Selecting a Digital SLR Camera Lens

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It is highly likely that if you are looking for a new digital SLR camera it will be the very first Digital SLR (DSLR) Camera you have bought. Many people are looking for a DSLR to help them take much higher quality photos than those you typically get with a standard fixed lens. What a number of people are not aware of is that it is not only your DSLR camera that will help you on your way to becoming a great photographer, it is also your lens.

There are several different types of lenses, with many different abilities and functions. For photographers who are keen being on the move, their is the Fixed Focal Length Lens. This lens has a "no zoom" feature - meaning that to zoom in and out your must come closer to or move further away from your subject. In contast, a Zoom Lens allows the photographer to zoom in and out quickly and simply, bringing more or less of your chosen image into the shot.

Want a photo of that elusive butterfly with all it's beautiful markings? You're after a Macro Lens. This lens gives you the advantage of taking extremely close up images, with excellent definition and quality. If you wish to take a photo of a wide vista, such as 180 degrees, you will need a Fisheye Lens. A circular Fisheye Lens can give a rounded effect to the image, if that is what you desire.

When purchasing a new DSLR camera lens you just need to be aware that different brands of cameras use different lens mounts. Before you start searching for a lens, you need to find out what lenses your camera is actually compatible with. I would strongly suggest that you visit the camera manufacturer's internet site where you should be able to find technical information on the lense specification for your camera. I should also say that there are lens mount adapters available that allow your for example, to use a Nikon lens on a Canon camera.

Finally, there is a Lens Doubler, which is a lens that is added to another lens. So, if you have a 50mm lens on your DSLR and you add a Lens Doubler, you will wind up with a 100mm lens. When it comes time to select your cameras lens make certain to speak to an experienced photographic professional about your specific needs, and they will be able to advise the most suitable lens to compliment not only your camera, but also your photo.

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