For those of you who have just started out on your photographic journey and have purchased your first DSLR camera, congratulations! The DSLR offers a flexibility not found on an average digital camera because you have the ability to change lenses, which allows for different kinds of imagery to be produced.
But with many types of lenses available, it is a very daunting task to decide on which one to use for specific situations, especially when it comes to cosplay events and photoshoots. So how does one start? Here’s a list of some of the different types of lenses available, which is by no means an exhaustive list.
Standard Zoom Lens
Telephoto Zoom Lens
Wide Angle Lens
Standard Zoom Lens – Setsuru as Kagami (Lucky Star). Photo by Hexlord
Telephoto Zoom Lens – Ryukku-K as Yomi (Black Rock Shooter). Photo by Kuzuryu
Wide Angle Lens - dearttolife as Alice (Pandora Hearts). Photo by Hexlord
Fisheye Lens – Aiko Shorin as Kagamine Rin (Vocaloid). Photo by KC Lee
Prime Lens – Shuki as Azusa Nakano (K-On!). Photo by Hexlord
Macro Lens – Yang as C.C. (Code Geass R2). Photo by Hexlord