Difference Between Telephoto & Zoom Lenses?

Answer Most digital cameras these days come with a zoom lens of some kind, a lens that can go from seeing the whole scene to "zooming in" on a person's face or a specific detail. Professional cameras offe... Read More »

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Slandered Zoom vs Wide-Angle/Telephoto Lenses?

Generally speaking prime lenses are better because there are less moving elements. However, when you compare the cheap 50mm f/1.8 to Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 the zoom wins hands down. The only thing... Read More »

What is the difference between a zoom and telephoto lens for iPhone 4S?

What is the difference between wide telephoto lenses?

Lenses for cameras are measured by their focal length. Focal length is the distance between the front element of the lens and the film or sensor where the image is recorded. Focal length is measure... Read More »

Difference between zoom and fixed lenses?

Fixed lenses, sometimes called prime or fixed focal length lenses, are often of superior optical quality to zooms because they are of simpler design, can be optimized for a single focal length and ... Read More »