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How To Find The Right Lens For The DSLR Camera

The DSLR Camera Choices Are Plenty These Days

dslr cameraWith so many lenses out there it may be a nightmare to find the right lens for your camera. A DSLR camera is one of the best cameras to take incredible photos with. It gives you plenty of control over the camera’s settings so you can shoot some pretty unique photos.

Proper care needs to be taken to find the most appropriate lens for your camera. Otherwise, it will be a complete waste of time and money finding the wrong lens which won’t suit your needs.

The following tips will help you find the right lenses for your photography style.

Image quality

Ideally for great images, you need to have a lens with image stabilization for those moments when your camera shakes or if you are prone to shaking by yourself as you take photos.

Future lens usability

Future lens usability should account for the lens you do end up buying. This is because lenses do tend to last for quite a while. You can either go for full-frame lenses or crop-sensor lenses. You can place a full-frame lens on a crop-sensor camera body but you can’t put a crop-sensor lens on a full-frame body. This is because unlike full-frame lenses, crop-sensor lenses do tend to go further back into the camera bodies. Please note that adding a full frame lenses on a crop-sensor body, although good for extending the zoom range, may not be good if you want to take wide angle photos although it does have a longer focal distance.

Zoom Vs Fixed Focal Length Lenses

With the zoom lenses, there is no need to move from position to position since you are able to simply zoom in or out from your subject. The Fixed focal length lenses on the other hand require you to move positions in response or pursuit of your subject.

Style of photography

Generally speaking, the lenses you choose will greatly depend on your style of photography. As such, it is important to know your style of photography before setting out to buy new lens.

Different photography styles:

  • Macro photography which commonly makes use of subjects such as flowers, insects, or jewelry for close-up shoots makes use of macro lens.
  • Wildlife or sport photography for taking shots of sports activities, or wildlife requires the use of a fast and strong zoom lens for quality photo shoots.
  • Landscape photography which makes use of wide lens for stunning landscape photos.
  • Portrait photography does require a fast lens that is meant for shooting indoors without flash if beautiful portraits are to be gotten.
  • Food photography also requires fast lens to be used for taking food photos.

Ultimately, the ball is in your court as to the best lens to buy. Where possible, it is better to rent your ideal lens to get the feel of how it works before actually spending your money on it. This way, you get the most appropriate lens for your style of photography.


This article was contributed by Mario who runs Celebrity Photo Booth, which is a Photo Booth Rental company based in Toronto. He’s been in the industry for a few years now and loves using his services to add the icing on the cake to big events. He also has a lot of experience when it comes to taking professional photo’s in his spare time.