Anyone who has bought a (semi-) professional camera for the first time will soon be faced with a dilemma. Which lens do you need for the subjects you would like to photograph? And what do all those signs on your lens mean, like aperture, filter size and more? In this overview you can read about the various options.
Types of lenses
We often use the word ‘lens’, but officially we use the term ‘objective’. This is because it is a construction consisting of several lens elements and a front lens edger . There are different types of lenses available, which offer different perspectives:
Wide-angle lens: A wide-angle lens offers a wide perspective, allowing you to capture even more of the surroundings than you perceive with the naked eye. (Think of wide landscape photographs)
Often these lenses are on a full frame camera between 12-24mm, on an APS-c camera 10-18mm and