5 Lenses An Amateur Photographer Can Buy

May 24, 2015 360 0 0

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Months after playing with your new DSLR and the included kit lens, do you finally feel inadequate with your photography gear and would like to turn it up a notch? Are you trying to get that perfect shot but the included lens just isn’t able to deliver? All photographers have that moment; a moment of clarity where they know that it is time to make a progression to the next level. And let us assure you, that moment is the perfect time for you to buy your first lens. Now don’t get us wrong, we don’t say that the kit lens is utterly useless. It is in fact, a great and diverse lens to learn the ropes. Only when you’ve mastered it fully should you think about getting a new one. What lens you should buy is really dictated by your inclinations, as a photographer. Portraits, landscapes, low light photos, or zooms, all these require different lenses and here we’ll help you decide just the lens that you should buy.

1. Canon EF 50mm f1.8 ii | Approx. Price Rs. 7000/- | Rating 8.5/10

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II @TheRoyaleIndia

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The 50mm 1.8, or the ‘nifty-fifty’ as it is called, should really be the first new lens you should get according to photography enthusiasts. It is also the cheapest lens in the market. The prime lens has great optics due to its fixed focal length and provides amazing depth of field due to the large aperture. This fast lens is small, light and delivers amazing results in low-light conditions. Go for it if you want a lens for quick portraits or amazing night shots.

2. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f1.8G | Approx Price Rs. 8500/- | Rating 8.5/10

Nikon AFS Nikkor 50mm f1.8G @TheRoyaleIndia

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A similar lens as the Canon 50mm 1.8, the Nikkor 50mm too, is an amazing performer for Nikon DSLRs. Nikon users should get their hands on one of these as soon as they feel they’ve outgrown their kit lenses.

3. Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II | Approx Price Rs 10,000/- |Rating 8/10

Canon EFS 55 250mm f/4-5.6 IS II @TheRoyaleIndia

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If the 55mm zoom in the kit lens just doesn’t cut it for you, then the Canon 55-250mm is certainly what you are looking for. Great for shooting pictures of birds and wild animals, this is the cheapest zoom lens available on the market.

4. Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM | Approx Price Rs 44,000/- | Rating 9/10

Canon EFS 10 22mm f 3.5-4.5 USM @TheRoyaleIndia

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If sprawling landscapes are your forte, then this wide angle lens is for you. Though a little expensive, these lenses are great to shoot mesmerizing wide angle shots of scenic beauty.

5. Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR | Approx Price Rs. 22,000/- | Rating 8/10

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f 4.5-5.6g ED VR Lens @TheRoyaleIndia

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If you’re a Nikon user and would like a good zoom lens, then this one is for you. A range of 55 to 300mm means that you can shoot from long distances with great ease. We recommend using a tripod since this lens doesn’t feature image stabilization.

So there we have it, some great lenses to fit diverse photographic subjects. We really recommend a prime lens because we remember how much fun we had using those. The rest are great too, if you’re into zooms and landscape photography. Choose wisely and begin shooting!


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