Author: Nathaniel Marceau

No matter what kind of photography you enjoy, chances are you’re going to eventually need a strong telephoto lens. Landscapes, wildlife, and even portraits can be significantly enhanced by using a medium telephoto lens. These lenses generally have a maximum focal range of 200mm to 300mm. The great news is that there are tons of medium telephoto lenses to choose from, and you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get a professional-grade lens. Third-party lenses are an ideal option not only to save money, but also to diversify your photography kit. Telephoto lenses are generally categorized into…

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A macro extension tube is typically purchased in a set of multiple tubes and makes a fantastic tool for getting much closer macro shots without having to purchase multiple dedicated macro lenses at various focusing distances. Instead of a standalone lens, these tubes are attached to your camera between the lens and the camera body. The best macro extension tubes give you significant extension capabilities, typically across multiple tubes in a set. The larger the macro extension tube is, the closer you can focus on the subject. For example, a minimum focal distance of 18 inches might be reduced to…

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Telephoto lenses are extremely popular with wildlife photographers, street photographers, and landscape photographers due to their versatility and reliability. If you’re new to telephoto lenses, you’ve probably seen them ranging in the thousands of dollars. While there are high-quality telephoto lenses that can cost that much, you don’t need to spend thousands on a reliable telephoto lens. To help you find the right lens for your setup, we’ve compiled a list of the best cheap telephoto lenses for DSLR cameras. These lenses offer impressive zoom capabilities while also offering distortion control and beautiful depth of field, all at very affordable…

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Photographers on the go should seriously consider a durable camera case. One of these is recommended for outdoor photoshoots as well as transporting extra camera bodies and lenses. You don’t need to be a professional photographer to use a camera case on a regular basis. Paired with a high-quality camera bag for your primary camera body and lens, a camera case is an ideal solution for keeping your equipment safe. Camera cases are often very inexpensive, making them well worth it when they protect your expensive camera equipment! Some camera cases can be bulky and difficult to transport, so if…

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There comes a time in every photographer’s career when they realize they need a high-quality external hard drive. External hard drives for DSLRs are essential for photographers. Not only do they protect your photos, but they are also extremely convenient and act as dedicated storage for your photography. While cloud storage is fine for basic photography purposes, the best storage solution is a dedicated external hard drive. I personally love the cloud for document storage, collaboration, and keeping my laptop organized. However, I store my photos on an external hard drive for a few reasons. My primary reason for choosing…

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No matter what brand you use to shoot, you’re going to have tons of options when it comes to high-quality lenses. Nikon is a brand with no shortage of lenses, with both Nikon-branded and third-party lens options to choose from. Some Nikon lenses are really affordable, but the better the lens, typically the higher the price. If you don’t want to drop thousands of dollars on a new lens but are in desperate need of an upgrade, a third-party lens is the way to go. Even better, we’ve got a list of the best third-party lenses under $500 for Nikon.…

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While Canon has no shortage of fantastic, versatile lenses for both their DSLR and mirrorless mounts, sometimes us photographers want to venture out and try something new. Whether it’s to try out a unique lens that Canon may not offer or simply to save money, third-party lenses are solid options to help you get that perfect shot. Some third-party companies have truly made a name for themselves as premier lens manufacturers, such as Sigma. Other companies aren’t as well-known but offer impressive lenses at great prices. To help you find the perfect lens, we’ve put together a list of the…

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You’ve picked up your first DSLR or mirrorless kit and you’ve been experimenting with the kit lens that comes with it. While the kit lens has quite a bit of versatility, there’s only so much that you can do with it. Typically a standard kit lens will get you somewhere between 18-55mm, which is a great place to start. As you improve your photography skills, you’ll also need to improve your photography equipment. A prime lens has a fixed focal length. Rather than using a lens with a range of focal lengths (for example, 70-200mm), a prime lens is a…

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