The best aspect of owning a DSLR camera is the ability to change your
camera lens depending upon what you are shooting. If you’re considering buying
a new camera lens for your digital camera, be sure to review the following
factors in choosing the right camera lens for the types of photos you
want to take.
The first factor you’ll need to consider in choosing your new camera
lens is the lens mount on your existing
DSLR camera. Each camera company uses a unique lens mount, meaning that if you own
a Nikon camera, you won’t be able to use it with a Canon lens. Some
third party companies do make a version of their camera lens that works
for each of the most popular camera companies.
The focal length of your camera lens determines your field of view, or
how much of your image you will be able to fit into your photograph. Focal
length is measured in millimeters. Camera lenses with shorter focal lengths
are known as wide-angle lenses, and these allow you to fit more into a
photograph. Lenses with longer focal lengths, known as telephoto lenses,
will magnify a smaller area. You may want to use both wide-angle lenses
and telephoto lenses at different times in your career, depending on what
you are photographing.
Aperture and Depth of Field
The bigger a lens’s aperture, the more light it will be able to
capture when taking a photograph. The aperture of a camera lens is described
by the focal ratio, or f-number. The smaller the f-number is, the bigger
the camera lens’s aperture is. This means that the lens will capture
more light, making it work well in dim lighting.
If you’re in the market for a new camera lens for your digital camera
near Old Bethpage, visit us at
Camera Land, Inc. We offer a wide range of photography products and services, including
cameras, camera accessories, binoculars, and custom framing. We feature
brands such as Zeiss, Leica, Vortex, Minox, Swarovski, Nikon, and Pentax.
Call us today at (347) 329-4375 for more information.