Basic Lens Components

Indicates what lens mount the camera has.

Aperture Ring
Controls the amount of light reaching the film or light sensor. Cameras that don't have an aperture ring often have an electronic control to adjust the aperture.

Depth of Field Scale
Indicates how much of the subject will be in focus.

Focusing Scale
Indicates the distance from the subject.

Focusing Ring
Used to focus on the subject when in manual mode.

Bayonet Ring
A threaded ring to attach filters.

Filter Thread
A threaded ring at the front of the lens for attaching filters.

Zoom Ring
For adjusting the focal length.

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