Zoom in on wildlife or a sports event when you can't get close, take stunning portraits, capture exquisite wide-angle scenery shots and more with the right lens. The right lens can transform an ordinary, "filter using" "selfie queen" snapchat into a memory that hits deep and lasts lifetimes. If you're still relying on the kit lens that came with your DSLR or mirrorless camera, it may be time to expand your horizons and venture into new territory. If you don't know what a DSLR is then please read up on MOTIVATION MONDAY'S: AMATEUR VS EXPERT PHOTOGRAPHER. Being a photographer myself, hopefully my experience will help you find your way.
BASIC WHITE GIRL
When it comes to DSLR and mirrorless cameras, it's probably obvious by now is the ability to change lenses take the Nikon D5500 vs the g15. It's super easy to get lost when people are talking about 18-55 or the AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II and you're just lost and the fear of looking like a dummy. So what do you do? If you're just getting involved with photography it's good to stay simple and focus on some common terms, compatibility, focal length, and aperture (f-stop).
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WHAT LENS BEST FITS YOU
Some lenses are best suited for portraits, others for landscapes, and yet others for capturing tiny details. When it comes to choosing the right type of lens, you'll first need to ask, "What is your goal with photography?" "What will be your theme?" "What kind of pictures do I want to take?" The answer to this questions will help you best selecting a category of some lenses.
COMMON LENS TYPES
While every lens is either zoom or prime, lenses are also categorized other ways. You have general and specialty and both play a big part in selecting the right lens for you and what level you're at. Have you ever been in such a tight spot where you couldn't get enough of the area of the room or even a crevice? Say you're a realtor and you're trying to get that panorama of the room to really show of it's landscape but it's too tight. A wide angle lens would come in handy for those type of situations where it captures more of a scene. A lens that can capture what more or less what our eyes can see without causing any distortion is a standard lens for instance the 50mm. Have you ever gotten tickets to the Cardinals game and you got a crappy seat all the way in the back? A telephoto lens would come in handy in this situation because it brings Yadier Molina and Pujols a lot closer to you in sharp focus allowing you to capture that photo like you were in the third row! Have you ever wanted to get that super very close up of that praying mantis? I mean lets get personal, with a macro lens you can get up close and personal because it allows you to get extremely close-up photos from inches away, as well as doubling as a high-quality prime lens for general use. Fish-eye lens are generally a "no-no" but most landscape and cityscape photographers are using them. Think of vertigos from a rooftop or images in which distortion actually gives meaning behind the images lines. On the other hand you have specialty lenses while used in specific circumstances, they expand the possibilities of your creativity by allowing you to take shots that aren't possible with any other lens type. There are two types, a tilt-shift and teleconverter while a tilt-shift works by altering the the plane of focus allow us to capture those optically and that are symmetrical and more pleasing to the eye. Teleconverter is no more than a magnifying glass, between the camera body and your existing telephoto lens making those far beyond reach photos like catching a light house on the horizon.
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