Well, nowadays, there are a lot of options that we must take them into consideration when buying a camera lens. Unfortunately, there is not only one version of photo lens but much more. We could talk endlessly about brands, prices, accessories and so on. I remember when I first struck by this problem. I was so confused. I did not know who to ask for advice and where to read for more information. I lost a lot of nights searching through forums, asking opinions, making a lot of comparisons between several lens models. I was stuck. But at the time, the biggest problem was that I did not even know exactly what for I need that lens. I think many of us go through these situations less pleasant. Definitely it would be a shame to throw money down the drain especially as the price of a lens is not a low one. We can mention main photo lens with the following main features:
- Wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle and fisheye lens – defined by a shorter focal length than the rest of existing lens. This presents a much larger angle of coverage and create different views of the same subjects. The existing of distortion phenomenon of the WA (wide-angle) and UWA (ultra-wide-angle) lens is very popular among photographers from different events creating interesting perspectives that give pictures a special character. Fisheye lens is a subset of wide-angle lens with a even more larger angle of coverage, often creating images approximately circular. We recommend Canon EF-S 10-22mm and Nikon 10-24mm.
- All-around lens – the term “all-around” is that it covers a wide focal range allows you to shoot both landscapes and use tele to magnify the subject. The prices are good but, unfortunately their image quality is poor in most cases. We do not recommend this type of lens due to low image quality.
In food photography I think the best choose is a macro lens. In the vast majority of photographs taken in our studio we use the Canon 100 mm f/2.8 Macro lens. It is a very robust lens, offers a high quality image, it allows us to approach a lot of food, making the picture seem to have taste. Also, this lens, has a very nice bouquet, creating a very pleasant blurry background, like tomatoes in the example when we photographed cheese. There are also cheaper solutions, like Tamron or Sigma lens. The difference is not very high in terms of image quality results. Also, these lens (macro lens) are very useful in portrait photography do to beautiful bouquet that result. Also the separation of the subject from the background create a 3D effect. As I said, there is not only one solution! I apologize for holders of other camera models but I wanted to focus more on the type than the mark. I hope this brief was helpful in choosing of right camera lenses, but, remember, practice is the most important think you can do !