Different Types of Camera Lens

Updated: Apr 1, 2020

A good quality camera lens is essential for capturing sharp and detailed photograph. There are various types of lens available in market and each has its own characteristic and importance.

After a camera, lenses are the most important thing in photography that determines the quality of your photograph, and hence it becomes more important to know everything about them. A good camera lens captures sharp photos with lots of detail and contrast. Whereas, a poor one can leave your images looking dull and blurry.


Before buying a lens, it's important to consider your needs. You should know about the types of subject you want to shoot, the likely lighting conditions, and of course your budget. There is no single lens which will be perfect for every situation. So you'll need to balance the pros and cons of the various options and pick the best which fulfill all your need.


This blog will help you to find a camera lens which will be suitable for all of your artistic and practical needs.


Types of Lenses

1. Standard Lens






A standard lens is also known as a mid-range or medium range lens and is somewhere around 50 mm long. Standard lenses are roughly how we see the world with our eyes in that way they compress perspective is about the same. Therefore they give our photos a very natural look.


Perhaps not as dramatic looking as a wide or long focal length lens, medium lenses are great for landscapes and portraits and candid shots of people in their environment.




2. Wide-Angle Lens