58 — Lenses — the basics — Photography podcast

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #58 talks about lenses and what lenses new pho­tog­ra­phers should be look­ing to get. We talk about nor­mal lenses, wide angle lenses, tele­photo lenses, and we even touch on ded­i­cated macro lenses. A good lens is MUCH more impor­tant than a good cam­era because it is the lens that focuses the image. Put a cheap lens on a $1000–2000.00 cam­era and you’ve made a BAD over­all invest­ment and your images will suf­fer. Put a good $500‑1500.00 lens on a good cheap cam­era and you have made GOOD invest­ment. Thanks to danalive for sug­gest­ing this podcast.

Assorted lenses for photography

Assorted lenses for photography

Links men­tioned in this pod­cast:
Macro on the cheap podcast

Thanks as always to‚ Steven K,‚ Susan, Michael Van der Tol and aophoto who posted a blog com­ment about our last pod­cast. Thanks also to Jes­llo, Gem, fallinto­col­ors, Ryan Mor­gan, spleisher, Marta, johnc24, bleaches,‚ mcnay55,‚ Matt2682, fan­gelico, Moghe­dian, danalive, kear­n­ey­ca­tion, mno­ble, ludovic slight­ly­im­per­fect, len, V-Town, outty, walasy, Ban­dit, and herr_andersson. We LOVE com­ments and sug­ges­tions so please send more.

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  1. Excel­lent pod­cast — very infor­ma­tive! Thank you!

  2. Olan Pays says:

    Lenses are very impor­tant in pho­tog­ra­phy. This pod­cast could be a guide to choose the best lenses any­one may need.

  3. aophoto says:

    Another great pod­cast, well done, lot of good info to assist when look­ing for lenses.
    Look­ing for­ward to the next one.


  4. JK says:

    great pod­casts but it would be good if you sllooowwwwwed down! chill out man, you talk too quick!

    the con­tent is great though, many thanks!

  5. Dan says:

    Another great pod­cast Marko! Thanks for address­ing the topic :) I will lis­ten to it again before going out to buy my wide angle lense… con­sid­er­ing the Tok­ina 12-24mm or the Sigma 10-20mm… any rec­om­men­da­tion on the two? :)

  6. Steven K says:

    Thanks as always marko hope your doing bet­ter now. well it was very infor­ma­tive though I wish you would have touched up a lit­tle on some weirder lenses so to speak lol like tilt shift lenses etc but over all like always its amaz­ing and i cant wait to see the next one. keep up the good work my friend.

  7. EJC says:

    Great pod­cast Marco! I’m start­ing to realise the lim­i­ta­tions of the kit lens that came with my cam­era. Your advice is quite timely. I joined a photo meet up group in Cal­gary and will see if I can trade with other mem­bers dur­ing photo out­ings.

  8. Susan says:

    Tim­ing is every­thing! I am think­ing of adding a wide angle lens to my “tool’box”. Thanks so much for the information!

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