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Chapter 2Choosing and Using Lenses

For a while after getting your first DSLR or ILC camera and a normal zoom lens, everything is great. You take hundreds of pictures and enjoy the enhanced quality the big imaging sensor gives you. You look through your pictures, post them on social networking sites, and e-mail them to friends and family. All is well!

Then something occurs to you. You are looking at a picture you took of a bird sitting on a tree limb in your yard. Although it is sharp and shows the bird’s colors well, you realize that the bird is rather tiny in the image. If you try to get closer to another bird to take a picture, it flies away. ...

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