Introduction to Perfect Lens Buying Guide
Lenses are most important part of every camera set-up and they are deciding factor in making your pictures Great, and just ok. Most of professional photographers would rather shoot photos with decent camera and best lens, then vice versa. But first, there are few things that you need to overcome in order to be competent in picking right lens for you.
What does simbols on lens means?
Example: Human eye is equivalent to 30-50mm on a full frame camera. Larger number of Focal Length means lens will have greater zoom, and lower mm means it will shoot photos with greater field of view.
Its often said that Prime lens are better then zoom lens, but this is not always the case.
Sensors only takes part of projected image, which may result in different views on cameras. Unless you are using full frame camera, where lens will give you the field of view you expect from the number.
Example: Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Lens would have maximum aperture of F3.5mm at 18mm, where minimum would be F6.3 when you zoomed to 250mm.
You need to consider this factor as well. Most
Different Types of Lenses
21mm Wide Angle Lens
24mm Wide Angle Lens
28mm Wide Angle Lens
35mm Wide Angle Lens
50mm Standard Lens
85mm Telephoto Angle Lens
100mm Telephoto Angle Lens
200mm Telephoto Angle Lens
Macro lenses are specially intended for close-up photography, they produce very sharp images. They are also able to zoom in tiny objects, such as insects or plants. Its important to mention that this type of lenses have tiny depth of field. What does this mean?
Simple – You can end up with a photo of flower, where only small surface of flower is in focus. Must have for people who want to get more active in macro photography.
Other factors to consider
Also, your choice of lens will depend a lot on which camera you have. If you are looking for