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Best Digital Cameras Review
Digital Camera Lenses

Best Digital Cameras Review
Introduction

Digital Cameras with High Resolution
Storing Images on Best Digital Cameras
Lens Features --you are here
Digital Photo Software
Digital Camera Sensitivity / ISO Equivalent
Best Digital Camera Burst Rates
Digital Camera Battery Usage
Lens Features
When you are on the edge of a ravine, trying to take a picture of a bald eagle perched on top of a Douglas fir on the next hill over, a telephoto zoom lens is a great blessing.

When you are backed up against a wall, trying to recompose the picture to get a different look or a wider angle, a zoom wide angle lens is a great blessing. Here are a couple of examples that made good use out of a wide angle lens:

Digital Cameras with The Best Wide Angle Lens Will Help You Get Great Wide Angle Vistas
Wide Angle Lens
Handy for Wide Angle Scenics
and Landscapes
©Jim Miotke
Digital Cameras with The Best Wide Angle Lens Will Help You Get Great Photos in Tight Places
Wide Angle Lens
Handy for Architecture
and Interiors
©Jim Miotke
If you have never used a zoom lens, just imagine being able to recompose a potential shot into a thousand different possible ideas without moving a foot!

The only practical reason to not get a digital camera with a zoom lens might be cost. But any money saved in this area is relative... do you really save enough money, for example, to warrant having to trudge across that muddy construction site to get the photo of the house being built?

Digital Cameras with The Best Macro Lens Will Help You Get Great Close-Up Photos
Fern Echo
©Jim Miotke
Digital Cameras with The Best Macro Lens Will Help You Get Great Close-Up Photos
Bleeding Hearts Trio
©Jim Miotke
Macro Lenses and Modes
Another thing you may want to look for is macro / close-up capabilities. In the point-and-shoot range, this is usually determined by having a macro mode that allows you to bring the camera closer to your subject.

Without such a macro feature, you must usually stay about 1.5 to 2 feet (or more) from your subject. The ability of some cameras to get within one centimeter can make for some extremely fun imaging... you can make huge close up images of everything from postage stamps, beetles and other bugs, kitchen utensils, flowers (and weeds for that matter), coins, and much more.

The digital cameras with the best macro capabilites either feature a macro mode or the use of a separate macro lens (e.g. when using a digital SLR camera). Shy away from using close-up filters - they do not do as good of a job.

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Digital Camera Comparison
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