What are the main differences between Standard zoom & Telephoto zoom lenses


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Magz K

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Hi All,

Pls forgive my ignorance here, not really up there with these tech jargons. Confused between these two terms Standard & Telephoto zoom.

I was looking for a 70-200 zoom lens for basic party & travel shooting.

Kindly educate me. Thanks a ton. :)
 

theRBK

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There are 3 main types of zooms:

- Wide zooms, which cover wide angles, usually wider than 30mm
- Standard zooms, typically covering about 28mm to about 70mm
- Telephoto zooms, which cover telephoto angles, usually 70mm and longer

There are also the all-in-one zooms that cover everything. The 70-200 would be a medium telephoto zoom :)
 

zac08

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theRBK said:
There are 3 main types of zooms:

- Wide zooms, which cover wide angles, usually wider than 30mm
- Standard zooms, typically covering about 28mm to about 70mm
- Telephoto zooms, which cover telephoto angles, usually 70mm and longer

There are also the all-in-one zooms that cover everything. The 70-200 would be a medium telephoto zoom :)
The all in one would be the 18-200... A popular choice in Nikon's arsenal as the one they rolled out is a VR version.
 

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zac08 said:
The all in one would be the 18-200... A popular choice in Nikon's arsenal as the one they rolled out is a VR version.
friend, ppl Canon 30D you talk about Nikon lens :nono: :bsmilie:
 

Magz K

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Thanks a lot theRBK. That clears a lot of confusion.:angel:

So it only signifies the range, the technology behind it is all the same is it?!


theRBK said:
There are 3 main types of zooms:

- Wide zooms, which cover wide angles, usually wider than 30mm
- Standard zooms, typically covering about 28mm to about 70mm
- Telephoto zooms, which cover telephoto angles, usually 70mm and longer

There are also the all-in-one zooms that cover everything. The 70-200 would be a medium telephoto zoom :)
 

theRBK

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Magz K said:
So it only signifies the range, the technology behind it is all the same is it?!
yup, only range...not technology...that is signified by all those alphabets in the lens name :)
 

zac08

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theRBK said:
friend, ppl Canon 30D you talk about Nikon lens :nono: :bsmilie:
Paiseh... hehe

didn't read carefully...
 

Snoweagle

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theRBK said:
There are 3 main types of zooms:

- Wide zooms, which cover wide angles, usually wider than 30mm
- Standard zooms, typically covering about 28mm to about 70mm
- Telephoto zooms, which cover telephoto angles, usually 70mm and longer

There are also the all-in-one zooms that cover everything. The 70-200 would be a medium telephoto zoom :)
U forgot the ultra-wide zooms and super-telephoto zooms.
 

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