What Lenses Should I Buy?

The question is a tricky one to answer because there are a couple of factors to consider, such as how much money you can afford to spend and what your photographic style is. If you shoot landscapes, then you want to buy a wide lens such as a 10-20mm or 17-40mm. Both Canon and Nikon offer a decent 18-55mm as one of their standard kit lens. Although the 18-55mm is a inexpensive one, they make very good images from my experience. Of course if money is not a major concern and you shoot Canon, you can go with either the …

Which Lenses Are Better, Primes or Zooms?

Another question I have frequently been asked by new photographers is which lens is better, Primes or Zooms? This is an interesting question and can stir some debate. Primes are lenses with a fixed focal length, such as the Canon 40mm STM Pancake lens or the Canon or Nikon 50mm lenses, known as the “Nifty Fifty”. These lenses are not able to zoom in and out but they are extremely powerful lenses to have. Advantages of the Primes is they will be of a wider aperture than the zooms. My 40mm lens is F/2.8 and my 50mm is F/1.4, with the …