A lens can tell a lot. For exam­ple, about what gen­res most pho­tog­ra­phers pre­fer, what focal length is most con­ve­nient for most and, of course, the qual­i­ty of the device itself. So the pop­u­lar­i­ty of the lens is a direct proof that it has stood the test of time and pos­i­tive user reviews. Today we take a look at the most pop­u­lar lens­es.

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Canon EF‑S 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM

This lens dif­fers in the first place, a very ver­sa­tile focal length. Stan­dard 18–55mm allow you to shoot almost any frame, which is why the lens is often includ­ed in the “whale” com­po­si­tion. Although its focal length is slight­ly dif­fer­ent from the stan­dard rec­om­mend­ed ones, its func­tion­al­i­ty still pro­vides an oppor­tu­ni­ty to cov­er the most diverse range of shoot­ing. Unlike pre­vi­ous sim­i­lar mod­els, the Canon EF‑S 18–55 includes an opti­cal sta­bi­liza­tion func­tion.

At 18mm on a full-frame sen­sor, this lens will give the same angle of view as at 28.8mm, so it can be used as a wide-angle, if not the most effi­cient.

55mm on a full frame sen­sor becomes the equiv­a­lent of 88mm. And for por­traits, this is quite good for itself, except that if you shoot them from afar, dis­tor­tion will appear.

In gen­er­al, the aut­o­fo­cus step­per motor, con­tin­u­ous focus­ing dur­ing video, and the sta­t­ic front ele­ment speak in favor of the lens. So both in terms of design and char­ac­ter­is­tics, it is very attrac­tive. The 7 round­ed aper­ture blades replace the 6 of the pre­vi­ous mod­el, and the opti­cal design now fea­tures 13 lens­es in 11 groups. The cost is also high­er than that of its pre­de­ces­sors, but this does not stop fans of this lens.

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Nikon 70–300mm f/4–5.6G AF Zoom-Nikkor

Nikon’s long-focus lens has gained pop­u­lar­i­ty for a rea­son. For users of such cam­eras, this is a very bud­get option for a lens, which at the same time opens up wide pos­si­bil­i­ties. In addi­tion, the com­pact­ness of the lens plays into his hands. On DX series cam­eras, the equiv­a­lent focal length will be 105–450mm. How­ev­er, some func­tions will not work, so it is bet­ter to choose a ful­ly suit­able lens for such cam­eras.

For the novice pho­tog­ra­ph­er, this lens can be the first tele­pho­to lens that is easy to learn to cap­ture events, sports and wildlife.

The diaphragm con­sists of 9 straight petals, and the lens design itself is 13 ele­ments in 9 groups. The kit also includes a Nikon HB-26 lens hood.

In gen­er­al, this lens is far from ide­al, it should be not­ed right away that it is not suit­able for pro­fes­sion­al shoot­ing. How­ev­er, for ama­teur pho­tog­ra­phy and hon­ing your shoot­ing skills with a long lens, its per­for­mance and price are ful­ly in line with the require­ments. Nikon 70–300mm f/4–5.6G AF Zoom-Nikkor com­bines price, build qual­i­ty and per­for­mance.

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Sony E 55–210mm f/4.5–6.3

Anoth­er com­pact tele­pho­to lens with 3.8x zoom for Sony cam­eras. Plus, the cam­era has a built-in con­trol sta­bi­liz­er and is easy to con­trol. The lens is suit­able for both pho­to and video shoot­ing.

The lens diaphragm has a round­ed shape and con­sists of 7 petals, and the opti­cal design con­sists of 13 ele­ments in 9 groups. The kit also includes a hood for cer­tain shoot­ing gen­res.

The Sony E 55–210mm f/4.5–6.3 is dis­tin­guished from oth­er tele­pho­to lens­es by its low cost and rel­a­tive­ly small size. With Sony’s small­er cam­eras, it’s a great option for loca­tion and wildlife pho­tog­ra­phy. In addi­tion, the focal length will allow you to take por­trait shots. Users have com­ment­ed on the sharp­ness of the lens and the build qual­i­ty, which is not sur­pris­ing, since Sony is always atten­tive to such indi­ca­tors.

This lens is best suit­ed for shoot­ing on a clear sun­ny day, since it can­not boast of the aper­ture ratio of pro­fes­sion­al devices. This is not sur­pris­ing, because it is designed for begin­ners and ama­teurs, and in this regard it is not easy to find equals to it.

A sep­a­rate plus is the con­cise and styl­ish design of the lens, which not only har­mo­nizes per­fect­ly with mod­ern cam­eras, but also looks very neat.

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Por­trait lens­es have gained pop­u­lar­i­ty for a rea­son. First­ly, por­trait pho­tog­ra­phy is the most com­mon genre, and sec­ond­ly, even with­out focus­ing on por­trait pho­tog­ra­phy, you can get quite a lot from them. Canon’s pan­cake lens is a fast, high-qual­i­ty glass with a com­pact size and excel­lent per­for­mance. So with it you can shoot clear and bright pho­tos, regard­less of the light­ing. The fact that this is a prime lens explains the sharp­ness of the shots tak­en with it.

Its ver­sa­tile focal length, along with its small size, make the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM ide­al for out­door shoot­ing and use with­out a tri­pod.

Since Canon is a lens man­u­fac­tur­er, it also pro­vides own­ers with Irista cloud stor­age for shar­ing and stor­ing files. So the val­ue of this lens is not only in its char­ac­ter­is­tics, but also in the prac­ti­cal side. No won­der it has become one of the most pop­u­lar.

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Nikon 18–140mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR AF‑S DX Nikkor

Sharp­ness and long focal length are the main advan­tages of this lens. This is a mul­ti-func­tion­al zoom lens that pro­vides ver­sa­til­i­ty to the cam­era and is suit­able for Nikon DX-for­mat SLR cam­eras. With it, you can shoot both por­traits and macro and land­scapes. There are prac­ti­cal­ly no restric­tions on its capa­bil­i­ties.

The design includes ED and super ED ele­ments. And for ease of use, the lens is equipped with vibra­tion reduc­tion, a silent ultra­son­ic motor for focus­ing, switch­ing between auto­mat­ic and man­u­al modes, and a spe­cial lens coat­ing.

The lens deliv­ers crisp, sharp footage and excel­lent per­for­mance. The price of the lens is also very attrac­tive, and it can be an excel­lent option not only for ama­teur pho­tog­ra­phy, but also for pro­fes­sion­al shoot­ing.