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2. Essential Equipment > Choosing Lenses

Choosing Lenses

When you bought your DSLR camera, it may have included one lens, which is often referred to as a kit lens. This is a great starting point, but it’s only a starting point. To shoot in different conditions, you may find that you need to build up a collection of lenses (Figure 2.12). When it comes time to choose lenses, there are an amazing number of choices: wide, telephoto, fast, slow, specialty, cheap, and expensive. So, how do you decide which lenses are the best choice for your kit? Let’s look at some of the determining factors.

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Figure 2.12. One of the most versatile lenses in my kit is my 28–300mm lens. It’s a great “tourist lens” that I can often use to shoot with outdoors all day long. Having multiple focal lengths makes it possible for me to carry a single lens on day trips.


  

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