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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 200mm F2.8 II L USM
Lens - Telephoto Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras, Fullframe and APS-C, Canon EF, 72mm filter diameter, USM motor

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F/2.8 WR
Lens - f/2.8, 77mm diameter filtre thread

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Canon EF 17-40mm F4 L USM
Lens - zoom lens for Canon Digital SLR cameras, for Fullframe and APS-C, 77mm, lens alignment Canon EF, 77mm diameter filter, USM actuator

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EF-M 15-45mm F/3.5-6.3 IS STM Silver
Lens - for digital SLR cameras, APS-C, Canon EF-M-mount, filter diameter 49mm, imagel stabilisation, STM motor, 24-72mm equivalent to full-frame

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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

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€178.77 excl.VAT €147.74
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NIKKOR 24-85mm F/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S
Lens - for digital SLR cameras, full-frame and APS-C, Nikon F-mount, filter diameter 72mm, image stabilisation, AF-S motor

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NIKKOR 18-200mm F3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR ED II
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NIKKOR 24-120mm F4G AF-S VR ED
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NIKKOR 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR
Lens - for Nikon digital SLR cameras, filter diameter 72mm, APS-C, Nikon F-mount, image stabilisation, 24-120mm equivalent to fullframe (35mm film)

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SIGMA 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM ART Canon
Lens - for DSLRs, APS-C, Canon EF-S mount, filter diameter 82mm, HSM motor, equivalent to 80-160mm on full-frame camera

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SIGMA 30mm F/1.4 DC DN Contemporary for Sony E
Lens - for digital mirrorless cameras, APS-C, Sony E-mount, filter diameter 52mm, 45mm equivalent to full-frame

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€325.07 excl.VAT €268.65
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SIGMA 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM for Canon ART
Lens - for DSLRs, APS-C, Canon EF mount, filter diameter 72mm, HSM motor, equivalent to 29-56mm on a full-frame camera

€783.86 excl.VAT €647.82
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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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€316.02 excl.VAT €261.17
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Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0 L USM Fisheye
Lens - for DSLRs, full-frame and APS-C, Canon EF mount, for maximum filter diameter 78.5mm, USM motor

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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

+ FREE UV Filter Polaroid

€509.37 excl.VAT €420.97
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Canon EF 35mm F2.0 IS USM
Lens - for Digital SLR, 67mm diameter filter

+ FREE UV Filter Polaroid

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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

+ FREE UV Filter Polaroid

€427.02 excl.VAT €352.91
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Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM
Lens - for digital SLR cameras, 49 mm diameter filters

€127.79 excl.VAT €105.61
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Canon EF 60mm F2.8 macro USM
Lens - for digital SLRs, APS-C, Canon EF-S bayonet, filter diameter 52 mm, USM motor, 96 mm equiv. to a full-frame cinema effect

+ FREE UV Filter Polaroid

€478 excl.VAT €395.04
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Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
Lens - for DSLRs, full frame and APS-C, Canon EF mount, Filter diameter 77mm, USM motor

+ FREE UV Filter Polaroid

€1,583.79 excl.VAT €1,308.92
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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Lens - for digital SLR cameras, full frame or APS-C, Canon EF mount, 58mm diameter filter, USM focus motor

+ FREE UV Filter Polaroid

€423.10 excl.VAT €349.67
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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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