Types of Camera Lenses

Camera LensesIf you are new in the world of photography then a vast range of camera lenses might seem to be a little daunting to you. Camera lenses are available in either in zoom s or focal length which generally covers a range of focal lengths. Various types of            lenses are separated and divided into categories. Here are some of the most popular and common camera lenses.

  • Wide angle

Wide angle lenses possess three classes- fisheye, wide and ultra wide. You can identify a fish eye lens by just looking at it as the front element of this type of lens bows outwards and it allows you to watch as wide as 180 degrees. It creates the circular effect in the image and hence it is called as a fish eye. It bends all straight lines around the center and hence gives an effect of fish eye. This lens is really advisable for some of the purposes but it is most of the time overused without any real purpose. These are good but still use it with caution.

While talking about an ultra-wide lens, its gives a focal length which is shorter than 20 mm. it is built up with the internal lenses which are made to correct the distortion of fish eye. Sometimes it is also called as aspherical.

Regular wide angle lens possess a focal length which is shorter than 35mm. it has a specialty of capturing wide scenes. It also has much wider depth of field. It has a good quality of capturing landscapes and tight interiors.

  • Normal lenses

A normal lens is just as its name suggest. It captures a portion which a human eye can capture. It has a focal length between 35mm to 50mm and it is the most basic prime lenses available in the market. It is very much advisable for the street            photography and travel as the images captured by this is same as we look from our eyes.

  • Telephoto lenses

Telephoto lenses are those lenses which offer a focal length which is beyond 50mm, even though they are more described as the lens beyond 100mm. The one which range in between 50mm to 100mm are referred to as portrait lenses. These lenses excel in getting portrait image and are primarily used for that only. Contrary to wide angle lens, telephoto lens contracts the depth of field allowing you to differentiate your subject from the background.

  • Prime lenses

A prime lens doesn’t have any zoom; it is just one and only one focal length. The lens is specifically designed to outlet this one length and it don’t need any of the moving piece needed to zoom. Because of their simple building, it can give output of larger apertures      and thus it is extremely useful for doing low light photography and indoor photography. If you have more preference for clear and crisp photographs then convenience then prime lenses are the best option you can go for.