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How to Maximize the Potential of Your Kit Lens

How to Maximize the Potential of Your Kit Lens | http://www.roseclearfield.com

When you first purchase a DSLR camera, most likely you buy an entry-level camera body with a kit lens that comes with it because you don’t know what kind of lens you want or need. I bought my first DSLR in late 2012 with a kit lens. I had absolutely no understanding of the best lenses for my photography. In May 2013, I upgraded slightly to a zoom lens with a greater focal range. The quality wasn’t much better than the newest kit lenses on the market today. It was my primary zoom lens until August 2016. I used it extensively on multiple vacations, on numerous day trips and other short excursions, and for hundreds (literally) of Etsy listings, blog posts, and articles.

How to Maximize the Potential of Your Kit Lens | http://www.roseclearfield.com

Brand new to DSLR photography, a kit lens is a great place to start. With a few simple tips, this lightweight, affordable lens will get you through years of shooting in varied environments and experimenting with a wide spectrum of photography. A kit lens is a great fit for landscape photography, street photography, portrait photography, blog photography, and even macro photography. You’ll be hard pressed to find another lens at this price point that has such a light weight and offers such versatility.

How to Maximize the Potential of Your Kit Lens | http://www.roseclearfield.com

On the Photorec.tv blog this week, I’m sharing my best tips for maximizing the potential of your kit lens, covering advice from finding the “sweet spot” of your lens to moving to get your shots. Whether you’re just thinking about investing in a DSLR camera or you’re frustrated with your current level of photography but aren’t ready to upgrade lenses, you’ll be able to pick up some advice to transform your average photos into polished, professional images.

How to Maximize the Potential of Your Kit Lens | http://www.roseclearfield.com

Do you have any tips for maximizing the potential of your kit lens?

Feel free to share your insight in the comments!

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  • liz Cleland May 17, 2017, 7:22 pm

    I have a fancy camera and to be honest it has some settings I hate! The touch focus or automatic focus. I suppose you learn through experiences

  • Robin May 17, 2017, 8:02 pm

    I have a fairly entry-level DSLR that I have tried to upgrade with nice lenses as I’ve grown up, and I keep coming back to my kit lens again and again! I love the simplicity of that lens – it’s a jack of all trades and it’s easy to carry and use – and I’ve taken my best photos with it. I swear by it!

  • Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy May 18, 2017, 8:17 pm

    I’ll have to check out the article. Although I am partial to my 50mm fixed, there are some times that lens just doesn’t cut it.

    • Rose May 18, 2017, 8:53 pm

      Agreed. I use my 50mm for 90-95% of my blog posts, but there are times I need a wider angle.

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