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Focal length determines the angle of view. Lenses are divided into two groups based on focal length – fixed focus and zoom.

 

Fixed focus lenses are suitable for specific areas of photography, and possess better lens speed and picture quality.

Zoom lenses are more versatile and flexible in their use.

 

Focal length is important in determining the use of various lens types.

 

  • 8 – 14 mm lenses (fisheye) produce wide-angle pictures. Their main characteristic is perspective distortion.
  • 15 – 24 mm lenses (ultra wide-angle) are suitable for landscape, interior, and architecture shots. Perspective distortion is mostly eliminated compared to fisheye lenses.
  • 25 – 34 mm lenses (wide-angle) are suitable for photojournalism, as well as interior and landscape photography.
  • 50 mm lenses (human eye perspective) are comparable to the human eye in angle of view. These lenses are considered "the base". They are suitable for photojournalism and portraits.
  • 35 – 100 mm lenses (medium) are similar to the human eye in perspective. They are used for everyday situations and portraits.
  • 100 – 300 mm lenses (telephoto) are suitable for portraits, photojournalism, and landscapes. With quick focus, they work well in sports photography.
  • over 300 mm lenses (super telephoto) are used mainly to shoot sports and wild animals.

Lens speed

Determines how much light the lens lets through.

  • The higher the lens speed, the more light the lens is able to let through at any given moment. This greatly influences shutter speed. Reasonably low shutter speeds are desirable.
  • Insufficient lens speed can lead to longer exposure time, which results in shaking (the photographer cannot hold the camera in the same position during exposure) and movement blur (the photographed object can move during exposure).
  • Lens speed is also important for depth of field (the ability of the lens to blur the background behind the photographed object).

Lens speed is a key factor in determining the purpose of a lens.

  • F/1.8 and lower is suitable for potraits, where low depth of field is required. Low speeds are attainable mainly with fixed focus lenses.
  • Speeds around f/2.8 are attainable with zoom lenses. It is suitable for photojournalism and sports photography.
  • High f-numbers (like f/16) find their use in landscape and architecture photography. The entire picture should be sharp, unlike a portrait.

Other

  • Stabilisation – certain lenses provide image stabilisation, limiting bluriness caused by shaking hands. Stabilisation is important in photojournalism and portrait photography.
  • Focusing – fast and accurate focus is important, especially in sports photography. While focusing, the lens is relying either on a motor inside the DSLR, or on its own ultrasonic motor, which is usually faster.
  • Minimum focus distance – a key factor, especially for capturing details (macro photography).
  • It is important to differentiate between APS and Full frame cameras.
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SIGMA 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM for Nikon
Lens - for digital SLRs, APS-C, Nikon F bayonet, 77mm filter diameter, stabilisation, HSM motor, 26-75mm equiv. to a full frame film camera

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Canon EF 100mm F2.8 L IS USM Macro
Lens - for digital SLR, Fullframe, Canon EF lens mount, Filter Diameter 67 mm, stabilizer, USM motor

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NIKKOR 200-500mm F5.6G AF-S ED VR lens
Lens - for Digital SLRs, Fullframe and APS-C, Nikon F mount, 95mm Filter diameter, Stabilisation
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NIKKOR 35mm F1.8 AF-S DX
Lens - for digital SLR, APS-C, Nikon F mount, 52mm filter diameter, AF-S motor, equivalent to a focal length of 53mm in full frame format
NIKKOR 35mm F1.8 AF-S DX is a Nikon SLR lens. In addition to the focal length of 35 mm, F / 1.8 provides a high-quality photo shoot even in poor...

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SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM ART for Canon
Lens - filter diameter: 67mm
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SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM for Canon ART
Lens - filter diameter: 72 mm
Lens SIGMA falling into a new product line ART is designed for digital cameras by Canon. The main emphasis is on optical performance and provides...

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Canon EF-M 55-200mm F4.5 - 6.3 IS STM
Lens - for Digital EOS-M, 52mm filter
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Canon CA-E1 adapter power zoom
Adapter - Power zoom

This compact and lightweight adapter enables you to continuously vary your camera's zoom using your fingertips or wirelessly using WiFi...

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Canon EF 14mm F2.8 L II USM
Lens - for digital SLR cameras, 94 mm diameter filter

The Canon EF 14mm F2.8 L II USM continues the tradition of superior clarity optics of Canon lenses. Its short focal length and ultra-wide 114° diagonal view angle makes it ideal for architectural, corporate, and other top pro photographers.

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Canon EF 20mm F2.8 USM
Lens - for Canon Digital Camera, 72mm diameter filter

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Canon EF 24mm F1.4 L II USM
Lens - for DSLR cameras, 77mm filter

The Canon EF 24mm F1.4 L II USM was designed for demanding owners of Canon DSLR cameras. Its low weight ensures comfortable operation and manipulation ...

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Canon EF 24mm F/2.8 IS USM
Lens - for digital cameras, 58mm filter diameter
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Canon EF 28mm F1.8 USM
Lens - Canon Digital Camera Lens, 58mm filter diameter

High quality lens for Canon digital SLR cameras. It is composed of 10 lens elements in nine groups. The lens can focus at a distance of 25cm...

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Canon EF 28mm F2.8 IS USM
Lens - for digital SLR cameras, both Fullframe and APS-C, a Canon EF and EF-S mount, filter diameter 58mm, stabilisation, a USM motor

An excellent fixed wide-angle lens for shooting coverage, landscapes, portraits or architecture for digital SLR cameras with a focal length of...

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Canon EF 35mm F1.4 L II USM
Lens - for digital SLRs, Full frame i APS-C, bajonet Canon EF, an EF-S, 72mm filter diameter

The new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens replaces its predecessor and introduces significant innovations...

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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
Camera Lens - for digital single-lens reflex cameras, Fullframe, Canon EF lens mount, filter diameter 72mm, UltraSonic Motor

A Canon camera lens with a focal length of 35mm offering top-notch performance. It has been designed for users with a Canon digital...

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Canon EF 35mm F2.0 IS USM
Lens - for Digital SLR, 67mm diameter filter

This wide-angle lens with a focal length of 35mm has been designed for users with a Canon digital SLR camera. The f/2 aperture is useful for taking photos in low light conditions...

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Canon EF 40 mm F2.8 STM
Lens - For digital cameras, 52mm diameter filter
This portable and versatile lens with a stepping motor is for photographers who travel with a Canon EOS camera. It is a pancake lens that has many...

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Canon EF 50mm F1.2 USM
Camera Lens - Digital cameras, 72 mm diameter filter

Precision Canon lens with a focal length of 50 mm and fast maximum aperture. It is intended for users with a Canon digital SLR camera. Due to its...

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Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM
Lens - for Canon Digital SLR camera lens, Fullframe, Canon EF bayonet, 58 mm diameter filter, USM motor

The standard Canon lens with a focal length 50 mm excels in quality and accuracy. It is intended for users with a Canon digital SLR camera...

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM + Polaroid UV Filter
Lens - for Digital SLRs, Fullframe, Canon EF bayonet, 49mm filter diameter , STM motor + Polaroid UV filter

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens lets you capture your subjects as they stand out against a blurry and defocused background. At the same time, it also lets...

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Lenses

Lenses

The lens is perhaps the most important component of any digital camera. Lenses consist of a lens unit, which uses a the light sensor to focus on objects. Unlike compact cameras, digital SLRs allow you to use interchangeable lenses. They can select the lens according to the specific conditions during shooting.

Choosing a new lens can be complicated, especially when selecting the right aperture and focal length, which determines angle, image stabilisation and focus speed. Lenses are divided into categories, including zoom lenses, fixed focus lenses and specialised lenses. You can also increase lens performance by using special UV filters and other accessories.

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