DSLR Lens: The Eye of the Camera
As the eye of the camera, the type of lens used dictates the quality and type of photograph taken. With the rise of Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras and the revived popularity of photography, there is now a plethora of brands and types to choose from. There are different kinds of DSLR lenses that are available in the local market that are intended for various needs. All of these things can get confusing, especially for entry-level aspiring photographers, but it really shouldn’t be. Below are the basic need-to-know facts about camera lenses that will aid you in choosing the perfect one.
Pick the Right DSLR Lenses for You
Most cameras come with a standard lens that’s good for general use, unless you purchase a body-only version of the device. But as a photographer grows in his craft and explores different types of photography, the need for different types of DSLR lens is a given. Nothing is more frustrating to photographers than missing the perfect shot because they have the wrong lens installed. Attempting to photograph a mountain with a telephoto lens will rob an image of the scenery’s impact. With this, you may need a landscape lens for your camera. Shooting wildlife with a standard lens may look accurate color-wise, but it may miss the details because of its limited focal range. There are lenses that are ideally made for shooting moving objects and setting the lighting and speed can give you the best image ever. Before you decide on a lens to buy, figure out which type of lens you need./div>
- Focal range: With the range of 28mm or less, this kind of lens can fits a lot of foreground and background into a photograph
- Functionality: This type of lens is ideally used for photographing interiors and landscape
- Results: Photos come out with sharp foreground and background. It should be noted that when this lens is used in the widest setting, the edges of photos tend to get blurry. If you have a subject, keep the subject in the center of the image to keep from being stretched
- Focal range: Also known as a kit lens and sold with entry-level cameras, it can shoot at a distance of 35mm to 85mm.
- Functionality: A camera lens like this is best used for portraits and general use.
- Results: This is a favorite among DSLR users as it produces photographs with no distortions and natural colors, looking similar to images as seen by the human eye.
- Focal range: This long range lens has the depth of 100mm to 300mm
- Functionality: Due to its focal range, this lens is bets for instances wherein a photographer cannot approach its subject/s such as in sports photography and wildlife photography.
- Results: Most images produced by this type of lens has the characteristic of seeming two dimensional because the background and foreground are compressed together, distorting the seen distance between them.