Using lenses having Image Stabilization(IS)/Vibration Reduction(VR) is a great way to ensure you get sharp pictures. Most often, there are two version of the same lens – One having the Image Stabilization & one without it. Off-course the image stabilized version cost more over the non image stabilized. This puts a consumer buying lens in dilemma as to which version he/she should go for. Is IS/VR worth the extra cash? Does IS/VR works when the camera is mounted on a tripod? Does IS/VR helps when shooting moving subjects? Does one needs IS/VR on wide-angle lenses? I’ll answer all such queries in this post.
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Most people buying a DSLR camera purchase it with the kit lens. The most popular lens to be bundled as kit lens is the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 for the entry-upper entry level DSLR models followed by 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 or the 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 or even 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 for the enthusiast/semi-pro DSLR models. Kit lenses are good to begin with but most photographers categorize them as junk as they drool on those fixed aperture heavy zoom monster lenses. If you’ve nothing more than kit lens then it becomes indispensable for you to learn to take good quality pictures with it. Following are some ways to maximize the potential of your kit lens.
Canon & Nikon have created two groups in the DSLR world with each group trying to outwit each other. Its an open truth that a good photograph doesn’t needs a particular Canon or Nikon camera to make. It requires a creative vision & technical knowledge on part of the photographer. Yet people battle on noise performance, lens sharpness between the two brands. But do they know how futile it is?
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Video Recording is the new in-thing in DSLR cameras. The feature has found many takers & its capable of producing some fantastic footage. If you’re one of the enthusiast film-maker who bought/will buy DSLR primarily for video recording then better know what else you’ll require to produce a captivating video apart from camera.
A DSLR camera’s most important feature is its ability to put on a variety of lens ranging from extreme wideangle to extreme telephoto. The lens requirement depends on what the photographer wishes to shoot but there is one lens which I would say is a MUST for every photographer. The lens I’m talking about is none other than the 50mm prime a.k.a nifty fifty. The reasons I love the 50mm prime lens are as follows,