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Hummmm.... well this will be a little bit hard to explain, but if you'll read what I'll link and write then you'll understand it. You are a beginner, isn't it? :-) You want everything to be in focus like you get on a kit lens (18-135 etc). First you must understand the basic notions about Depth of Field (DoF) and Aperture. If you already know these ...


You can switch your AF to "One Shot" Mode. This will prevent continuous focussing. It will focus once you press the trigger halfway and then stay at that focal length until you release and press again.


If travelling to a location like Mauritius is a special opportunity for you, most definitely take all three lenses! I'm pretty sure you'll be glad you did. How you'll use them depends a bit on what your goal is and what you like to shoot. If (like me) you just want to take the best pictures you can of whatever opportunities present themselves, then you're ...


...and if you HAVE to travel with a single lens due to packing/luggage constraints then you should definitely consider purchasing a 28-135mm, 28-200mm or 18-250mm, etc. focal length lens. As others stated the more lenses you can bring the better, depending on what types of photos you want to shoot. If you are traveling with others (children, teens, a group ...


In my opinion, lens changes get easier with practice, but if you really want a way around this, get/rent a second body. :) I personally keep myself from feeling stressed about lens changes by using the body cap, so I don't feel rushed to keep anything from accidentally falling into the camera body while changing lenses. Which or how many lenses you want to ...


Which lens do you use the least? Take that one, and just that one. It will force you to use it, and get familiar with it. I find that as long as I have a choice of lenses, I tend to switch to the ones I'm familiar with instead of forcing myself to learn the one I'm not. Don't worry about missing shots — as null pointed out, no matter what lens you take, ...


I have also experienced that changing the lens is cumbersome and sometimes you tend to miss certain events while you are anxiously changing lenses That's something that you can improve by training it. A good large bag can also help, because it allows you to carry the lenses without caps1. This makes changing lenses less cumbersome: take old lens off ...


There is a technical reason for not incorporating image stabilisation in a typical high speed Gauss type lens. Optical IS requires a moving lens component that displaces the image laterally without defocusing. This can be done in most multi-component asymmetric constructions, by moving some component controlled by a stabilising sensor. However the heavier ...


Provided you have more than average skills with fine mechanics, it can be done. The lens focusing mechanism has a couple of guide rails, which are probably loose and must be reattached in order to have it working normally again. When the second of them came loose, focusing became hard, as the focusing rail probably would twist and not be aligned when ...

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