There is literally no piece of photographic equipment more important than the lens, and it behooves any photographer to become well acquainted with the properties, types, and characteristics of them. This ultra-comprehensive video discusses everything you will ever need to know about lenses, ranging from their properties to how to choose the right kind for your work.
Coming to you from Envato Tuts+, this fantastic video details everything you will ever need to know about lenses as a photographer. Lenses are by far the most important piece of equipment you will own, as they have a massive, direct impact on your image quality, and they offer the most creative control over your images of any gear. As such, it can only benefit you to become familiar with all aspects of them. If you are new to photography, pay particular attention to the discussion about prime versus zoom lenses. Simply put, prime lenses are those that have a set focal length, whereas zoom lenses can vary their focal length. While a zoom lens is far more convenient, of course, a prime lens offers a range of advantages that a zoom does not. Check out the video above for the full rundown.