A good camera lens is essential for capturing good sharp images that are highly detailed and with plenty of contrast. When the poor camera lens is chosen, the pictures are poor, dull looking and blurry. There are various lenses to choose from in the market. It is not an easy task to purchase the perfect lens unless some factors are put into consideration.
Factors to consider when choosing a lens. What do you want to shoot? Is it the weather, sports, birds, architecture, landscapes or portraits? Determine the subject of your shoot before purchasing the lens. The budget set aside for the lens is also a relevant factor when getting a lens. The cost of the lens depends on several things. A less expensive less will have a variable aperture so as you zoom, the maximum aperture gets smaller. For expensive cameras, the aperture is fixed.
Types of camera lenses
There is a wide range of camera lenses to choose from that can all be used under different circumstances. They are grouped into the following groups.
Standard lens: It has a mid-range focal length around 50mm. their angle of view is the same as what the human can comfortably view, so the image looks natural to the viewer. They have a fixed focal length and a wide aperture giving the perfect performance in low light. These are best when used for, landscapes, portraits, and candid shots
Macro lenses: It is specially designed for close up photography. These lenses produce very eye-catching photos because of the different internal construction from standard lenses. These lenses are good for taking photos of objects that are a very close range. They also have very detailed images.
Telephoto lenses: It has a long focal length that provides a high level of magnification making it possible to take photos of objects that are at a distance. They tend to be bigger and heavier but thanks to modern technological advances, they are more condensed and more comfortable to handle. They are best when the subject at hand is sports or wildlife.
Specialist lenses: These cater for the less common need in photography. These needs involve shift and tilt lenses for the control of perspective, soft focus when taking photos and infrared glasses when receiving light outside the standard spectrum.
Wide angle lenses: Their focal length is short, and they provide an angle of view beyond that of the standard lenses allowing them to capture more in on the shot. They are accommodating when taking photos of landscapes, cramped interiors, and subjects that will not fit into standard a standard lens field of view.
Kit lenses: These lenses get the job done but they are cheap, slow and their images are of low quality. This lens will help you get by, but the photos may not be as satisfactory.
Conclusion. For standard work of photography, the perfect lens should be chosen. The quality of the photos taken is a significant factor in photography, so the photographer should always look for the ideal lens among other things.