Professional photographers and serious enthusiasts capture still images as raw files whenever possible. The reason is simple: raw files provide more image data and give photographers much greater control over white balance, saturation, sharpening and contrast in their images.
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An overview of the characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of telephoto zoom kit lenses.
Many photographers have the impression that wide-angle lenses produce a different perspective from, say, telephoto lenses. But in fact lens focal length has no influence upon perspective as such; instead the perspective changes as the camera position or viewpoint changes.
There have been significant advances in autofocus technologies in the past few years. Here we look at some of the systems camera manufacturers have developed to improve autofocusing performance.