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What lenses should I get for a Pentax K5 II?

I'm looking at buying a used Pentax K5 II as my main camera rig. The most important use of this camera will be for documenting fieldwork, including photographing specimens in the field. I'd like to have a small selection of quality lenses that will cover me for most situations. I've been doing research, but there are so many options that it's hard for me to decide. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jan 16, 2014 - 9 answers

Explain zoom lens specs please?

Can someone explain these two types of zoom lens specs? [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Jan 13, 2014 - 24 answers

Putting weird lenses on a micro four thirds body

I have a lovely little Lumix GF3. It has a 14mm lense. While I have great fun sticking the camera right in peoples faces to get a picture, I would like to get something a little more versatile. Ideally by buying inappropriate lenses from strange Chinese sites. [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Nov 24, 2013 - 7 answers

Building a lens filter system

What would be a good system/brand for lens filters without costing the earth? [more inside]
posted by theobserver on Sep 20, 2013 - 13 answers

Help me find even smaller eyeglasses!

So, I have something of an eyewear fetish. And I'm looking or something new. And small. [more inside]
posted by scblackman on Jan 18, 2013 - 5 answers

What are the most comfortable contact lenses in the world?

Save me from my glasses! I'd like to find the perfect contacts. [more inside]
posted by snoogles on Jan 16, 2013 - 18 answers

14-42 is ... ok, I guess?

I've decided it's time to upgrade from my Canon point and shoot. I'm going to get a Panasonic Lumix G5 DSLM. Now...what lenses should I get? [more inside]
posted by solotoro on Dec 14, 2012 - 11 answers

On the prowl for the best "long-wear, comfortable" COLORED contact lense brand. Any recommendations?

On the prowl for the best "long-wear, comfortable" COLORED contact lense brand. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by audio on Dec 11, 2012 - 1 answer

Photographers & photo enthusiasts: What is the best used wide angle lens I can get for a Canon 40D for under $100?

Photographers & photo enthusiasts: What is the best used wide angle lens I can get for a Canon 40D for under $100? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Nov 28, 2012 - 16 answers

Auction Hunters! Help me value these IMAX Projector lenses.

I need help valuing and perhaps selling some IMAX projector lenses and power supplies. [more inside]
posted by HappyHippo on Nov 25, 2012 - 2 answers

Selling stuff on ebay

Explain Ebay to me like I'm six years old. I need to sell some expensive lenses and a camera. How do I sell something without being taken to the cleaners by scammers? [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Oct 3, 2012 - 17 answers

Prescription contact lenses, online, without an optometrist's OK. Possible?

Is there somewhere online that I can order prescription contact lenses from without a optometrist's confirmation? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Sep 10, 2012 - 14 answers

Make me a super-photographer

Please suggest a Canon lens for a trip to Yellowstone. Long story. [more inside]
posted by theobserver on Aug 23, 2012 - 20 answers

Great old lenses on Canon EOS mount?

John Carey uses an old Olympus 55mm 1.8 lens on his Canon 5D with beautiful results. Which other similar old lenses have you found great on a Canon EOS mount?
posted by jgwong on Jun 7, 2012 - 10 answers

I can see clearly now, the pain is gone...

I am considering changing from contact lenses that last one month to daily disposable lenses. Is there anything that I should know? Looking for pros and cons, particularly from anyone who has made this switch. [more inside]
posted by blurker on May 21, 2012 - 22 answers

Do comfortable contact lenses exist?

What are the most comfortable soft, disposable contact lenses out there? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Mar 28, 2012 - 26 answers

Can I see clearly now?

My annual eye exam is coming up.  I've had a years-long string of not-quite-right corrective lenses.   What can I do to get an accurate prescription this time? [more inside]
posted by yersinia on Feb 16, 2012 - 24 answers

Momma always said not to stick things in your eyes.

I want to try out contact lenses again. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Dec 9, 2011 - 29 answers

3-2-1 Contax

Is there any kind of market for used Contax SLR equipment? [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Dec 3, 2011 - 4 answers

The goggles. I'm not sure if they do something.

I ordered new glasses online. I've been wearing them for 4 days and they still seem "off" a little. How long did it take you to get used to new glasses? Is something wrong with these? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Dec 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Budget Lens for Canon Rebel T2i?

Budget lens for my Canon Rebel T2i? [more inside]
posted by prior on Nov 22, 2011 - 11 answers

Why are microscope lenses so small?

Why are microscope lenses small and camera lenses large? Surely having large lenses on microscopes would let you gather more light from the thing you're trying to examine and give you a clearer picture.
posted by Joe in Australia on Sep 3, 2011 - 9 answers

What would Galileo think?

Would it be possible to make a telescope from two contact lenses? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Jul 29, 2011 - 14 answers

do you see the possibilities?

I need new glasses *and* new sunglasses. Help me understand the possibilities and figure out the best combination. [more inside]
posted by just_another_one on Jul 27, 2011 - 21 answers

contact lense mix up

I have Ciba vision Air Optix Aqua 1 month disposable contact lenses and have mixed them up. I use -1.75 for my left eye and -1.50 for my right, 8.6/14.20 size. On the actual lens of one of them it says "CIBA x647" and on the other "CIBA x648", which lens is for which eye?
posted by randomizer on Jul 18, 2011 - 10 answers

Best colored annual-replace contact lenses?

Best colored annual-replace contact lenses? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jul 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me choose the right lenses for my sunglasses

What combination of lenses should I buy for my new Oakley Flak Jackets, for year-round cycle commuting? [more inside]
posted by genesta on Jun 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Tell me about contact lenses

Should I try contact lenses again? What brand/style? [more inside]
posted by Lulu's Pink Converse on Jun 16, 2011 - 24 answers

Computer glasses?

Do computer glasses work? Where can I find a company that will fit a pair of frames with eyestrain lenses? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Apr 23, 2011 - 10 answers

Why can't I see clearly through eyeglasses?

Why can't I see clearly through eyeglasses? [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Jan 24, 2011 - 11 answers

Pimping up a camera.

In this question I asked you to help me become an Inspector Gadget filmmaker. You succeeded. Well, now I want you to help me pimp my camera. (budget around $15,000) [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Jan 24, 2011 - 10 answers

What Glasses Should a Two Year Old That Seems Fine Get, When The Specialists Say Confusing Things?

Doc says my 2 yr. old needs strong (+4.5-5.5) glasses. Doc #2 says +1.5 glasses. Kid sees perfectly fine... random MeFi strangers, help! [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister on Dec 29, 2010 - 32 answers

Sigma vs. Canon

Sigma 18-125mm f/3.8-5.6 AF DC OS HSM vs. Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, besides the obvious zoom range differences is the Canon really worth twice the Sigma? I've checked a number of reviews and it doesn't look like the Canon's advantage is as clear cut as the price would suggest.
posted by tommasz on Dec 28, 2010 - 10 answers

Re-lensing cheapo eBay glasses?

The internet has solved the problem of cheap glasses + lenses bought together. How about putting lenses in glasses? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Nov 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Optimus Prime (Lenses)

What are your favorite prime lenses for a Canon EOS body? [more inside]
posted by atayah on Oct 29, 2010 - 16 answers

Taking my t2i on the ski slopes. Tips?

Taking my t2i on the ski slopes. Tips? [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Oct 15, 2010 - 4 answers

Isekonia, you say 'wha?'

Attention glasses/contacts wearers! Do you have a major difference in the prescription between one eye and the other, aka anisometropia? Have you found any benefit from iseikonic lenses? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Aug 25, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me shake the digital SLR camera body blues

About ten years ago, I was given a couple Pentax 35mm film SLR bodies, and some lenses, which I was happy with. Especially the SMC-M 50mm f/1.4 lens, with which I discovered bokeh and existing-light photography. But after a while, I got tired of having to store and process film, since I just put all the pictures into my computer anyway. So I got a *ist DS, since that was compatible with all my lenses. But my favorite prime lens has been turned into a zoom by the reduced sensor size. The closest equivalent I've found is the FA 31mm Limited, but that costs ~$1000 USD, and its not even f1.4, its f1.8. Given this issue, along with the fussiness of getting all the auto-exposure/focus stuff to work the way I want it to, and I'm really missing my film camera bodies. Or is there an alternative? [more inside]
posted by Hither on Jun 20, 2010 - 16 answers

Where has all the saline gone?

Does saline solution in an aerosol can still exist anymore? Can I just not find it anywhere? [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento on Jun 2, 2010 - 7 answers

seeing many types of blind through a new lens?

Can I get contacts if I have presbyopia (needing progressives) AND astigmatism? [more inside]
posted by kch on May 23, 2010 - 7 answers

lens me a hand.

Anybody have experience with the Philly Lens Library? [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine on May 21, 2010 - 3 answers

contact lenses at Boots Opticians

The same 3 months' worth of supply of lenses at Boots costs twice as much as at Specsavers. [more inside]
posted by noztran on May 13, 2010 - 8 answers

I don't want to crop anymore.

I'm a zoom junkie. What do I do with a 17mm lens? [more inside]
posted by Skyanth on Apr 23, 2010 - 22 answers

Viewing The World Through Two-Colored Glasses

Any harm in wearing sunglasses with two mismatched lenses? [more inside]
posted by Doctor Suarez on Apr 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Canon EOS350D lens advice required.

Basic photography advice required: what lens should I get to replace the scratched kit lens on a Canan EOS350D? [more inside]
posted by StephenF on Oct 15, 2009 - 19 answers

How Dry I Am!

VisionFilter: Should I switch from rigid gas permeable lenses to soft? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Aug 21, 2009 - 16 answers

Easy on the eyes--literally--contacts?

After giving up on contacts about 5 years ago, I'm curious about any new types of contacts that are out now that would be easy on my eyes. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Aug 20, 2009 - 15 answers

Help me find a new pair of sunglasses

I recently lost my sunglasses, and now I'm looking for a pair to replace them. Something <$100, polarized, good quality sharp lenses, and reasonably stylish preferred. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Bahro on Aug 12, 2009 - 7 answers

Transition Lenses: SLR to DSLR

When is an old camera lens good enough to influence which DSLR body to purchase? [more inside]
posted by yamel on Aug 6, 2009 - 15 answers

Sub-$300 Rebel XT Lens

Good sub-$300 Rebel XT lenses? [more inside]
posted by archagon on Aug 5, 2009 - 14 answers

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