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Cine-Style Prime Lens Sets

Learn how to purchase ready-made cine-style prime lens sets, or assemble your own custom kit individually, from makers such as SLR Magic, Zeiss, Cooke, GL Optics, Leica, Zeiss, Rokinon, Sony, Veydra, Bower, LockCircle, Samyang, Schneider, at B&H Explora.

Perfect Lens Pairings

One lens can’t always do the trick, and sometimes three lenses is a bit too many to stuff in your bag. Luckily, if you plan well, a pair of quality lenses can often accomplish all you need, and then some. Here are some recommendations for lens pairings that may help you flesh out your lens collection, or decide what to bring on your next shoot.

New Xtreme Action Series GoPro Offerings from Bower

Why You Should Go Beyond the Kit Lens

Read an article about the range of lenses available that exceed the capabilities of the kit lens that was included with your DSLR, at BandH.com. 

Glass Encounters of the SLR Kind: Out-of-This-World Lenses for 2013

To capitalize on the ever-increasing resolution of image sensors, lens manufacturers continue to come up with new optical designs and other lens technologies that allow greater low-light capability and aberration-corrected imagery. Read on to learn more about the standout advances in this year’s roundup of noteworthy SLR camera lenses.

 

Holiday 2012: Telephoto and Supertelephoto Lenses

Say the word “telephoto” and many photographers automatically think “Oh, telephotos bring things closer.” Now while this is true—particularly in the mind’s eye of newbies—the imaging abilities of telephoto lenses go well beyond “bringing things closer,” especially when you start shooting with progressively longer optics.

 

The Art and Craft of Point-and-Shoot Macro Photography

I’ve been a fan of pocket-size cameras since they passed the six-megapixel mark some years ago. Since then point-and-shoot digital cameras have become progressively better with every round of upgrades. 

 

Extreme Telephoto and Zoom Lens Roundup

Say the word “telephoto” and many shooters automatically think “Oh, telephotos bring things closer.” Now while this is true—particularly in the mind’s eye of newbies to the sport—the imaging abilities of telephoto lenses go well beyond “bringing things closer.”

 

Holiday 2012: Manual Focus SLR Lenses

With all of the technological advancements in the world of autofocus—both in relation to the lenses themselves as well as camera’s AF features—manual focus lenses have also gained popularity recently for a number of reasons.

The Wedding Photographer's Guide to Outdoor Lighting

With the right tools, outdoor wedding photography can be a nice contrast to the more formal, controlled-light look of photographs taken within the confines of a catering hall or other wedding-centric indoor location.

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