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Camera Lenses: Articles & Videos

Video: How to Choose a Lens

Video: How to Choose a Lens

by Zak Billmeier

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.

 
Accessorize Your Digital SLR

Accessorize Your Digital SLR

by Dave Bar

Learn how lenses, flashes, and other SLR accessories can help you capture distant images, snap detailed closeups, or take professional looking portraits.

 
Choosing and Using a Lens for an SLR

Choosing and Using a Lens for an SLR

by Tara W.

Not sure what kind of lens to get for your SLR? We'll explain common lens terms and offer tips on which lens to use in common shooting scenarios.

 
Digital Camera Accessories

Digital Camera Accessories

by Meredith Krebs

Learn how having accessories like extra batteries, a camera bag, and a tripod will help you take better photos with your digital camera.

 
Video: Tips for changing an SLR lens

Video: Tips for changing an SLR lens

by Video Guest

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

 
Video: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L Lens

Video: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L Lens

by Dave Bar

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.

 
Video: Canon EF 70-300mm USM IS Lens

Video: Canon EF 70-300mm USM IS Lens

by Dave Bar

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.

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

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

by Dave Bar

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.

 
Video: Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm Lens

Video: Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm Lens

by Julie Govan

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.

 
Video: Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm VRII Lens

Video: Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm VRII Lens

by Tara W.

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.

 
Video: Nikon AF-S DX VR 55-200mm Lens

Video: Nikon AF-S DX VR 55-200mm Lens

by Julie Govan

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.

 
Video: Canon EF-S 10-22mm USM Lens

Video: Canon EF-S 10-22mm USM Lens

by Tara W.

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.

 
Video: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

Video: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

by Julie Govan

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.

 
Improve your outdoor action photos

Improve your outdoor action photos

by Woody Sherman

If your action photos have suffered from being too dark, too blurry or just too darn far away, the right settings and the proper lens can work wonders.

 
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 super-wide zoom lens

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 super-wide zoom lens

by Zak Billmeier

I got in a little time recently with the Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 super-wide zoom lens. The "EF-S" in its name tells you that it's designed for Canon's 1.6x crop factor ...

 
Two Tamron zooms that could replace your kit lens

Two Tamron zooms that could replace your kit lens

by Zak Billmeier

I was thrilled to see that Crutchfield was starting to carry a couple of great kit-lens alternatives, Tamron's 17-50mm f/2.8 and 28-75mm f/2.8 zooms. Actually, they're remarkably similar lenses,...

 
Playing with the Nikon 55-200mm lens

Playing with the Nikon 55-200mm lens

by Julie Govan

One of our in-house photo enthusiasts, Zak, passed out lenses to a few of us camera geeks the other day, so that we could try them out and report back on what they do best and what it was like...

 
Yum: My Week with Nikon's AF-S VR 105mm Lens

Yum: My Week with Nikon's AF-S VR 105mm Lens

by Julie Govan

One nice thing about working at Crutchfield is that I occasionally get to try out cool stuff. Over the last several days, I've been playing with Nikon's AF-S VR 105mm f/2.8 micro lens . Now,...

 
Lens Filters

Lens Filters

by Woody Sherman

The lens filter. No camera bag should be without at least one. You've finally pulled the trigger and ordered that sweet DSLR kit you've had your eye on...

 
Crutchfield Labs: open for business

Crutchfield Labs: open for business

by Steve Kindig

Our new in-house Labs will help us dig even deeper into the equipment we sell. From acoustically optimized listening rooms to advanced test benches, we'll bring you meaningful measurements along with real-world impressions from our savvy experts.