What is a Telephoto Lens and Why Should I Use One?

What is a Telephoto Lens and Why Should I Use One?

Telephoto lenses are incredibly popular among both amateur and professional photographers. Zooming in safely on far away subjects, taking flattering, bokeh-rich portraits, and creating the “compression” illusion are among the many benefits of telephotos. A good telephoto lens can help you take your photography to the next level. Here are some of the reasons photographers love telephoto lenses so much and a few of our recommended lengths.

Sony a9 vs Canon 1D X Mark II for Action/Adventure Shooting

Sony a9 vs Canon 1D X Mark II for Action/Adventure Shooting

I’ve always been a Canon shooter but Sony is making such huge strides in quality and versatility that I had to reassess my preferences and try out the a9. I shoot action/adventure work and need something somewhat portable but also rugged without sacrificing shooting speed or ISO sensitivity. Here, I compare the 1D X Mark II against the Sony a9 – check out what I discovered.

BL Recommendations: Special Gear Collections for Sharp Lenses, High Speed Cameras, and More

BL Recommendations: Special Gear Collections for Sharp Lenses, High Speed Cameras, and More

Picking the perfect camera or lens can be overwhelming. Here is a list of our special gear collections with cameras, lenses, and accessories hand-picked for specific uses. Whether you’re shooting the Northern Lights or looking for gear with a particular feature, like WiFi or stepping motors, these collections will help narrow down your search and save you time!