What are Canon's "Prime" lenses?
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. This differs from a zoom lens, which can be adjusted over a range of focal lengths. The focal length of a lens determines its viewing angle and magnification factor. Canon, a well-established manufacturer of cameras and lenses, offers a large selection of fixed focal and zoom lenses from the EF series. Despite advances in the manufacture of zoom lenses, prime lenses are generally considered to be of higher quality, as they have fewer optical components.
Canon offers nine wide-angle lenses ranging in focal length from 14 mm to 35 mm, including a 15 mm fisheye lens. The lenses have different maximum apertures from f/1.4 to f/2.8. Wide-angle lenses are particularly useful for landscape photography.
Canon Telephoto lenses
Canon divides its wide range of prime telephoto lenses into three categories. Six standard prime and medium telephoto lenses are available with a focal length range of 50 to 100 mm. Seven telephoto lenses range from 135 to 300 mm. Nine super prime telephoto lenses at focal length 400-800 mm. Telephoto lenses are ideal for a wide range of photography. Shorter focal lengths are used for portraits and architecture, while longer focal lengths are suitable for wildlife, sports and reportage photography.
Canon Macro lenses
Canon's five prime macro lenses vary in focal length from 50mm to 180mm and include a lens capable of taking 5x magnification images. Macro lenses are used for close-up photography.
Best Canon Lenses for Wedding Photography
If we asked the majority of professionals who are dedicated to wedding photography, it is clear that I would highlight one lens among all, the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM.
Moreover, the quality of the lenses used make the color, contrast and saturation are excellent. In addition, the eight-leaf diaphragm makes blurring pleasant. Finally, one point that also stands out in this objective is the USM ring focus motor, the system is silent, fast and precise.
Something negative? Possibly for many it's the weight. Its 950 g. make spending the whole day with it a real physical exercise.
The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2,8L USM and the Canon EF 85mm f/1,2L II USM. The first is an ideal telephoto lens for long distances and avoid annoying. It also allows us to capture more natural moments to avoid that the bride and groom are aware of us to notice our close presence.
On the other hand the fixed 85mm is, as we already commented, the king of the portrait. A luminous objective that we will be able to use without flash and to obtain spectacular results. However, we will have to be careful if our camera has a multiplication factor as it would become a 136mm.
Obviously they are high performance lenses. If for economic reasons we can not opt for them the idea is to get the options closest to what these lenses offer: focal length range and brightness.
One last detail, if we go as a guest and there is a professional taking the photographs to the bride and groom wait until it ends. We should never bother who has hired to take the photos of that special day.
Recommended lenses for landscape photography
Landscape photography as a therapy that mixes technology and nature. A subject in which any kind of objective can really intervene, although for obvious reasons I will focus especially on the wide angles. The current market offers multiple and varied possibilities, although the tremendous arc of prices is not justified:
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f3.5-5.6. Not as bright as the previous one, but that its small aperture does not throw you back because for landscapes is not necessary a large aperture. It captures solid and sharp images and also is not excessively heavy, so you can take it everywhere.
Canon EF 17-40mm f4 USM. It's a newly manufactured L series lens, quite affordable compared to its competitors, ideal for both digital SLR and cinema. It is capable of focusing from about 28cm and offers both manual focusing and a powerful USM ring for a very fast and silent autofocus. Its maximum aperture is f4, so it's probably the weakest point and may not be the best choice for night photographers. It has a filter diameter of 77mm and also stands out for its robust and resistant construction, very similar to the lenses of the high-end L series. In fact, its new design