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Olympus 12mm f/2.0 Lens

Olympus 12mm f/2.0 Lens

The Olympus 12mm f/2.0 lens features a generous, expansive wide angle that's perfect for sweeping landscapes, city panoramas, or your group of friends posing together in your cozy living room. Plus, the wide f/2.0 aperture lets you work with the light that's available.

Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Lens

Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Lens

The Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens features a light-gathering, dimension-enhancing f/1.8 aperture and a perfect length for portrait photography that's equivalent to 90mm on a 35mm camera.

Olympus 75mm f/1.8 Lens

Olympus 75mm f/1.8 Lens

The Olympus 75mm f/1.8 is a powerful telephoto lens for Micro 4/3 cameras. The lens acts like a 150mm lens would on a "full frame" camera, but at a much smaller size and weight. Its large, f/1.8 maximum aperture takes in a lot of light and lets you blur backgrounds for creative effect.

Camera microphones

Camera microphones

More and more digital cameras feature a jack for an external microphone. Discover the difference in sound between the camera's built-in microphone and an external microphone that's specifically designed for the job at hand.

How to Choose a Lens

How to Choose a Lens

Zak shows us the different lenses you can use on a digital SLR camera or interchangeable lens hybrid camera, and how to get the pictures you want.

When to Use a Monopod

When to Use a Monopod

J., Crutchfield photographer, gives us some tips on when to use a monopod.

Tips for changing an SLR lens

Tips for changing an SLR lens

J., Crutchfield photographer, gives us some tips and tricks for changing the lens on a digital SLR camera.

Canon EF-S 10-22mm USM Lens

Canon EF-S 10-22mm USM Lens

Use this lens to capture sweeping, panoramic landscapes or big group shots indoors at your next family gathering. We share our impressions in this short video review.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

This lens is ideal for taking great-looking photos at twilight, or indoors without a flash. Its 50mm focal length also makes it an excellent choice for portraits.

Nikon AF-S DX VR 55-200mm Lens

Nikon AF-S DX VR 55-200mm Lens

Fans of telephoto shooting will appreciate the high-quality optics and zoom power this 55-200mm Nikon lens. We share our impressions in this short video review.

Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm VRII Lens

Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm VRII Lens

This lens offers a broad focal range for versatile wide-angle and telephoto shooting. Take panoramic photos of the countryside, or zoom in on a distant subject.

Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm Lens

Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm Lens

This Nikon 70-300mm lens gives you the impressive telephoto power and fast autofocus you need for taking rapid-fire shots of far-off subjects.

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lens

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lens

This lens's large maximum aperture lets you use faster shutter speeds to "freeze" moving subjects. It's also perfect for shooting sharp photos indoors, without a flash.

Canon EF 70-300mm USM IS Lens

Canon EF 70-300mm USM IS Lens

This lens gives you impressive telephoto power and fast autofocus for taking shots of far-off subjects. Image Stabilization (IS) technology keeps images in-focus.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L Lens

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L Lens

The high-performance Canon 70-200mm L Series lens is unbeatable for shooting sports, wildlife, and portraits. We share our impressions in this short video review.

Canon EF 28-300mm Lens

Canon EF 28-300mm Lens

This pro-quality Canon lens offers powerful telephoto shooting and a large, flexible zoom range. We share our impressions in this short video review.