Specialty Lenses and Advanced Technology
As we went through some of the basic terms like focal length and aperture. We broke down the two major types of lens would best fit you and discussed over four of the different lens types, if you missed it then please visit MATIVATION MONDAY'S: AMATEUR VS EXPERT PHOTOGRHER PT. 2 Although specialty lenses are only used in fixed circumstances or situations, they expand the possibilities of your creativity by allowing you to take shots that aren't possible with any other lens type. Here are just a two examples of specialty lenses:
By this time you've already started shopping for a new lens, probably even noticed the huge difference in prices because, damn! There's some lenses out there that are hundreds of dollars if not thousands and from what lenses that appear to be fairly similar on the surface. Why are some lenses more expensive than others? Although focal length and maximum aperture may be exactly the same for two different lenses. Advanced technology is what sets the more expensive lenses apart are features like image stabilization, glass quality and engineering standards, lens coatings and durability, and even what it is made of, metal or plastic.
Last but not least which is something that any professional photographer or anyone in the media industry should have is full frame camera which most full frame cameras and lenses have the durability and weather sealing structure allowing you to bang it and bump it on the car ride to your location or bonk it on a ladder or something. Most consumer-grade lenses are designed to be affordable, with plastic housing and sometimes a plastic lens mount as well. With this advanced technology you can go out in harsh environments like rain, snow, and extreme temperatures without damaging your gear although this allows the camera and lens to be more heavier.
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Accessories and Choosing the Right Lens
There is one accessory in mind that every one of you should have and that is a filter, filters come in three common types:
3. Neutral density
Cases are very important to invest in because you don't want your lens or even camera just being tossed all over the place and man handled, they are very expensive and it can get even more if you don't store them correctly. I'm guilty of not having a lens case but my camera bag holds a few places for lenses. While I also carry lens pen and a cleaning kit for minor smudges and prints but since I got my gear from Best Buy I chose to take advantage of the Geek Squad Protection which insures my camera and camera lens. I feel very comfortable being out in the field regardless what situation I'm in especially if I accidentally drop it while I'm climbing and jumping. I get a one-time battery replacement which is nice because after many charges of any battery tends to decrease it's life as well as annual maintenance that includes, normal wear and tear, power surge repair, pixel repair and burn-in coverage, 24 hour support to write a claim, and the Geek Squad Protection is also transferable so I could give it to you. I wouldn't say I worry much about the maintenance of my gear because that's why I paid extra for the warranty so I wouldn't have to worry so much. There's so many different lenses out there and we can agree to disagree but there are lenses that Canon has that are better than Nikon and vice versa, so having an adapter in your arsenal can be benefiting because you can use different lenses from different manufactures.
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