The Best Lenses to Buy for New Photographers
If you are new to photography, you are probably wondering what your first lens purchase should be. It’s a lot of fun to start trying out new lenses to see how they work and what types of images you will be able to produce with them. It can be very overwhelming though when you start ot browse through all that there is to offer. Keep reading and I will break down the lenses you should start with now!
The 50mm 1.8, also called “the nifty fifty” is where you want to start, especially if you are only using the kit lens that came with your camera. This is a favorite among photographers of all levels. Most pro photographers will tell you that they have owned this lens at sometimes during their career. Why? Well, simply because, it’s a great starter lens! ( this was also my very first lens purchased after my kit lenses!)
- It’s inexpensive
- You can take great photos both indoors and outdoors
- The focus is sharp
- It’s light and easy to carry
- Versions for both Canon and Nikon users
This lens is a step up from the “nifty fifty”. The 50mm 1.4 will give you the same focal length as the 1.8, which will work well both inside and outside. In addition to the previous lens, this one has a wider aperture, which comes in very handy when you want to achieve a blurred background. This lens is also fast and sharp. The only downfall is that is about 3x more expensive than the 1.8 version. This is available for both Canon and Nikon users. Fits on both full frame and crop sensor cameras. (This was the second lens I ever bought!)
This lens is another great one to start with. The longer focal length of the 85mm will also help you achieve those fantastic blurred backgrounds. This lens is better suited for outdoor photography, since you do have to be a father distance away from your subject. The cost of this lens is similar to the 50mm 1.4- making it a difficult choice to choose between the two. This lens is available for both Canon and Nikon users. Fits on both full frame and crop sensor cameras.
I hope this gave you something to think about when purchasing your first new camera lens! It is so fun and exciting to see what these lenses can do. Once you’ve upgraded your lens, send me a quick email with a photo you took. I’d love to see your work! Emily@cozyclicks.com
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