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Lens Buying Guide
Buying lenses is a daunting task. After choosing a good camera, the wide choice of lenses intimidates most novice photographers. Aggravated by endless reviews contradicting each other and reciting technical specs like a muezzin rehearsing Quran verses, many cannot come to a decision easily.
Learn what you need to know about the focal length of your lenses to narrow down your lens buying decision.
Should you go for lenses with a wide maximum aperture or buy a lens with image stabilization instead? What are the implications on shutter speed and ISO and will you need a tripod or can you go hand-held?
Now we are getting serious. While learning all the technical stuff may not be as much fun, the effort will pay off in this section. Here I will talk a little about different brands and choices, but spend the majority on recommendations to the recurring question: “What lens should I buy?”
In the concluding part of the lens buying tutorial I will show you the decision making process with real life examples and tell you how you should test your lenses to find out if you have a good copy or a bad one.