The best gift you can possibly give to someone who loves photography is a set of lenses. The lens collects the reflected light from the subject and then directs the information to the sensor for processing to create the final image. For compact cameras, i.e. those which have a built-in lens, additional lenses cannot be used. Cameras which have the capability to use different lenses are known as Interchangeable Lens Cameras (ILCs).There are two major types of ILCs – (a) Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras and (b) Mirror-less Interchangeable Lens Cameras (MILCs). Also keep in mind, the more glass that the lens has, the sharper the image will be produced regardless of which type of camera it is.
There are certain considerations that you need to look into before choosing the right lens. This guide will help you to make a decision about the right lens and how to buy it.