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?
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.
Please recommend a starter camera that takes decent video and can accommodate other lenses. [more inside]
Some of the pictures I took on my last holiday have turned out to have fairly obvious dark smudges. Seems like my trusty point and shoot digital camera has a bad case of dust on the sensor and will need servicing, but is there anything I can do software-wise to salvage the pictures? [more inside]
What's a good fisheye lens for a flip ultra or mino camera? [more inside]
[DSLR-filter] I'm buying my first DSLR camera! Woohoo, excitement all around (except in my wallet). I've settled on a Nikon D90, but I'm not sure what lens to get with it. Options/details inside. [more inside]
BucketList preparation: Traveling around the world, what kind of photography equipment would you bring with you? I'm mainly interested in (Canon) lenses, but recommendation for accessories is also welcome. [more inside]
Yellow-tinted night vision sunglasses? Do these things actually work as advertised?
What is the smallest Nikon (or compatible) image-stabilization lens? My search results seem to indicate it is this: Nikon 18mm - 55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX (VR) Vibration Reduction Wide Angle Autofocus Zoom Lens, which is a VR version of the kit lens on a D40. [more inside]
I'm trying to come up with a package of DSLR lenses that will cover 99% of my picture-taking requirements at the least cost. 18-200mm all-in-one or 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses? [more inside]
Is it normal to have better vision in contact lens than glasses? [more inside]
I want to buy an entry-level dSLR for everyday toddler/family pictures. Should I go with a Nikon D80 or a Canon Rebel Xsi? And which lens(es)? [more inside]
How can I get a contact lens prescription without buying lenses from the same place? [more inside]
I'm looking at cataract surgery in the next year or two, and wondering what my options are as far as lenses go. [more inside]
How do I retard the fungal growth in my camera lens? [more inside]
I'm a zoom junkie. What do I do with a 17mm lens? [more inside]
I dropped my AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens and it no longer works correctly. Is there anything I can do with it?
I dropped my AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens and it no longer works correctly. Is there anything I can do with it? [more inside]
Help, Nikon Lens broke and I'm in the middle of nowhere [more inside]
Thinking of getting a wide angle WD - H72 lens add-on for an XH-A1 Digital HD Camera. [more inside]
Should I buy a new lens, or an external flash? [more inside]
What are the risks of leaving a bottle of contact lens solution open on the counter regularly? [more inside]
This new lens from Sigma (18-250 zoom) comes in a Pentax mount. Pentax puts their DSLR image stabilization in the camera body and not in the lens like Nikon or Canon. Yet the description for all the lenses is the same - image stabilization in the lens. Is this a case of cut&paste product descriptions or would using this lens on a Pentax camera have double image stabilization (both lens & camera body)? [more inside]
In 35 mm terms, how wide angle are our eyes? [more inside]
New to the DSLR world, and I need the hive mind's help with a couple questions. [more inside]
Help me find an odd magnifying glass. [more inside]
I need advice on a 'walking-around' lens on a sub-frame Canon DSLR. [more inside]
[DSLR Noob Filter] Do I need to invest in a VR (vibration reduction) lens? [more inside]
I've cracked the lens on a pair of designer sunglasses. Where and how do I get them fixed? [more inside]
PhotographyFilter: What's the next logical step up from an 18-55mm kit lens? [more inside]
Help me title my PhD thesis! Cool Photography/Cinema/Camera phrases wanted! [more inside]
Are those contact lenses that compensate for red/green colour blindness actually any use? [more inside]
I'm loooking for a lens recommendation for a Nikon d70 specifically for close-up indoor photography of kids. Apologies in advance for asking a question that's very close to several others here at AskMeFi, but here's the twist... [more inside]
What cheap kit should I get to take relatively low-light photos? [more inside]
I want to shoot indoor hockey with a DSLR. What should I get for ~$1000-1500? I'm looking at Canon and Nikon. [more inside]
Find-that-website filter: Website with a unique explanation of lens focal length with respect to photography and zoom lenses. [more inside]
I am looking for a lens for my Nikon D80 that works well in low-light conditions. Something relatively compact and not too expensive would be best. [more inside]
Exposure difference between two lenses at the same aperture? I just noticed that using the programmed exposure on my d80 with two different lenses at the same aperture produces different shutter speeds - even though the scene is the same. [more inside]
What kind of camera lens would have been used to get such dramatic angles and straight lines on this photo of an office? [more inside]
Question for those of you who have seen "Knee Deep": My recording cut out - how much did I miss? (spoilers inside) [more inside]
I remember reading about these spectacles that'd let you control their focal lengths by varying an oil film between two rectangles of glass that were held together by the frame ('oil inside the lens'). Links?
Is my Sigma lens dead? [more inside]
How "zoom" is a 55-200mm zoom lens? [more inside]
I'm going to be taking photos this weekend in an artificial ski field, (mixture of cold and warm environments), the people facilitating the event have said that last time they had someone shoot at a similar event their lenses fogged up when moving between the snow and the heated cafe. How can I prevent this? [more inside]
What are some of your favourite bokeh lenses and settings for head-and-shoulder portraiture?
I'm looking for non-Ebay, online or offline marketplaces for used camera lenses. [more inside]
What is the best lens to use with a Nikon D50 for low-light situations where the subjects are moving? [more inside]
Has anyone had Nikon gear that you bought used serviced under warranty? Is this possible, or is Nikon's extended warranty non-transferable? [more inside]
Photofilter: Which lens should I buy? I'm in the market for a new prime. I've narrowed it down (for various reasons) to either Canon 85/1.8 or the new Sigma 50/1.4. Do any fellow photogs out there have experience with either one or have a recommendation. Eventually, I want to go with the 85/1.2II but it'll be awhile before I have the cash. I'm looking for something with good bokeh as I like to shoot wide open and get short DOF. Currently, I'm using an old OM Zuiko 50/1.4 to achieve that but since it's not autofocus, I miss more in-focus shots than I like. In case you need to know to answer I shoot on a 30D and a 5D. Thanks!
Is there any evidence (scientific, anecdotal or otherwise) to suggest that cheap store-brand contact lens solution is inferior to name brands like Opti-Free or Renu? I'm specifically referring to multi-purpose solution for disposable soft contact lenses. What are your solution experiences? [more inside]
dSLRfilter - What will a dSLR think about my 30 year old lens? [more inside]