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Here's the reason why you bought that DSLR

By Mason Resnick - March 11, 2009


Here's the reason why you bought that DSLR or MILC.

Interchangeable lenses give you the creative picture-taking flexibility that keeps photography fresh. They bring far subjects closer, create dramatic vistas, and enlarge tiny objects until they fill the frame to create a whole new visual world.

With recent computer-aided design and new lens coating technology, combined with DSLRs (or Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact MILC cameras) that use smaller sensors, lenses are smaller, offer better-quality images, and zoom farther than ever before.

What kind of lens should you buy? There are so many choices; Here are some of our most popular lens buying guides to help you get started and narrow the field:

 

 

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Consider these all-in-one camera lenses for taking photos on the go. Also learn about what makes these camera lenses essential to a photographer.

ArticleBuying Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, November 24, 2014

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A new generation of superzoom telephoto lenses has arisen that can take in scenic vistas, zoom in on distant subjecs, and focus up close for near-macro shots. Will one of them be your next lens?

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Which Nikon 85mm Lens Is Best For Your Portrait Photography Needs?

Gear Guide and Lab Test. Updated for 2014

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, July 23, 2014

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If you own a Nikon DSLR, you may be thinking about buying a portrait photography lens. This may help you determine which one is best for your budget and needs.

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TAGS: buying guide,  DSLR,  portrait,  buying tips,  Lens advice,  lens,  portrait photography 

Which Sony 85mm Lens Is Best For Your Portrait Photography Needs?

Gear Guide and Lab test; Updated for 2014

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, July 23, 2014

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If you own a Sony DSLR, you may be thinking about buying a portrait photography lens. This guide is designed to help you determine which one is best for your needs.

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TAGS: DSLR,  lenses,  sony,  Lens advice,  lens,  portrait photography 

Which Pentax 85mm Lens is Best For Your Portrait Photography Needs?

New for 2014

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, July 23, 2014

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If you own a Pentax DSLR and are thinking about buying a portrait lens, here's your limited choice.

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TAGS: DSLR,  pentax,  portrait,  digital SLR,  lens 

Which Canon 85mm Lens Is Best For Your Portrait Photography Needs?

Buying Guide. Updated for Holidays 2013

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, July 23, 2014

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If you own a Canon DSLR, you may be thinking about buying a portrait photography lens.

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TAGS: canon,  DSLR,  portrait,  digital SLR,  cameras,  Lens advice,  lens,  portrait photography 

Tested and Compared: 22 85mm Lenses For DSLR Portrait Photography

Buying Guide: The best portrait lenses currently available, Updated for 2014

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, July 23, 2014

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Consider the 85mm lens. A moderate telephoto that covers the equivalent angle of view of an approximately 128mm lens on an APS camera and a 170mm lens on a camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor, it is widely considered to be the ideal lens for portrait photography. 

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TAGS: canon,  sony,  Lens advice,  lens,  Nikon 1,  portrait photography 

Upgrade Your 18-55mm Kit Lens and Turn Good Photographs into Great Ones

A buying guide for anyone who wants to grow as a photographer. UPDATED FOR 2014

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, July 22, 2014

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Not satisfied with the kit lens that came with your APS-sensor DSLR or interchangeable-lens compact digital camera? It may be time to upgrade!

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26 Top Macro Lenses: A Quick Guide

A look at true macro lenses - Updated for Spring 2014

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Fred Singer, April 9, 2014

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Shopping for a macro lens? First, let's get the definition right: To get 1:1 magnification, which you need for true macro photography, you need to buy a dedicated, non-zoom Macro lens. But which one is best for you?

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TAGS: buying guide,  DSLR,  macro,  digital SLR,  Focus on Macro Photography 

Polarizing Filters for Landscape Photography

Using a polarizing filter to for landscape photography.

ArticleAdoramaTV - You Keep Shooting Techniques and How-Tos - by Bryan Peterson, March 7, 2014

AdoramaTV presents You Keep Shooting with Bryan Peterson. In this episode, Bryan shows what a polarizing filter and a sense of scale can do to enhance your landscape compositions.

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TAGS: landscapes,  filter,  polarizer,  polarizing,  landscape photography,  polarizing filter 

Tamron SP 150-600 mm Autofocus Lens: Product Overview

Take a look at the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Autofocus Lens.

ArticleAdoramaTV - Product Reviews Gear Guides & Reviews - by Diane Wallace, February 26, 2014

Adorama TV presents the Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Autofocus Lens. Join Diane Wallace as she takes a deeper look at this powerful lens that enables you to shoot crisp images of fast-moving, distant subjects handheld.

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TAGS: auto focus,  Tamron,  lens,  Product Profile,  Product Spotlight 

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