Camera Lenses3

// October 6, 2010

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

Fisheye Lens

Prime Lens

Macro Lens

Article by Thomas Kuan aka Hexlord.
Read the full article in CosplayGen#02.
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Photo Credits:

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 LensAiko 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


  1. aya says:

    all this pictures, are the best.I like it!

  2. Chris says:

    You can’t make “prime lens” a separate thing from “Wide angle” or “fisheye;” prime isn’t a focal length! Prime can be wide angle or fisheye, or it can be telephoto, or it can be macro. And that wasn’t a macro picture. And this doesn’t even make a distinction between wide and tele zooms. This could make for a lot of misguided purchases.

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