Great Advice for Buying and Using Lenses
There was such a great response to yesterday’s episode on cameras, and a lot of people have mentioned lenses, so I thought this episode would help out a lot.
Getting a high quality lens usually means it will bring in more light when taking photos. Having this option is always a good thing. It will keep your images less blurry, and allow for a nice background. Most higher end lenses are also weather sealed, which means you can take them out into the elements, and not worry as much about causing damage. Photo shoot – Bikinis in the snow You are also going to get a faster and more accurate focus with these lenses, meaning you are less likely to miss that important shot. Finally, they make you look more impressive to the opposite sex.
Here is my BANG for your BUCK list. I would buy these in descending order if first starting out or contemplating a new lens. These lenses also tend to be standard among camera manufacturers.
50mm 1.4 – Relatively inexpensive, Tons of light, small size, useable focal length.
70-200 2.8 – Though this is an expensive lens, it belongs in everyone’s bag. There is not faking the beauty this lens produces consistantly. Out of focus backgrounds, sharp focus, built well.
17-40 (16-35) These are really wide angle lenses. If that is your style, go with the 16-35 or similar (nikon 14-24). If it is a lens you will pull out only on occasion, save some money and go with the 17-40.
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