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Which Canon lens should I get for portraits/weddings? [closed]

I am new to the world of photography and purchased Canon EOS 600D. Along with that I got the below basic lenses i.e.. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6. III. With these two ...
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Is the Nikon 55-300mm a good choice for indoor and outdoor portraits?

I have the most basic model of Nikon DSLR, the Nikon D3200, with the 18-55 kit lens. I'm thinking of buying the Nikon 55-300mm lens, mainly for its zoom purpose. Is it a good lens? Can I take portrait ...
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Nikon lens upgrade question

I had a Nikon 7100 and a 70-300mm lens. Upgraded to a Nikon d750, and want to upgrade my lens to one that will allow me to take photos at comparable distances. (Going full frame decreases my effective ...
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What full frame lens for my new FX camera would be nearest to 18-105mm on my old DX-format D7000?

I've just gone 'up' to a full frame camera, the D610. Now I have to buy all new lenses. Which would be the nearest to my old 18-105mm that I had on my cropped D7000?
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What lens is best for a red carpet community event?

I've been asked to take pics of the 2nd annual Youth Film Festival in a tiny town. There are only 4 entrants. I've advised my friend/organizer that I have no experience (I almost always shoot only ...
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How can I compare 'super-zoom' lenses to make up my mind which one I should buy?

So I am currently looking to buy a 'super zoom' lens to be used along my 35mm for travelling. I have already compiled a number of different suitable lenses within my budget range and focal length. I ...
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Results of a Sigma 12-24mm Full Frame Ultra wide lens on a Canon 70D

I've ordered the Canon 70D and I'm looking for a good wide angle lens for interior architectural photography. I've got a good opportunity to get a Sigma 12-24mm Full Frame Ultra Wide Lens fairly ...
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Is the Tamron 24-70mm a good wedding lens for a Canon 5DS r?

I preordered a Canon 5DS r and I was wondering if the Tamron SP AF Di VC USD 24-70mm f/2.8 XR LD ASL [IF] would be good for that camera? I plan to use it for wedding pictures.
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Which lens do I need for a christening? [closed]

Which lens do I need when photographing a christening? Inside a church. I have a Nikon D3200.
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Pictures start in focus then go out of focus?

I was recently shooting some surf after a session with my 7d and Tamron 18-270MM F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD. I started shooting while he was in focus, then as he got to the main part of the maneuver the ...
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Can Tamron 16-300mm lens fit on a Canon 700D? [duplicate]

I want to buy a new lens that extends my zoom range, because the one came with the camera is 18-55mm with a small zoom range. The specifications for the Tamron lens look good, with a great zoom ...
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Which lens should I use for fashion photography with a Nikon D5200? [closed]

I am a beginner and want to buy a lens for my Nikon D5200. What lens will give me the best results for fashion photography?
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What lens for catalog-quality photos of long guns?

I want to take high quality photos of long guns (rifles, shotguns, etc.) having dimensions of approx. 6in.(15cm) x 66in.(168cm) for purposes of catalog display and insurance archives. These are ...
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Which Canon lens would be best for landscapes and night skies? [duplicate]

I have a Canon Rebel T3i. It came with an EF 75-300 and EF-S 18-55. I like to take pictures of wilderness, especially at a distance, and some photos at night of stars and building clouds. What lens ...
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Do professionals really never use a 24-70 lens?

I was reading lens reviews on the Rockwell site — mostly because it came up as first result in Google search — and he was saying professionals don't need and don't use mid-range zoom lenses like 24-70 ...
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Using nikon lenses on a canon body [duplicate]

Has anybody converted from Nikon to Canon and continued to use their Nikon Lenses with adapters, and how did that workout - as far as focus, aperture, ISO, and fitment. My wife has many Canon Lenses ...
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Choosing between a normal lens and a zoom 35-70mm lens

I am due to purchase a new SLR camera (Nikon n90s or Nikon f100). What I am trying to figure is the choice of the lens. I decided to purchase an auto-focus lens (that is for sure). A friend is selling ...
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Is the Canon 24mm f/1.4L II good for weddings? [closed]

I'm a portrait photographer and recently I got 2 weddings to shoot, so I'm ready to purchase another lens wider than the ones I have. I'm thinking of buying a Canon 24mm f1.4LII. Do you think this ...
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Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 or Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4 (C) for Canon 600D

I know this has been asked alot.. I have Canon 600D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 and Canon 50mm f/1.8 lenses. I'm looking to upgrade the zoom lens with something with better IQ, sharpness, ...
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Lens/equipment recommendations for cloud photography

I have a Nikon D3100 (with kit lens) and wonder what I could do to improve my feeble attempts at cloud photography. I read a little about polarizing filters and ordered some. (in the mail at this time ...
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Is there a 3rd party X-mount lens (price & function) similar to Fujinon's portrait lens?

I'm interested in these two lenses for portraiture: X-mount Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 R Micro Four Thirds' Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 The problem is I want a decent portrait lens, but the ...
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What are the significant differences between Tamron and Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 lenses?

I am so close to buying one of these two lenses, both with image stabilization for my Nikon D7100. Can anyone help me decide by giving me any important differences or sharing any experience?
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Recommended Nikon-mount lens for landscape photography? [closed]

Please recommend me a lens for landscape photography. I have a Nikon D3200 with 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses. My budget is below $500.
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Is there a long range Canon lens that works with an extender in the $1200 range?

I'm filling out my lenses for use with my Canon 7D. I'm trying to find a balance between buying an everyday 70-300ish lens for around $600, or spending more for an L-series that is 100-300/400 ish ...
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What could be the best 'normal' prime lens for Nikon D7100? [duplicate]

The title really says it all. My wife and I have just bought a Nikon D7100, and we're both very eager to learn and get up to a good level fairly quickly. We've got the standard zoom lens that comes ...
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70-200mm lens: Canon or Sigma? f/2.8 or f/4?

I was thinking of buying a Canon EF 70-200m f2.8 mk1 (I would love to buy mk2 but here's a noticable difference in price, at least in my country), but after awhile I came to the conclusion that this ...
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What lens should I bring for photographing the Himalayas?

I'm heading off to walk from Lukla to Base Camp in the Himalayas, and looking forward to doing some great photogrpahy along the way. Gear and weight is restricted. I have a Canon EOS 60D. If I ...
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Is the Nikon 300mm f/4 a good lens for Nikon D7000 for shooting sports & wildlife?

I am looking for a good Nikon lens for my D7000 to shoot both sports & wildlife. I want to get really sharp images. I've been working with the 18-200mm & really disappointed by some of the ...
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how do I Auto Focus Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor to my nikon d7000

How do I set my Auto Focus for a Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor to my nikon d7000 for sharp pictures? I never liked this lens. I bought it when I bought my nikon D5000 3 years ago. I ...
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Upgrade from EF-S 15-85 IS

I currently own a Canon 60D, and I am perfectly happy with the camera. It is going to be years until I move to a better (most likely full-frame) body. My main, walk-around lens is the 15-85. I am ...
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On a very limited budget, should I get a zoom lens, prime, or flash? (Samsung NX)

I have a Samsung NX100 with the kit lens (20-50mm f/3.5-5.6, crop factor 1.54) and SEF15A flash (guide number 15, direct flash only), which as a whole cost me $300. I can't spend over that much on ...
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What lens is next? Shooting with Canon Rebel T2i

So here's my story. I bought a used Canon Rebel on ebay thinking I would like to have a NICE camera for taking my kids' pictures and maybe a few for my friends. Well it turns out I love taking ...
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Which telephoto lens should I get for Nikon D3000 to take close-ups?

Context: I have a Nikon D3000 with its kit lens, 18 to 55mm, f3.5-5.6. I find that I am not getting close enough to subjects and want to force myself to get more close ups by getting a telephoto or ...
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How can I take nice pictures of bikes, as well as perhaps some of cyclists in motion?

I currently own a Nikon D40x and would like to start taking some nice stills of bikes, as well as people riding their bikes. I have the kit lens that came with the camera (18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G). The ...
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Which lens should I use at a Blue Angels airshow?

I'm renting a lens to shoot the Blue Angels with a Nikon D700 on a monopod next month. For you Nikon shooters, which would you recommend for this: 400mm f/2.8G ED VR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II? is ...
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As a Canon DSLR user hoping to move to full frame do I have any wide angle lens options other than the Sigma EF 12-24?

I'm a 550D user looking for a wide angle lens but eventually hoping to move to a full frame camera, in doing this I'm trying to avoid buying EF-S mount lenses due to the prohibitive cost of replacing ...
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What is a good Nikon macro lens for medical use?

I'm an eye surgeon and take photos for patients with squint (crossed eyes) showing the eyes only. I also need to take photos of lid lesions which may be only 3-10mm I already have the 18-105mm lens. ...
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How do I choose a zoom lens for my Canon DSLR when I'm ready to move beyond the kit lens?

I am using Canon 500D with the kit lens (18-55). I think I have done enough with 18-55 and want to try out next lens. I have already decided to purchase 50mm prime. I also wanted to get a Zoom lens. ...
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Can you help me justify my desire to purchase the Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 even though I find it rather pricey?

I have a D70 with the stock Nikkor AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX lens. I'm about to replace the body with a D7000. I've found the 3.5 f-stop a little limiting in terms of DoF - and having viewed ...