There are so so so so many different lenses available in the world. Whether it only be £100 or too super pricey amounts, each one has a different purpose. So, how do I know which one to use for which shots?
This week was all about trial and error. I used two lenses and took the same shots to see the different outcomes. The Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens and The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Lens were the two I picked up and then me and my group also used a variety of lenses in class too which also resulted in different results which I will include in another post.
Firstly, I wanted to see how portraits were affected by using different lenses. Straight away, I noticed that the depth of field between the lenses was different with one allowing a much smaller surface area focused than the other.
Switching between close ups, extreme close ups, objects in context and dynamic shots I thought these flowers which I have at home would show whether one lens would be better for finer details and which one would do better at a longer focal distance.
Architectural Features is something I enjoy shooting a lot so using both lenses was interesting to see which results I would prefer.
I took a variety of Nature shots on both lenses of an area of fallen leaves and also used exposure to differ the images. I feel as though both lenses were ideal for close shots such as these but not for distance shots. After this week, I still feel like there is so much to learn with all these different lenses. Although, I do appreciate zoom lenses so much more!
Each week I plan to study which lenses suit which shot as I feel it is very much a 'trial and error' process and lenses I feel work better with types of images, other people may not. Hopefully one day I can decide on the perfect all-round lens for me rather than scrolling through amazon for hours on end.