When you start shooting, camera and lens choices are very important… but far from obvious. And the multitude of models available is not there to fix things. To make it easier for you, here are 5 pretty simple and basic lenses that will still allow you to take beautiful pictures.
18-55 MM F/3.5-5.6
The 18-55 mm lens is one of the most basic zoom lenses, often sold in packs with the camera. It generally opens at f/3.5 and remains one of the least expensive on the market. Its use will be limited mainly to landscape photos and portraits. If you only want one lens, opt for an 18-200 mm lens.
70-300 MM F/4-5.6
A more versatile photo lens, which may eventually complement the use of an 18-55. Street portraits, animal pictures or even some sports (if you are not too far from your target) will be bet.
24-70 MM F/2.8
Our third choice is a 24-70. It will allow you to capture more light and have, on one side, a wide-angle view at 24 mm and on the other, a “classic” focal at 70 mm. Much more expensive, it will nevertheless be very good for reporting. Opt for a 24-70 mm f/4, if the price of the first exceeds your budget.
35 MM F/2.0
Portraits, Scenes or Landscapes: The 35 mm (fixed focus) is a very versatile lens. It is generally quite compact and efficient at all openings.
Finally, the last lens of our selection is a wide angle, it is none other than the 10-20 mm. It will be mainly useful for landscape photos and therefore completes our selection of lenses.