Advice on How to Pick the Most Appropriate Lenses for your Cameras

As an aspiring buyer of a Nikon D5500 camera, you might be in a dilemma as to the best lenses to buy. Nikon boasts a wide assortment of lenses, of course, and it is easy to feel confused. If you want to pick the best lens for Nikon D5500, first think about your photography journey. Have you been in it for years or are you just about to start? As well, what kind of photography do you do and do you take it seriously? It is essential to understand your photography career or endeavor before spending on any lens. To plan your purchase easily, think about these factors.

Aperture range
An aperture is a diaphragm in a lens. Its size is adjustable. Once you resize the aperture, you control the amount of light that can enter through the lens and hit the image sensor.  The way you set the aperture determines the depth of the field. To achieve a higher degree of sharpness, you need a short depth of field or a wide-open aperture. When you want to capture distant objects without blurring, you need a narrow aperture or a long depth of field. When you go shopping, consider that every lens boasts a certain range of aperture settings. The best lens for nikon d5500 should have a larger settings range. A lens with a larger maximum aperture is quicker. So, if you come across a lens with a lower aperture settings number (denoted by f/number, such as f/2), it will offer you a wide-open aperture. An f/3.5 lens would give you a narrower aperture, but it will not be as fast as the f/2.

Kind of photography you do
Perhaps you are a landscape and architecture photographer. If so, you need a wide-angle lens to capture the scenery perfectly. The Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5 – 4.5G ED DX is a good pick.  Also, you can do just fine with the 18-140mm lens.  As a birding and wildlife photographer, you need a longer lens. It is just right for general walk-around photography. Though this lens is heavy to carry around, it is affordable and reliable. The best pick is the Nikon 70-300mm as it is cheaper than a product like the Nikon18-300mm lens. A shorter lens is the alternative product for people who want a more portable item.  Do you do portrait photography? In such a case you need a lens with f/2.8 or higher. It will be ideal for group portraits or other situations that require separation of subjects from the background. If you do street photography, choose kit lenses.

Price and quality
As you already know, cheap things are always expensive in the long run. The same thing applies to lenses. The least expensive ones lack the brightness produced by the most expensive lenses. You already know the amount of money you are willing to spend. So pick your lenses wisely. Also, focus on the quality of lenses more than the price. This will keep you from buying the same thing too soon.  You may even pick a second had top-rated lens. It will have its value and be more supportive of your work than the cheaper quality, low-end lenses.

Type of lenses – Will it be zoom, prime or third party?
If your photography calls for more flexible lenses, in terms of focal lengths, zoom lenses are the best. One lens could cover all focal lengths and you can choose the Nikon 18-300mm lens first. On the other hand, you can select a fixed focal length lens. The best one in this case is the prime lens. It is faster, cheaper and lighter than any flexible focal length lens. As well, the prime lens produces less distortion. If you cannot afford to buy the best lens for nikon d5500, consider selecting a third party lens. It will be cheaper and compatible with your D5500. Some of the best options come from Sigma, Tokina, and Tamron.  The best thing to do is buy a third party lens that covers a given focal length that you would not afford if you were to purchase a Nikon lens.

Leading cool tech things to buy at a low price

If you are a tech geek and you want to know about cool tech things to buy, then the following things are must have in your home.

Bamboo wood Bluetooth portable speaker: this is a cool portable speaker and it works on the iOS device, MP3 players and on the Android Devices.

Sades Stereo Gaming Headset: these are the best gaming headphones and they are cheap. They are lightweight and also comfortable to put on.

MLB Baseball Bat Electrical Wine Opener: it can be used to surprise the guest using the unique bottle opener. It is rechargeable and it is a bottle opener which opens up to 30 bottles.

3-in-1 multifunction Breakfast Center: it is the best way that you can start the day using the cool mini breakfaster center. You can use it to make the toast with the fresh coffee each morning. It is easy to clean and it can be given as a Christmas gift.

Cellphone screen magnifier: this is the tool that will turn the phone to be a tablet in a simple step

Wi-fi extender can be used to extend the internet connection.

Tile to track items: it is Bluetooth enabled and it can be attached to the keys, bags, wallets and the cellphones and you can locate these items using the tile application you will have to download. It comes with a CR2 battery.

Solar Hat used to improve the phone battery: if you do not like to have the phone dying on your while you also like to put on the hat, then you can take advantages of this combination. The hat uses solar system and it does not have any battery while it is clean and safe.

Pro Camera Lens for the iPhone: if you like to take the DSL pictures but you do not like the idea of having to carry around the camera, then the lens is what you need. With just a clip on, the lens can help you to take professional pictures.

Snu: Mee Baby Sleep Monitor is the best all in one product and it brings everything you need in just one place. It is a music box, a wi-fi Gadget, MP3 player and a baby monitor.  It plays soothing music perfect to put your baby to sleep.

Starcraft Pylon Charger: if you are fan to the Starcraft, there is no need to make additional pylons since you can have own starcraft pylon usb charger and it can charge two different devices at the same time. It can charge the device and it will light up while charging.

Dashbon Cordless Projector: if you would like to watch TV and you are tired of having to miss your game of the favorite show, then this is one of the cool tech things to buy to buy. You only require having a wall and you can set up the cordless and to start enjoying to watch what you want.

Tabletop fire is used to change the mood in your living room if it is not that lively.  It makes the room to glow.

Welcome To Pleasant Land

Welcome To Pleasant Land

The first year of Pleasant Land is now over, although the site will remain online – please feel free to explore.

Between April 2003 and March 2004 we travelled around England, meeting people, asking them about their own Englands and asking what Englishness is these days. Every month we sent digital postcards to people who had filled in the Questionaire. As our travels have finished for now, we are no longer sending out postcards, but you can look at the Postcards by clicking on the thumbnails opposite. We are not collating responses to the Questionnaire any more, but if you’d like you can still fill it in for fun.

If you would like to find out more about the results of our research and the Pleasant Land project as a whole, you can read more about it on the Vivarium website, click on resources. To find out more about Third Angel, or join our mailing list, please visit us here:www.thirdangel.co.uk

Thank you for visiting, Third Angel

Pleasant Land – Some Background

It began with the Census. There wasn’t a ‘Scottish’, ‘Welsh’ or ‘English’ box to tick. Only ‘British’ or ‘Irish’. People in and from Scotland and Wales wanted their own boxes. We noticed that Scottish and Welsh friends referred to themselves as, surprise, Scottish and Welsh.

We realised that when we were abroad, we would say we were from England, as if to locate ourselves more precisely. But when asked our Nationality at home, in Britain, we always said British, as if we thought this more inclusive. We began to wonder why.

We asked ourselves if we were ashamed of being English? We asked ourselves what ‘English’ meant, and what ‘Englishness’ was, anyway?

Someone said something about England having an identity that was a reaction to Not English – meaning, we think, that over the last century (or longer?) the Colonies, and now Wales and Scotland, have been breaking away from England, wanting independence. Not wanting to be English.

We asked people if they knew the difference between England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom. Often, they didn’t. We asked ourselves what our England was, what we liked about our country, what we didn’t? We wondered if other people would recognise Our England, or we, theirs.

Someone said something about national identity causing wars. Someone said something about long baths and not touching one another.

We wondered if we could see England from another point of view. We wondered what England means to you. We wondered if we could have our minds changed.