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Beginner’s Guide: Choosing Lenses

Landscape photographs can be taken by almost any camera but most keen beginners soon get themselves a DSLR.  Their next question is “what lenses do I need to take landscapes?” There is no simple answer to this but there are a number of factors to take into consideration.

The first thing to consider is what kind of scenes do you want to photograph.  Take a look at the images made by photographers you admire.  Books and magazines often tell you the lens or focal length used but remember to correct for the crop factor e.g. a full frame DSLR with a 50mm lens or a DSLR with an APS-C sensor with a 30mm lens takes in much the same scene as a large format film camera with a 150mm lens.  For online images you may need to use some…

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