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Our guide to buying second hand camera lenses UK

If you're a camera enthusiast looking to snap up a new second hand camera lenses UK, or even just a new photographer wondering where to start with the world of lenses, then you'll enjoy our guide to buying a second hand Camera Lens.

One of the main advantages of owning a DSLR Camera is the fact that it allows you to customise your lens to exactly the specifications you need. Unfortunately, these lenses can be quite expensive, so it's pretty important to make sure you know exactly what to look out for.

The first thing to consider is the kind of photos you'll be taking. Perhaps you'll be taking lots of nature shots, or panoramic photos? Usually a 50mm lens is more than adequate as a lens as the magnification is similar to what the human eye can process, so it will portray nearly every single shot in beautiful colour.

You're also going to want to make sure the focusing aspect of the lens you are going to buy is up to scratch. Auto focus detection is usually carried out in any DSLR lens worth it's salt. Sometimes this focusing is carried out automatically by the camera, and sometimes it's carried out by a particular lens. So it's worth checking out whether your camera is a model that performs this action before you choose your lens.

It's also worth making sure your lens has anti-shake facilities built in. Lens based anti-shake systems all work by detecting wobbles in the shot and adjusting a special optical element in the lens to counteract them as you shoot. We highly recommend not buying a lens that doesn't have anti-shake technology built in as you don't want an all important shot ruined by a shaky picture.

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