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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

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

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

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

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

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

Filmmaker training, online?

Suggest online or DVD resources for a new filmmaker to learn about lenses, film formats, shot composition, camera moves, dialogue staging, and other aspects of cinematography & directing? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Apr 17, 2008 - 7 answers

I want my scifi spectacles!

What are the technical obstacles to making 'smart' spectacles which would function like the lenses in the human eye? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Dec 8, 2007 - 14 answers

help me pick EF lenses

I'm heading to the States in a month, and would like to pick up some Canon EF lenses for my film body (now) and DSLR (later). Interests and budget are after the jump. [more inside]
posted by heeeraldo on Oct 18, 2007 - 14 answers

Favorite Nikon Macro Lens?

What's your favorite Nikon-compatible macro lens? I'm completely new to macro photography (and still pretty new to photography in general, having purchased my first DSLR a little over a year ago), and I'm leaning towards the Nikon 60mm f/2.8D AF, largely because of the price differential between this and some of the other Nikkor macros. Anyone have any great experience with some of the makeshift macro lenses (using extension tubes, reversing rings, etc)?
posted by jacksides on Jul 23, 2007 - 9 answers

Decent budget lenses for shooting babies, beautiful scenery, (and maybe) blooms?

Prospective DSLR user ISO decent budget lenses for shooting babies, beautiful scenery, (and maybe) blooms. [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on May 8, 2007 - 23 answers

What type of lens should I settle on for my DSLR?

I'm going to be purchasing a DSLR camera, and am looking for some input on which lens(es) to purchase. [more inside]
posted by tomorama on Apr 26, 2007 - 45 answers

tap that glass

I'm interested in fitting odd lenses -- and making custom lenses -- to/for digital cameras and digital video cameras. I'm not terribly concerned with the electronic side of things, so you shouldn't be either. What I'm looking for is a crass/crash course in optics -- something (a book, a video, a class, a kit) that will teach me the basics of optics and allow me to force photocopier lenses, telescopes, and microscopes onto unsuspecting recording devices.
posted by fake on Dec 28, 2006 - 12 answers

Best every day dSLR lens and accessories?

This is a two part question: Which every day lens should I buy for my dSLR, and what other camera accessories should I get? There is [more inside]
posted by geeky on Oct 11, 2006 - 25 answers

Digital photography "must haves"?

I want to take my photography to the next level. What should I invest in? [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Jan 24, 2006 - 46 answers

Pentax or another digital SLR?

I'm looking for a new digital SLR that I can use with my existing lenses, which works well in general and low-light situations... [more inside]
posted by Rothko on Jun 22, 2005 - 22 answers

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