How to Choose a Lens for a DSLR

Choose the best DSLR camera lens for different types of pictures. Know what criteria to look for when choosing a DSLR lens that will deliver the picture you envision. Steve Neidorf demonstrates three DSLR lens categories and the type of picture each lens takes. Watch the video to understand the descisions you need to make and variables you need to consider before choosing the best dslr camera lense for your picture.
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  1. Rafael Henriquez
    April 27, 2015 at 1:48 am #

    You couldn’t have found a more beautiful model. 

  2. pressdesign
    April 27, 2015 at 2:38 am #

    7:50 – Squirrel on the background… ;0)

  3. Milan Perišić
    April 27, 2015 at 3:11 am #

    Actually, primes are usually more expensive then standard zoom lenses for
    the similar focal lenght. Also, on that body he used in the video a 50mm
    prime equals to a 85mm focal lenght due to crop size sensor, so it’s not
    really a short focal lenght, it rather almost falls into the ‘tele’

  4. Karl Hans
    April 27, 2015 at 3:30 am #

    I have question if someone can answer. Can’t we just edit the picture in
    Photoshoot and not buy a different type of lens?

  5. Craigzy
    April 27, 2015 at 3:32 am #

    Is it true that prime lenses generally take better quality shots than zoom

  6. Elvis Presley Covers
    April 27, 2015 at 3:56 am #

    Lenses are all preference.

  7. Paul Wesley
    April 27, 2015 at 4:12 am #

    I have 2 questions… First one is i have a canon eos 350D what lenses can
    i use? i know about canon ef and ef-s but im interested in other like sigma
    or other brands that are not canon. How do i know if they will fit my
    Second one is can i take portraits with macro lens? 🙂 im new to

  8. M Azharul Islam
    April 27, 2015 at 5:12 am #

  9. Mahesh R S
    April 27, 2015 at 6:11 am #

    Hi +Ultimate PhotoGuide

    I have 2 questions:

    Question 1: why did you vary your distance from the subject as you changed
    your lens?
    Question 2: what would have been the “compression” (foreg-backg wise) if
    you had maintained the same distance from the subject, along with the same
    aperture, while changing the focal lengths?

  10. nikki riv
    April 27, 2015 at 6:26 am #

    Okay I’m new to all this. So there are only 3 types of dslr lens? The rest
    are for zooming? I think those are called powershots or something, not sure
    someone lead me through this please 

  11. Samuel Wanjohi
    April 27, 2015 at 6:35 am #

    Four years down the line and this information has just gotten to me! Much

  12. J.T. Fishkills
    April 27, 2015 at 6:37 am #

    Could you find a more unenthusiastic model?

  13. Jigar Vyas
    April 27, 2015 at 7:04 am #

    why would you use iso 800 in bright day light?

  14. Blazin z
    April 27, 2015 at 7:26 am #

    Good review, but turn the Interlacing off on the video camera.

  15. Wout Vandenwijngaert
    April 27, 2015 at 7:28 am #

    7:52 SQUIRREL

  16. ranton1990
    April 27, 2015 at 8:23 am #

    Squirrel at 7:52 in the lower right

  17. Minthang Neihsial
    April 27, 2015 at 8:51 am #

    ample and valuable information

  18. Trick Photography 101
    April 27, 2015 at 9:14 am #

    Another camera setting that will help you create stunning images is the
    aperture. The aperture or f-stop setting controls how much light enters
    your camera’s lens. The rule for f-stop values is simple: the higher the
    f-stop value (ex: f=32), the darker your image.

  19. wowApic
    April 27, 2015 at 9:30 am #

    Beginners: Would you like some guidelines on which lens to choose for which
    shot? Check out the valuable tips HERE 

  20. benjamin Harrison
    April 27, 2015 at 10:29 am #

    what kind of camera are you shooting the video on?

  21. Scavenger
    April 27, 2015 at 10:55 am #

    squirrel at 7:50

  22. FishersofMenFilms
    April 27, 2015 at 11:09 am #

    Good information. Thanks for the video!

  23. Richard Domenech
    April 27, 2015 at 11:20 am #

    Useful video! Thanks!

  24. icantell
    April 27, 2015 at 11:43 am #

    7:52 I couldn’t help but imagine Jared Polin screaming SQUIRREEEELL haha.
    Great video, I learnt a few things 🙂 great work.

  25. eBangali
    April 27, 2015 at 12:37 pm #