Category Archives: Lens

Learn why a quality wide angle lens is a must for any landscape, street or event photographer to keep in their kit. Has a scenic vista ever captivated your imagination?  Maybe you’ve tried shooting family pictures in tight quarters?  Or do you love that in your face view of street photography?  If you’ve said yes …

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A Tokina 100mm f/2.8 macro lens review and my new love affair. This Tokina 100mm f/2.8 macro lens review is not sexy, which is fitting considering the lens itself it’s very sexy.  You don’t hear a lot of people raving about it on photography sites.  Like the proverbial nice guy, it often gets overlooked by …

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Wondering what that hood is that comes with your camera lens? Read on for more on your lens hood! A lens hood is a very common photography accessory that is often misunderstood. They can be extremely helpful in protecting the front of your lens, as well as controlling lens flare. This article covers the main …

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Looking for a cheap Canon lens? Let’s examine your options! If you’re a new or seasoned photographer, you probably have figured out that it’s NOT cheap to build your lens arsenal.  In fact, it’s really easy to find yourself overwhelmed with all of the choices you have and what is absolutely necessary. Do you need …

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Confused about your next portrait lens? Let us give you the breakdown! Choosing the best portrait lens can be confusing, as they all have some admirable qualities. As a new (or seasoned) portrait photographer, portrait lens choices can really get confusing! We often hear about one great lens, only to read about ANOTHER great lens! …

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An in-depth discussion on comparing the 50mm 1.8 vs. 1.4 so you know which one is best for you! When it comes to prime camera lenses, the 50mm lens is a classic. It’s the lens that everyone shoots on when they first take black and white photography in high school. It’s the lens that many …

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Introduction We talk a a lot about prime lenses on Coles classroom. But when it comes down to price, lots of people can only afford to buy one prime lens. Although primes are wonderful and produce sharp stunning images, they can lack some functionality. The main thing being that you don’t have the ability to …

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Your 18-55mm is Still a Great Choice! My very first ‘serious’ camera (I say serious because it was the first camera that I owned with interchangeable focal length kit lenses) came with all the starter essentials that I could hope for when I was starting out. I remember the smile from ear to ear when I …

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Want to know WHY you NEED an 85mm Lens?! It’s no big secret that many photographers initially reach for their 85mm lens! I know adding an 85mm lens to my arsenal was a BIG deal! I researched my different lens options for months and came to love the idea of what the 85mm could do for …

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Prime Lens: What is it? What can you do with it? Whether you just took the leap into the wonderful world of photography or you have been at it for a while, no doubt you got to a point where the ‘kit lens’ that came with your brand new camera, just wasn’t enough anymore. Maybe …

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When Do You Need to Have Fisheye Lens and How to Use It for Better Image Collection? Before talking any further, let’s understand in simple terms what a fisheye lens is. It’s an ultra-wide angle lens that is used to create a wide panoramic view in a hemispherical image and brings about a lot of …

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What is a Telephoto Lens? A telephoto lens is a lens with a long-focal-length. This lens  magnifies object that are far away and helps you take a picture from a distance without disturbing your subject. Telephoto lenses are those that have a focal length of 100mm and above. The longer the focal length, the greater …

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I love 50mm lenses, mostly for their versatile and natural focal length. Whether you are shooting portraits, smaller details, lifestyle, or just looking for a good every day lens, you really can’t beat the focal length of a 50mm. I recently had the opportunity to rent a Canon 50mm f/1.2L lens from our friends over …

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Are you looking for the best portrait lens on a budget? If you are making your way into the photography industry, chances are you are looking to get killer photos of your clients while building your business on a budget. And who can blame you? We want our clients to look their best and we don’t …

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While it’s no secret I love prime lenses and favor them over zooms I wanted to write a mini review of one of the Nikon prime lenses that Nicole and I use a ton… It’s the Nikon 85 1.8G lens.  If you’ve done any research at all on this lens you’ll notice right away it …

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When you need to go wide, you need to go wide! While I managed to photograph over 47 weddings with only 3 prime lenses (the 28, 50 and 85) I decided that I want to add a couple lenses to our collection that would add versatility to our clients’ wedding photos. In addition to adding …

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