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B&H Pulse News Roundup: October 11, 2013

This week in the news: Nikon announced the updated D610 DSLR; Pentax debuted the new K-3 DSLR and a 55-300mm f/4 lens; Zeiss announced the Otus 55mm f/1.4 lens for Nikon and Canon DSLRs; and Leica unveiled a one-of-a-kind rangefinder that was designed by Apple's Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson.

This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for October 11, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.

B&H Pulse News Roundup: August 30, 2013

This week in the news: Sony announced the Alpha a3000 and NEX-5T digital cameras, as well as new lenses and accessories; Pentax introduced five new Limited series lenses and two flashes; the Apple TV received an update which added several new content apps; and the Flickr iOS app and Google+ both got photo-related updates.

This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for August 30, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.

B&H Pulse Weekly News Roundup: May 25th, 2012

This week in the news: Micro Four Thirds comes out with some fast new lenses; Pentax releases the toughest new entry-level DSLR on the market; Fujifilm lets Leica users adapt their lenses to their X-Pro 1, and more...

This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for May 25th, 2012.

B&H Pulse Weekly News Round-Up: March 2nd, 2012

This week in the news: Canon announces their highly-anticipated 5D Mk III and 600 EX-RT flash; Westcott has a new Flash Modifier; Sony announced new Cybershot cameras; Toshiba announced new tablets for Mobile World Congress; the thinnest K-mount lens ever, and lots more.

This is your B&H Pulse news feed for March 2nd, 2012.

B&H Pulse Weekly News Round-Up: February 24th, 2012

This week in the news: PocketWizard announced their new Plus III Transceivers; SanDisk gets into the world of itty bitty memory chips; a flash that promises not to become your next deep fryer; word of a Flickr redesign; and Pentax's Q-Series cameras get some ultra-fast glass.

This is your B&H Pulse news feed for February 24, 2012.

Win a Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited from Pentax Forums!

Pentax Forums and B&H are giving away a DA-Limited 40mm F/2.8 lens—one of the most loved lenses, due to its quality and small pancake size. The giveaway is part of the World Pentax Day celebration, and entering to win is very simple.

How to Choose the Lens That's Right for You

A question we hear often at B&H is, "What lens should I buy?" We may follow up with, "What are you going to shoot with it?" The reason for this is because different lenses are meant for different shooting situations. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a lens (or lenses) for your camera system.

Macro Lenses

Regardless of the focal length of your favorite lens, I'd venture to say you've been in situations where you've tried to focus in tight on your subject and inevitably hit the wall—the minimum focus point of your lens. Sure you can crop, but in a perfect world it would be swell if each of our lenses would focus as close to our subjects as our mind's eye focuses. Alas, the world isn't perfect... but we do have macro lenses.

Mid-Level DSLR

When categorizing the many DSLRs we carry at B&H into three groups—entry level, midrange and professional— there are some models that, depending on their attributes, price points or your point of view, fall into more than one camp. Our selection of mid-range DSLRs is no exception. You can call them "Mid-Range" cameras, but a few of them are well up to the challenge of full-time pro shooting.

Portraiture

In the right hands, almost any lens—including a fisheye lens—can be used for portraiture. Wide angle, normal, even super-telephoto lenses can be used successfully for portrait work. But if you had to narrow them down to select an optimal focal length for shooting portraits, it would have to be a lens in the range of 85 to 105mm.

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