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Types of lenses

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There are loads of camera lenses on the market and finding out which one is right for you can seem a pretty big deal. To be honest quality issues are just a question of price. The more you spend the better the quality. But do you really need a top end pro lens vs a consumer lens?

Let's take a look at the different types of camera lenses and what they do before you worry about which to buy. There are prime lenses which have a fixed focal length, zooms and macro lenses which let you get in close and still be able to focus.

This drinks can was taken with a macro lens. When you understand how to use the different types of lens you'll be able to choose different looks for your images, just by knowing which camera lenses to use for the shot you're taking! And we'll give you an example in camera lenses pt2.

In this introduction we take you step by step through different camera lenses, explain their characteristics and show how you can use them to get the results you're after.

  • Camera lenses - where you take control
  • Different types of camera lenses
  • Choosing the right lens for the job
  • Focal lengths

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