Types of Convex Lenses

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There are many different types of convex lenses that you can choose from based on your needs. Learn about the types of convex lenses available with help from a photography expert in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Dan Reinecke with Unknown Media, and today I'm going to talk to you about types of convex lenses. A convex lens is a lens that curves outwards. The glass itself is thicker in the center and gets thinner towards the outsides. Putting it very simply, a convex lens will make an image appear larger than it does to the human eye. Most cameras that you find will be a convex lens. However, this will depend on the individual lens itself. Most telephoto lenses use a combination of convex and concave lenses all in the barrel of the lens. But typically what you see on the outside is a convex piece of glass. I'm Dan Reinecke, take your best shot.

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