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Questions tagged [lens-recommendation]

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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How do the Tamron and Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 lenses compare for photographing high school sports?

I want to get a lens I can use for indoor high school wrestling and football. With my budget I’m between these two. Any advice is greatly appreciated! Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD For Canon or ...
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Picking a right Fuji X lens for model/toy photography

tl;dr: good Fuji X lens for toy (10-30cm) photography? I'm a fresh Fujifilm X-T20 owner. I'm planning to replace a Nikon D7000 with it, for gunpla photography. Problem is, I'm not yet sure what kind ...
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What focal length for macro shots of small animals behind glass?

I'm heading to the San Diego Zoo next week and will be bringing a Canon 80D and the new Canon 70-200mm F4 IS II. For macro shots such as animals behind glass, such as snakes and bugs, would you ...
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How do I choose between an ultrawide zoom or the kit zoom as a beginner interested in architecture and landscape?

I have a Fujifilm XT-20 mirrorless with a pancake lens (XF 27mm F/2.8). I am interested in taking photo of architecture and landscape. Currently I am thinking of buying one of these two lenses: XF ...
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Looking for an excellent telephoto lens that can also shoot bad photos at 30mm if need be [closed]

I'm going to be traveling to Cuba, and am looking for a good lens that I can keep on my camera without needing to change it. I was originally looking at the Tamron 18-400mm, but the images don't seem ...
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Use a fisheye lens on APS-C camera as ultra wide angle

Is it a good idea to use a full frame fisheye lens, like a Canon EF L 8-15 f/4 USM Fisheye (or any other similar) as ultra wide angle lens on an APS-C camera? In my understanding, the APS-C will just ...
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Recommendation on Canon 18-55mm IS STM / III

Recently I've decided to buy a new DSLR body (Canon 200D), and now I have to decide what lens to pair this with. For €18 on top of the body-only price I can get a Canon 18-55mm III lens, and for €94 I ...
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Does Yongnuo YN50 provide Auto Focus with Nikon D5600?

I want to buy Yongnuo YN50 prime lens for my Nikon D5600 camera. I have got 2 main questions regarding it: I am not to find information if it provides AF with Nikon D5600 body (for example, Nikon F/1....
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Dealing with exposure time during sports photography

I am very new to photography and trying to improve my skills (I don't even know if I have creativity required for photography). I captured some shots of sports. The link to my album (just 6 pics) is ...
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What is the use of tele converter? Is it possible that it can be used for all lenses or only for the specific lens?

Actually I'm planning to buy multiple lens but my budget is little less I can't afford telephoto Lens so if I buy tele converter, is it possible that I can use it for all types of lens or only for ...
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What is a good Nikon F-mount lens for jewellery photography? [closed]

I am using a Nikon D5300. I am confused by the huge range of macro lenses available. I am looking for a good affordable lens for jewellery photography, preferably under $250 USD. I have searched for ...
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Planning a Solar Eclipse photoshoot [closed]

With the total Solar Eclipse coming up August 21, 2017 across a vast swath of America, I'm starting to see tourist grade Solar-Eclipse glasses like these on Amazon. I've even seen a few lens filters ...
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What type of lens should I buy if I want strong out-of-focus blur?

I'm looking for a lens to focus on one thing, and the background is really blurred out. I also want really good quality. I was looking a 50mm prime.
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What should I look for in a lens to take zoomed-in photographs of jumping horses?

I have a Nikon D3000 with a Nikkor AF 18-55mm lens and a manual Nikkor 28-200mm lens that I use zoomed-in more than 90% of the time. I love, love, love close-ups of horses, especially athletic ones. ...
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Is the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D a good choice for a D750?

I bought a Nikon D750 and I am now looking for a fast 85mm portrait lens to go with it. Since I have a Nikon F4, I thought to buy the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D so I could use it on both bodies. Going to the ...
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Upgrade options from Canon EF-S 15-85mm [duplicate]

I'm looking into what upgrade options exist for the EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. For me, this is a superb general purpose lens with a great walk-about focal range, which is why it's my default, go-...
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Options for MACRO 1:1 with Built in Motor

I have a D5000 that does not have a built in motor. I am looking for a Macro 1:1 with auto focus as I am just starting in macro and feel that loosing auto focus make the lens less useful. I am ...
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Lens selection for safari trip [duplicate]

Could you please recommend should I carry all my lenses for a Safari Trip to Kruger Park in South Africa? I have the below lenses with Canon 80D Camera Sigma 17-70mm f 2.8 - f4 OS HSM Tamron SP 70-...
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Hockey photography lenses

I am a hockey photographer for a blog and I have a Canon T5 with the standard lens and the telephoto EF-S 55-250mm image stabilizer. I want to purchase a new lens to take more close up shots and ...
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What ultrafast 28 mm lens for nikon f mount offers the least compromises?

I've been looking into the wide angle range of lenses to get as close to the medium format look as possible, and the Zeiss Otus 28/1.4 was a reasonable starting point. After a test, however, I think ...
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How do I chose a lens for portraits which will also be useful in other situations?

I’ve owned the Canon 600D for about three years now. I still only have the kit lens because I didn’t think I was ready to buy a new one and I have always been unsure of what lens I should invest in. I ...
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Do I need a macro lens to do macro shots with a bellows unit?

I have a Nikon bellows unit and would like to pair it up with a 50mm adapted lens. Do I need to acquire a macro lens or will a standard lens work? Is a 50mm okay. I just would like to do macro. The ...
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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? [closed]

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 ...