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Choosing the right lens is always essential before shooting any subject. There are lots of possibilities that the lens you are buying may not match with your camera. So check whether it is compatible to the camera and the film or else your hard earned money might be wasted. Here are some of the key factors that need to be considered for finding the appropriate one.
The distance between the lens and its focal plane. To get a wide angle of view choose a lower focal length and to get a narrow angle of view choose a higher focal length.
A lens with variable focal length as against a fixed focal length lens. Zoom provides opportunity to get closer to the subject by magnifying the image.
Auto Focus lens automatically adjusts to the situation whereas a Manual Focus lens is better suited for low lights.
A smaller aperture allows more light inside thereby brings better brightness of exposure.
Lenses are available which are suitable for new digital cameras and also for old film cameras. Even new digital cameras are made which are compatible with old film lenses.
Camera and lenses are available in three size formats such as 35mm, medium format and large format. Medium or large format lenses are better suited large size photographs.
Major camera manufacturers like Canon, Fuji, Pentax, Nikon, Olympus and Fuji manufacture their own lenses which are better suitable for their own cameras. Apart from these, many special lens manufacturers like Sigma, Vivitor and Tamron makes lenses which are compatible with various different camera brands.
The above factors might be useful in choosing a right lens. To be more specific in choosing a lens the following types could be considered.
Suitable for general or family shots such as snap shots, family shots and travel.
Suitable for broad angle of view and also for better depth of field.
Suitable for narrow angle of view such as wildlife, sceneries and sports.
Suitable for close-up and sharp focused shots such as table top.
Suitable for extreme wide angle view such as distorted pictures.