WHAT IS A telephoto lens used for?
A telephoto lens increases focal length. It’s most commonly used to show far away objects with accurate perspective and with a level of precise detail that was once only possible with close-range photography. A wide angle lens expands the horizontal scope of a camera shot.
What is APS-C lenses?
Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C) is an image sensor format approximately equivalent in size to the Advanced Photo System film negative in its C (“Classic”) format, of 25.1×16.7 mm, an aspect ratio of 3:2 and Ø 31.15 mm field diameter. This is why each manufacturer offers a range of lenses designed for its format.
What are APS-C cameras good for?
One big advantage of APS-C sensors is that the cameras that have them are smaller and lighter than a full frame camera. So if you like to do street photography, compactness may be just what you need. You’ll be able to capture the atmosphere and your subject while remaining inconspicuous.
Which brand has the best APS-C lenses?
5 Recommended APS-C Lenses for Travel Photography
- Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens.
- Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Lens.
- Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens.
- Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD Lens.
- Sony 18-135mm f/ 3.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens.
Can I use an APS-C lens on a full frame?
Full-frame lenses can go onto APS-C bodies, and be subject to the crop/multiplication factor. If you put an APS-C lens on a full-frame body, it either won’t work, or will only take a photo using a very small portion of the sensor.
Why are super telephoto lenses so expensive?
Here is a long summary of why professional lenses cost so much more: Production Costs and Quality of Components – one of the main reasons for the high cost of professional lenses, is production costs and high quality standards set by the manufacturer.
What is a good f stop for a telephoto lens?
To make a telephoto reasonably small enough to hand hold, the aperture at the telephoto end is usually f/5.6 or f/6.3 for telephoto zooms of 400mm to 500mm length. The narrow aperture means longer exposure times, resulting in (you guessed it) more vibration and movement while the shot is being exposed.
How to calculate the focal length of APS-C lenses?
Just realize that to calculate the equivalent focal length of your lens when using it on an APS-C sensor, you need to multiply the lenses focal length (24mm, 35mm, 50mm, etc) by 1.6x on your Canon (other APS-C sensors have a 1.5x factor). For example a 50mm lens on APS-C is 80mm and a 35mm lens would be 56mm.
Can a full frame lens be used with an APS-C?
These lenses can also be used with Sony a7-Series or a9 fullframe E-mount cameras in APS-C or Super 35 crop mode. In addition to the lenses listed here, you should also consider fullframe E-mount lenses – especially if you’re considering stepping up to fullframe in the future. See the full list of Fullframe E-Mount lenses.
Are there any APS-C lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras?
Moderate telephoto macro prime lens designed for use on cameras with APS-C format sensors, this lens is compatible with Sony E mirrorless cameras and supports all camera functions, including auto-focus and exposure control. Designed for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, this 16mm f/1.4 is provides a 24mm equivalent focal length.
Which is the best APS-C lens for travel photography?
As part of Sigma’s Global Vision Contemporary line of versatile zoom cameras comes this multi-faceted APS-C shooter in Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sigma SA mounts. With a 27-450mm (28.8-480mm on Canon) focal-length equivalency, there is very little you can’t photograph, including close-focus imaging, with its 1:3 macro ratio.