How to Choose Camera Lens
Currently available camera lenses at the market are so many options, ranging from the official made by the camera manufacturers like Canon and Nikon, there is also a great lens made by third parties such as Tamron and others. However, as a beginner in the field of photography would you be careful in terms of buying a new lens for your camera. Because if you are not careful, you will feel dissatisfied because buying a camera lens that is like investing and the funds are not less in value.
And usually you will end up with this question:
Besides the cost factor, what criteria should I consider before buying a lens?
Before you decide to replace your kit lens, it’s good to you to determine the orientation of your photography area. Because, different characteristics or style of photography is usually also determine the camera lens.
Here are some quick tips in selecting camera lens:
1. Choose your interest first, Global Coverage, Macro, Sport, Portrait, Events etc.
2. Talk to some one or groups/forums that match with your orientation skill.
3. Try or test with some one lens and feel the lens in your hands before you buy it.
4. Choose the best on your budget.
Make sure the type of lens that will be purchased as needed, for example, for coverage, traveling, or for sport. The following tips.
1. Zoom Lens is recommended for traveling, but you might need a lightweight one. The 18-55mm or the Kit lens is generally used for global conditions, its usually lightweight and easy to use but limited in range and quality. You can decide to by or upgrade (by selling the kit first) your lens kit with 18-135mm.
2. For coverage including group shots better suited to choose a wide angle lens.
3. Recommended for shooting sports at the top of a 200mm telephoto lens.