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Why should I buy a 50mm lens when I can set my 18-55mm lens to 50mm?

The 18-55mm has a variable aperture of F/3.5-F/5.6, while the 50mm is a fast F/1.8. With a wider aperture, the 50mm can perform better in more situations. Whether you’re shooting on a bright sunny day or after the sun goes down, having an aperture of F/1.8 will let you shoot in any lighting conditions.

Why should I buy a 50mm lens when I can set my 18-55mm lens to 50mm?

The 18-55mm has a variable aperture of F/3.5-F/5.6, while the 50mm is a fast F/1.8. With a wider aperture, the 50mm can perform better in more situations. Whether you’re shooting on a bright sunny day or after the sun goes down, having an aperture of F/1.8 will let you shoot in any lighting conditions.

What is the 18-55mm lens good for?

The 18mm is a moderate wide-angle lens that is great for landscapes, architecture, and environmental portraiture. The 55mm end makes for a short telephoto lens, ideal for compressing perspective when taking portraits or closing in on small details.

What is the difference between 15 45 mm lens and 18-55mm?

The 15-45 is about 2oz lighter than the 18-55 and quite a bit shorter. This makes quite a difference in overall size and weight mounted on a body. The 15-45 is noticeably more plastic-feeling. It also has an extension latch that must be unlocked to use the lens (like the 11-22).

What is a 55 200mm lens good for?

Its practical 55–200mm zoom range handles group shots, landscapes, portraits and more, while its telephoto capability brings everything closer. Plus, it delivers close-up shots at 200mm with a Maximum Reproduction Ratio (R:R) of 1/3.5x—great for macro-style shots of flowers, insects and more.

Is 18-55mm lens good enough?

The best thing about the 18-55mm lens is its versatility. At 18mm, it is fairly wide-angled and is great for landscapes. In the middle of its range, around 35mm, it is perfect for street, travel, and documentary photography, while the short telephoto zoom of 55mm works wonders for portraits.

What 55mm means?

Technically speaking, the focal length of a lens is the distance between the lens and the back of the camera, where the image is formed. For example, in a 55mm lens, there are 55 millimeters between the lens and the camera’s image sensor.

Should I buy a 15-45mm or 50mm kit lens?

So with this 15-45mm kit lens, you can focus on getting a distance zoom lens next. Most casual users just want to climb to a viewpoint and take a wide angle picture of the city/view below. And the 15-45mm is smaller and lighter to carry around. It is much cheaper to buy an used 50mm f1.8 (with adapter) portrait lens than a wide angle lens.

What do you think about this Pentax zoom lens?

This zoom lens is awesome! I love how lightweight it is, and the beautiful “Pentax” colors it produces. Sharp wide open and the 16-45mm range is a great walkaround, though it’s missing the telephoto zoom end. And on the used market, it is so cheap and makes a great bang for the buck!

When did the Pentax DA 16-45mm come out?

Introduced way back in December 2003, the SMC DA 16-45mm F4.0 ED AL was Pentax’s first lens specifically designed for digital SLRs, featuring a reduced image circle compared to their existing 35mm lenses, and matched to the dimensions of the APS-C sensor.

Is the 16-45mm a good lens?

The 16-45 can be a very capable lens when kept at middle apertures f5.6-11, and between 20-40mm focal length. Wide open there is a strong possibility of purple CA.