Camera Lenses Reviews and Articles
With a variety of camera lenses on the market, how do you choose the one that's best for your outdoor camera? Check out our digital camera lens reviews. From wide-angle lenses and telephoto zooms, trust advice from the experts.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Zooms: Pros & Cons Of All-In-One
Having a single lens to cover everything from ultrawide to strong telephoto is incredibly appealing, but how well do these extreme zooms perform in a variety of situations? We’ll show you where the trade-offs are. All-in-one zoom lenses—those that go from wide-angle to telephoto—offer some solid benefits for a nature photographer who's on a road trip.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Camera, Lenses, Landscapes!
Get the right gear to cover all of your landscape shooting opportunities Today's digital landscape photographers can choose from a great variety of DSLRs.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The ins and outs of a landscape photographer’s most used lens Wide-angle lenses are essential landscape photography tools for their ability to take in epic vistas and allow you to move in close to emphasize a foreground object while still showing enough of its surroundings to give a feel for the location.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Create dramatic and dynamic landscape images when you explore the ultrawide end of the spectrum As their name suggests, ultra-wide-angle lenses take in very wide angles of view.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Macro Lens Guide
A proper macro lens is designed to eliminate aberrations, focus colors and attain maximum sharpness on close-up subjects Macro is the photo op that’s always available: You can find good close-up subjects just about anywhere.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Promise Of Stabilization
Between image-stabilized lenses, in-camera stabilization and high-ISO technology, the game has changed for photographers seeking the freedom to shoot handheld Image-stabilized lenses and cameras let you capture sharp, handheld photos at lower shutter speeds than ever before, while supersensitive sensors let some DSLRs shoot in the dark.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Find Your Wildlife Action Lens
How to pick the right lens to match your photo needs and your budget Wildlife action covers quite a range, from huge bears snagging salmon while standing in a river to quick and tiny birds zipping by.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Landscape Lens Tech
What makes a good landscape lens? Finding your perfect landscape lens is a matter of defining the priorities.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Get The Most Out Of Variable Aperture Lenses
Often dismissed by “serious” photographers, these lenses offer some significant advantages Zoom lenses come in two varieties: fixed-aperture (70-200mm ƒ/2.8, for example, where the maximum aperture is ƒ/2.8 at all focal lengths) and variable-aperture (70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6, for example, where the maximum aperture decreases from ƒ/4 at the 70mm setting to ƒ/5.6 at the 300mm setting).
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
70 To 200
OP’s guide to the professional workhorse lens for nature photographers Everyone has a favorite lens. It’s usually in a focal length that matches the way the photographer sees in his or her mind’s eye.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Image Stabilization And You
How to choose and make the best use of stabilized cameras and lenses For the sharpest shots, a tripod is essential, but you have to carry it with you and set it up each time you want to make a shot—not great for capturing a bighorn sheep that suddenly bursts into view and is gone just as quickly.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Low-Cost Lens Solutions
Think about using a lens adapter to get lower-cost specialty lenses The vast majority of your nature photography is probably accomplished with your core setup of camera and three-lens kit (wide-angle zoom, midrange zoom and tele-zoom).
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
One Lens To Shoot Anything
Big-range zooms (10x and more) aren’t just for travel anymore. With good sharpness and contrast across their focal lengths, today’s models are some of the most advanced optics on the market and they’re designed for digital. Outdoor photographers have long sought the “do-it-all” lens, a single unit that could handle everything from wide-angle to telephoto and close-ups.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The Certainty Of Sharpness
How to test your lens’ sharpness in the digital era On a recent photo safari, a colleague asked me to review the images he had captured with his brand-new, top-of-the-line DSLR and matching high-end lens.
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