Friday, August 07, 2009

The 3 DSLR Lenses You Need (and 2 More You'll Crave)

This goes out to people who bought or want an entry-level DSLR, and wonder what's the deal with interchangeable lenses. You really gonna buy that extra glass? It's a beginner's guide to growing as a photographer, preferably without going broke.

It doesn't matter what brand of camera you bought—if it's an entry-level DSLR, it was offered to you with an 18-55mm kit lens. I hope you took them up on that offer because no matter what you bought, that kit lens comes cheap, and is well worth it. Yes, of the five lenses covered here, that kit lens is numero uno.

The five lenses they select are:

1) Kit Lens (18 - 55 mm)
2) Telephoto Zoom
3) Normal/Portrait Lens (55 mm)


4) Ultra-Wide Angle Zoom
5) Macro

Looks like a good list to me. Personally, I've only owned Kit Lenses for my DSLR and SLR cameras, but had a super-zoom image stabilized point-and-shoot that I took with me to Antarctica. The versatility of that camera was phenomenal. I imagine a telephoto zoom lens on a DSLR would be even more so.

Follow the link to see what Gizmodo has to say.

1 comment:

thinking said...

I've been researching DSLR's as I will probably make a purchase soon.

Right now I'm deciding between Canon and Nikon, but leaning towards Canon.

I've also been researching the various lenses out there, and I can safely say there is some amazing stuff available.

I've looked at sample images from zoom, macro, and wide angle lenses, and the output can be amazing.