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Top Ten things you do not need to worry about…

Top Ten things you do not need to worry about…

Top Ten things you do not need to worry about…
When starting out on your journey as a photographer there are many things that others pitch to you as worth worrying about. Most of these are received wisdom and hearsay and can be totally ignored. This article is some friendly advice from an wise old snapper.
I have taken the time to list the top ten things about which new photographers need not worry…

Fast Lenses: Why are lenses sometimes described as “fast?”

Fast Lenses: Why are lenses sometimes described as “fast?”

What makes a lens a “fast” lens?

This term is often used and can be confusing to new photographers. It’s important to bear in mind that this is an old term and has been in use for many years, specifically, before the digital photography and electronic camera age.
In photography terms like this are often used inappropriatedly, by mistake, or, simply overlapped with similar terms.
In the context of this subject I will give a quick overview of what it actually means.
Remember: When referring to fast lenses, photographers (including myself) use terms like “wide aperture” or “larger aperture”, meaning the same thing. So, in this context “wide or wider”, refers to the aperture, not the focal length of the lens.