Camera Lens – A guide to a few of the different types on the market

Newer photographers often confuse terms like “zoom” and “telephoto”, so with that in mind here’s a short blog post brought to us by Canon New Zealand – SLR History that clarifies some of the terms used to describe lenses.

The most important part of what makes an SLR camera so versatile is the lens, and there is a huge variety of lenses available on the market today. Choosing the right lens is important, but it can often be a complicated and confusing process, especially with all the different types available.’ Chromatic aberration’, ‘fixed-focal-length’, and ‘aperture zooms’ are terms which confuse many of us, but with this simple overview about some basic types of camera lenses, their uses, and some interesting facts you may not have known, you’ll be snapping away with your new favourite lens in no time.

Camera Lens – A guide to a few of the different types on the market

Published by Steve Crane

I'm known as craniac or strandloper. I'm a programmer. I'm fifty-something, married and have two grown sons. I'm fat, lazy and don't get as much exercise as I should. I'm a keen amateur photographer.

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