We advise that you should choose if you're looking for your first, more advanced lens.
Finally comes the time when we realize that the lens kitowy limits us. It's too dark, lacks good art image and brightness. Therefore, you have to start looking around for something that will give us some more opportunities. But we must reckon with the fact that the lenses generally are not the cheapest accessories. We will try to find interesting models, while still relatively cheap. Those that prove themselves well in the hands of amateurs.
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f / 2.8
Available mount Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A / Minolta, Pentax K for the glass you have to pay more than 1,200 zł, but this is really an interesting proposal due to the fact that the model is a great alternative to lenses kitowych. It has a very similar, and so a wide range of focal lengths – 17-50 mm, and at the same time is much brighter – constant f / 2.8. Optical lens design, which consists among other things of glass LD (reduced dispersion), provides a sharp and detailed images with minimal optical problems such as chromatic aberration. Used models already find for under $ 800, so it is worth considering when buying a camera or not to buy the same body, and saved money to make the purchase Tamron, even used, which will give much better results than the kit lenses lenses. It should look for models marked "VC". They are equipped with optical stabilization, which can be very helpful both during shooting and shooting. For the new models of stabilization you have to pay more than 300 zł more than for those without it, but in the secondary market prices of both are closer. Example photos:
Sigma 17-50mm f / 2.8
Available mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A / Minolta, Sigma, Pentax K Lens to Tamron twin. The same range of focal lengths and the same fixed focal ratio. Some believe that better copes Tamron, others that Sigma. We will say that no matter who you buy, you will be satisfied. While searching for the lens on the secondary market – choose the one that at the moment will be cheaper. And here advanced optical lens design eliminates problems with chromatic aberration, or flares, emerging, when shooting against the light. Sigma boasts quieter autofocus, which for some may be important, but weighs a little more, and you have to say and Tamron lenses for light not to be. You also have to mention that both the Tamron and Sigma will buy the mount for all popular systems, so the Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony or Pentax K A. And here it is worth to look for models equipped with optical image stabilization – will be marked as "DC". Example photos
Canon, Nikkor, Pentax 50 mm f / 1.8
Available mounts: Every major manufacturer has in its offer its own lens with such parameters. Both Canon, Nikon, and Pentax. Deliberately give some models, instead of one, as in the case of popular "fifties" there is no universal glasses, as Tamron or Sigma, for every manufacturer has to offer such a lens. Already once we wrote, why have the stalk 50 mm. It is a unique and clear plastic lens, and at the same time extremely cheap, how to market standards, because you can have it now for less than 500 zł – not counting the lenses kitowych, it's hard to find something cheaper. This is one of the best lenses for learners of photography – the inability to zoom forces us to more intelligently use and relatively long focal length combined with a very bright light will give us a nice blur. 50 millimeter lenses are at the same time very light and small, which is also not without significance. In the photo lens Canon, which belongs to the most popular, but as already mentioned, every major manufacturer has a model in its offer and their prices are usually similar. For this price it is not worth even thinking – you have to have it! Example photos:
Sigma 17-70 mm f / 2.8-4.0
Available mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A / Minolta, Pentax K Another suggestion Sigma characterized unfortunately alternating light and thus the full length is a little dark, but worth it for him to pay attention, because it offers an even broader range of focal lengths. 70 mm is, especially for APS-C, high enough value that we can shoot with a really great distance. A long focal length favors a blur, so even though the aperture of f / 4, we can count on a nice bokeh. Lens Construction is well advanced and it consists of 17 elements arranged in 13 groups. The big advantage of the lens is the fact that he can sharpen of 22 centimeters and is suitable for close-up photography. Sami So you see that the scope of its application is really big, and even variable aperture will not be much of a problem. Glass can be purchased for a little more than 1700 zł, but used models we find too little over 1000 zł. Example photos:
Canon, Nikkor, Pentax 18-135 mm f / 3.5-5.6
Available mounts: Every major manufacturer has in its offer its own lens with such parameters. Both Canon, Nikon, and Pentax. Another lens that can become an interesting alternative to the kit glass. Every major manufacturer has in its offer glass with focal lengths of 18-135 mm and variable light of the same, as in "kitowcach." For the same lens you will have to pay more than 1,000 zł, usually the price will fluctuate between 1300 to 1500 zł. However, very often manufacturers sell lenses supplied with the camera as an alternative to glasses kitowych. In such a situation we will have to pay extra little relation to the version with an ordinary lens. However, it is worth considering on this charge, because through it we gain glass that can achieve ranks in the category of telephoto lenses and allow us to within a second pass with a very wide frame for detailed zoom facility located several meters from us. In this case, even aperture f / 5.6 will not prevent us getting a nice blur. For such a lens optical stabilization is a must, so when buying, pay attention to whether chosen by you model is equipped with it. Example photos:
Samyang 85 mm f / 1.4
Available mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A / Minolta, Pentax K, Four Thirds, Samsung NX and at the end of a very interesting glass for very good money. This versatile lens provides exceptionally high brightness, which in conjunction with a long focal length will give us a beautiful blur in all conditions. So if you are looking for something that will give you a nice bokeh – that this lens can handle even better than "fifty". High brightness of the lens will allow us without fear take pictures in low light conditions, even if you do not have a high-end camera with a large matrix. The lens is available for virtually all possible fastening systems, together with the Four Thirds. So with what camera you not used, it is almost certain that Samyang will be available to him. The lens is fully manual – the aperture set directly on the tube. However, this is also its minus – because glass is devoid of autofocus. The purchase of this lens will be so challenging, because you will have to learn manual focus, but once we master them, the lens will give us a great visual images for quite reasonable money. Example photos: