Lenses for Cameras

Lenses for Cameras

Many people today will only use a camera which is included in their cellphone but by only using one of those cameras, they will never be able to take really professional quality photographs, no matter how many times they may try. The reason for this is that although the cellphone camera is very good for its size, its size does present it with certain limitations. The size of a cellphone camera for instance, does not allow for it to have more than just one lens and no one lens is adequate to take any type of photo, regardless of how proficient the photographer may be. It is for this reason why professional photographers will almost always use DSLR cameras as they have interchangeable lenses. Obviously there are many different cameras available to buy and so each camera may have certain lenses that are specifically for use with that particular camera and no other. An example of this was the lenses for the Sony A6000 camera which used its own E-series lenses however, as Sony also developed other cameras, they made those lenses interchangeable with their other cameras too and eventually, due to many considering the a6000 best lens to be the best available, they even made adaptors so they could be used with other cameras. The different types of lenses included in the E-series lenses are zoom lens, macro lens and wide-angle lens, three of the most popular types of lenses used today. It is these lenses which make many photos taken with a DSLR camera better than those taken with a cellphone camera. A zoom lens will bring the camera closer to the object to be photographed whilst the wide-angle lens will allow for panoramic photos. The macro lens is perhaps a more specialized lens as it is similar to a microscope in so far as it will enlarge very small objects to size large enough to be photographed. Knowing which lens to use for each given situation is of course something which is easy to learn but manually applying the correct aperture to be used for each individual photograph is not perhaps as easy. On cellphones as they are automatic, the camera automatically sets the aperture but as their sensor is also small, like the camera itself, the sensor is very limited and so may not always use the right aperture, especially in a low light setting. There is no such limitation with a DSLR camera though as the photographer cam make their own aperture setting, allowing the photo to be as dark or as light as they think fit for the best result. A good sensor and the ability to change lenses is then what provides the potential for perfect photographs and as a cellphone camera have neither of these and is unlikely to have for the foreseeable future, they will never be able to provide photographs of such high quality as a DSLR camera in the right hands. This makes professional photographers still sought after for special occasions.

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