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Part of being a great photographer is being prepared and able to shoot photos in any situation. Oftentimes, this means photographers have multiple camera bodies, like Leica and Nikon options, as well as several lenses to choose from. In addition to the lens that a camera comes with, many photographers opt to buy a micro lens, a wide-angle lens, and zoom lenses. However, the 50mm lens is another important piece of equipment that you should be sure to add to your camera bag.
It Sees What You See
50mm lenses capture images very similar to what the human eye actually sees. This quality makes these lenses great for giving you photo prints that realistically mimic the scene you were observing. Due to the natural feel of 50mm lenses, they’re great for portraits and street photography. Since these lenses feature very thin glass, they also produce photo prints with very clear, crisp, and sharp images.
Building up a huge collection of lenses for a high-end camera can be impossible for photographers on a budget, but 50mm lenses are one item you can probably afford. Standard quality 50mm lenses are very affordable—around $100—while higher quality versions only range up to a few hundred dollars. Next time you’re at your NYC camera store looking for a new lens for your DSLR camera, keep the 50mm in mind as an affordable option that will add excitement and depth to your portfolio.
Unlike zoom lenses and macro lenses, the 50mm lens is extremely versatile and can be used in almost any situation. Many photographers use this lens as their standard lens for everyday shooting. Even if you aren’t ready to replace your favorite lens with the 50mm, it is a good backup lens to have in the field.
If you’re ready for a new lens but don’t want to spend too much money, check out the 50mm lenses by Leica, Nikon, Pentax, and other leading brands available at Camera Land in NYC. Our friendly staff is always available to help you find the perfect fit for your photography needs. Call (646) 789-4830 for more information.
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Camera Land now has a Meopta Demo Goods Page
Everyday we are working with the manufacturers to expand our Demo, Sample, Open Box product offerings. We now are offering a nice selection of Meopta binoculars and riflescopes in our demo section.
If you are looking for a deal on your optics and do not mind that someone touched them before you take a look at:
These items come into inventory and are sold very quickly and more product arrives weekly, so if there is something you are interested in and do not see it please check back or just contact Doug or Neil @ 212-753-5128 or gr8fuldougaol.com and we'll see what we can locate for you.
BTW, have been officially welcomed to the Leupold & Redfield team. We have a meeting next week with the Leupold/Redfield rep to place our opening order and to get display product for the store. We are very excited to add their products to the fine selection of optics feature.
Doug @ Camera Land
Thanks for the support.
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With the recent price reduction of the Tamron 18-270mm Di-II VC PZD lens a great lens has become even better! At Camera Land NYthe lens is now $449! As a working professional photographer, quality is of the utmost importance. Convenience is great but sharpness is something I know will be there when I release the shutter. When I first used this lens it was because of the small size, lightweight portability of the lens, in addition to the wide zoom range it covered. I found myself using the lens for my go to lens when I traveled around or was just vacationing and wanting to limit what I carried with me on a trip. I have become more comfortable using the lens as my “work” lens the more I use it.
When you look at the features built into the lens, the value really takes center stage. The lens is designed and optimized for the APS-C sensor, thus the Di-II designation. Tamron’s innovative Vibration Compensation built into this lens will allow the photographer to handhold while shooting at as many as 4 shutter speeds slower than you would normally be able to do so! One big thing I notice is the smoothness of the image while looking through the viewfinder as the VC works its magic. The new PZD or piezoelectric technology will now give the photographer quieter, faster, even more accurate autofocusing. The combination of these two features allows the lens to be compact and lightweight.
A lot of the sharpness of the lens is due to the LD Glass in the lens. This helps to reduce chromatic aberrations aiding in the sharpness as well as the contrast in the colors. Tamron also included several aspherical lens elements which not only aid in the overall quality of the image but make it possible to make a zoom lens with this wide of range. Image distortion is virtually eliminated due to the design of the aspherical elements. The lens also features IF, or Internal Focusing System. This simply means as you focus the front element stays put, making the use of circular polarizers much easier. No need to adjust with each little focusing adjustment. This also allows for a closer minimum focusing distance throughout its entire range. And lastly for you travelers, a Zoom Lock Feature which will allow you to flip a switch to keep the lens nice and compact as you take it out of your bag and during travel or while hanging around your neck.
With the current price of the lens, it becomes “the” lens to have and carry and not have to worry about switching lenses or carrying an additional lens. If you are in the market for that perfect “all in one” lens or preparing to buy a DSLR kit and want to maximize your kit while keeping the price down, the Tamron 18-270mm Di-II VC PZD lens is the perfect lens. Give Camera Land NY a call to get your lens or kit ordered today. Call us at 212-753-5128
575 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022
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