If you’re newbie in this field of photography, than you must not be aware of the fact that there are large number of lenses available in the market. You can find a wide range of focal lengths, whether it’s super-wide or super-long. As there are large number of brands available in the market which provide a wide variety of 100+ lenses at any given time, so it’s very choose one among them. Here, we have brought the basics things that every newbie needs to know about camera lenses:
Normal lens: A “normal lens”, is one that sees in a similar proportion just like human eye. These lens are placed between 35mm and 50mm. They are among the commonly found and used prime lenses. They are just too good while travel as well as street photography just because the pictures are visualized as if we are watching them with our own eye.
Fisheye lens: Fish lens are those lens that have front element slightly outward, that allows you to see as far as 180 degrees. The images get a fish-eye effect when the picture bends the straight lines around the center creating a circular effect in the picture
Macro lens: The macro lens has an intense level of magnification. They are capable of picking out micro details as well. Further, they also enhances the image larger than we can see through our naked eye. It’s just because of these lens that we are able to see the texture of a fly’s face, or spiders web. They are among such inventions by human that has enhanced the human being in understanding the world around us in a much deeper way.
Wide angle lens: A regular wide-angle lens is known for describing the image shorter than 35mm. You can capture wide scenes at 360’degree angle, also a much wider depth of area. You can capture wide area as well as tight interiors.
Zoom lens: You must have seen various cameras having a variable focal length that you can revolve around or slide in order to zoom in and out. Generally, most of the travelers and hobbyists, prefer using these lens as carrying them is very easy and comfortable rather than carrying entire range of lenses in a heavy camera bag. These lens contains “superzooms” such as an 18-200mm.
Telephoto lens: Telephoto lenses are among those lens which shows anything exceeding 50mm. These are usually capture images beyond 100mm. They are complete opposite of wide-angle lenses. The telephoto lens helps in shortening of the depth of field, enables to isolate the objects from the background by shallow focus.
Portrait lens: A prime lens are among those lenses that do not have zoom. They have just one focal length. The are made only with the objective to capture one length. They do not have adjusting pieces or parts to zoom. Due to their built style they can have larger apertures and are more useful in indoor photography. They captures very crisp and clear images.