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20 ways to get more from your telephoto lenses

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Telephoto lenses help you frame your subject tighter than our eyes see it. Here’s how to get more from your long lenses, covering a wide range of genres and photographic styles. Prime lenses are fast and super-sharp, making them ideal for wildlife photography. Canon EOS 7D Mark II, 500mm, 1/800sec at f/4, ISO 640 1 Which focal length? A telephoto lens has a long reach, however, there’s a huge range of telephoto options available, with some lenses being more suited to some subjects than others. Nature photographer Victoria Hillman has the following advice: ‘There is a choice of zoom or prime lenses and they both have their pros and cons. Prime lenses are fixed focal length and for wildlife 300mm to 500mm or longer work very well, they’re fast and super-sharp. Telephoto zooms offer flexibility when framing a subject Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 150-600mm, 1/500sec, f/6.3, ISO 800 […]

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