Author: Vandanni Hadai

Since the invention of consumer-grade cameras, it has become increasingly common for beginner photographers to start off with a small collection of zoom lenses. While zoom lenses are both versatile and useful, as photographers move up the ladder of experience, many eventually choose to invest their money in prime lenses. Prime lenses are lenses that come in only a single focal length. Historically, because of the differences in the way prime and zoom lenses have been made, prime lenses have often been considered to produce sharper photos than zoom lenses. As lens technology continues to progress, these discrepancies in quality…

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We live in a time where technology is constantly edging towards automation. Automatic features in things like phones, computers, and cameras have opened the doors for companies to introduce amateur consumers to simplified, understandable forms of complicated processes. Photography has especially benefited from automatic technology; most modern lenses have the ability to autofocus, an advantageous feature for those who snap photos of fast-paced subjects like animals or sports. So, when autofocus seems so good, why would anyone choose to own manual focusing lenses? Well, there are actually plenty of reasons! From the build material to the optical quality, handling, price…

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As far as expensive hobbies go, a decent, professional pair of binoculars cost a pretty penny. Like cameras, and specifically, camera lenses, binoculars can come with a whole host of pricey features and specifications, including professional quality glass, and the highly coveted ability to image stabilize. Truly top of the line binoculars can easily break the bank at just over a mere $1000. While these extras are certainly beneficial, and appropriately priced, for a budding novice or intermediate hobbyist, extravagantly spending money might not be a wise financial investment. This is where budget binoculars come into play. Perfect for new…

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Camera accessories. They come in big, small, expensive, cheap, complicated, simple, and everything in between. It seems like photographers are bombarded with a variety of different gizmos and gadgets, all implied to improve the quality of their experience as a photographer. And this is, to some extent, true. Even simple accessories can serve as a way to spruce up your photos and streamline your workflow. That being said, the most important part of purchasing accessories is ensuring you’re buying items that actually work for you. For your convenience, we’ve assembled some of the most recommended, and reliable, accessories a photographer…

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