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:

  • Prime lens – have a superior quality construction, these lens are not zoomable, chromatic aberration and distortion almost no exist and they have a very good image quality. We recommend Canon EF 50mm f/1.4, Nikon 50mm f/1.4G
Canon 50mm f/1.4
  • 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.
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
  • Telephotos lens – long focal lenses, designed to increase the size of the subject. Telephotos lens are between 100mm and 300mm focal length, and super tele lens that have focal length over 300mm. We recommend Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G.
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S Nikkor Zoom
  • Macro lens – allow photographers to get closer over the subject, creating, based on the focus distance, a certain magnification ratio. The magnification ratio is calculated based on the minimum distance of focus and lens focal length. We recommend: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L and Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G.
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • 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.
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
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 !

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