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What lens you should buy for your Photo Camera

What lens you should buy for your Photo Camera

Lenses are the most important part of your camera set-up. They control the image that’s projected onto your imaging sensor and, ultimately, what photos you are taking home. To the uninitiated, lenses are baffling tubes of glass with numbers and acronyms printed on the side. Choosing the right lenses could be confusing, but the tips below will help you understand which lenses can be used to obtain the pictures you want.

All day / travel lens

When you are on holiday or traveling, you don’t want to be lugging several lenses and cameras around with you. A good all-day or travel lens would be one that was easy enough to carry around, but still offered you the freedom to capture shots from landscape to portraits. For Micro Four Third shooters, that could be something like the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140 mm f/3.5-5.6, or the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II if a DX Nikon is your DSLR or choice.

Street photography

Unless you want all of your subjects looking directly at the camera, you would probably consider to buy something discrete. It’s important that street photography lenses feature a fast maximum aperture for lower-light situations. This means that something like the Fuji XF 23 mm f1.4 R Lens would be a great selection. The Sigma 35 mm F1.4 DG HSM has also been very well received by many DSLR street photographers.


Focal length is key here and you will only get some landscapes if you’ve got an ultra wide angle lens. You could go for either a prime or a zoom. A lens like the AF-S DX NIKKOR 1-24 mm f/3.5-4.5G ED could be good for APS-C Nikon shooters, while the Olympus 9-18 mm f/4-5.6 ZUIKO would do the job on Micro Four Thirds cameras.

Children photography

In this field you need something with a bit more reach, but without the bulk and weight that a professional lens would bring. A zoom lens will allow you to keep your shots framed as you want while your subject is in move. In that case, the EF-S 55-250 mm f/4-5.6 IS II could get you closer to the action. If you want more speed in taking a photography, you can use the Canon EF 70-200 mm f/4L USM.

Professional pictures

A lens like a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35 mm f/1.8G or the Sony E 50 mm f/1.8 OSS will help you to play around with shallower depths of field and shoot naturally in conditions that would have otherwise required a flash.

As you have seen above, different lenses can give photographers the creative freedom to take all sorts of images. That being said, it’s no understatement to say that they are as important, if not more so, than the camera you are using.

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