Lens Hero

Getting a DSLR is relatively easy these days but picking a lens is a daunting task. There are so many different kinds and brands of lenses and it takes a lot of research to figure out the right type of lens to purchase, the selection is huge. What Lens Hero does is unravel this whole mess and give you a large selection with all the types of criteria that you could think of and then they tell you what the lenses are good for and its best and worst qualities. For any photographer this website has fantastic amount of information, I try not to look at it so I don’t purchase any more lenses, you can never have too many lenses.

Search & Adjustment Criteria:

  • Wide Angel Photo Length
  • Telephoto Focal Length
  • Price
  • Camera
  • Lens Type

Then they give you all the details of each specific lens when you look at the details of the lens.

Link: LensHero

Borrow Lenses

When choosing a new lens I read up a lot about it, making sure that it fits my needs and use, and if I can get the most out of it. The body of the camera is only half the equation, the lens is the more important half in my opinion, getting the combination right can help with your photography not just your normal skills. So choosing the right lens is very important, I have made a few costly mistakes over the years but I have managed to sell those lenses to used lens store in the UK or on Ebay while in the states during visits so it wasn’t too bad of a hit. Overall my skill in choosing a lens has improved, but still nothing can beat trying out a lens before purchasing and this is what I’m posting about BorrowLenses. Its a service where you can reserve and rent lenses for short periods of time or long periods. The periods can last from 3 days up to 4 weeks with different intervals for renting of 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, and 4 weeks. There is a good amount of trust for you to use the item and return in it good condition. Cost range from 10 KD all the way to 200 KD depending on the lens but 200 KD for a 1200 KD lens to use for a month isn’t too bad since you get to experience and really know if you want it or not. Keeping in mind the extra cost of shipping which is probably around 20 – 30 KD, also that you lose from the rental days the amount it takes to get to you but overall I still think its a great deal to try out lenses and equipment you want to try before purchasing.

Lenses & Accessories for:

  • Canon
  • Nikon

Available Items:

  • All Types of Lenses
  • Lighting
  • Water Housing
  • Camera Bags
  • Memory Cards
  • A lot More

Link: BorrowLens

D90 – Zait Doesn’t Care

My friend sent me a sample picture of his newly arrived Nikon D90, and I couldn’t help posting it up. The cat’s name I think is Zait.. and Zait just doesn’t care. The picture quality is great, but I’m not going to say a thing about this picture and will leave it up to speculation. 

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens

I tend to use my camera a lot, I have gotten used to using my DSLR even if it isn’t the most compact. I have had my eye on the 100mm Macro Lens since last year and after find the price dropped I decided to purchase it. It turned out to be exactly what I was looking for, very crisp clear pictures, brings out the details of the object, I just have to find the right situation to use this lens. The build is what you can expect from a Canon Lens and focuses relatively quickly, and I have included some shots using this camera for a large or small object. I’m still far from the full potential of this lens, but I am enjoying the beautiful pictures that you can get from using it. I would recommend this as a fourth of fifth lens if you like taking Macro pictures.

Link: Amazon

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Gorillapod SLR

I have been looking for a suitable small and camera tripod that can be carried in  back pack without giving you too much pain after some time. After some search and recommendations I managed to find a Gorillapod on one of my quick trips. They had a normal one but after some searching we found the SLR version of the Gorillapod, which I think every photographer should have. It does look a bit strange but its extremely functional, can be used in different situations to get the perfect shot. It can be used both with an SLR and a normal camera because of the small adapter they have with it.

Price: 22 KD

Link: Amazon

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