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Tamron 11-20mm  f2.8 Di III-A RXD lens for Fujifilm XTamron 11-20mm  f2.8 Di III-A RXD lens for Fujifilm X
Tamron 11-20mm f2.8 Di III-A RXD lens for Fujifilm X
Ultra wide-angle zoom lens - fast F2.8 aperture and superior usability. Also remarkably short at 86.5mm and lightweight at 335g.  Outstanding optical performance - a combination of advanced lens elements and BBAR-G2 coating working in harmony to produce sharp images with natural colours and rich saturation.  Exceptionally quiet RXD stepping motor unit - maintains sharp focus on continuously moving subjects and is perfect for indoor shooting, video content creation and other situations where low noise levels are required.  Close focus, wide-angle shooting down to 15cm - macro-photography that utilises the unique perspective of ultra-wide-angle lenses, while taking advantage of the expressive bokeh provided by the lens' fast F2.8 maximum aperture.  Moisture-Resistant construction - Seals agains moisture and dust plus water-repellant Fluorine Coating on the front element to provide extra protection.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

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Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC VXD lens for Fujifilm XTamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC VXD lens for Fujifilm X
Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC VXD lens for Fujifilm X
Highly versatile - From landscapes, wildlife to sports and more.  Compact design - Very compact compared to other long range zooms.  Complex optics - The inclusion of XLD, LD and hybrid aspherical elements help to control aberrations .  High-speed AF - Tamron's VXD Linear motor delivers precise and fast autofocus.  Stability - Tamron's VC allows for easy and stable handheld shooting.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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Tamron 17-70mm f2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens for Fujifilm XTamron 17-70mm f2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens for Fujifilm X
Tamron 17-70mm f2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens for Fujifilm X
A new standard - The world's first APSC 17-70mm constant f2.8 zoom.  Supreme verstatility - This 25.5-105mm eqv lens is perfect for a wide variety of subjects.  Stability - Tamron's highly regarded VC system allows for easy hand held operation for photography and video.  High performance AF - The RXD autofocus motor helps you stay focused on your subjects.  Ready for anything - Shoot without worries thanks the rugged weather sealed design.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

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£679.00
Tamron 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD lens for Fuji XTamron 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD lens for Fuji X
Tamron 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD lens for Fuji X
The world's first 16.6x zoom for APS-C mirrorless cameras .  Wide angle to ultra telephoto - 27-470mm full frame equivalent focal length.  Sleek and compact design - great for travelling .  Quiet and smooth shooting - thanks to the VXD motor.  Vibration Compensation - cuts out shake and movement for sharper handheld results.  Weather sealed.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£589.00

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Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC VXD lens for Nikon ZTamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC VXD lens for Nikon Z
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Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC VXD lens for Nikon Z
A compact full-frame 500mm lens that defies old-fashioned thinking - just 212mm long with a maximum diameter of 93mm and weight of 1720gm.  Remarkable image quality - one eXtra Low Dispersion, five Low Dispersion, and two Hybrid Aspherical lens elements.  VXD AF motor provides high speed, high precision and with near silence - Even at 500mm, the lens provides fast and accurate focusing at all times.  TAMRON’s highly acclaimed Vibration Control provides excellent image stabilisation - shoot hand-held in poor light without a tripod.  Telephoto-macro feature unlocks exciting close-range shooting experiences - The maximum magnification ratio at 150mm is extremely high at 1:3.1.  Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating - Extra protection from dust and moisture.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III VXD G2 lens for Nikon ZTamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III VXD G2 lens for Nikon Z
Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III VXD G2 lens for Nikon Z
A new standard - The new optical formula improves on an already superb design.  The little details - Improvements to the lens' exterior result in a more refined user experience.  Lightning fast AF - The high-speed VXD linear motor offers even faster AF performance .  Travel companion - Weighing 540g, it is light and compact enough to take on your travels.  Weather resistant - The lens is designed with weather sealing, so you can use it outdoors, even in bad weather.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

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Tamron 35-150mm f2-2.8 Di III VXD lens for Nikon ZTamron 35-150mm f2-2.8 Di III VXD lens for Nikon Z
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Tamron 35-150mm f2-2.8 Di III VXD lens for Nikon Z
An amazing one lens option for social photography -Great F2.0 fast starting aperture dropping by just one stop at the maximum zoom.  Versatile wide-angle to medium telephoto zoom lens - designed for full-frame Nikon Z-mount mirrorless cameras.  VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism - provides fast, quiet, and precise autofocus performance throughout the zoom range.  Connector port works in conjunction with Tamron Lens Utility software for customizing lens functions and updating firmware through the lens rather than through the camera.  Updated design for enhanced operability and ergonomic texture.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

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Tamron 70-300mm  f4.5-6.3 Di III RXD lens for Nikon Z
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Tamron 70-300mm f4.5-6.3 Di III RXD lens for Nikon Z
Travel friendly at 545g - The lightest and most compact telephoto zoom for mirrorless full format cameras.  Strong image quality with soft background blur - The lens has 15 elements in ten groups, including a high-precision low dispersion element.  Fast and accurate AF - The quiet RXD stepping motor ensures the AF is not only silent, but fast and accurate.  Ideal for those who want long zoom range without carrying too much weight.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC VXD lens for Sony FETamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC VXD lens for Sony FE
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Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC VXD lens for Sony FE
Highly versatile - From landscapes, wildlife to sports and more.  Compact design - Very compact compared to other long range zooms.  Complex optics - The inclusion of XLD, LD and hybrid aspherical elements help to control aberrations .  High-speed AF - Tamrons VXD Linear motor delivers precise and fast autofocus.  Stability - Tamrons VC allows for easy and stable handheld shooting.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

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Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony FETamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony FE
Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony FE
Fast, bright and wide - An ultra-wide zoom with a constant f2.8 aperture, great for low light events.  Take it anywhere - With its compact and lightweight design, it is incredibly portable.  Superb optical quality - LD and XLD lens elements help with clarity and minimise aberrations.  Fast AF - An RXD motor ensures fast and accurate autofocus.  Only 420g.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£829.00

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Tamron 17-50mm f4 Di III VXD lens for Sony FETamron 17-50mm f4 Di III VXD lens for Sony FE
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Tamron 17-50mm f4 Di III VXD lens for Sony FE
Full Frame, Ultra-Wide to Standard zoom lens - designed to offer great handling with an internal zoom for exceptional balance and performance.  Great street and travel lens for cityscapes and landscapes plus twins well with the 50-400mm lens as an all-round kit.  Close focus to 19cm.  Compact - only 115mm long and weighs just 460gm.  Waterproof USB port for customisation using Tamron Lens Utility Software .  Lifetime guarantee.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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Tamron 17-70mm f2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens for Sony ETamron 17-70mm f2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens for Sony E
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Tamron 17-70mm f2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens for Sony E
A new standard - Worlds first APSC 17-70mm constant f2.8 zoom.  Supreme verstatility - This 25.5-105mm eqv lens is perfect for a wide variety of subjects.  Stability - Tamron's highly regarded VC system allows for easy hand held operation for photography and video.  High performance AF - The RXD autofocus motor helps you stay focused on your subjects.  Ready for anything - Shoot without worries thanks the rugged weather sealed design.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

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Tamron 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD lens for Sony ETamron 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD lens for Sony E
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Tamron 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD lens for Sony E
The world's first 16x zoom for APS-C mirrorless cameras.  Wide angle to ultra telephoto - 27-470mm full frame equivalent focal length.  Sleek and compact design - great for travelling .  Quiet and smooth shooting - thanks to the VXD motor.  Vibration Compensation - cuts out shake and movement for sharper handheld results.  Weather sealed.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£589.00 £489.00
Tamron 20-40mm f2.8 Di III VXD lens for Sony FETamron 20-40mm f2.8 Di III VXD lens for Sony FE
Tamron 20-40mm f2.8 Di III VXD lens for Sony FE
Compact and light - This short-zoom f2.8 standard lens only weighs 365g.  Wide versatility - Prime lens in size with the convenience of zoom.  Focus close - With a 1:3.8 magnification ratio you achieve a unique near macro wide angle look.  Customisation - With the downloadable Tamron Utility Software you can connect an android device and customise the lens to suite your needs.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£749.00

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Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD lens for Sony FETamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD lens for Sony FE
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Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD lens for Sony FE
All in one - A highly versatile zoom range with a bright f2.8 - 5.6 aperture .  Superb image quality - A complex optical formula featuring LD and XLD glass elements.  Astonishing close-up performance - This lens offers a strong magnification ratio of 1:3.1 at 28mm and 1:3.8 at 200mm.  Travel companion - Weighing 575g, it is light and compact enough to take on your travels.  Weather resistant - The lens is designed with weather sealing, so you can use it outdoors, even in bad weather.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di III VXD G2 lens for Sony FETamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di III VXD G2 lens for Sony FE
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Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di III VXD G2 lens for Sony FE
A new standard - The new optical formula improves on an already superb design.  The little details - Improvements to the lens' exterior result in a more refined user experience.  Lightning fast AF - The high-speed VXD linear motor offers even faster AF performance .  Travel companion - Weighing 540g, it is light and compact enough to take on your travels.  Weather resistant - The lens is designed with weather sealing, so you can use it outdoors, even in bad weather.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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Tamron 35-150mm f2.0-2.8 Di III lens for Sony FETamron 35-150mm f2.0-2.8 Di III lens for Sony FE
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Tamron 35-150mm f2.0-2.8 Di III lens for Sony FE
World's first - Meet the world's first all-in-one full-frame mirrorless travel zoom lens with an f2 aperture.  Ready for action - from 35mm f2 to 150mm f2.8, this lens can easily replace a bag of primes.  Rugged - Full weather sealing allows shooting in all conditions.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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Tamron 50-400mm f4.5-6.3 Di III VXD lens for Sony FETamron 50-400mm f4.5-6.3 Di III VXD lens for Sony FE
Tamron 50-400mm f4.5-6.3 Di III VXD lens for Sony FE
Highly versatile - From landscapes, wildlife to sports and more.  Go from standard to telephoto all-in-one.  Achieve stunning close up details with its near macro 1:2 magnification ratio.  Tamron's fantastic VC helps to keep your image super steady.  Customise your lens through the Tamron Lens Utility software.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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Tamron 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 lens for Sony FETamron 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 lens for Sony FE
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Tamron 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 lens for Sony FE
New optical design - truly outstanding performance at all focal lengths.  VC, Vibration Compensation Image Stabilisation has been added - outstanding stability without a tripod.  Lens size remains compact and lightweight - only 156.5mm long and just 855g.  Custom switch and focus-set button added.  TAMRON Lens Utility™ Waterproof USB Port and functions added.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

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Tamron 70-300mm  f4.5-6.3 Di III RXD lens for Sony FETamron 70-300mm  f4.5-6.3 Di III RXD lens for Sony FE
Tamron 70-300mm f4.5-6.3 Di III RXD lens for Sony FE
Travel friendly at 545g - The lightest and most compact telephoto zoom for mirrorless full format cameras.   Strong image quality with soft background blur - The lens has 15 elements in ten groups, including a high-precision low dispersion element.   Fast and accurate AF - The quiet RXD stepping motor ensures the AF is not only silent, but fast and accurate.   Ideal for those who want long zoom range without carrying too much weight.     Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear  

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Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens for Canon EOSTamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens for Canon EOS
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Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens for Canon EOS
Generation 2 lens - with upgraded optical performance enables handheld shooting with remarkable definition.  Ultra-telephoto lens - designed for wildlife and sports photographers.  Upgraded optical construction - 21 elements in 13 groups.  Includes three LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements - that completely eliminate axial and transverse chromatic aberrations.  Significantly improved autofocus - enables accurate high-speed focus even with moving subjects.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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What are the types of camera lenses?

  • Camera lenses are generally defined by two key factors.  The first is thing you will see is the Focal Length. The Focal length of a lens will be measured in mm and can vary from as low as 4.5mm right up to 1200mm or even higher.
  • The second factor is the Aperture.  The aperture is measured as a fraction of focal length/diameter of the lens – But you do not need to know this! What you’ll need to know is that a f/1.8 lens is ‘faster’ than an f/2.8 and will as a rule cost more money!

How do I know which lenses fit my camera?

  • The absolute basic is to know what camera you have, almost all cameras use their own mounts so you will likely need one of – Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic/Olympus ( Known as Micro Four Thirds )

  • Once you have established this, you will need to know if your camera is an SLR or Mirrorless
  • Finally, do you have a ‘Full-frame’ camera or a Crop Sensor – This one is simplified with certain brands as they do not make a Full-Frame option!
  • If all of that has confused you, get in touch, we can point you in the right direction in no time.

So you know what lenses fit you camera, which has probably narrowed things down from the 1000s into the 100s now…

What should I look for when choosing a lens?

  • With lenses ranging from under £150 right up to the deposit on a flat (Seriously), setting your budget is a good place to start.
  • The most important thing to consider when choosing a lens is what are you hoping to photograph? If you are hoping to get in closer than you see with your eye then a Telephoto Lens would be what you need. If you want to fit more in then a cleverly named Wide Angle lens is what you are after. As a point of reference the human eye sees at around 50mm, so is often referred to as a Standard Lens, any number lower than this will be Wide Angle, any number larger will be Telephoto. If you have a crop sensor camera then the Standard lens is either 25mm for Panasonic/Olympus or 35mm for everyone else.
  • The next consideration is would you like a Zoom Lens or a Fixed Lens? A Zoom Lens is any lens with a variable focal length. They are available in wide angle, telephoto, and standard.  If you bought your camera with a lens it is likely a Standard Zoom, i.e. one which covers the Standard focal length for your camera. A fixed lens is a lens which does not zoom, these are some of the simplest lenses and by their nature can give some of the best results, but their lack of flexibility does not suit everyone.

What does an aperture do?

  • The aperture is simply the hole in the lens through which the light travels.
  • The aperture of a lens affects 2 factors. The first is fairly obvious, a wider aperture will allow more light to pass through the lens, this has the effect of allowing you to use faster shutter speeds.  Or if you prefer... More light can hit the sensor for any given shutter speed. Think of it like the iris of your eye.
  • The 2nd effect of changing your aperture is the depth of field. A physically larger lens needs to be focussed more accurately to bring the light rays from the edge of the lens to the same point as those that pass straight through the centre.  A wide aperture (say f1.8) will create a shallow depth of field.  This is what you will be looking for to take nice sharp portraits with a soft blur to the background (known as Bokeh). By contrast, a pin-hole camera only passes light straight through and does not need to be focussed.

What is a Prime Lens?

  • A Prime lens is any lens with a fixed aperture - Think 50mm f1.8 AKA the Nifty 50. These lenses are often some of the highest quality lenses. This is due to the fact they contain fewer elements than a zoom lens, each element will effect the light transmission slightly as it passes through. 

 What is a Zoom Lens?

What is a Wide angle / Fisheye Lens?

  • A Wide angle is any lens with allows you to distort the image to fit more in. These are great when you cant step back to fit more in and are used for Landscapes, large group shots (Think Weddings & School photos) and Architecture. Anything wider than 28mm is considered wide, but the lower the mm the wider the lens. Popular Wide angles will start from 16mm, or in some cases even wider. Though at this point they are often referred to as Fisheye. See all the wide angle lenses we stock here and filter by brand.
  • A Fisheye lens is an extremely wide angle lens which will distort the image, often into a circular image. See all the fisheye lenses we stock here and filter by brand.

What is a Telephoto Lens?

What is a Macro Lens?

  • Macro is something often seen on lenses, but a true Macro Lens is one which will give what is known as a 1:1 ratio. What this means it that the image hitting the sensor is the same size as in real life... The result is a close up photo with no distortion. Macro lenses often produce very shallow depth of fields and are used to create amazing abstract photograhpy of even the most mundane subjects. A true Macro Lens will usually be a fixed focal length and are usually in the range of 60-120mm (Though not always!) See all the macro lenses we stock here and filter by brand.

In Summary

  • There are 3 main considerations; Which Focal Length would you like? Is a wide Aperture important to you? And do you need a Zoom?

If you would like help answering these questions, that is where Castle Cameras comes in. Our expert team will be happy to help you find the right lens for the job. Just pop into one of our shops, give us a ring or start a live chat.