It doesn't matter if you are a Canon, Nikon, Sony or Fujifilm user (or any other), there is one single thing we all camera users have in common, and we crave for lenses. Understanding the whats and hows of lenses is not that easy if you try to figure out the stuff by your own.
Today we have got together a list of articles that will make you understand lenses better and in a very fun way. Before getting into the links, here is a super-fast guide for understanding lenses terminology:
The Basics: There Are Essentially 3 Types Of Lenses
- Normal lenses (fixed 50mm prime lenses – or approx 35mm in crop sensor cameras) – normal lenses are “normal” because they replicate the field of view that the human eye normally sees. These lenses are great for people photography
- Wide angle lenses (below 50mm) – a wide angle lens is any lens with a short focal length. The shorter the focal length the wider the field of view. You can use this lens for expansive photos, think landscapes
- Telephoto lenses (anything above 50mm) – a telephoto lens has a long focal length, so a narrow field of view. This will bring subjects far away, close up. Perhaps use a telephoto for photographing the moon!