So you need a camera lens but unsure which brand to go with or you’re looking for a specialist lens for a certain niche of photography?  There is a lot of choice out in the market isn’t there. 

Similar to our best camera lens quiz the team has been working hard over the past few months to create a new quiz focused on helping you choose the right camera lens.

We have previously mentioned that we get asked by many people what cameras we recommend.  As this site has grown and we are working with more photographers and customers, we also get asked about our lens recommendations.  Our experience with lenses is that people can end up spending a great deal of time trying to find the best fit for their cameras. There are also so many different lenses, brands, which lens fits what camera etc. Questions questions questions…

So we wanted to make life easier…

We created another quiz to help determine the best lens for your specific need.  Whether you are a wedding photographer or a street art photographer, this quiz will help you determine what is the best lens for you.

This quiz is designed to lead you through a set of detailed questions to determine which lens best suits your needs.

We have considered and reviewed over 300 camera lenses so a great deal of work has gone into this one. We have spoken with other photographers and influencers to get their views so this is as detailed an overview as we could have done.  We are really pleased with the results and have already had some amazing feedback from you, our trusted audience.

Which Camera Lens is Best For Me? Take Our Quiz

Whether you are an experienced photographer or a newbie, it can be helpful to have some guidance on the best lens to use. When we speak to photographers we find the biggest challenge is to understand which lens is best for their specific needs.

The team at Photography Revision has created a fantastic guide that now answers this. We have spent many hours in extensive research and importantly asked many photographers in the market for their input on this subject. We hope you find this guide useful and look forward to hearing your feedback.

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What to Look For When Choosing a Lens

  • What are you using the lens for?: Think about the type of photos you want to take and choose a lens that is suitable for that purpose. For example, if you want to take portraits, invest in a prime lens, while a wide-angle lens is better for landscape photography
  • Understand the different types of lenses: Familiarize yourself with the various lens types, such as prime, zoom, ultra-wide-angle, wide-angle, standard, macro, telephoto, and super telephoto lenses. Each type has its own advantages and is suitable for different situations. 
  • Learn about focal length and angle of view: The focal length of a lens determines its angle of view and magnification. Understanding these concepts will help you choose the right lens for your needs. For example, a shorter focal length is ideal for wide-angle shots, while a longer focal length is better for telephoto shots.
  • Consider the aperture: Aperture is just another word for a hole. The aperture of a lens affects its depth of field and low-light performance. A wider aperture (lower f-number) allows for a shallower depth of field and better low-light photography, while a narrower aperture (higher f-number) provides a larger depth of field and is suitable for landscape photography as an example.
  • Compatibility: Please make sure you check that the lens is compatible with the camera you wish you use.  Too often we hear that people purchase a lens only for it to not fit with a chosen camera.
  • Read reviews and talk to other photographers: Before making a final decision, read reviews of the lenses you are considering. Pay attention to factors such as image quality, focusing speed, and build quality. It can also be helpful to talk to other photographers who have experience with the lenses you are interested in
  • Test the lens in person: If possible, visit a local camera or electronics store and test the lens in person. Pay attention to factors such as weight, size, and how the lens feels in your hands. Make sure the lens is compatible with your camera and works well with it.

Why Do Photographers Need a Lens?

A photographer that has a camera without a lens is similar to a tennis player who has a racket with no strings.
  • Focusing Light: A camera lens focuses light from the scene onto the camera’s sensor, allowing you to capture an image. Without a lens, the camera cannot produce a clear image, rendering it useless
  • Image Quality: The quality of the lens significantly impacts the resulting image. A high-quality lens can enhance the image captured by even a basic camera, while a low-quality lens can degrade the image quality, making the best camera perform poorly
  • Maximizing Camera Capacity: Choosing the right lens is crucial for maximizing the potential of your camera. A good lens helps achieve the maximum capacity of the camera, ensuring high image resolution and quality
  • Versatility: Different types of camera lenses cater to various photography needs, such as standard, zoom, and prime lenses. Each type offers unique benefits, including versatility, minimal distortion, and the ability to capture images in low-light conditions
  • Focal Length and Magnification: The focal length of a lens controls the angle of view and magnification of a photograph. Understanding focal length helps in choosing the right lens for capturing different types of scenes and subjects
  • To conclude, a camera lens is a key part of any photographer’s kit as it enables the camera to capture high-quality images regardless of light, maximizes the camera’s potential, and offers versatility for various photography needs

Final Thoughts

So whether you are a newbie or a this is your career this quiz will really help you decide on the best lens for you. We have tried to cover all major brands from Nikon to Canon so we have you covered.  Let us know how you get on or if we are missing a lens you’d think should be on the quiz.

The Photography Revision Team


The Photography Revision team are a group focused to simplifying the world of photography through revision tools, info sheets, product reviews and many more. We are an experienced team of photographers looking to help people who share the same passion.

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