Lens Recommendations

It’s hard enough to choose the right camera these days, but lenses are even harder. There are hundreds of them to choose from, ranging from less than $100 to more than $10,000. Unfortunately, the image quality that they produce does not always match their price tag.

Since starting this website, I have been asked one question more than any other: “What lens should I buy?”

Rather than continually filling the comment sections with the same basic recommendations, I thought it would be more efficient to simply post my answers here, once and for all. As usual, though, I’m more than happy to answer further questions or take suggestions.

Nikon Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8

Wide-Angle Zoom

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Technically, any zoom lens with a zoom range falling below about 50mm (APS-C) or 70mm (full frame) can be considered a wide-angle zoom, but…

Portrait Lenses

Portrait Lenses

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Best Portrait Lenses for Canon Before I continue, let me stress that there are as many different portrait lenses as there are styles of…

Sigma FLD 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 HSM

Wide-Angle Zoom

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Technically, any zoom lens with a zoom range falling below about 50mm (APS-C) or 70mm (full frame) can be considered a wide-angle zoom, but…