Thank you Mun Kit and Aik Leong for helping me developing the following list of different type of lenses. I definitely need this list as reference for future lens purchases.
For reviews of different lens by different brands and range, go to http://www.photozone.de/ and click the Review tab. Have fun!
Since, we are on the topic lens purchase, you might want to read more about LBA (Lens Buying Addiction / Lens Buyers Anonymous). If you follow the forum thread on the LBA link, you'll also find out on LSA (Lens Stacking Addiction / Lens Selling Addiction)!
1. Wide-angle zoom lens:
- 12-24mm, 10-22mm, 10-17mm
- building, landscape
- 10-17mm is fish-eye
2. Wide-angle prime lens:
- 14mm, 20mm, 28mm,
- fixed focal
3. Macro lens:
- 60, 105, 70
- flower, insects, portrait
4. Standard zoom lens:
- 17-70mm, 17-50mm, 16-50mm, 17-55mm, 28-75mm
- all-round photos, street photograph, and to replace standard D40x kit lens
5. Long zoom lens:
- 18-200mm, 18-250mm, 55-200mm VR
- travel (to compromise for frequent lens changes or light travel)
6. Standard prime lens:
- 15mm, 35mm, 50mm
- portraits, landscape, street photography