Nikon 10-24 Lens – How Wide Can You Go?

When it comes to a high-quality ultra wide-angle lens that is designed for capturing the details and variances in landscapes and architecture, the Nikon 10-24 lens is a strong contender. Following in the footsteps of many premium lenses manufactured by Nikon, this variable lens offers features such as a 2.4x zoom, extra-low dispersion glass elements and an up-close focusing distance. In order to discover more about this particular lens, a review will be conducted that examines the product specifications, benefits of use and claims made by Nikon in regards to this lens. Outlined below is a summary of these aspects that will help anyone make the right decision when considering this lens.

The first part of this lens review will be the discussion of some of the product specifications of the Nikon 10-24 lens. The lens construction consists of a set of 14 elements in 9 groups and there are also 7 diaphragm blades. There are 2 extra-low dispersion glass elements and 3 aspherical lens elements that work with the super integrated lens coating to help reduce lens flare and ghosting. The maximum angle of view in DX format is 61 degrees and can go all the way up to 109 degrees. This lens measures approximately 3.25 inches by 3.4 inches in shape and weighs just a smidgeon over one pound. Continue reading “Nikon 10-24 Lens – How Wide Can You Go?”

Canon 55-200mm Lens

Photography experts would always be one in saying that what brings about a picture of good quality in terms of brightness, sharpness and color is the lens of a camera. This is the part the sees through the image that will be captured and produces a picture that preserves the moment or the subject. As time passed and the technology of the world improves, several innovations have also been made in this line to the benefit of the industry. Lenses as we know it is not anymore the simple round device attached to a camera. There are now several attributes that has to be considered when choosing a lens.

For one who is just starting out in the craft, choosing the right lens for his camera can be a little tricky. The most expensive ones are not always the best so one has to be more discriminating with the features of a lens before buying it. What a photographer wants is a lens that gives sharp picture that shows so much more than the objects itself. There is a long list of lenses available in the market so finding the right one will require time. From among the many however, a Canon 55-200mm lens is among the best. Continue reading “Canon 55-200mm Lens”

Tokina 11-16mm Lens Review

Tokina’s 11-16mm f2.8 ultra wide lens is an unknown quantity to many people. The small range of lenses that Tokina produce leads many to dismiss the manufacturer as a sub standard third party manufacturer in the same league as Sigma or Tamron. Well that is plain wrong – Tokina make exceptional lenses,, the build quality of which is up there (if not better than) most of the Nikon or Canon lenses.

The 11-16 is a true ultra wide angle lens. Even when mounted on a cropped sensor dslr such as the Canon Rebel XSi the view is really wide, so much so that it can take some getting used to. Simply pointing at the horizon for run of the mill landscape shots tends to yield boring images. Instead to get the most from the wideness you need to either get low to the ground or ensure you have strong elements in the forefront of the frame in order to lead the viewers eye right through your composition. Once you get the hang of this you will be blown away by the results. Continue reading “Tokina 11-16mm Lens Review”

The Magic Lens – Canon 50mm F1.8 Lens Review

First off I would like to say that this is one of the most under rated lenses in the whole market. In this article I will try and inform you why I have formed this opinion.

Many people feel slightly underwhelmed with the results they get when they start shooting with their first digital slr camera. Their are two main mistakes that people make when moving from compact cameras to SLRs. The first is that they use the automatic or preset modes within the camera while shooting. In my eyes this is like buying a Ferarri and never getting out of first gear. To unleash the power of a SLR camera you need to start learning about how to use some of the semi manual or manual modes.

The second mistake is that people fail to appreciate how important lenses are on a camera. In the world of compact digital cameras marketing efforts seem to be based about the number of mega pixels a camera boasts. Large numbers of pixels will only give you a large image, not necessarily a sharp one. The lens on any camera is the most important part and the one that truly defines the image quality the camera produces. One downside is that most great lenses cost many hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. Continue reading “The Magic Lens – Canon 50mm F1.8 Lens Review”