8 tips about lenses for beginner photographers

There are a variety of lenses to choose from, to the delight of many photographers. Which ones are the best ones to use, based on your photography needs? Here are 8 tips about lenses for beginner photographers.
Lenses are a very important investment as a photographer. There are different kinds to choose from, based on what kind of pictures you take. Below are some tips about lenses for photographers just starting out.
1. Kit lens
If your camera came with a lens, definitely start with this one. Many kit lenses are diverse, in that you can do several types of shots well enough to start with this one, such as close-ups and landscapes. Test out your kit lens until you are comfortable using a lens. The f-stop may restrict your depth of field, but you will get a good feel of how to use a lens starting with your kit's lens.
2. Types of shots
Something to keep in mind is what types of shots you are planning on taking. Are you into landscape photography, head shots, or closeups of objects? Your photography preference may determine what type of lens to get, since each lens can help you get the best shots possible based on what type of photography you do.
3. Aperture
Aperture determines the light that can go into your camera. Use low numbers for a wider opening and higher numbers for a small opening. The aperture is measured by f-stops. For examples, if you choose to take shots in low light, use a higher number to let as much light in as possible.
4. Focal length
Focal length measures how far the lens and the camera's sensor are when a subject is in focus. To get more zoom, increase the focal length number. Low numbers work great for wide shots.
5. Camera sensor
Make sure the lens you get works well with your camera's sensor. CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) and CCD (Charged-Couple Device) are the two types of sensors available on DLSRs. These sensors are different sizes and can take in different amounts of light. Keep this in mind when choosing a zoom, since you want to buy the right one that will work with your camera's sensor.
6. Zoom lens
Zoom lens are for photographers who like getting really close to their subjects. You can also take great shots of subjects from far with a zoom lens. These are more costly than other lenses but can do the work of several lenses.
7. Prime lens
Prime lenses are for photographers who prefer to take shots that appear brighter than they are in real life. You can can also make adjustments and change shots around if needed with a prime lens. Prime lens are also a great starter lens since they cost less than others.
8. How much?
Each lens comes with a particular price tag, since you will want to consider this when purchasing a lens. If you are on a budget, consider starting out with the lens that came with your camera, or one that doesn't cost much. You don't want to spend $2,000 on a brand new lens if it just ends up being unused. Compare prices with the type or types of lens you intend to buy.

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