Aug 7, 2010

Types of Lenses

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  • Wide Angle lens
  • Fisheye lens
  • Prime lens
  • Zoom lens
  • Telephoto lens
  • Macro lens
-  Wide Angle Lens
In photography and cinematography, a wide-angle lens refers to a lens whose focal length is substantially shorter than the focal length of a normal lens for the image size produced by the camera, whether this is dictated by the dimensions of the image frame at the film plane for film cameras or dimensions of the photo sensor for digital cameras

- Fish Eye Lens

In Photography or Cinematography, a Fish eye lens is nothing but extreme wide angle lens gives wide area and almost covers almost 180 degree. For Natural or Broad landscape are easily captured in fish eye lens and also the lens distortion is much popular in photography. Its other name called “Whole Sky Lens" which specially developed for Meteorology studies and study of Cloud Formation in sky.
- Prime Lens 
In photography and film, a prime lens have single focal length or Fixed focal length. For example: Zoom lenses have various focal length (18mm - 55mm) but in prime lenses are have only one focal length (50mm).

- Zoom Lens

A Zoom lens have a various "Focal length"(18mm-55mm) or various "Angle of View". It's commonly used in video camera, Microscopes and telescopes. It's other than called as "Varifocal Lens". Digital Zooming is entirely different from optical Zooming.

- Tele Photo Lens
A Telephoto lens is specially designed for Long Focal Length. The physical length of the lens is lesser then the Focal length and Entire lens assembly is between the optical center and the focal plane. It's Specially used for Wild Life Photography or to captured the distance object.

- Macro Lens
  Macro lenses are specially designed for extreme closeup Shoot. These type of lenses are easy and flexible for nature shooting such as small flowers, insects, tiny materials, as well as for many technical applications.

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