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Understanding Different Types of Camera Lenses and Their Uses

Updated: Oct 12, 2022

The cameras steal most of the headlines in the photography world. But it’s important to remember a camera is only as good as the lens that goes with it.

Here at Expert Photography, we know how essential lenses are to photography. So to help you get started, we’re going to take a look at the different types of camera lenses. We’ll show you which types of lenses are available and what you’ll use them for.

Camera Lens Basics

Photography is all about light. The camera needs the light from the scene to make an image. And the camera lens channels the light in the right direction, bringing it to the film strip or digital sensor.