9 50mm Prime Lenses with Performance That’s Bigger Than Their Prices

The performance of these 50mm prime lenses is higher than their low price tags would suggest.

From the very start of many journeys in our lives, we’re told, ” you get what you pay for.” Yes, this does ring true with some things: there is no denying that. But it doesn’t apply to absolutely everything. These 50mm prime lenses are (excuse the pun) a prime example of this. The budget (under $400) 50mm prime lenses we have listed in this roundup punch well above their weight. Honestly, they are good enough to not only be used by first-time prime buyers, but also by those who have been around the shutter a few times. Check out our favorite budget 50mm prime lenses after the break. Continue reading…

8 Incredible Fujifilm Lenses Under $500 That All Fujifilm Users Should Own

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These Fujifilm lenses offer ridiculous levels of value for the money.

A lot of people think switching to Fujifilm is financially out of their reach because of the assumption that the lenses are too expensive. Just like any other platform, yes, some of the Fujifilm lenses can be pricey, but there are also some cracking lenses under $500 for those who choose to shoot Fujifilm. In fact, I think there are more quality lenses under $500 on the Fujifilm platform than there are on competing systems. Join us after the break to take a look at eight Fujifilm lenses under $500 that perform like they should cost twice as much. Continue reading…

Under $600: These Canon EF Mount Lenses Are Stellar

These EF Mount Canon lenses may be cheap, but don’t let the prices fool you.

One of the great things about the Canon platform is here are dozens of EF Mount lenses that are incredibly affordable; they’re solid performers too. If you have recently joined team Canon, or have been using their cameras for a while and need to expand your lens collection, but need to do it on the cheap, these EF Mount Canon lenses might be what you’re looking for. Join us after the break to see nine of our favorite lenses for Canon cameras that cost under $600. You’re probably thinking that lenses under $600 can’t be all that special, but you’d be wrong to think that. There are some top performers in this price range that will really amaze you. Sure, they may not feature weather sealing, or have the nicest feeling materials, but when it comes to image quality, you’ll be blown away. Let’s take a look at these ‘bang for your buck’ EF mount Canon lenses that will help you produce some quality images.

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The Essential Budget Lenses for Every Nikon Photographer

What are the basics? The essential lenses that every Nikon Photographer could use to create their art? 

Photography is a wonderful thing; pick up any camera and any lens and with that you can capture the world, for just a moment, to be preserved as long as the medium which holds it survives. It is a timeless, though under appreciated, a gift to the future. But if you are new to photography, or maybe just new to having a dedicated camera (upgraded from your smartphone, for example), you may be wondering what lenses you need for your new Nikon camera.

Well, it’s just your luck this post is all about that; the essential lenses for your Nikon camera system. So, if you’re ready, let’s jump on into it… Continue reading…

Essentials: 4 Budget Lenses for Your Sony FE Camera

What are the basic, essential lenses that every Sony Mirrorless Photographer could use to create their art? 

Photography is a wonderful thing; pick up any camera and any lens and with them you can capture the world, for just a moment, to be preserved as long as the medium which holds it survives. It is a timeless, though under appreciated, a gift to the future. But if you are new to photography, or maybe just new to having a dedicated camera (upgraded from your smartphone, for example) you may be wondering what lenses you need for your new Sony Mirrorless camera.

Well, it’s just your luck that this post is all about that; the essential lenses for your Sony Mirrorless camera system. So, if you are ready, let’s jump on into it… Continue reading…

12 Budget Lenses For Street Photographers Under $500

Hit the street with one of these affordable budget lenses for some great street photography results. 

Street photography is not a niche in photography known to be a money maker. In fact, if you get into street photography looking to make money you are looking in a very wrong place. This means street photographers are often looking for more affordable kit options that allow them to get what they need for the look they are going for with the lowest hit possible to their wallet.

So, with that in mind, we have put together this list of what we consider to be some of the best budget lenses under $500 for street photographers. Let’s get into it…  Continue reading…

The Best Budget Lenses for Micro Fours Thirds Photographers

Micro Four Thirds still gets a bad rap in a lot of photographic circles due to its sensor size, but many are now coming to terms with that on the Fujifilm side of the equation. We have hit this sort of wonderful place to where sensor size really doesn’t matter as much as it did in the last. Surely, there are things APS-C or FF will do better, but in terms of general photography, Micro Four Thirds cameras are just as capable as their larger format brothers.

So if you have a new Micro Four Thirds camera or you are in the process of deciding on a new kit, you may be wondering about good budget options to fill out your fit. This is exactly the post for you if that is the case.

We have a giant master list of what we feel the best budget lenses are for every system, and you can find that here, but in this post we wanted to highlight our picks for the best budget lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system.

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The Best Budget Lenses for Canon Photographers

Canon is still far and away the most popular camera brand in the world, and so there is no doubt some of you are probably looking for a new lens to add to your kit. But, there are so many lenses available for the system, both Canon-branded and those made by third parties. What are the best budget lenses for Canon right now?

We have a giant master list of what we feel the best budget lenses are for every system, and you can find that here, but in this post we wanted to highlight our picks for the best budget lenses for the Canon EF/EF-S system.  Continue reading…

10 Great Budget Lens Options For Street Photography

Street photography is a popular past time for photographers of all shapes and sizes thanks to it being something you can just grab your camera and go do for a few hours. Many photographers have obviously taken in beyond hobby status and turned it into successful careers, but for most, street photography is more about the artistic release being creative in an environment you have absolutely zero control over.

So with that in mind, many photographers are taking up street photography as a hobby when they aren’t out shooting portraits or weddings. You may be one of them, and you may be wondering about some good budget lens options for street photography. Well if that is the case then you are in luck, because today we have some great budget lens options for you.  Continue reading…