- Choosing your perfect beginner all-rounder lens
There’s a lot to consider when choosing a new lens – It can be quite daunting especially if you are new to the photography scene evaluating between the many lenses to choose from. Here are some tips on picking your perfect general, all-rounder lens.
A good all-rounder lens will cover more or less of the focal lengths you desire all in one lens. They can sometimes be referred to as an ‘all-in-one' lens, a standard zoom lens or even commonly known as great travel lenses for photographers who like to bring only one lens which can go wide to take photos of scenery or zoom if needed.
When travelling you want a lens that can capture amazing scenery on your travels, and portraits of your travelling party. These lenses are a great option when you need an affordable, versatile, lightweight, and compact solution.
Taking a closer look at the focal range of 24-105mm lens; it offers a photographer the span of wide angle at more than 35mm, through to a typical portrait length of 50mm or 85mm and zoom capabilities of up to 105mm. The benefits of an all-rounder zoom lens include:
Understanding how to read a lens name can be helpful when trying to decide which lens is best suited for your photography needs. There are different components which break down the compatibility to specifications:
E.g., RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
RF - Mount system
24-105mm - Variable focal length
IS - Stabilization
USM - Motor type
Great starter everyday lens and kit lens for your EOS R series body. Choose this for everyday stills and video, especially when travel due to it's compact size.
✓ Huge focal range
Versatile focal length to shoot a wide range of scenarios at high image quality. Great for travel and every day. Nano USM also makes it great to video.
✓ Constant f/4 aperture
✓ Solid L series construction
✓ Great option for videographers
Fast and sharp with f/2.8 maximum aperture, 5 stop Image Stabilization and Nano USM. The ideal standard zoom for professionals. Choose this for blurry background portraits or product photography, and capturing moving subjects such as animals and vehicles.
✓ Blurry backgrounds
✓ Better low light performance
Wide f/2 aperture offers the kind of image quality you’d expect from a prime lens. Great for experimenting with bokeh and low-light shooting. Choose this lens for portraits, weddings, landscapes and astro.
✓ Image quality
✓ Blurrier backgrounds
A compact and lightweight ultra-wide lens great for landscape and architecture
✓ Ultra-wide zoom lens
✓ Broad landscapes
✓ Compact and lightweight
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