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Buy a lens that will best work for your camera

Written By : SUN FIJI ADVERTISING. When shopping for a new camera, you may decide to also purchase a camera lens or set of lenses, to complement the body. When
11 Oct 2010 12:00

Written By : SUN FIJI ADVERTISING. When shopping
for a new
camera, you
may decide to also
purchase a camera lens
or set of lenses, to
complement the body.
When choosing a camera
lens, there are several
factors to consider. How
will you use it? How
sturdy does it really need
to be? What kind of lens
will work with your
camera? This guide will
help you choose a lens for
a film or digital SLR
camera of any brand.
Instructions:
1. Decide where you
want to shop for your
SLR camera lens. Your
local photography retail
store will allow you the
option to touch and try
out their lenses.
Purchasing online may
give you a better bargain
than what the retail
store offers. Also browse
the newspaper for local
photographers selling
used equipment. They
will often let you try
before you buy.
2. Browse camera
lenses made by the same
company as your camera
body. They should offer a
series of lenses with a
mount that will work
specifically with your
camera body. Canon,
Nikon and Promaster all
offer lenses dedicated to
their camera bodies.
Several electronics
manufacturers, such a
Promaster, Tamron and
Sigma, also offer lenses
with varying mounts.
3. Choose a durable
lens. Ask the camera
sales associate at your
local retail store which
brands they sell most. If
you plan on using your
camera lens on a daily, or
even weekly basis, it is
best to choose the namebrand
lenses, such as
Canon, Nikon, Fuji or
Pentax. If you are a
hobbyist who takes
pictures on holidays but
goes for months at a time
without using your
camera, you may want to
purchase a lighter-duty
lens, such as Tamron or
Sigma.
4. Learn about
focal length before you
choose your camera lens.
Some lenses have a fixed
focal length, while
others offer a range.
These are called zoom
lenses. The smaller the
focal length of the lens,
the wider the angle of
view. For example, a
24mm lens will give you a
wider view of a scene
than an 80mm lens.
5. Choose a
telephoto lens for taking
pictures of subjects far
away, such as sports and
scenery. Select a wideangle
lens when taking
pictures in cramped
areas, or to get an
overview of a scene. Midrange
zoom lenses are a
great multipurpose lens
that offers the ability to
shoot close-ups or wide
areas. Choose these
lenses for an all-in-one
approach.
6. Choose a macro
lens for very close-up
photography. Use it to
capture small objects or
record very fine details.
Ditto the need to
photograph jewelry,
insects and coin
collections. Use a tripod
with the macro lens to
stabilize your camera.
This will make your
photos sharper.
Source: www.ehow.com



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