Questions tagged [lens]

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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Best solution for under/over waterline shots with Olympus tg-6

I'm looking for a piece of advice. My main camera is a crop sensor entry level DSLR that I rarely end up taking anywhere unless I'm on holiday because of its chunkiness and weight. So a few months ...
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maximal detail in extreme low light: longer lens or shorter and faster lens?

I have found a spot where I can take photos of owls. The problem is that they are always showing up very late so it gets quite dark. I have a Nikon D500 which goes up to ISO 51200 and last night I ...
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APS-C lenses on full frame Mirrorless bodies

I was wondering about the use of lenses designed for smaller sensors on full frame bodies. This originally comes up regarding a discussion of Canon EF-S lenses with adapters on full frame Mirrorless ...
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Ice Hockey photos, clear but kind of dark and grain on zoom [duplicate]

I'm new to photography and have been working on shooting our kids ice hockey team to try and get the best photos possible. I've searched through here and found various answers but I'm hoping maybe ...
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What image will I get if I attached a DSLR lens to an iPhone sensor?

As we all know, we will get a cropped image when we use the same lens on FF and APS-C. The image is kind of zoomed-in. THe image quality of the two images would depends on the sensor quality. If I ...
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Hasselblad: Which lenses mount on which cameras?

Im interested in the Hasselblad digital system and I would like to know which lenses mount on which cameras. Im especially interested in the H4D and H5D cameras. Which lenses are compatible with these ...
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Would you consider this lens (Samyang 8mm CS II) defective?

I purchased a new Samyang 8mm F3.5 UMC Fish-eye CS II today. After I made my first shot with it I immediately noticed a flaw. At f/3.5 the flare of bright objects is shifted towards the bottom (and ...
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A nikkor 18-140mm AF-S vs 18-55 AF-P, 70-300mm AF-P all with VR for a camera without a focus motor?

Hi I'm getting this deal where I can either get one Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140 mm F/3.5-5.6 G ED VR Or these 2 Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300 mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55 mm f/3.5-...
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Variable Aperture Zoom Lens Dials

I'm new to photography and recently won a bid on a Nikon D70 with a Nikon AF Nikkor 24-120mm 1:35-5.6D lens. I know the lens has a variable aperture. What I can't figure out is what the top sets of ...
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Fast Lens for Nikon D5600 camera for Northern Lights [duplicate]

I have been searching for right Fast lens to capture Northern Lights with Nikon D5600 and I found the lens : https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00SXU9RRQ/?coliid=I1KYXHHIEFQE4R&colid=1XP33IM5PNIC6&psc=...
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How does having a large diameter make the SEL85F1.4 a premium lens?

I have been reading about Focal length and Fast lenses when I came across this lens which has 85mm focal length and F1.4 as FStop. https://www.sony.co.in/electronics/camera-lenses/sel85f14gm Generally ...
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Damaged Nikon AF Nikkor 80-200 f2.8 ED

Today I dropped my D7500 with my 80-200 attached. From about 3ft up. Lens first. Onto a pointy rock. Fortunately (ha!) it had the lens cap on and a Hoya UV filter. The lens cap was jammed in and the ...
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Mirrorless cameras and Night photography

I am planning to buy Sony A7 mirrorless camera but there are 2 points where I need more clarity: Are Mirrorless cameras less efficient in low light specially Sony mirrorless cameras. I read somewhere ...
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Which step/component of film photography matters most when trying to get a very vintage, grainy look?

In my experience with digital photography, I've been told (and believe) that the lens and post-processing matter far more in the process of making a desired photo than the camera used does. I've ...
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Err 01 and no manual focus (Canon lens)

my Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM just stopped communicating with my DSLR (Canon EOS 77D). Furthermore, I can't even use manual focus anymore. Right before this happened, I tested some extension ...
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Can “extensions” be put on a Canonet QL17?

I'm about to get into the world of film cameras and have decided on buying a Canon Canonet QL17. However, it has a fixed lens and a large part of my photography involves wide-angle and telephoto ...
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Vintage lenses and teleconverter. Vintage TC native to lens or adapt lens to modern TC?

I own a fair amount of vintage lenses. Some of them I use on a crop body (a6000), with or without a focal reducer. I also use them adapted to full frame (a7). I love them on their native bodies, but ...
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How to combine an autofocus teleconverter with a manual-focus lens

I have a teleconverter (Bower MC 2x C/AFI) which has pins to connect the lens electronics to the camera body. It works well with my autofocus lenses. If I try to use the converter with a manual-focus ...
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Why arent there supertele lenses for APS-C sensor sized cameras?

Recently I was looking for Nikon supertele lenses (500mm F/4 or 600mm F/4) and I recognized that they are all fullframe and really heavy lenses. Some of the newer lenses are a lighter than the older ...
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Seeming contradiction on wikipedia about rear nodal points and how the principal plane is related to focal length

There are two lines on the wikipedia pages for "cardinal points" and "focal length" that seem to contradict each other, and I would be extremely grateful if someone could explain ...
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Is there any difference in distance from Sensor to the lens (first glass) when we compare Sigma 24-70 2.8 and Sony 24-70 2.8?

I am looking to buy a 2.8 lens, I heard that Sony's lens is more closer to the sensor. Is that true ? Why I am asking this because, I heard (not sure) that one advantage of mirrorless camera's are ...
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What type of lens do I need to build a ciné film scanner

I want to build a scanner to digitise standard 8mm ciné film using my Eumig 8mm projector and a Raspberry Pi with the High Quality camera module. I am not too worried about the mechanical, electronics ...
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Modifying a film camera to display images

My dad passed recently and I would like a way to memorialise him and his photos. He was an avid photographer and never left home without his camera. The one I remember from growing up was an Asahi ...
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Canon FD lens mount adapter for Olympus Pen E-PL1

First time poster in this forum, and I want to ask this before I spend money. My parents were avid photographers, and both had Canon AE-1 Cameras. I have an Olympus Pen E-PL1. I have a few lenses ...
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35mm or 50mm for full body portraits for Nikon DX camera?

I have the Nikon D7500 which comes with the two kit lenses. I found that I did not get satisfactory bokeh when shooting full body images outside. My main aim is to be able to shoot full body portraits ...
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Help I can’t attach lenses to my Nikon

I can’t seem to attach lenses to my Nikon d800 , not sure of the name of the part so calling it a lens attachment pin but it’s dropped inside the lens ring into the body and guessing this is why ...
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What are these branching, dust-like particles? How to prevent their spread?

I am new to photography, and I have found some dust-like particles inside of my lens. I think this is a fungus infection. Is this okay to use this way? Will it infect other lens and camera body if i ...
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What's the difference between these two 1.4f 50mm prime lenses?

I was looking if I could get some used 50mm prime lens on the cheap. Googling around, I found two extremely different lenses, but I am not sure what the practical difference is. One is Nikon 50mm f/1....
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Scratch on front element causes flare; how to minimize? [duplicate]

I bought a used Canon 28-135mm USM lens for cheap as a YOLO moment. The lens is lovely in all respects except for a few slight scuffs on the front element I have indeed seen the lens rentals blog ...
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How can I get sharp bird photos when the bird is further away?

I have Canon 1200D. I use the 55-250mm kit lens for bird photography. Laughing Dove ISO 400, 1/100, 250mm, cropped, shot late in day in overcast conditions, brightness increased in post processing ...
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Canon M50 lens recommendation for landscape photography

I'm a newbie in the photographic universe and I bought a canon m50 with the 15-45mm lens. However, I would like to buy a better lens for photographing landscapes, as cheaply as possible. It's just for ...
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Telephoto lens for a cropped sensor

I have a nikon 3500 as my first camera, and I am starting to buy some lenses for basically travel and landscape photography. I bought so far a tokina 11-20 f2.8 DX to have a wide angle lenses, and now ...
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Transmission rate of vintage Petzval type lenses

Is anyone aware of a transmission rate test for vintage lenses, such as 1800's Petzval lenses?
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Canon Powershot SX260 HS problem

The camera was in my handbag along with a bottle of water that I THOUGHT was tightly closed, but instead was dripping. Now the camera will not start without removing and re-inserting the rechargeable ...
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Which lens hood should I use for EF-S 18-55mm III kit lens?

I've just bought a Canon EOS 4000D which shipped with a EF-S 18-55m 1:3.5-5.6 III kit lens. Which lens hood should I purchase that is compatible with this lens? Any resources on how to know which lens ...
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Can I adapt a Vivitar 34–70mm Macro lens to a Nikon body?

My camera is a Nikon D3400. I got a Vivitar 34-70 mm Macro lens. I tried to mount it on my camera and failed. Can I buy a adapter?
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What is a better lens for Mirrorless camera? EF-M 55-200 mm vs EF-S 55-250 mm with adapter

I just ordered the EF-M 55-200 mm. I was looking only for lens directly for M, but after I made the order I also checked the EF-S / EF lenses and I found that they are probably better like 55-250 mm, ...
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What is the safest way to take my DSLR and lenses in my checked luggage?

I will be flying to the Middle East in a few weeks. Turkish Airlines has amended their policy, and they’re not letting anyone take any carry-on. They will move your carry-on to the cargo alongside ...
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What does make a vintage lens not sharp and can we fix it?

Situation I have this Takumar 200mm lens mounted on a Canon 60D with an m42 adapter. I really like the lens because of the bokeh it creates but the photos are so soft. I tried all the f numbers from 3....
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Is the focus point a variable or absolute size?

In illustrations of the focus point of a sense, it looks to me to be infinitely small and as a result the resulting convergence of light would not yield an image. If the focus point is NOT infinitely ...
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Is this lens fungus or just a speck of dust?

Bought a tokina 11-16 second hand. I thought it was a speck of dust when I use my phone flash to check the lens while trading. But just now when I use a stronger torchlight, I realise there are hairs(?...
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D3500 withAF Nikkor 50 mm F/1.8 D incompatible lens

can soneone please give me an idiots guide to how to load this lens and get ot working on my D3500. Ive set the apature to 22 and locked it but when I try to take a picture its just black. I cant ...
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Camera dropped and the lens is now bent to one side and cannot zoom in and out

My camera had its lens zoomed out a little when its tripod fell and now it is bent to one side and cannot zoom in or out. I have a Nikon D5300 with an AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR lens. Is ...
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How to use spacer rings to change the behaviour of the Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 lens

I recently bought a Nikon 35-70 mm f/2.8 lens with some scratches on the front element. I exchanged the front element with the element of an old lens I had lying around. Everything works fine, but now ...
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Need advice on buying a landscape lens

My camera is Canon 6D Mk 2 (full frame). I already have Canon 24–70 mm f/4 and Tamron 70–210 mm f/4 lenses and I'm planning to get a landscape lens in the range of 10–24 mm. I want to shoot astro ...
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I shook my camera and lens very hard… Can that cause damage?

I shook my camera and lens very hard. Will this cause damage to the camera or lens? I did this 4 to 5 times. Should I be worried?
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Estimating the optical resolution of a lens

In Tony & Chelsea Northrup's recent video titled 5 Lies Camera Companies Tell You, they mention that the optical resolution of a kit lens is often lower than the resolution of the sensor at around ...
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upgrading 4000d kit lens to what? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about upgrading my lens. I am currently using a canon 4000d with its kit lens 18mm - 55mm, as I don't have the money at the minute to upgrade both (want to upgrade to a full frame in the ...
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Are there two different versions of the Nikon 24-120mm f/4G lens?

I've recently been thinking about investing in the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens for landscape photography. I've been looking around to see what a used one is going for, only to find that ...
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Upgrading camera or lens or both for landscape? [duplicate]

When taking a landscape photo with a deep depth of view, the image is not sharp, especially the further away it is. Up close sharpness is fine but not far away. I am using the correct aperture and ...

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