Lenses and Cameras

Lenses are what make a camera and so the quality of the lens will often determine the quality of the photo. This is one reason why cellphone cameras do not usually take photos of such high quality as more traditional cameras; they only have one lens. A traditional camera will have a choice of lenses which can be chosen for use, depending on the type of photo to be taken and this helps to ensure that a photo is as near perfect as possible. Many professional photographers today consider that the sony a6000 best lenses are among the best available today which means that the Sony A6000 camera is one of the best available today. As with many other lenses which are manufactured today, the A6000 lenses offer choices of lens which include zoom, macro and wide-angled lenses. Although some cellphone cameras claim to be able to allow the user to take zoomed photos but this is not strictly true as a zoom lens is not used. What these cameras do instead is enlarge the image of a regular photo in a similar way that your PC can with any other photo which means, the photo itself will not be able to be enlarged much further. The zoom lens on a traditional camera though, brings the camera closer to the subject to be photographed and then takes the photo which means it has not been enlarged and so can be enlarged further after the photo has been taken. Macro lenses are what photographers use to take photos of very small objects and so they basically work like a microscope for a camera. Wide-angle lenses are used when a photographer would like to get a photograph of a wide area, perhaps a scenic panorama and all of these are lenses which are not available for a cellphone camera user. Apart from the lens which is used, perhaps the other most important element of a photograph is the aperture used. The aperture is what decides how much light is taken in by the camera, too much and the photo can be ruined and also too little could make the photo dark and also of no use. A cellphone camera is automatic and so a sensor on the camera assesses how much light there is and sets the aperture accordingly however, as the camera is only small, so is the sensor and that can be a problem as it may not be large enough to get a true assessment of the light available, often turning on the flash unnecessarily. As a more traditional camera has a larger sensor, a more accurate evaluation of the light available can be offered to the photographer who can then manually set the aperture setting themself. It are this two factors that ensure that regardless of how popular or advanced the cellphone cameras may become, as long as their limited size allows for them only to have one lens and a small sensor, they will never fully replace the more traditional cameras.