“With a DSLR like this one, you can detach the lens and attach, like, a zoom lens or a wide angle lens.”

English Lesson: With a DSLR like this one, you can detach the lens and attach, like, a zoom lens or a wide angle lens.

You are an amateur photographer. A friend asks you about what kind of camera she should buy. You explain one of the features of your camera.

With a DSLR like this one, you can detach the lens and attach, like, a zoom lens or a wide angle lens.

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like, (something)

English speakers use the word "like" for many reasons. One way that we use "like" is to list examples of something.

They have, like, steak, chicken, fish, vegetarian, whatever you want.

I want to travel to, like, Italy or somewhere in Europe.

a DSLR

A "DSLR" is a kind of digital camera that photographers use.

detach (something)

To "detach" something means to take it off. You usually use the word "detach" to talk about parts of some kind of machine or toy:

You have to detach the front panel with a screwdriver to change the battery.

attach (something)

When you stick a part onto some machine or object, you are "attaching" that part. You usually use the word "attach" to talk about parts of some kind of machine or toy:

How do you attach the hose on this vacuum cleaner?

a (camera) lens

A camera's "lens" is the glass part that light comes through before it reaches the inside of the camera.

Don't scratch the lens!

Cameras have lenses, but other things which also have lenses include:

  • glasses
  • microscopes
  • telescopes

a zoom lens

A "zoom lens" is a camera lens which allows you to take clear pictures of things that are far away. Most zoom lenses allow you to adjust the zoom so that you can focus on things at different distances.

a wide angle lens

A "wide angle lens" is a camera lens which allows you to take photos of a wider area than normal.