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A photographic lens is used to focus the light onto film or a digital sensor. Many cameras have interchangeable lens systems, allowing the photographer to choose the type of lens to use.

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How farther objects in a scene makes more bokeh? [duplicate]

Why is it that DSLRs makes more bokeh from far objects compared to near ones (Large apertures)? How camera sensor (or lens) function to take this shots? EDIT: My question is different as in the link ...
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50mm 1.8 lens or 35mm 1.8 lens for makeup artist doing close-up face shots of brides?

Trying to decide if i should invest in a 50mm 1.8 or 35mm 1.8 lens for taking before and after shots of my brides. Any advice would be super helpful! I have a Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR ...
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How can I remove scratches from a lens?

How can I clean a lens (fisheye) scratches? I heard about peanut butter rubbing alcohol car paint scratch removal solution any other? like an abrasive tool etc
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What is the difference between the AF-S 50mm f1.8G and the AF 50mm 1.8D? [duplicate]

I am curious to know what is the difference between an AF-S and AF lens. What makes AF-S more costly than AF? Is there any difference in image quality ?
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Lens or Filter to Blur Thermal Camera Images

I know this question sounds weird, but I am looking for some kind of lens or filter to blur the images taken by a thermal camera. I don't need to blur a specific part of an image, just a blur ...
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Can I use a Nikon F objective with a Olympus OM-D E-M10?

I want to buy a Olympus OM-D E-10 with a 14-42mm lens for travelling (lighter than my Nikon D7000). My question is, is there any way ("which makes sense") to use my Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 lens ...
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Focus Issues With L-Series Lens

I have a really frustrating issue with a Canon 24-70 ƒ4 L Series Lens. I noticed that it was unable to focus at or near infinity except at the wide end (when used with my 5D Mk3). When focused ...
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Which lens should I get for a person holding a quilt under fluorescent lighting?

What would be the best lens for my canon T6s for taking a picture of a person holding a quilt average size 90 by 100? The room has fluorescent lighting, and there is very little outside light because ...
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Is a 50mm or 18-108mm lens most appropriate for a clothing photoshoot?

I am doing a photoshoot of a model wearing clothes for an online store. White backdrop, decent lighting and unfortunately not too much space. I have two lenses to pick from: Nikon fixed 50mm f1.8 or ...
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Effective focal length of kit 16-50mm lens on A6000 (APS-C 1.5x crop factor) [duplicate]

This is likely a tedious question for you guys but, as a camera noob, I'm miffed, so please bear with me. I have a: Sony A6000 (APS-C 1.5x crop sensor). With kit lens: SELP1650 lens (16-50mm) So, ...
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Is it safe to manual focus with AF ON on Canon L lenses?

On other lenses, this is a dangerous move. Can I move the focus ring, with AF ON with an L lens? I heard that Canon L lenses (and others with an ultrasonic motor) can be in AF ON mode and I can move ...
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Should I get the Sony Alpha a7r II or a DSLR? [closed]

I've had the camera I have for a few years now (the Nikon d40x) but have been thinking about getting a new camera as the Nikon d40x doesn't have great low light performance. I've been thinking about ...
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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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Which lens for portraits using an APS-C camera? [closed]

I am a portrait photographer and currently am using the 50mm Lens (1.8) for the Canon Rebel t5i. I want to excel in my photography (quality wise) I've been researching about other lenses but Im still ...
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If a lens has a 4% Barrel Distortion, what does that mean for images?

I know what barrel distortion is, but how do I take a 4% rating and relate that to an image?
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Can I get the same results with Nikon 50mm 1.4D or 1.8D as the 1.4G or 1.8G gives?

I have been searching for a while now and I came to the conclusion that when you fix the aperture ring of Nikon 1.4D lens on lowest stop, then we can change the aperture using command dial, plus the ...
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WIll Nikon G and D lenses and (new) Tamron lenses all work with a Nikon D7100?

I am thinking about getting the following: Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera Body Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Tamron SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 ...
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Why does a newer camera get lower score for a specific lens than an older one on dxomark?

I was looking around on DxOMark and found discrepancy in sharpness scores which seems very weird. The lens Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2.0 has a sharpness score of "10 P-Mpix" when mounted on a ...
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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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Best Macro Lens For Jewelry Photography On The Sony A6000? [closed]

:) I've been looking to upgrade the camera I use at my job. Thinking of getting the Sony a6000. We list things on ebay to sell, and quite frankly I just don't like the lightbox, nor the camera we ...
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Does the Sigma 70-300 AF-D lens have an autofocus motor?

If I buy an AF-D lens, the Sigma 70-300mm for Nikon D3200, from Amazon, will it have an autofocus motor? There's a listing with "Built in Motor for Nikon". What does this mean?
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Will a Nikon D7100 and 35mm Nikkor lens with extension tubes work well for getting started with macro photography?

I have just started pursuing my hobby full time and am still in the learning phase. I have a Nikon D7100 with a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35 mm f/1.8G Lens. I would really appreciate if anyone can advise ...
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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II causes Err 01 only when zoomed beyond 135mm

I am getting the following error with my EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II lens only when I zoom it beyond 135mm: Err 01 Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. Clean the lens ...
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Can Nikon PK-11a extension tubes be used with G lenses, keeping aperture control?

I own a D3200 and 3 G lenses (kit lenses + 35mm f1.8G) and I was wondering if I could use an extension tube PK-11a with them keeping aperture control functional. At Nikon website seems to say no, but ...
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What are these spots in my pictures?

Been getting these bubble type things, never happened before (Kit lens - 18-55|camera d3200
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Which lens after 18-55 for crop body? [duplicate]

I have a canon 700D camera, and an 18-55mm lens. I would like to buy another lens, but I am confused. I like to photograph celebrations, marriage parties, and casual family functions Please ...
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Which lens size will generate more detail for equivalent field-of-views in an image snapshot?

We are getting ready to purchase a 3 megapixel IP camera. It comes with either a 4mm or 6mm lens. We will only be using the camera for still image snapshots on a specified interval. Basically, it's an ...
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Are these spots on the sensor or the lens? [duplicate]

Equipment is Canon EOS 5D3 (5760x3840) with a 24-105 f/4 L lens at 105mm, ISO 200. The following are crops from the same small (676x449) section of a couple of blue sky shots I did to test for sensor ...
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How do add-on lenses for smartphones work?

I have seen a $24 lens which is advertised as attachable to an iPhone camera. How do lenses like these work? Here is the item I am mentioning
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What factors make a lens brighter? [duplicate]

Let's say I have two lenses of 50mm, one with maximum aperture f/1.8 and another with f/1.4. I understand that when using maximum aperture, for the latter lens more light will get to the film or ...
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Are there lenses f/1 or wider that work on EF or E-mount?

Which lenses have apertures at f/1 or better, and work on cameras like the 6D or A7? In Sony's case, an adapter is acceptable.
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How do I repair the front assembly coming off my Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II?

I have a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens and while I was taking a shot using AF, the lens detached and opened into two parts in the ring at the tip of the lens, and I got an error: "shooting is not ...
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Can I use my camera to measure lens light transmission?

I want to compare and quantify the light transmission of various lenses (with some custom modifiers). So I have a target setup with constant illumination, and a camera body for them ready to shoot ...
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What kind of lens to use to get sharp images of people from a distance?

I am looking to buy a new lens and want something that will produce sharp images of people from a distance. I currently have a 50mm prime lens and my close-up portraits are great - crisp and clear - ...
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How do I design a secondary lens for my fixed-lens camera to narrow its field of view?

My goal is to put a lens or an array of lenses in front of my actioncam to use its high resolution for recording of undistorted normal-eyed footage, to avoid having to buy two cameras for the ...
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What focal length is recommended for photography for social media, like groups of people in weddings?

I want to get a lens for social photography (groups of people in weddings, or a close up for a bride). What focal length range would be recommendable? Also would it be good to get a wide angle lens ...
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How can I find a petal-style lens hood for my Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 (or any lens which doens't have one)?

I got a good deal for a used Nikkor 55-300mm lens but it didn't come with a lens hood. I am in search of a petal lens hood, but the Nikkon website lists only a round hb-57 hood. I tried finding the ...
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Why would one lens produce warmer colors than another?

I was recently watching the following comparison video between the Nikon 85mm 1.4G and 1.8G (judge as you will): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZkbEivJbUw When they showed off very similar ...
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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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Why is the lettering on this Nikon 18-105mm engraved in black?

I couldn't guess why it is in black colour. This feels so weird — usually Nikon lenses letters are engraved in gold or red, but this one in black. Could anyone shed light on this? (This is my friend's ...
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Choose a lenz 18-135 vs 18-55 and 55-250 [duplicate]

I am going to buy a Canon 700D camera. It comes in two variations, one with an 18-55 lens and the other with an 18-135 lens. If I get the 18-55 one, I will also buy a 55-250 lens. If I don't mind ...
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Can I use an M42 mount lens on a Minolta AF body? [duplicate]

I have an M42 mount Helios lens that I want to use on a Minolta AF mount body. I've found this adapter online but wanted to verify it is the correct adapter before I purchased it. The lens is a ...
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What can I do if everything with my 55-200mm macro lens is suddenly entirely blurry and the camera won't take pictures?

I have a brand new Nikon D5500. The 55-200mm macro lens is not working properly as far as I can tell. It was acting funny the other day when I was trying to take pictures. The pictures were coming ...
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Does autofocus feature work on Nikon D5500 using the Tamron AF 70-300 F4-5.6 DI LD macro for Nikon?

I wanted to know if autofocus mode works on Nikon D5500 whilst using the Tamron AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 DI LD macro lens for Nikon?
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Photography pros: can anyone help me find out which lens is on this camera?

http://i.imgur.com/fGLh4Pb.jpg And it takes photos like this? http://i.imgur.com/BK5vPRw.jpg I'm desperately trying to find which lens will allow me to take photos like this. I already have a canon ...
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How does the sharpness of the Pentax 645Z compare to Canon 5DS R with high-end lens?

If you pair a 5DS R with a Zeiss Otus... and you pair a 645Z with any of its typical, similar lenses... Larger sensor and much more expensive body (Pentax set), vs more expensive lens. (Canon set). ...
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Is this vignetting from my zoom lens or something else?

Context This are images from my recent air show. All was taken at (210mm, f/6.3, 1/1250, ISO100) using the 55-210/4.5-6.3 lens on my Sony a6000. Question Is that vignetting or something else ...
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My Nikon D5100 is showing a black screen and unable to switch the display [duplicate]

So, the camera is displaying a black screen when trying to take pictures: through the viewfinder( if that's the name). Also, when trying to switch the display to the screen it says "Error. Press ...
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Can I use a plano convex cylindrical lens, instead of a fisheye, to shoot 360°x180° panos with my phone?

Is it possible to use a plano convex cylindrical lens (like this) instead of a fisheye lens to make a panorama photo? The idea is that the lens would give you 180° vertical and by turning the camera ...
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Does the type of lens adapter matter for manual focus?

Context I use a cheap adapter that has an Aperture Ring for the new Nikon G lens but also works for older lens as well. I use a Sony a6000 which has focus peaking and related. Question Assuming ...