I’ve always passed on 35mm prime lenses. On paper, they always seemed too close to what I could already capture with my phones or what’s duplicated in my 24-70mm professional zoom lenses. It turns out, I didn’t know what I was missing until I tried out the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lens.
Every once in a while, a lens comes along that truly breaks new ground for one reason or another. Such is the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art, which has an aperture over a stop faster than its competitors and is the fastest full-frame lens under 20mm. Of course, extreme lenses often have compromises of some sort, so how does this one perform? In short, extremely well. Check out our full review.… Read More
You’ve probably heard that kit lenses aren’t that good.
Compared to high-end lenses, they aren’t.
But that doesn’t mean that they’re so terrible that it’s impossible to get great shots.
In fact, given the right set of circumstances, you can get epic photos with the lens that came with your camera.
Here’s a few keys to unlocking the potential of your kit lens.… Read More
Congratulations on buying your new lens. We trust you took the right advice, did the right thing and invested as much as you could afford into your purchase. Because if it has been said once, it’s been repeated endlessly: your camera lens is even more important than your camera body. So, it makes obvious sense to keep investing time and money into looking after your glass correctly. After all, who needs images ruined by ghosting, flaring and blurs?… Read More
Like it not, mastering the art of photography demands some degree of technical savvy as well as well as creative talent. Especially when it comes to getting the most out of your camera lens – arguably the most important investment you will make along your photographic journey. Understanding what your camera lens settings actually mean is essential to getting maximum creative return on your investment.… Read More
When it comes to deciding which camera lens is best for you, there are numerous variables to take into account. But to reduce the risks of making an expensive mistake, the first question to ask yourself is: What type of pictures do I enjoy taking most? … Read More
There are two basics to master when researching and choosing DSLR camera lenses from brands such as Canon and Nikon: focal length and aperture. For a full explanation of these terms, read our earlier blog on the subject. In a nutshell: focal length, measured in millimetres, indicates how close a lens will take you to your subject. The higher the number, the higher the magnification and the closer your subject. Aperture is measured in f-stops and indicates the amount of light your lens is capable of letting in. The higher the number, the smaller the maximum aperture opening and the less light that can enter.… Read More