Lenses with a fixed focal length. Most cameras are sold with a prime lens.
Standard zoom lenses:
Mirrorless camera kits bundle standard zoom lenses. Manufacturers offer subtle variations in the kits offered. For example, Fujifilm X-T20 offers an 18-55mm lens, while Sony’s A6000 cameras are sometimes kitted with 16-50mm lenses.
Standard zoom lenses generally provide 3x zoom. The quality of these lenses is very good for the price. Telephoto lenses offer higher power zoom and of course command a higher price.
Telephoto zoom lenses:
If you’re planning to shoot a lot of sporting events, you’ll find the increased zoom of a telephoto lens to be incredibly versatile. Typical focal lengths are around 70-200mm. Not only are these lenses much heavier, but they are also much more expensive.
Telephoto lenses are available in a variety of configurations. With a little research, you can find one that fits your style for most subjects without toting around the extra weight.
Great for scenic outdoor images for travel bloggers and family vacations. They also offer a wider view when capturing family and group photos.
Useful when capturing amazing close-up images. If you shoot a lot of plant life and insects, you’ll find the detail of your images more satisfying with a good macro lens.