Category Archives: Lens

Almost every photographer I know, even those specializing in portraits or action photography, has a soft spot for landscapes.  There’s just something about nature and sunsets and vistas that captures our imagination and prompts creativity.  Even if you just dabble in landscape images, you’ll want a lens to help translate that vision before you into …

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Ever get confused when it comes to the many types of lenses? Let’s make it simple! Even if you’ve been in the photography world for years, you may not be experienced with many types of camera lenses. The truth is, many lenses are expensive, so we often choose a type of photography and then pick …

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Full-frame glorified kit lens or budget-friendly professional choice?  I weigh in on whether to love or leave the Nikon 24 120mm f/4G ED VR. When I upgraded to a full frame camera, I had the option for purchasing the Nikon 24 120mm f/4G ED at a deep discount if I bundled the Nikon 24 120mm …

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Thinking about a mega zoom?  Here’s a Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6e lens review If you’re a wildlife photographer, nature photographer, or sports photographer, sometimes you want to fill the frame with your subject.  Problem is, you can’t always get closer to your subject. That’s where super-telephoto lenses or a mega zoom like the Nikon 20- 500mm …

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There are countless lens options out there, but only a few qualify as one of the best lenses for product photography. Here are our top recommendations for lenses, and some additional information for businesses about understanding and buying lenses for cameras. Keep in mind that most lenses do not fit all cameras. Regardless of its …

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Finding the best wide-angle lens for Nikon cameras can feel like a tedious, time-consuming journey. However, if you’re armed with the right information from the start, you’re more likely to enjoy the shopping experience and come away with a high image quality lens that fits your camera and your life perfectly. Prime Lens Options Sigma …

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The million dollar question! Do I need a full frame camera? Whether you are a beginner getting ready to purchase your first DSLR, or a advanced photographer considering if you need to upgrade your camera, at some point you may find yourself scratching your head and wondering: crop vs full frame, which camera do I …

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All manner of debris can make its way onto your camera lens, from finger smudges to dust and oil. Regular camera lens cleaning helps you get a more precise, sharper shot with crisper details. But too much cleaning may lead to scratches on your lens. Keep reading for simple tips that will show you how …

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What lens should you buy next? It all depends on your needs, budget, and style! Read any photography forum and you’ll find the same questions get brought up over and over again.  One of those is “what lens should you buy next?”  Lenses are expensive.  No one wants to make a bad investment into a …

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Check out our Lens Calibration 101 guide on why and how to adjust your lenses! There are a lot of different reasons your images might not be as sharp as you want. Dirty equipment, the wrong camera settings or even your shooting stance can affect the sharpness of your images. But if you find that …

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Get to know your camera’s BFF from inside to out with our guide to lens basics! If you’re new to photography or just have a new lens, you might not know what all the bits and pieces of your lens are there for. We’ll help you identify what this switch does, decode those lens numbers …

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Photographers everywhere rave about their Sigma Art lenses.  But is the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art lens worth the hype? When I needed a fast 35mm lens for my kit, I settled on the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art lens. It wasn’t without reservations. I’d read reviews but my experience with Sigma lenses was less than satisfactory. After …

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What lens filters do you need and why?  We’ll give you the basics! Have you ever heard a photographer talk about using a lens filter but didn’t really understand what that meant?  You’re not alone!  Lens filters are simple in design but can have many different functions.  They are also incredibly useful for getting your …

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What’s so nifty about the fifty?  Let’s find out! It’s inexpensive, easy to use and optically sound.  So what’s not to love about a 50mm nifty fifty lens? In a word, nothing. There is a reason the 50mm lens is nicknamed the “nifty-fifty.”  Learn why this lens is one just about every photographer owns and …

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What’s the best macro lens for your kit?  Read this first! Macro photography can be a lot of fun to shoot.  There is just something fascinating about seeing tiny details at life-size.  There’s a whole teeny, tiny world out there waiting for an explorer like you! The problem?  To uncover these bijou realms, you need …

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The workhorse 70-200mm lens should be on just about every photographer’s must-have list Are you on the fence about purchasing a 70-200 mm lens?  Worried about the cost?  The weight?  Whether it’s a good lens?  I can’t make these lenses get any cheaper or heavier, but I can alleviate your concerns about it being a …

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