I have a Panasonic/Lumix GX1 body with only one lens - the 20 mm 1.7. That lens has been ok but, truth be told, I haven't been blown away by the quality of pictures I am getting. What lens would you recommend I buy? [more inside]
posted by Mid
on Aug 2, 2014 -
I will have a long layover in Atlanta tomorrow between international flights, and would like to buy a camera lens. Specifically, an Sigma 18-200. Where is the best place to do this? Quick and/or easy trip from the airport by MARTA is a must. I hope this is still possible, despite my lack of planning in advance!
posted by whatzit
on May 8, 2014 -
I'm looking at buying a used Nikkor lens to use on my D80 (and on whatever the next body I buy is when I finally retire that body). For many of the older lenses you can get a significant savings by buying the version of the lens that does not send distance info to the camera (non-D version). How much do I care? [more inside]
posted by mzurer
on Feb 5, 2014 -
Can anybody help me diagnose the digital photography trouble I'm having? Link to blurry whitish spots all over my pix inside...TIA! [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin
on Feb 5, 2014 -
What lens would be best for a new photographer for taking pictures of family (babies, kids, humans) with a Pentax K-x 12.4MP Digital SLR with 2.7 inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL? (Can you tell I just copied that from the receipt?) [more inside]
posted by EtTuHealy
on Jan 28, 2014 -
The answers to this question
landed me with a lovely adapter and security-camera lens. But now what?! I only have a one-mm focus range about 20cm ahead of me. Idiotic blithering inside. [more inside]
posted by Iteki
on Jan 23, 2014 -
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 -
Well, I do have a little knowledge, but it is years past. Basically, I am trying to find out how to list camera lenses on eBay. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by lampshade
on Jan 11, 2014 -
Anyone tried CIBA Vision Dailies Total 1 contact lens.
How is it?
Is it easy to remove? (Read stories that it's hard to get it out)
Is it for beginners?
posted by Mountain28
on Dec 11, 2013 -
I'm buying my first DSLR, a Canon 60D
. My original intention had been to purchase a body and (18-55mm) lens kit and spend some time learning with that before purchasing any other lenses.
However, I have found an excellent deal on a 60D body only and am contemplating purchasing that and putting the savings (and maybe a little top-up from the slush-fund) to purchasing a separate lens. (Especially as i understand that kit lenses tend not to be great quality).
What would be your recommendation for a good, versatile lens for a DSLR beginner?
posted by jcm
on Nov 29, 2013 -
What is the best lens for a trip to Europe, for a Canon Rebel XS, that is budget-friendly
I'm looking for a lens that will give me a good range of wide shots (buildings, landscapes, etc) as well as the nice details in closer shots. I would ideally like to carry only one lens with me, since I'm traveling light and don't really want to change out lenses all the time. [more inside]
posted by lockstitch
on Apr 21, 2013 -
I need a backpack that can hold a 15" laptop and also have a great area for a DSLR camera, flash, and a couple of lenses. Do you have suggestions? [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Apr 9, 2013 -
I'm used to working with a Nikon film camera and a 50mm f/1.8 lens. What normal or close to normal lens would you recommend for a camera with a 1.6x crop factor like the Canon Rebel T4i? The kit lens is an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II, which works, but I miss being able to take photos in low light without a flash.
posted by topoisomerase
on Feb 26, 2013 -
I'm looking for the best quality portable camera and lens system for travel and street photography. My budget is between $8 and $10,000 for everything.
posted by Tziv
on Jan 13, 2013 -
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 -
Eyes 20/10 with correction, where to get the sharpest prescription in the US? [more inside]
posted by zippy
on Sep 17, 2012 -
I'm going to rent a lens for my Nikon D5100 for the weekend to shoot a bunch of youth (8-10 year olds) soccer games. What would be the best lens at a reasonable price? [more inside]
posted by Doofus Magoo
on Sep 3, 2012 -
Can you recommend a Nikon (or nikon compatible) lens for taking photos of a busy toddler without a flash?
(Anon so I can surprise my husband for his birthday.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 23, 2012 -
A Canon 80-200mm zoom lens I've been holding on to has broken, and fixing it would be more expensive than a replacement. What should I do with it? [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Jun 26, 2012 -
I need an all-around wide angle or zoom lens that's of good quality. I'm already really happy with my f/1.8 50mm, what's the zoom/wide angle lens equivalent of the 50mm? [more inside]
posted by carmel
on Jun 20, 2012 -
Several years ago, I purchased a Canon Digital Rebel XT (EOS 350D) with the kit lens (EF-S 18-55mm). I've gotten a bit better since the early days, and I have a good eye, but I'm still not well-versed in the really technical stuff. In any case, I'll be taking a trip to Scotland later this year, and I'd really like to use my first overseas trip in over ten years as an excuse to upgrade my lens to something nicer. Complications: I'm also getting married soon and of course paying for said overseas trip, so my budget is pretty low, at least in terms of lenses—no more than $500, and preferably below $400. [more inside]
posted by divisjm
on Jun 5, 2012 -
I have a faulty Nikon D80 with two superb lenses. What model is its natural successor, and what is the best quality lens I can get bundled with it? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Mar 8, 2012 -
Relatively new Canon dSLR owner planning a trip to some Really Beautiful Places. Looking to invest in a lens that will help me take some amazing shots while I'm there as well as on future adventures. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Feb 27, 2012 -
I am a novice photographer who would like to improve my skills at photographing vintage cars primarily outdoors in natural light. I am looking to replace my old Nikon D50 and 18-55mm lens with a Nikon D3300. What would be the must-have lenses, filters and accessories for my task? Also best camera settings? Also interested in tricks for getting compelling images. Close up? High angle? Low angle? Just experiment? [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd
on Jan 24, 2012 -
I'm looking into purchasing a Canon DSLR and need some advice on which package to choose [more inside]
posted by smcniven
on Jan 6, 2012 -
My wife has a Canon DSL (Canon-EOS Digital Rebel XTi) with only the stock lens that came with it. I'd like to get her a new lens but I know very little about DSLRs. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Dec 9, 2011 -
I've got an idea to fix the crappy automatic brightness sensor on my Android phone. Will it work / screw anything up? [more inside]
posted by anthill
on Nov 2, 2011 -
I need a lens for low-light, hand-held, food photography on my Canon 40D. I will be renting the lens so cost is not an issue and prefer only one lens instead of swapping them out. I will be taking pictures in restaurants during actual meals so dishes must be fully framed from the seated position. No tripod, no flashes, no standing up, no trickery. What would you recommend?
posted by sygyzy
on Sep 22, 2011 -
I'm renting a Canon DSLR (60D or T3i) for our vacation in Seattle. Help me choose one single lens to rent with it. [more inside]
posted by santojulieta
on Sep 5, 2011 -
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 -
I think my camera lens is broken. Is my camera lens broken? Image (and more information) within. [more inside]
posted by kbanas
on Jun 30, 2011 -
My Sigma camera lens stopped working - what's causing it and what can I do? [more inside]
posted by komara
on Feb 14, 2011 -
Just a quick dumb question I can't find answered anywhere else: I have a videocamera with 37.5mm lens threads. A filter I want to buy online has 37mm threads (and that spec seem more common in general). There's a 37.5mm-to-37mm stepdown ring available elsewhere, but it costs twice as much as the filter. Is that 0.5mm really enough to need the stepping ring?
posted by AzraelBrown
on Jan 4, 2011 -