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Questions about choosing a lens. Please try and make your question about how to choose a lens, rather than asking which lens currently on the market you should personally buy.

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What type of photography lens minimizes background blur? [duplicate]

I'm in the market for a lens I can use for portrait photography as well as nature. I hate background blur. The portrait photography I do and get a great response from, are the ones where I frame the ...
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Which Canon 70-200mm is best for a wildlife trip?

New member here.. I signed up after checking similar questions on this matter that didn't fully clear my doubts. I'm planning to buy a Canon 70-200 lens to use on my 550D body. I've been reading ...
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Buying a Nikon DSLR Camera body only, is a 35mm and 55-200mm lens enough for most cases?

New to photography using DSLR. I am planning to buying an entry level Nikon DSLR (perhaps the D3300). I read around and decided to buy the body only, excluding the kit lens. I have decided to go ...
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Can I work with ONLY a single fixed focal length lens?

I am on the edge of investing in the Sony a6000. The reason I keep straying away is the fact that people seem to hate the kit lens. I can't afford much more than either the kit lens or the body and a ...
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What would be a better lens, 40 or 50mm prime, for walk around?

I have a Canon t5i body, an 18-33 EFS wide angle lens, a 70-300mm EF telephoto lens, and the kit lens that came with the body. I am still building my lens collection and am looking for something of ...
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What lens will let me take a photo of a bird high up in a tree?

What lens would work for a canon 6D to take up close photos of birds far away in the trees? My Canon 100mm-400mm lens just doesn't get that close.
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What kind of lens will be best for photograping cake toppers with a midrange Canon DSLR?

I'm a super novice photographer, but I own an online store and I want to give my photos more oomph. I own a Canon EOS 60D, with a EF-S 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 lens. I will be making myself a light box. I ...
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How useful is the 24-70 lens?

I am an amateur photographer. For the past few months I have been shooting with my 50 mm lens. Recently I am getting booked for more shoots, like family photos and maternity. It was suggested that I ...
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Manual focus prime lenses for Canon 60D [closed]

So I was hoping I could get some specific advice or tips for good quality & cheap (up to 200€) used vintage (1960-90's) manual focus prime lenses that are adaptable to Canons EF-S mount. I am ...
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What lens should I use for astrophotography?

I am looking for a lens for my Canon 550D for astrophotography. What lens would be suitable for it? Thank you
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What kind of lens do I need to get more of the scene into the frame?

I apologize for my lack of photography terminology. I am a beginner who enjoys taking pictures of my infant, and I would like to improve greatly. With the winter here and doing all my pictures ...
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How can I decide between the Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 or f/4-f5.6 for real estate? [closed]

I manage an estate agent in the UK and we use a mixture of professional photographers and our own in-house staff to photograph property. We're looking to upgrade our hardware and would like to know ...
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What lens is ideal for graduation and family pictures?

I am currently using a Tamron 17-50 f2.8 for graduation and family pictures, so that many people can fit into the frame, but I find this lens isn't sufficient enough — lack of sharpness around the ...
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Canon 18-55mm IS STM lens vs Canon 24-105mm IS USM L lens [closed]

I have a Canon EOS 70D. I have a basic 18-55mm kit lens. I am fully happy with this. Now I am interested in upgrading my lens to have higher image quality. I noticed that the Canon 24-105mm L lens can ...
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Is a Sigma 18-50mm or Canon 28-105mm lens better for group shots, and why?

I am shooting with a Canon T1i, and I am fairly proficient with doing portraits, and I am fairly knowledgeable with how to use my camera. I am tasked with shooting about a dozen sorority girls for ...
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Do I need the 18-55mm lens that comes with the camera, or should I instead get a 55-250mm lens?

I'm a novice so don't know whether I need the 18-55mm lens that comes standard with the Canon EOS Rebel T6i or should I instead get the 55-250 mm lens - or both? I'll be using the camera primarily ...
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How can I get real estate images wider than 18mm (on an entry level Nikon)?

I have a Nikon D3300 with the standard 18-200 lens. I need it to take internal house photos for real estate. The current lens does not quite get enough in shot. I don't want to spend too much on a ...
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Which is better for street photography on a crop: 28mm or 35mm?

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM or an EF 35 f/2 IS USM on a Canon 700D (crop sensor)? I want to use it for street photography.
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What should I look for in a budget macro lens for a Nikon DX camera?

I'm looking to buy a macro lense for my wife, who is an enthusiast/hobby photographer. Her camera body is a D7000, and she has a full suite of lenses other than a dedicated macro. I know nothing about ...
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Lens recommendation for landscape photography with Canon 7D Mark II [duplicate]

I am all new to photography and about 3 weeks ago, I bought a Canon 7D Mark II body. Up to now, I have been using a Canon 18-135 STM lens, which I borrowed from my friend. I am thinking about buying ...
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How do the Sigma 35mm and 50mm Art primes compare to the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8? [closed]

I shoot people portraits, couple engagement sessions and children (specially my own 1.5 years old). Locations are 70% outdoor green parks or urban settings, 25% indoor in my home and just 5% scenic (...
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Which lens should I use and how to take night pictures?

So I have a Canon T3 and I wanted to take pictures of the night sky and landscapes but since I'm a noob at photography, I was wondering which lens should I invest in that isn't quite pricey. I was ...
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Which of these lenses should I take to a motor racing event?

At short notice, I'll be going to a motorsport event (in a purely non-professional capacity, for what it's worth). In addition to a medium telephoto lens, I'm considering taking a lens with a shorter ...
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What Nikon lenses are recommended for everyday photos and some macro? [closed]

I'm about to buy a Nikon D5300, and I want to buy 2 objectives. My interest are primarily social photo and some macro, not really interested on telephoto at all. The budget is kind of limited. Right ...
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How do lower-end Canon EOS models from 2007/2008 compare? [closed]

Hope someone can help me. I currently have a Fujifilm FinePix S2950 and I'm looking to switch to a DSLR rather than a bridge, the current camera has a slow focus especially in low light. I think I'...
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Is the Canon 70-200mm or 24-70mm better for convention photos? [closed]

I've decided I want to upgrade to a better lens, but I'm really torn between the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM and the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM. I like to take convention photos, where space is ...
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Lens for Olympus OM-D 10 [duplicate]

What single fixed lens for street photography and portraits (and travel photography) would you recommend? I currently use the stock lens that came with the Olympus OM-D 10, and would like to use a ...
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Nikon macro lens for portrait photography? [duplicate]

Many photographers use macro lenses for taking portraits. For example Canon's 100 L Macro is one of their sharpest lenses. But I use Nikon and don't know much about their macro lenses so was ...
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What are the differences between the Nikon 55-300mm and Nikon 18-105mm lenses?

I bought a Nikon D5200 and I'm willing to go out of the kit lens. So I stumbled upon two lens that I can afford, but I don't know which one to pick because I'm still a beginner. Can you please tell me ...
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General purpose lens with good macro capabilities searched (Canon mount)

Does anyone can give a recommendation for a general purpose lens with good macro capabilities / short minimum distance to the object for Canon mount? 3rd party manufacturers are welcome too. ...
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What lens should we use to shoot large products in a small studio?

I work for a company that sells events and trade show booths. We have a studio to shoot the products, but unfortunately, it is on the small side. I would need a wide angle lens to shoot the products. ...
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Canon 350D upgrade

I'm looking to improve on my partner's DLSR, the Canon 350D. We are going on safari and she wants to be able to take good long range shots. Should I just get her a good lens for the 350D or buy the ...
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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 lenses,...
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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 range,...
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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 ...