In The Lens: A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer from Rocky Nook, photographer and author NK Guy addresses the question, which lens should I buy for my camera? It's seems like such a simple question, but choosing the right lens or lenses is actually one of the most challenging and important photographic decisions you will make. Nothing affects the quality of a photo more than the lens, and it's no longer just about the megapixels - once again, just like in the days of film photography, it's the glass that makes all the difference!
Unfortunately, many first-time owners of DSLRs and mirrorless cameras don't venture past the basic lens included with the camera. While some are reluctant to spend more money, others are confused by all the buzzwords or are overwhelmed by all the choices. However, as every aspiring photographer knows, different situations call for different tools. Vast sweeping scenes require a wide-angle lens. Far away wildlife shots require a telephoto. The tiny details of plants and insects require a macro lens. If you want your photography to stand out, these are the kinds of specialty lenses you need.
But how do you determine which lens or lenses are right for you? New products are coming out all the time and comparing specific lenses can be difficult. Fortunately, NK Guy is here to answer all your questions and more. In The Lens optical technology is demystified, arcane terminology is decoded, and practical tips are provided. Inside you will find all the information you need to make smart buying decisions, so if you are looking to buy the perfect lens or build the perfect lens collection, this is the book for you.