Types of Camera Lenses Produced by Canon HK
As veterans of the industry, it does not come as a surprise that Canon has made a name for itself for producing top-notch cameras including a wide array of DSLRs and compacts. Professional or amateur photographers alike have long trusted Canon Hong Kong cameras to capture photos and videos with exceptional quality. However, apart from cameras, Canon HK also produces high-quality complementary accessories of all types – one of them being lenses. Canon offers a large selection of lenses for you to complement with your camera. Below are some of the camera lenses offered by Canon Hong Kong:
Canon HK EF-S Sensors
These lenses are designed solely to be used on Canon DSLR cameras with APS-C sensors. They are usually smaller and lighter compared to the lenses on a full-frame camera because the former requires less glass and a smaller lens barrel to produce an equivalent field of view. For your first steps in EOS photography, Canon recommends the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens. This compact and affordable lens comes with a four-stop image stabilizer which provides excellent low-light performance. When you have become more familiar with your Canon EOS camera, then you can consider upgrading to other lenses in this category such as the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM zoom lens.
Canon HK EF-M Sensors
EF-M lenses are compact and lightweight sensors that are exclusively designed for EOS M digital cameras. These sensors are equipped with cutting-edge technologies such as STM (stepping motors) which provide quieter and smoother operation as well as optical IS to reduce blur. Providing strong low-light performance and impressive optics, these EF-M sensors are designed to take detailed stills and videos regardless of the lighting conditions. For starters, you can go for the EF-M 18-55MM f/3.5-5.6 IS STM which has a broad focal length range, making it suitable for general photography and video-recording.
Canon HK EF Prime Lenses / Fixed Focal Length Lenses
Prime lenses are also known by another name, AF Fixed Focal Length. As the secondary name suggests, these lenses only have one focal length, which means that you will need to move if you want to get closer to a subject. Although this might make them less convenient compared to their counterparts with zoom abilities, these lenses are usually smaller, lighter, and faster. Prime lenses also perform exceptionally in low-light conditions as they offer a wide aperture, therefore allowing more light to enter the camera. Another advantage offered by these prime lenses is that they can capture amazing HD video. As they are faster and offer a narrow depth of field, these lenses can naturally shoot videos whereby the foreground or background of the subject is out of focus – also known as the bokeh effect. This means that the subject will always be the center of attention.