a photographer who traveled to […]

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Why a 50mm Lens Could Save Your Photography Life

Ok, this is quite a bold statement and may not be entirely true, but it could do a lot for your photography and maybe even get you out of that slump you’re currently in. Firstly, I want to just say that I love zooms. As a photographer, I’ve used them extensively both for photo and […]

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TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter

We’ve seen belt-mounted lens-holders before, but the TriLens from Swedish startup Frii Designs takes things to a new level. This holder lets you attach three lenses to a belt-worn device that is made of steel and fiber-reinforced nylon and can carry up to 100kg weight.  “There’s nothing worse than coming home from a photo shoot and […]

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Samyang announces VDSLR 16MM T2.6 cine lens

Lens maker Samyang has launched the new VDSLR 16mm T2.6 cine lens, which is designed for video shooting with uncoupled gear rings with T numbers. This latest launch takes the South Korean manufacturer’s  number of cine lenses up to 19. 13 of those are designed for use with DSLRs, varying from an 8mm fisheye up to […]

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