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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Can I get good macro-photos with sigma 50mm 1.4 using extension tubes?

I'm interested in trying macro photography, but I don't want to invest into Macro-objectives yet. Can I get satisfying results using Kenko extension tubes in combination with a Sigma 50mm art 1.4? ...
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How to decide which MM lens to use? [duplicate]

I recently purchased Nikon D5600 with dual lens. It has come with: AF-P: 18-55 mm, and AF-P: 70-300 mm lens I was just going through Nikon School videos and it was showing one 18-105 mm lens. I ...
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What lens can I take to Banff for my Nikon D3300?

I currently have Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G and NIKON AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II Lens. Which lens should I taken for Banff and is there any other lens that is recommended for ...
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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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70-200mm lens: Canon or Sigma? f/2.8 or f/4?

I was thinking of buying a Canon EF 70-200m f2.8 mk1 (I would love to buy mk2 but here's a noticable difference in price, at least in my country), but after awhile I came to the conclusion that this ...
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Lens recommendation for tiger photography

I am planning to take a photography tour in India to photograph tiger and other animals. What lens would be recommended for such purpose? I am canon user and have 5d mk iv with 100-400 IS I. I have ...
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What are the differences among these Canon telephoto zoom lenses?

I am using Canon 500D with the kit lens (18-55). I think I have done enough with 18-55 and want to try out next lens. I have already decided to purchase 50mm prime. I also wanted to get a Zoom lens. ...
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What is the difference between the various image-stabilized Canon 18-55mm lenses? [duplicate]

I'm looking at buying a new 18-55mm lens as the one that came with my 4000D doesn't have image stabilisation, which I really need. It seems like canon have made many EF-S lenses over time that all ...
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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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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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What would be a better lens, 40 or 50mm prime, for walk around? [closed]

I have a Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D body, an EF-S 18-55 wide angle lens, a 70-300mm telephoto lens, and the kit lens that came with the body. I am still building my lens collection and am looking for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Pictures of surfers start in focus then go out of focus?

I was recently shooting some surfers 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 ...
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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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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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What knowledge or equipment is needed to photograph a classical concert?

I have been invited to take some photos from an ensemble in a conservatory. I do photography a lot, but mostly outdoors and this is going to be my first experience. I have a Canon 50D with 2 lenses: ...
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Upgrade from EF-S 15-85 IS

I currently own a Canon 60D, and I am perfectly happy with the camera. It is going to be years until I move to a better (most likely full-frame) body. My main, walk-around lens is the 15-85. I am ...
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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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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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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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Is the Nikon 300mm f/4 a good lens for Nikon D7000 for shooting sports & wildlife?

I am looking for a good Nikon lens for my D7000 to shoot both sports & wildlife. I want to get really sharp images. I've been working with the 18-200mm & really disappointed by some of the ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...