February 7, 2018

Lenses! What are they? Do I need all of them?!

Lenses! What are they? Do I need all of them?!

You’ve probably seen all the various camera options at your nearest wholesale store, or even at your local electronics joint. Cameras of all types and sizes. Some even with a long tube at the front of them, haha! Well those are what we call DSLRs.

DSLR …what is that?!

DSLR stands for digital single-lens reflex [camera]. The successor of the previously popular analog single-lens reflexes. These cameras are by far the most versatile of the camera options out there for the regular consumer and aficionado.

DSLRs are my go to for almost everything film or photography related projects. The best quality of all is the interchangeable lenses.

Finally, lenses … Let’s talk about them:

There are tons of lenses out there. Ranging from cheap knockoffs to super incredibly expensive (something you’ve seen at the Super Bowl, being knocked down by a stampede of football players).

Well luckily those long, sometimes tan colored, lenses are only used for extremely active photography such as catching a player in mid air catching that final touchdown pass.

For us there are the more attainable telephoto lenses which range from 18mm to 800mm (or more).

Which one should I buy?

In my ever growing inventory I have a 18-55mm which tends to be included with any camera kit you can purchase, and a 55-200mm which allows for some nice close ups, but it won’t let you spy on your neighbor two streets down 😂

In my honest opinion, the best thing you can do is opt for a range of lenses and try not to overlap any of the variations to help your pocket.

Also a macro lense is always a good idea to have. (more on those on a next post).

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