Tutorials |How to boost the performance of your standard lens

HOW TO... boost the performance of your standard lens

You may look at the cost of new lenses and feel trapped within the confines of your standard 18-55mm lens, but the truth is your kit lens is a very versatile piece of equipment.

In this great video tutorial, the Koldunov Brothers demonstrate a series of creative tricks you can use to squeeze more from your kit lens.

Among the techniques they show you are:

  • 0:11 – By creating a panorama, you will simulate an increase in the size of the matrix, and therefore the bokeh is similar to what it could be in the full format or medium format
  • 0:48 – Turning the other side of the lens, you will be able to focus much closer
  • 1:06 – After removing the lens from the camera, you can rotate it, imitating the effect of tilt-lens


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