View Full Version : Which lenses are for what?

29-12-10, 06:16 PM
Sorry for what I am sure is a complete noob question but.......could someone explain what the difference lenses are aimed at? I am looking around at various packages at the moment, and I'm not sure what I am being offered etc. For example one of the cameras I am looking at comes with an 18-55mm I think , but also a 16mm Pancake lense....what are those 2 for?

Many thanks, and apoligies in advance for sullying the forum with such basic questions!


29-12-10, 09:47 PM
hi. The main difference between pancake and 18- 55 mm lenses are the pancake is a prime lens that just means that it won,t zoom in or out. They usually are good quality lenses and are small enough to fit in your pocket.They usually fit on a 4 thirds camera i.e. Olympus The 18- 55 lens will give you a slight zoom and fit a dslr