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There are two basic possibilities. First, and probably the biggest: the metering takes into account more of the scene with the wider angle, and the scene is different enough that the exposure choice is correspondingly different. This is particularly likely to be the case if there are actual light sources or shadow areas in the scene. You don't mention what ...


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A greater zoom range means a more complex design at greatly increased cost. There are some excellent lenses make for broadcast with incredible zoom ranges, like the Fujinon 8-832mm (yes that's not a typo!), but you don't want to know the price. Designing a lens with a larger zoom range at a lower price does lead to compromises on quality. Finally lens ...


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6.1-30.5mm is the actual focal length (zoom) range for the lens, but the sensor in the camera is much smaller than that in a dSLR or film camera, so the focal lengths are also smaller. The G15 uses a 1/1.7" format sensor, so its crop factor is roughly 4.5x. The spec to look for here, if you know how focal lengths translate to field of view (FOV) on film is ...


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Yes, you can change the relationship of the shift mechanism to the mount flange so that you can apply shift vertically when shooting in the portrait orientation. This is pretty much a design feature with most tilt/shift lenses designed for use on SLR type cameras. Where your lens, along with the TS-E 17mm f/4 L, expands the capability of other T/S lenses is ...


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Sounds obvious but limiting yourself to one lens is going to be limiting, Period. You can get a lens with more coverage in terms of focal-length or aperture-range but there will always be something outside of its range. Have a 28-300mm? What if want to shoot extra-wide, say 14mm? or extra long, say 400mm? Or make a very blurred background? I'm guessing you ...


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In terms of which angles of view the lens(es) will allow you to select, you're correct: the combination of an 18-55 lens and a 55-200 lens will let you choose from exactly the same angles of view as a single 18-200 lens. However, I think you are missing a couple of important points, both of which are well covered in this answer: you'll get better image ...


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I'd say "no, it's not good enough", but it's hard to rule it out absolutely without knowing more details about you're going to try using it. To take each of your three use cases: Wildlife: probably not enough reach. You're looking at 400mm or more for typical wildlife photography. Football: If you can get somewhere near the sidelines, 200mm probably gives ...


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Mirrorless cameras come in smaller bodies and can come with smaller sensors as well. Sony has a full frame mirrorless. Fuji has some APS-C size sensors, and then there is an array of micro-four thirds cameras, such as Olympus OMD line. Everything is a tradeoff, but the smaller sensors let you use smaller lenses. Some of those lenses are incredibly good. ...


4

Neither. One isn't more important than the other. You get the weaknesses of both. The body is responsible for capturing the light that the lens focuses. If the lens isn't sharp enough resolution of the body doesn't matter. Similarly, if the resolution of the body is low, then sharpness of the lens doesn't matter beyond a certain point. Lens speed ...


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In the same conditions, if you don't need any specific feature of the high end body, a cheap body with a good lens will produce better pictures than an high-end body with a cheap lens. But: If you have a challenging subject like sports or birds-in-flight you need the better auto focus and higher burst rate of high-end bodies - the best lens in the world ...


3

There is a trade off between image quality and size. The smaller your sensor, the easier it is to cover a wide range of zoom distances and the lighter and smaller your lenses can be, however, they also collect less light and produce lower quality images. You have two main options for keeping things portable. You can either specialize in a particular type ...


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Yes, there have been a ton of advances in image quality over the years... HOWEVER... those improvements don't only apply to lenses with a huge zoom range, but also apply to lenses with a short zoom range or no zoom at all (primes). While a modern 28-200 lens may still be better at some ranges than a cheap lens with a much shorter zoom range from 30 years ...


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It sounds like you need to do wet cleaning. Use some lens cleaner fluid and lens tissue to clean the surface of the lens' front element. Wet cleaning will remove the deposits of dust that were present and were more or less glued to the surface of the lens by the moisture from the frost. Trying to remove such dried on deposits using dry cleaning methods such ...


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Most kit lenses don't get glowing reviews. Where you have to take the "invest in the glass not the camera" philosophy to heart is in the overall lens selection for the mount you're about to buy into. Digital bodies come and go all the time. They depreciate at the rate of most digital electronics: rapidly. Glass is much slower to lose value or to become ...


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Okay, so let me answer my own question. Remember the constraints: EU citizen customer, company shipping to a drop point, lens has insurance or damage waiver. First of all, I have reviewed several online companies, but only LensRentals (lensrentals.com) accepted me as a customer from the EU. (Quick side note about BorrowLenses.com: they do not accept orders ...


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Sounds like I've had exactly the same problem as you. I suspect your lens is fixed by now but I thought I'd add a comment for your information and anyone else interested :-) We fixed my lens ourselves - nerve, concentration and patience was required! This was not a job for the faint hearted. I've just blogged our experience Fixed: error 99 with Canon EFS ...


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The SLR Magic Hyper Prime is lower than that at f/0.95, and Leica's Noctilux also offers f/0.95. And then there's the brand new IBELUX 40mm f/0.85. And if rental counts, you can rent the Zeiss f/0.7 lens made for NASA and famously used by Stanley Kubrick - but only attached to a specific camera. That's often claimed to be the largest practically usable ...


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Short: Do not do that! More in detail: FD requires an adapter. If this adapter has no additional optics then you will not be able to focus on infinity and not from a certain distance. You can use the lens in macro areas though. Adapters with a lens overcome this shortage for the price of a significant loss in optical quality. Better go for M42 lenses ...


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Sure. Because you are on a Full Frame (FX) camera, it is a 'normal' lens and it will help you a lot to understand better the art of photography. See here for the details. D700 is a good camera, however its ISO performance is somewhat... um... outdated. It has let's say 'problems' in indoors and other low-light conditions. An F/1.8 is a must in such ...


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This malfunction can be caused by a variety of component failures, so it is impossible to know for sure without opening up the lens. You can try cleaning the electrical contacts, but it is also possible that there is an electronic or mechanical fault with an internal component. For example, there could be a problem with the circuit board. Or there could ...


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The idea of being able to cover all of your needs -- regardless of the lens you have on your camera or the lenses in your bag -- is a fallacy. No matter how big your kit is, you are going to come up against situations where you don't have a solution. Outside, you see that bird you want to get a photo. Maybe you've got 200mm of reach, or even 300mm or ...


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Another alternative is to do cropping from a wide-angle lens, e.g. mounting a 28 mm lens on the Sony A7R with 36 MP means that you can get the equivalent of a 56 mm focal length at 9 MP resolution, or even "longer" if you are fine to drop further in resolution. As long as you are pairing a high-quality lens with a high-resolution sensor to adequately ...


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As rene says, the point of one lens (for me at least) is not to shoot everything, but instead learn to see. I have been shooting 50mm lens for 3 years exclusively and now i am in my second year with 35mm. Now i can immediately see what the picture would be like without taking camera out of the bag


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To clarify, while there is a standard range of focal ranges (in between wide and telephoto) that isn't generally what the standard in standard kit lens refers to (though they are generally in the standard range. Rather, when some cameras come with multiple possible kits, the standard kit lens is the cheaper one. This is similar to how some features come ...


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The meter will adjust to the scene depending on what meter mode you have selected. Depending on your camera you can have it meter as much as the whole frame, as tiny as a spot under the AF point, or somewhere in between. Let's say you have your 28mm on and taking a picture of something on your coffee table and the wide field of view gets the TV (which is ...


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Under what circumstances? I used to carry a camera all the time (back in my 400D days) but eventually got fed up with the weight, then again, I'm a hobbyist only anyway. (I.e. I make no money from my photos.) In contrast, if you were a professional, you'd carry your camera with you more regularly. (Plus there is the question of mode of transportation - ...


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A number of reasons: The much higher speeds of focal plane shutters is more versatile than the higher flash sync of leaf shutters, which usually maxed out at 1/500 sec. Medium format focal plane shutters are more vibration-prone than smaller format shutters making a leaf shutter more desirable on larger formats. Those medium format systems with leaf ...


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For sports photography, you need to be able to use a fast shutter speed as you'll always want to use 1/500s or faster exposures in order to avoid motion blur (rule of thumb, 1/250s or faster for posed photos, 1/500s or faster for people moving). A wider aperture would therefore be recommended. I wouldn't say that a f/5.6 would be enough, except in bright ...



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