We all know what it’s like starting out in photography, you’ve just got your first camera and possibly a kit lens you’ve had the chance to take some photographs and you feel like you’re already getting fairly good at it. You go online to look at how you can enhance your current camera kit only to discover that the lenses you’re looking for are at a price that they wouldn’t be able to be Justified with your current level of photography. This is where budget lenses come in, they sit at the perfect in-between point of being very powerful and a brilliant upgrade for your camera kit whilst also being at a price point that you can easily justify.
In this countdown list, we’re going to look at some of the best budget lenses that you can buy without breaking the bank but also definitely be taking a step up in your photography game.
Samyang 16mm f2.0 for canon
This is going to be the perfect lens for those of you who want to do some landscape photography. The 16mm focal length is definitely going to be a massive improvement over your kit lens. allowing you to fit more into the frame and getting a completely new aspect on your photos. Was even more amazing about this lens is that you don’t get a reduction in the image quality. What you find with some other cheap lens Brands is it there can be a reduction in the image quality around the edge of the frame due to poor lens construction. Just to top this all of the lens also has manual controls that allow full freedom whilst you’re still getting to grips with the photography game.
Yongnuo YN 50mm
And other names that pop up an incredible amount of times on Amazon when you’re looking for cheap lenses is the Yongnuo range, for the sake of this list we’re going to mention the 50mm f 1.8 aperture autofocus Canon lens. For the price of around £45 this lens provides absolutely brilliant value for money. With a 50mm focal length, you’re starting to get to grips with one of the most well-known portrait photography focal lengths. And with an f 1.8 aperture, you going to get some incredibly nice bokeh.
Tamron autofocus 70 to 300mm
This is possibly the oldest lens on the list with a slow autofocusing mechanism and not to mention an EXTREMELY Loud one at that. However, this lens is going to give you your first look into zoom lenses. It’s going to give you your first experience with a long-range zoom lens and hopefully will open you up to a much more creative way of shooting. At a price of only £90 you really can’t go wrong with this lens. Is the perfect jump up from your average kit lens and is going to give you much more range in your shots.
So that was it for our best budget lenses let us know in the comments what you thought of his lenses and if you’ve tried any out yourself in the past. As always guys we all of the links to each of the lens is next to the product name and just a reminder that all of the links are affiliates.