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How do I tell which kit lens option is more all-purpose?

Both of the kit lenses can be considered "all-purpose" lenses, just in different ways. Kit lenses are usually lower-cost all-purpose lenses. That's why they come in the box with the camera. ...
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How do I tell which kit lens option is more all-purpose?

This is a relatively easy choice: you buy the 16-50 zoom lens. You will want to zoom to a different focal length than 28 mm a lot more often than you'll need the extra low-light capabilities (...
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How do I tell which kit lens option is more all-purpose?

Like all the other answers, I would agree, that the most general purpose lens (out of the two you mentioned) in terms of focal length is the zoom lens. It will be the one giving you the most ...
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How do I tell which kit lens option is more all-purpose?

An all-purpose lens is the kit lens. That is why a camera comes with it. For a portrait lens, you want one with a wide aperture, F1.8, and a medium-long focal range. A standard recommendation as your ...
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As a beginner, how do I figure out which lens to get next?

I have a Canon R50 camera and am looking for a more versatile lens More versatile than... which one do you have? I would argue that the way of thinking is the opposite. You probably have a kit lens. ...
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What specs should I look at when shopping for a lens to take talking-head-at-a-desk and closeup shots?

My first recommendation is that you need to know your space. The main thing to understand is 1. The distance from the camera to your face, and 2. How much do you want to capture your surroundings, ...
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What specs should I look at when shopping for a lens to take talking-head-at-a-desk and closeup shots?

Things to look for: Mount system The lens has to match your camera for you to be able to attach and use the lens. In your case, a Nikon D750 is in the Nikon F mount dLSR lens system. So you need to ...
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Should I upgrade my lens or am I just looking at photos on a pixel level?

You are getting caught up in technical aspects, although I wouldn't necessarily say "pixel peeping." And I get it; I strive for images that hold up at 200-400% zoom (depending on monitor ...
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Should I upgrade my lens or am I just looking at photos on a pixel level?

This probably should be a comment but it is a bit long for that. There are several similar questions regarding techniques to increase sharpness and questions regarding upgrading the gear. In this ...
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As a beginner, how do I figure out which lens to get next?

As a beginner, how do I figure out which lens to get next? Ask yourself the question, "What kind of photo do I want to take that my current lens doesn't allow?" Then find out what kind of ...
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As a beginner, how do I figure out which lens to get next?

You're unlikely to get any good advice unless you specify what you want from a lens, in what way you want the lens to be a "more versatile" (than what? -- you didn't specify that either). ...
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Shooting on B&W infrared film with Canon L glasses

Lenses may have different focus markings for infrared light because, basically, different wavelengths of light are (usually) brought into focus by a photographic lens at different points. This is also ...
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What is the difference between working focus distance and infinity focus in Camera Lens (specially machine vision camera)

You have read the specifications wrong... but they are not written terribly clearly. It is a 50mm lens with a 200mm minimum working distance. It can focus from 200mm to infinity. Note that it is only ...
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What is the difference between working focus distance and infinity focus in Camera Lens (specially machine vision camera)

No its because the lens cannot move close enough to the sensor(*). Its the same problem as SLR cameras using a macro extender rings on the lens. The camera can focus closer, but it's "far" ...
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Mounting Canon focus by wire lens (EF 50mm f1.8 STM) to EOS 300

I ended up buying that lense, and it works flawlessly on the EOS 300 :)
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Thin lens focal length vs perspective

A lens can only show the same view that you see when standing in that spot. A longer focal length will enlarge what the camera sees, but with the distances along the path all with their same ...
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Thin lens focal length vs perspective

For a thin lens focal length does indeed influence perspective as you described. No thin lens objectives for cameras exist anyway so if you want to be pedantic then focal length is not enough because ...
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Dirt is on the sensor or in the lens

i think it's on the sensor. but first a few points of clarification: to check for dirt on sensor or lens the aperture of the lens is closed down all the way to f22. with aperture wide open the dirt ...
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