A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer
Which lens should I buy for my camera?
It's such a simple question, but choosing the right lens or lenses is actually one of the most important photographic desicions you can make. Nothing affects the quality of a photo more than the lens. It's no longer just about the megapixels - it's the glass that makes all the difference!
Many first-time buyers of the DSLRs don't venture past the basic lens included in the box. While some are reluctant to spend more money, others are confused by all the buzzwords or are overwhelmed by alle the choices out there. It's really a shame because interchangeable lenses give you amazing scope for quality photography.
Take in vast sweeping scences with a wide-angle lens. Capture faraway birds with a telephoto lens. Examine the tiniest detail of a flower with a macro lens. Anything is possible when you choose the right lens for the job!
This book isn't a simple catalogue of available lenses. New products are coming out all the time, and comparing specific lenses can be difficult. Instead, author NK Guy gives you all the information you need to make smart buying descisions. Optical technology is demystified, arcane terminology is decoded, and practical tips are provided.
The Lens will help you build the perfect lens collection to suit your needs - now and in the future.
NK Guy is a Canadian writer and photographer living in Britain. He specializes in travel photography and event portraiture. He is the author of the Photographer's Dictionary and Mastering Canon EOS Flash Photography; and hes the creator of PhotoNotes.org, a popular online resource for photographic education. He no longer lives aboard a barge on the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal in London, but wishes he did because it makes for great book bio copy.