Chapter 15. Using Zoom and Interchangeable Lenses

Why You Need this Chapter

Have you ever wondered why your pictures are brighter when you don’t zoom and get darker when you zoom? Are you trying to figure out why your attempts at portraits make your subjects look like gargoyles? Can’t figure out why the digital zoom feature makes your high-megapixel pictures look like they were taken through a screen door? You’ve come to the right place.

Understanding how your camera’s built-in or interchangeable zoom lenses work, and what your options are for interchangeable lenses on DSLR cameras, is essential if you want better pictures—and that process starts now.

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