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Canon® EOS 60D: Digital Field Guide by Charlotte K. Lowrie

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Chapter 9: Lenses and Accessories

Having a high-quality camera like the 60D is one element of the equation in getting great images. Another element is the lenses that you use on the 60D. Excellent lenses not only deliver the sharpness and contrast that set images apart, but they also broaden your ability to express your creative vision. For most photographers, buying lenses is a gradual process, and over time, the investment in lenses far exceeds the investment in the camera body.

Your investment in a system of lenses is one that will pay excellent dividends in terms of image quality for years to come. The lenses you buy will last a long time. In fact, they will outlast one or more camera bodies. So as much you can, buy the best lenses that you can afford with an eye toward lenses that will serve your needs both now and in the future.

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Lenses help you achieve the vision that you have for your images. Here a wide f/3.5 aperture combined with a 100mm telephoto focal length provided just enough blur on the background statue to add context to the daisy. Exposure: ISO 200, f/3.5, 1/1000 second using an EF 100mm f/2.8L IS II Macro USM lens.

Evaluating Lens Choices for the 60D

With more than 60 compatible Canon EF and EF-S lenses and accessories, you have a wide range of choices, and your options are even more extensive when you factor in compatible lenses from third-party companies. ...

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