Photographic lenses


The types of lenses used for photographic purposes, such as telephoto lenses, with a larger focal length and shallower angles of refraction for a magnified view, and landscape lenses, with a shorter focal length and sharper angles of refraction for a wider view.

Alternative labels

camera lenses
lenses for cameras
types of camera lens
lenses used in photography
types of photographic lenses
typology of camera lenses
kinds of photographic lenses
typology of photographic lenses

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Photographic lenses is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Photography teacher: Photography teachers instruct students in the various techniques and styles of photography, such as (group) portrait, nature, travel, macro, underwater, black and white, panoramic, motion, etc. They provide students with a notion of photography history, but mainly focus on a practice-based approach in their courses, in which they assist students in experimenting with and mastering different photography techniques and encourage them to develop their own style. Photography teachers monitor students’ progress and set up exhibitions to show of students’ work to the public.
Photographic equipment assembler: Photographic equipment assemblers build photographic products such as cameras, film cameras, and projectors. They collect the different optical, electronic, and mechanical camera components, such as the battery, mirrors, image processor, and lenses, and piece together cameras according to specifications using hand tools or machinery.

Optional knowledge

Photographic lenses is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Photography shop manager: Photography shop managers are responsible for activities and staff in a photography store. ​They manage employees, monitor the sales of the store, manage budgets and order supplies when a product is out of supply and perform administrative duties if required.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022

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