From slimline, travel-friendly ‘pancake’ lenses to closeup-capturing tele-zooms: the beauty of interchangeable lenses is choice, and there’s a lot to choose from at CameraPro. We stock an extensive selection of lenses for Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fuji, Canon and Nikon mirrorless cameras, both from those brands and other leading manufacturers such as Sigma, Tamron, Zeiss and Samyang. So no matter your subject, style or budget, we can help you find the perfect lens for you and your mirrorless camera.
High-performance lenses are an essential part of your camera system; lenses, above all other types of gear, have the greatest impact on image quality. Also, if looked after, they usually outlast multiple camera bodies so it’s worth investing in the best you can afford.
With mirrorless cameras, you have a wide selection of lenses to choose from. As with DSLRs, these lenses range from wide to telephoto.
Prime lenses are set to specific focal lengths (i.e. they can’t zoom in or out). As such, they’re more specialised and contain fewer moving parts than zoom lenses, meaning they often produce sharper images. Prime lenses are also usually faster (i.e. they open up to a wider maximum aperture) than zoom lenses, which makes them better at shooting in low light and freezing motion. A wider maximum aperture also creates shallower depth of field and more pronounced bokeh. Portrait photographers will often use an 85mm prime lens.
Zoom lenses offer varying focal lengths. By zooming in or out, these lenses allow you to quickly re-frame your main subject so it appears closer or further away (without you having to physically move closer or further away).
Wide angle lenses are often used in landscape and architectural photography because they offer a greater angle of view.
Telephoto lenses can help compress distances, which will make objects look closer than they actually are. Sports and wildlife photographers will often choose these types of lenses.
If you want to focus on shooting much smaller subject matter (e.g. insects, flowers, jewellery) at a close range, then a macro lens will allow you to bring out all the small details. Due to their focal length and maximum aperture, macro lenses can also double as great portrait lenses.
With so many mirrorless cameras and lenses on the market, it’s handy to know that certain lenses can be used on cameras of other makes.
Olympus and Panasonic mirrorless cameras have the same mount, so their mirrorless cameras and lenses are interchangeable.
CameraPro carries numerous adapters that allow you to use a lens of one mount type (e.g. Canon EF lens, or Sigma lens with Canon EF mount) on a camera of another mount type (e.g. Sony E mount). Just bear in mind that using an adapter may affect or disable certain functions (such as autofocus).
Mixing cameras and lenses made for different sensor sizes usually also affects the crop of an image (due to crop factor). Feel free to contact us if you need further clarification.
Finding the right mirrorless camera lenses will depend not only on which camera you use but also what and how you shoot. An authorised Australian dealer, CameraPro can help lead you in the right direction. Our team of photography professionals is dedicated to answering all your questions to help you find the perfect lens.