If you have only a camera without lens, flash, or other accessories, your photos would not come out as perfect as you want them to be. For each image, the perfection does not only come from photographer’s experience, but also the uses of other accessories. Today, we will introduce how to choose a lens and flash that are considered as important devices of the camera set.
How to choose a lens for photography
Everyday life photography, you should use EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens which is a high-performance standard zoom lens with wide-angle focusing capability. It allows you to capture your daily life with sharp images. The error has been improved even when holding the camera using a slow shutter speed.
Portrait photography, you should use EF50mm f/1.8 STM lens which is effective in low light conditions. With the maximum aperture of f/1.8 and STM autofocus system, it can guarantee the quietness and speed. A shallow depth of field can create a bokeh image as a sharp object with a beautiful blur background.
Landscape photography, you should use EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens. This lens is suitable for a wide angle of landscape view, architecture, and interior images. The short focal lengths fits in the wide angle photo and the maximum aperture of f/2.8 is effective in low light conditions. This leads to high shallow clarity which makes the image focuses to stand out well.
Sports photography, you should use EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens to provide fast and accurate precision. With a quiet AF system, an accurate and consistent autofocus, the image clarity will be well maintained when capturing a moment of excitement, whether on the treadmill or football match. The IS effect shutter speed can be adjusted up to approximately 4 stops.
Wildlife photography, you should use EF-M55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens (for use with EOS M). It allows you to easily capture wildlife from a distance. This is the ultimate in photography with the longest telephoto zoom among EOS M lenses. The lens is lightweight, compact, and easy to be carried. It also has the state-of-the-art image stabilization technology and the STM focus system that can work quickly and quietly.
After getting the camera lens you needed, now it is the time to see how to choose flash. First, you need to consider what is your main purpose, general shootings, work or event shootings that need some mobility, or specifically use for the light settings. For example, if you want to use in an event shooting, you should use the TTL flash system that is fully compatible with your camera because the flash calculates the strength of the flash light which helps you to keep up with the events that occur in a timely manner. Or if you want to take pictures of some products or portrait photos, you should use the M flash system (Manual). The strength of the flash will be the same every time. This type of photography requires the accuracy of light.
Once you know what type of flash you want to use for shooting, now it comes to how to choose the flash. Our advice is to buy the latest model of the camera’s brand you are using with the TTL system that can be completely used with your camera. It is also important to be adjustable from TTL to M mode because it will allow you to take 2 types of photos we have mentioned above. But if you intend to use flash for light settings only, then you can choose a flash that does not have TTL system but must be able to adjust the flash strength in the M mode.
And when you got both lens and flash you want, we believe that the images you capture will come out exactly the same as you have imagined.