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Lens Buyer's Guide Selection Tool

Lens Buyer's Guide Selection Tool - We've put together a handy selection tool to help you find your ideal lens.

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A Group of lenses

 

This lens selection tool is designed to help you find the right lens for your camera, as well as guide you to the different options available, highlighting the best lenses available. 

 

Firstly, how do you want to find the right lens?

 

1. By Camera Brand

What camera brand do you use or what lens brand are you looking for? 

  • Canon
  • Nikon
  • Olympus 
  • Panasonic
  • Sony
  • Pentax
  • Fujifilm
  • Samsung 

If you see your brand of choice on the above list, take a look at our 'making choices by brand' article where we will continue to guide you through the lens picking process. 

Choose a Lens by Camera Brand

If this option doesn't help you, move on to point 2. 

 

2. By Lens Mount

If you know what lens mount your camera uses, then you can widen your choices further.

Here's a quick run-down of the lens mounts available:

  • Canon DSLRs use EF and EF-S lens mounts
  • Nikon use Nikon F with DX or FX lenses
  • Olympus and Panasonic use Micro Four Thirds
  • Sony use E / FE mount and A-mount (previously Minolta)
  • Pentax use K-mount
  • Fujifilm use X-mount
  • Samsung use NX-mount

Next, take a look at our 'making choices by brand' article where we will continue to guide you through the lens picking process. 

Choose a Lens by Brand and Mount

If this option doesn't help you, move on to point 3. 

 

3. By Lens Brand

If the lens brand you're looking for is on the list below, you can visit our  'making choices by brand' article to help you find your perfect lens. 

  • Tamron
  • Sigma
  • Samyang
  • Tokina
  • Canon
  • Nikon
  • Olympus
  • Panasonic
  • Sony
  • Pentax
  • Fujifilm
  • Samsung
  • ZEISS

Choose a Lens by Lens Brand

If this option doesn't help you, move on to point 4. 

 

4. By Use: What are you going to be photographing?

If you know the subject you're going to be photographing, take a look at our 'making choices by use' article.

The following subjects are covered: 

  • Macro Images
  • Portraits
  • Wide-Angle Landscapes
  • Sport, Wildlife, Action or Distant Subjects
  • Travel 
  • Low Light

Choose a Lens by Use and Type

If this option doesn't help you, move on to point 5. 

 

5. By Price: 

If you're on a budget, you can still get a great lens and we've created a list of those lenses that are still great performers and won't break the bank: Top Budget Lenses

Find the best Budget Lenses

 

Side Note: Prime vs Zoom

Lenses either have a fixed focal length (prime) or will have the ability to zoom. Which you use and how many of each you purchase is really down to personal preference but we do have a guide that covers the pros and cons of both types of lenses that's well worth taking a look at. 

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