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Lenses for Street Photography

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If the streets are your muse, you'll need a camera and good lenses to capture the moment. If you’re wondering what lens to use for street photography, there are plenty of choices that might confuse you. So, use this street photography lens guide to help you make an informed decision.

Capturing eye-catching street photography is an art form of its own. You'll come across people, cars, various styles of architecture, and objects that can inspire you. But you must be agile since you will photograph people and objects in public settings where they might not expect to be photographed.

A wide aperture (lower f-number) is required so that you can photograph in low light levels without a flash, so look for a fast prime or zoom lens.

Tamron 35mm F1.4

Tamron 35mm (model F045)

Unlock the pleasure of photography with uncompromising performance, soft bokeh, and wide-open F1.4 aperture. Tamron’s SP 35mm F1.4 lens for Canon and Nikon DSLRs and mirrorless with the camera manufacturer adapter is the ultimate Tamron prime lens and offers unique technologies to eliminate edge distortion and chromatic aberrations.

© Takehiko Nakafuji
© Takehiko Nakafuji
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Tamron 28-75mm F2.8

Tamron 28-75 G2 (model A063)

The legendary flexibility of this focal length and fast aperture makes it an easy choice for street photography. With enough range to capture alleyways to close ups, Tamron’s 28-75mm G2 for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras is versatile for any shooting situation.

© Yakumo Itsuka
© Yakumo Itsuka
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Tamron 17-50mm F4

Tamron 17-50mm (model A068)

The world’s first dynamic zoom range lens goes from wide-angle at 17mm to standard at 50mm and features a constant aperture throughout the zoom range. Tamron’s 17-50mm F4 for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras provides a unique focal length in a very compact and lightweight design that is well-suited to fast-paced street photography shooting.

© Glynn Lavender
© Glynn Lavender
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Tamron 20-40mm F2.8

The Tamron 20-40mm provides a great wide to standard focal range perfect for street photography with a fast F2.8 aperture for low light situations. Designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, this lens is offers a unique focal length along with great close-up abilities.

When choosing a lens for street photography it’s important to consider how fast a lens is and the environments in which you’ll be shooting. Tamron’s wide range of lenses is designed to have a focal length for every situation.

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