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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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Canon EF-S 10-18mm IS STM on a Canon 1300D

I am planning to buy the Canon EF-S 10-18mm IS STM for my Canon EOS 1300D as a better alternative to snap panorama / outdoor architecture photos. From what I've read this lens appears to be ...
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Converting vintage lense to digital camera [duplicate]

I have a Canon Rebel EOS Rebel sl1 100D camera. I have an older Sigma APO 170-500 lense. Can this be used on the digital camera with an adapter and which adapter? I have looked everywhere and frankly ...
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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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Lens for Astrophotography/Landscape in a D5500 [closed]

I just got started in photography this year, and I am looking to buy my first lens. I am mostly focused in astrophotography (meaning pictures of the night sky, not through a telescope) and landscape ...
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Is this lens for a Minolta mount?

I am pretty sure I bought this on eBay but it was five years ago. I'm planning on adapting it to my Micro Four Thirds camera, and suspect it is a Minolta Rokkor. Here is an imgur gallery with more ...
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What lens should I use for a candid potrait photos [duplicate]

I'm going to start my career in photography. I have a canon 70D plus prime lens which is 18 to 135mm. For portrait shot I'm not getting more blured background. So can you suggest me which lens is ...
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Which lens is best for athletics?

So I am an athletics photographer, and I have a dilemma. First off, I use the 5d mark II body. Currently I own the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 USM II and I LOVE it... except for indoor photos. Before I ...
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Can lenses be damaged by rapid temperature and/or humidity changes?

I live in South Dakota. So, I can go from 75°F (24°C) with moderate humidity (indoors) to 0°F (-18°C) and dry just by stepping outside. Can this damage my lenses? I especially want to know about ...
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Canon wide angle lenses to capture groups in tight spaces

I recently upgraded from my ancient fellow Canon 550D to Canon 5D Mark iii and I only had 18-55mm kit lens and a 50mm 1.8 lens in my arsenal. I always struggled in low light and capture groups of ...
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how to choose the lens for optical system?

I have a circular fluorescent screen with 25 mm diameter. When the electron beam pass, it produces visible light.I want give beam image with CCD camera (1.2")(1032*779 pixel, size of pixel 4.65 ...
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What lenses for a current system can I use with a Nikon 1 series camera?

I have a V1 that I'll eventually be upgrading. In the meantime, I was hoping to purchase some lenses that I can use with an adapter for the V1, but then will be able to use with my future camera ...
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Canon Rebel T3i broken autofocus or lens [closed]

First off I’m only a beginner. I love to take and edit pictures but I’m no professional and know nothing about any of the special features my camera has to offer me. I bought the Tamron 16-300 mm ...
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Will a Vivitar 75-205mm 1:3.8 be compatible with my Nikon DSLR?

I have a Vivitar 75-205mm 1:3.8 close focusing auto zoom. I'm not a photographer and I would like to know if it can work with a Nikon D3100. On the ring (bottom) it's written "patents applied for N/Ai ...
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Why does my Nikon 12-24 1:4 G ED lens get recognised as Tokina lens?

I recently bought a used Nikon 12-24mm 1:4 G ED lens in almost mint condition. My camera is a Nikon D5100. I compared it to the similar spec Tokina 12-24mm by looking at a lot of different reviews ...
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How to get lens serial number from Exif?

I want to write down model name and serial number of my camera body and camera lens, in case they are lost or stolen. Where can I find those data? Lightroom provides all data but serial name of lens. ...
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Nikon 105mm f/2.8D or Nikon AF S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G

My lens broke down so I am in a market for a new one. Ideally I would love to purchase one lens for both macro (I photograph jewelry) and portraits (I am an amateur striving for a creamy bokeh). I ...
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What Lens to Buy [duplicate]

I'm a veteran hobbyist photography with a so-so photography IQ in the moment, by no means a settings expert. I often shoot landscapes and wildlife, but also will be taking pictures for my university's ...
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Canon or Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 [closed]

This is a two parts question 1) Is there a significant reason I should get the Tamron 70-200 G2 rather than the Tamron SP 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD? 2) Would getting the Canon 70-200L (first version) ...
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Compact digital or mirrorless camera?

I am new to the camera game. I have a 2 year old and a 7 month old, and would like to invest in a camera for capturing memories. I would like a camera that: Can capture fast moving kids Photographs ...
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Why is the Canon-mount Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art sharper in the corner in DxOMark's ratings than Nikon-mount version?

Why is the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A lens corner sharpness much better in the Canon version than the Nikon's, according to DxOMark's ratings? Canon: https://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Sigma/Sigma-24mm-...
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Is this lens decentered?

I bought a second hand lens yesterday, but I'm not sure if it's decentered or not. When buying it, I did some tests to make sure it was not decentered, but when I repeated the test at home I'm not ...
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Unsure about if the lens is genuine or not

So I just bought a lens [AF-P DX 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR] from Amazon and it came in clearly a repackaged box with the lens wrapped in bubblewrap, a milky white rear cap and lacking the lens ...
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200mm on 48MP body (with 2x digital zoom) vs 400mm on 24MP body

Is the "quality" from a 200mm lens on 48MP body (after a 2x digital zoom) going to be same as one on 400mm on 24MP body? Assuming the same apperture
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What kind of lens is used in this picture of Earth?

The photos in an answer to this question show the Earth as very small as seen from the moon. I suspect that the lens used doesn't reflect how our eyes would see the Earth from the moon. Is there a way ...
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Is a 70-200mm f/2.8 without IS suitable for high school sports under artificial lights?

I have an opportunity to buy a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM. It is in like new condition. I need to make offer. I mostly shot high school football and wrestling. I'm not a pro. Will I be OK with ...
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Full Frame Lens instead of MFT Lens - on a budget [closed]

I would like to buy a wide-angle lens (around 10 - 20 mm full-frame-equivalent) for my MFT camera (Panasonic Lumix GX80), but all MFT lenses in this focal length area are way above my price limit. ...
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What wide-angle lens for MFT?

I bought a Panasonic Lumix GX1 with the idea of using it for indoor wide angle shots for real estate. Obviously, I didn't realize what I was getting into. My little point and shoot Lumix takes wider ...
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Can i stack both a lens and a (variable) ND filter on a phone camera?

I am o total noob so forgive the blunders. I am interested in filming my travels with a Samsung S7 mobile phone, so the upper level of amateur is enough for me. So video, not photo. What i want is to ...
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Best lens for my D5300 [closed]

I travel a lot and enjoy taking pictures of old structures, landscapes, as well as alleyways, staircases, and doorways. Can you recommend an all around lens for my Nikon D5300. Ps. A little zoom ...
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Why do CCTV and pro camcorder lenses often have vignettes, and apertures that can be fully closed?

I noticed this on both CCTV and "TV lens" C-mount lenses. Is this for manual black level calibration, or protecting some early sensor or *icon tube style from wear, or entirely another reason? It ...
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Eccentric/collimating mechanisms in lenses - do they compensate for glass or mechanics?

Some lenses include eccentric rings, or elements in adjustable via a three point fixture, or similar collimation adjustment facilities. Do these correct for inaccuracies in the way the glass is ...
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Canon lens 24-105mm macro error, please help

the body is great with 50mm lens but, when I change the lens 105mm len,( 7 years old ) it have motor noise when attach to the body, take photo will be error and hangs. lens do not works, no focus, ...
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How exactly is “flange” defined in the term ''flange distance"

The concept of a flange distance is something I understand on a theoretical level, but not so much on a practical level. It is debatably the most important measurement in the camera, determining the ...
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Why are all the mirrorless full-frame 35mm f/1.4 lenses so big?

The Sony FE, Nikon Z and Canon R mounts all have flange distances shorter than the Leica M mount, yet Leica has the compact Summilux 35m f/1.4 design whereas the above's comparably speced lenses are ...
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How to capture the depth and enormity of a deep ravine? [duplicate]

I was recently out on a hike and came across a dry waterfall in a deep ravine. There was a viewing platform, and I took several shots. The problem is, that everything was flattened. The enormity of ...
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How can I fix a Canon lens with sand in the aperture diaphragm?

I have a 17-85mm Canon lens which I was using at the beach the other day. A sudden hard blow of wind caused sand to be thrown on me and my camera. Afterwards, the camera would give the Error 01 code ...
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Why are subject's eyes out of focus with EF 28-70mm F2.8 L?

I purchased an older 28-70mm F2.8 L Series lens. I'm trying to use it to take portraits on a Canon 5D Mark III. However, when I use autofocus at 70mm, the eyes are not in focus and the face seems ...
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Panasonic/Leica 15mm 1.7 vs DJI 15mm 1.7 [duplicate]

Is the DJI as sharp as the Leica on a OMD E-10 Mark II ?
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Can I use a polarizing filter on a non-STM lens?

Almost every single review of an STM lens mentions the following: The front end doesn't rotate while focusing, which is great for using a polar filter. Does this mean that I can't use a ...
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Does a large mount diameter really allow design advantages for large aperture lenses?

To keep the conversation simple, please focus only on native lens design for the mount. So with the recent Nikon mirrorless announcement, Nikon has been touting the bigger mount. I am no expert in ...
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How to verify whether the invisible/removed fungus in the second hand lens is dangerous? [duplicate]

Assuming there is no huge visible fungus, inside, how to verify whether the second hand lens is affected by spores? It is said that spores don't die and fungus may regrow. Also it is said that if we ...
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Why don't my calculations based on a crop factor of 1.5 work for the Nikon P1000?

I know that Nikon cameras APS-C sensors has a crop factor of 1.5 but if we apply this to calculate the equivalent focal lenght in 35mm format for the Nikon P1000 camera we will not get the exact ...
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What can I expect with stacked lenses for extreme macro photography?

I need your opinions on stacked lenses setup for extreme macro photography. I own a Nikon D5600. I bought a Nikon AF-S 40mm f1.8G Micro lens together with the body. Then, Nikon, as a part promotion ...
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Polarization and Rainbows

Why when I use a polarized lens if I turn it one way the rainbow disappears and the other way it brings it out better to the point you can see the second double rainbow when the naked eye can't? Is ...
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Circle Imprinted on Photos - How to Get Rid Of? [duplicate]

Recently some photos I've taken have had a band of circles imprinted on the pictures. Is this caused by my filter or something with the lens itself? Attached a photo for reference. It only happens ...
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What filter size for a Canon PowerShot SX430 IS?

What size lens filter do I need for a Canon PowerShot SX430 IS? I have a 40.5mm UV filter, but it does not fit.
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Why Does Depth of Field Happen? Is there a simple explanation? [duplicate]

I think if our eyes are good there are not many situations where we naturally percieve a shallow DOF. How is it that lenses create this? What happens for shallow DOF to happen in photos and on movies?
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Is Sigma's lens hood LH-825-03 compatible with a 18-50 2.8 EX DC HSM Macro?

I'm looking for a replacement hood for my 18-50 f/2.8 EX DC HSM Macro, but I'm not having much success. I've instead found some hoods for the 17-50 OS (stabilized) version, which also has a 72 mm ...
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Should I avoid used lenses involved in video shooting?

When looking to get a used lens, I was told by a fellow (amateur) photographer to avoid buying lenses involved into video shooting. He didn't gave any explanation and left before I could ask him. ...
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Lens upgrade for Canon EOS 1100D [closed]

I have 18-55mm kit lens as well as 55-250mm, 50mm/f1.8 and 24mm/f2.8 lenses. What lenses should be required for upgrade in future?