A novice photographer often does not know whichEquipment to choose and what is the difference of one type of lens from another. For those who are planning to purchase the first SLR camera, the discovery will be a camera with a whale lens.
Often it is also simply called Kit or "Kit-lens".
The name of the whale lens comes fromEnglish Kit, this word is translated as "set" or "set". This term indicates a photographic lens that comes with the camera. Traditionally, these are cameras that allow changing the lens, and the whale goes to them as a regular one.
Types of whale lenses
If desired, the photographer can purchase a camera withoutLens, in which case he manages to save. As for the whale lenses, often in the market of professional equipment such equipment is found in plastic. Producers try to make whale lenses as versatile and inexpensive as possible, so they have at least a minimum of metal elements.
There is a division of the whale lenses into:
• Long-focus - they are also calledTelephoto lenses. These lenses are distinguished by a long focal length, for example, 70-300 mm or 55-200 mm. Long-focus whale lenses are chosen for shooting portraits, close-ups.
•; Short-focus - such widescreenLenses have a viewing angle of 17 to 85 mm. Therefore, they can be used for shooting urban landscapes and even portraits. Short-focus photographic lenses are the most popular option of delivery.
Separately, the "Double" Kit or Double Kit is also available - this is an option for the delivery of equipment complete with two lenses - telephoto and wide-focus.
How to choose a whale lens
Universal "Kit" will be the best choice,If you still comprehend the basics of a photodelist or are forced to often go to the shooting. To save space in your backpack or bag, you can take not several different lenses, but one Kit. And although experts believe that whale photographic objectives practically do not allow shooting in poor light conditions, this technique can be adapted.
Also to drawbacks of "Whales" can be attributedInsufficient sharpness and "zamylivanie" images, so the detailing of photographs becomes problematic. But still the contrast between the "soap box" and the mirror camera with the whale-shaped standard lens will be striking. You also need to remember that the quality of the lens will depend directly on the manufacturer.
Whale lenses allow in practiceTo understand the details of automatic or manual focusing and other nuances. The entry level lenses are an excellent option for an amateur or an "advanced" photographer, who can not yet afford expensive optics.