Camera body and lenses work hand in hand to provide you with a beautiful product, that is, a good click. They’re mutually dependant and thus, cannot work independently. While I’ve talked about various cameras available in the market for different types of photography in my previous blog The Ultimate Guide to the Camera Market, it’s a must that I tell you the Respective Lens need to be used for different photography style and field. And it is gradually difficult for you to be updated with all the Major Photography Lenses available in the market, but not anymore because I get you all Major Photography Lenses available in the Market for all your photography needs.
Now, if you’ve read any of my previous blogs, you may know how crazy I am when it comes to portrait photography. and if you haven’t go through The Perfect Guide on How to click Self-Portraits. It’s just natural and that’s the branch I’m interested in!
A prime lens is a unique lens as it is shorter than any other lens you’ll come across. The reason they look thinner or you might put it as shorter is that it comes with a fixed focal length, that is, it is a 50mm prime lens, it will stay 50mm. You cannot zoom in or out as it stays the same.
Generally prime lenses are used for portrait photography, urban photography, landscape photography, and wedding photography. If you are planning to start a career in wedding or event photography, investing in this lens will be a good choice.
These types of lenses are said to be most convenient nowadays. You can set your tripod in a fixed position but also shoot as far as 300mm or 400mm (depending on the lens focal length). It’s usually heavy however worth the tries! It can go as low as 70mm and as high as 300mm in a 70-300mm lens.
You can capture a shot from very far but the picture wouldn’t be as detailed as a prime lens. Also, the aperture can open only up to around 2.8f.
A wide-angle lens is those which have a greater field of view. The aperture in this lens can go as high as 1.8 lens which can be used to capture a large area. Also, it can capture in a low focal length, such as 15 mm, enabling a wider focal view.
This lens can be used for lands photography as it can beautifully capture the horizon. Adventurers as well as nature enthusiasts should totally invest in this lens.
Fisheye lens, also known as an ultra-wide-angle lens is an ultimate version of the wide-angle lens discussed above. It has a 180° angle of view and captures hemispherical shots. The name fish eye is derived from the structure of the lens where the lens mirror is bulging out to form a hemispherical convex structure.
They are used in landscape photography, extreme sports photography, adventure, and action photography, as well as in artistic photography. Adventurers, landscape enthusiasts, and athletes involved in extreme sports like skateboarding, skiing, bike riding, etc. should totally have this type of lens in their backpack!
Macro lenses are really unique and affordable! It can capture detailed shots of subjects as small as an insect. The lens is also excellent for portrait photography itself. It can be quite a substitute for a prime lens. It is famous for its shallow depth of field as it has a wide aperture, really good for capturing the bokeh effect!
In lament’s language, a telephoto lens can be called the father of a zoom lens! The telephoto lens is designed to capture distant objects such as wildlife. While zoom lens has a focal length as far as 300mm, telephoto lenses can capture from fa focal length more than 300mm.
Wildlife photographers use this lens from a far far away to avoid any injuries caused to both wild animals as well as themselves. It would be physically impossible to capture wild animals such as lions and tigers from an approachable distance. That is why this lens is popular among wildlife photographers. If you are a wildlife and have a good budget, you can easily invest in this lens, and trust me it’ll totally be worth it.
The technology of this type of lens is younger than any other in terms of innovation. This type of lens is really unique and quite interesting! You can change the position of the mechanism of the lens with respect to the image sensor. It is unique because generally, the image sensor and the lens are parallel to each other except in the tilt-shift lens.
The picture appears to have a deeper depth of field unlike the same picture captured with the same settings and focal length. If you are very much interested in architectural photography, this lens is totally made for your camera.
To conclude, I would suggest you should definitely put the lens which suits you the most in your bucket list and I hope this article comprising of Major Photography Lenses available in the Market helps you in the way. For any further queries feel free to hit me up on my Instagram. Do let us know in the comments section what Photography Lens you already use.