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4 Best Canon Super-Telephoto Lenses Under $1000

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Super-telephoto lenses offer unrivaled detail and allow you to capture magnificent images of things like wildlife or sporting events. Canon has produced some brilliant quality options and today we look at the best Canon super-telephoto lenses under $1000. When choosing a super-telephoto lens, you should consider image stabilization, portability, and autofocusing. Image stabilization for this

5 Best Nikon Prime Lenses Under $1000

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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

6 Best Nikon Zoom Lenses Under $500

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Nikon has a good selection of affordable lenses. In this guide, we specifically look at Nikon zoom lenses under $500. Yes – it is possible to purchase a high-quality zoom lens for under $500. There is a good choice available and a decent selection of lenses that cover various photography types. Zoom lenses offer excellent

3 Best Sony Zoom Lenses Under $500

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Sony has certainly been shaking up the mirrorless camera world since their early offerings. The company crams in tons of professional-level features into a very compact camera design, which has quite frankly been making other camera makers jealous. To show off the ultimate resolving power of these cameras, equally high-end optics were needed. This essentially

5 Best Camera Clips

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A camera clip is an essential item for photographers that move around and are active in their work. Unlike a camera strap, a clip simply clamps your camera in place to either your belt, or a bag strap, keeping your camera from wildly flailing around and risking damage. In most instances, camera clips will fix

5 Best Nikon Zoom Lenses Under $250

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A zoom lens offers versatility and allows you to cover a wider range of photography types. Whilst prime lenses have a set focal distance, zoom lenses can shift between focal distances. With a 70-300mm, for example, you could cover anything from portraits through to wildlife photography. Nikon has a good range of affordable zoom lenses.

4 Best Canon Extender 2x Alternatives

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Lens extenders, or also known as teleconverters, are a simple way to extend the focal length of a lens. These little units are usually fitted on telephoto lenses for an extra-long reach. This means the likes of a 400mm prime lens can instantly have the viewpoint of an 800mm. This all sounds wonderful, but the

4 Best Canon Ultra Wide-Angle Lenses Under $500

Canon Ultra Wide-Angle Lenses Under $500 Image

Wide-angle lenses and their ultra-wide counterparts may seem very similar on the surface, but in this department, a few millimeters can make all the difference. As we’re sticking to an affordable budget today, the choices are going to be hovering around the ultrawide to regular wide-angle versions. Fisheye lenses will generally give the widest possible