Have you just started photographing and are you looking for a new lens? Or have you been shooting for a while but could you use a new lens? Then read on quickly. There are many different lenses that you can all use for different purposes. Think, for example, of a macro lens, a wide-angle lens, a telephoto lens and much more! It is therefore a good idea to first delve into the different types of lenses before purchasing a new lens. Below you will find an explanation of the different lenses that may be of interest to you as a photographer!
A wide-angle lens
A wide-angle lens is one of the most well-known types of lenses. A wide-angle lens is ideal for shooting wide subjects. Think for example of a landscape, a large group of people, but also a large building or a city skyline. These are all subjects for which you need a wide-angle lens. A wide-angle lens ensures that the entire subject comes into view. With a standard lens, the image is a lot less wide and the wide subject will not be fully captured. Really a must-have if you like to photograph broad subjects.
A telephoto lens
A telephoto lens is also a widely used lens among photographers. A telephoto lens zooms in very far and can bring subjects from a distance up close. This is very useful if, for example, you want to photograph shy animals, such as birds and wild animals. But it is also useful to use, for example, during a football match. This way you can get a good and sharp image of players who are at a far distance. A telephoto lens is therefore especially popular among sports photographers, bird photographers and wildlife photographers. If you are looking for a quality telephoto lens, you could look at the SIGMA brand. This brand has various high-quality telephoto lenses in its range.
A standard lens
Many cameras nowadays come with a standard lens. A standard lens is a lens that you can use for ‘standard’ situations, such as photographing your family, photographing while traveling or photographing everyday situations. A standard lens is a must-have for most people, because you can use it in many ways. They are often included with the camera, but sometimes not. Then it is still advisable to buy a standard lens with the camera!
After reading all these tips about different lenses, you probably know better which lens you need. Now you can start looking for the lens that suits you best!