A beginner photographer often does not know what equipment to choose and what is the difference between one type of lens from another. For those planning to purchase the first SLR camera, a camera with a whale lens will be a godsend. Quite often it is also called simply Kit or "Kit-lens".
The name of the kit lens comes from the English Kit, this word translates as "kit" or "kit". This term refers to the camera lens supplied with the camera. Traditionally, these are cameras that allow you to change the lens, and the whale comes to them as a standard one.
Types of whale lenses
If desired, the photographer can purchase a camera without a lens, in which case he manages to save money. As for whale lenses, often on the professional equipment market, such equipment is made of plastic. Manufacturers are trying to make whale lenses as versatile and inexpensive as possible, so they have a minimum of metal elements.
There is a division of whale lenses into:
• Long focal - they are also called telephoto lenses. These lenses are distinguished by a long focal length, for example, 70-300 mm or 55-200 mm. Long-focus whale lenses are chosen for portraits and close-ups.
• Short throw - these wide angle lenses have an angle of view from 17 to 85 mm. Therefore, they can be used for shooting cityscapes and even portraits. Short throw photographic lenses are the most popular supply option.
Separately, there is also a "Double" Kit or Double Kit - this is an option for supplying equipment complete with two lenses - telephoto and wide-focus.
How to choose a kit lens
The universal "Kit" will be the best choice if you are still learning the basics of photography or are often forced to go to the shooting. To save space in your backpack or bag, you can take not several different lenses, but one Kit. And while experts believe that whale photography lenses are almost impossible to shoot in low light conditions, this technique can be adapted.
Also, the disadvantages of "Whales" include insufficient sharpness and "blurring" of the picture, so the detailing of photos becomes problematic. Still, the contrast between the "soap box" and the DSLR camera with a whale standard lens will be striking. It should also be remembered that the quality of the lens will directly depend on the manufacturer.
Kit lenses allow you to practically understand the details of automatic or manual focusing and other nuances. Entry-level lenses are a great option for the hobbyist or “advanced” photographer who cannot yet afford expensive optics.