Selection of a lens for your camera
Basic Photography
Amit Kumar Srivastava
September 14, 2016

It’s been long since you are taking pictures using your point-and-shoot-camera or cell phone. It has been a good experience but you want to upgrade to explore high-end photographic possibilities. So you get a DSLR and delve into the colourful world of photography. But wait, you discover that the lens kit you get with most of the cameras is inferior to most type of lens you get in the market. And then you begin your search for the best kind of lens for your camera. We have compiled a list of the various types of lens so that you know which one fits your camera the best as per your requirements. Have a look-

Fisheye (12 mm or less)



These are the broadest lenses one can purchase. You use these when you need to click or cover maximum possible area or things within the frame. It is good if you want to emphasize on the depth of the picture and even make it deeply exaggerated.

Wide Angle (18 mm to 30 mm)



These types of lenses also contrive deep exaggeration. However, they do it to a lesser extent as compared to fisheye types of lens. While you click a photograph using a wide angle lens, know that the picture you will click will distort. Also you will get an exaggerated depth that you can use to your advantage as you can see in the above comparison.

Standard (35 mm to 85 mm)



Here’s the thing. Standard lenses make your photographs look natural and genuine. It is because they click photographs as good as a human eye could see when close to the object. So if you want some great naturally contrived photos, standard is your option.

Telephoto (100 mm - 300 mm)



Telephoto lens is a great option when you cannot get closer to an object like of a distant woodpecker far off in the woods. Using this type of lens you can get closer to your object without actually maneuvering towards it. The object maneuvers towards you!

Super Telephoto (300 mm or more)



Super telephoto can shoot the moon. And that’s why people use to click pictures that otherwise appear blurred, insignificant, or very small to the naked eye. So you get it. When you want to click something really distant like that of a beautiful eagle flying in the sky, choose these types of lenses.


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