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]
When is an old camera lens good enough to influence which DSLR body to purchase? [more inside]
Good sub-$300 Rebel XT lenses? [more inside]
Are there cheap alternatives for the large and elaborate "dry boxes" I see listed for use as dehumidified storage cabinets for lenses and other camera gear? I've built up a little collection, live where the summer humidity is often high, and do not run my AC 24/7. My first thought is that this is basically an airtight box with a bunch of dessicant inside. Can't really be that simple, though.
CanonFilter: It appears I have dirt inside the my Canon 28-135mm lens... Rather, it looks to me like it's on the inner optics, and not the prime lens... [more inside]
Can I go back to an optician and get a prescription for a different kind of lenses without another exam?
Yet another optician question. I got a prescription for reading/computer glasses, but I really need progressives (I think) because I can't see anything closeup without the glasses on. But I don't trust my optician. [more inside]
Do colored contacts on brown-eyed people look just as fakey now as they did 20 years ago? [more inside]
What happens to my eyeglass lenses overtime? [more inside]
Where in Los Angeles can I get eyeglasses lenses (a fairly difficult perscription, at that) in an hour, or a day? [more inside]
How long should it take to get used to a new brand of contacts? [more inside]
I've got tickets to the presidential inauguration. What telephoto lens should I get for my Nikon D50 so that I can get great shots of Obama's swearing in? [more inside]
Which lenses/accessories should I have for my Nikon D60 for my trip to Africa? (no there will not be safaris!) [more inside]
I'm seeing annoying reflections of lights around the lenses of my new glasses. Are the frames causing this or something else? [more inside]
Glasses Filter: How do I put a lens back into frames without a bottom rim? [more inside]
What is wrong with my nauseating (but clear) glasses which do not preserve shape throughout the field of vision? [more inside]
Are there any better eyeglasses than Marchon Airlocks with Crizal lenses? [more inside]
[Eyeglasses] Anti-scratch coatings deteriorate after a couple of years. Anyone found durable coatings? [more inside]
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]
Photography filter: Next step up from "digital macro"? [more inside]
What are your thoughts on Lasik versus implantable contact lenses? [more inside]
What are the technical obstacles to making 'smart' spectacles which would function like the lenses in the human eye? [more inside]
Optics geeks: Why do some cameras matte off a rectangle in front of the lens like this? [more inside]
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]
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)?
How do I get dust out of the inside of my lenses? [more inside]
Prospective DSLR user ISO decent budget lenses for shooting babies, beautiful scenery, (and maybe) blooms. [more inside]
I'm going to be purchasing a DSLR camera, and am looking for some input on which lens(es) to purchase. [more inside]
Help me pick which lenses and accessores to buy with a Canon 400D (Rebel XTi) for urban travel / shooting. [more inside]
Another question about eyeglasses, specifically replacing lenses for cheap. [more inside]
Any point in getting the Canon XTi lens kit? Tamron or Sigma? [more inside]
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.
I'm about to buy a new pair of eyeglasses. For my prescription I want high index progressive lenses. I want the high index so the lenses will be as thin as possible. I keep hearing that Zeiss lenses are better than other brands and would like to know if this is true before I spend my money. Costco does not sell Zeiss. Is whatever Coscto sells as good optically?
Anything I can do to repair scratches on my eyeglasses? [more inside]
Has anyone recently purchased "transitions" lenses (that go from clear to shaded) for your specs? I remember kids who had these in high school (this was 10+ years ago) and they always looked terrible- half-shaded indoors. I've had a few friends recommend them lately, though. [more inside]
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]
Do I need Pearle Vision's special (expensive) cleaning products to keep my lenses from getting scratched?
Do I really need to use special cleanser for my new lenses, or is the company that made them just trying to get me to spend more money? [more inside]
Adjusting to RGP contact lenses [more inside]
My last left contact (-3.50 Power, BC 8.3, Dia 14) ripped. Anticipating this, I placed an order at 1800-CONTACTS a week ago, but it's in the mail. Help me see!
I want to take my photography to the next level. What should I invest in? [more inside]
ARGH. Help me with my contact lenses please. [more inside]
How do I buy my girlfriend glasses for her birthday? Need advice on: -maximizing my bang for my buck in some parts of this process so I can splurge in others (internet companies? good stores/eye exam people in Los Angeles?) -how to make this a good gift -general pitfalls [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience, good or bad, with Transitions prescription sunglass lenses? I'm debating between getting a pair with Transitions or just a regular pair of non-changing prescription sunglasses.
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]
I soon need to get new glasses, but have been tinkering with the thought of getting contacts. Problem being that I have a fear of inserting them. I can't stick it in my eye without flinching too bad to get it in. Any tips on overcoming my fears?
What's the deal with the three rounded-cone-shaped bumps on the exterior surface of plastic headlight covers [lenses?]? (The grid-patterned kind of headlight lenses, not the new superbright ones.) [more inside]
I have an old Nikon N6006 film SLR. I am interested in buying a Nikon D70 digital SLR and would like to know if my old lenses will be compatible. I don't know much about what types of Nikon lenses are out there, but the ones I have are autofocus and work with my N6006. How can I tell if they will work with the D70?
Has anyone transitioned from rigid gas permeable contact lenses to glasses? Did your prescription stay stable? Why do glasses make me feel cross eyed and fuzzy headed compared to RGPs--do I just have to wait it out and get used to them, or was the prescription wrong? Can I wear RGPs part of the time and glasses part of the time? [NB: I've never gotten good answers on these questions from my eye doc.]
My gf has an eye exam in a few days and is looking for extended wear contacts for a slight astigmatism. Does anyone have any reccomendations?
For an amateur photographer who is interested in documentary style photography, what are some "must have" lenses? I've got a tamron 28-105mm fixed 2.8 which rocks the masses. I'm looking to add one or two more lenses in the next year.
Besides B&H, are there any reputable websites that have a good-sized inventory of gray market photography equipment? Specifically fixed focal length lenses (e.g. 24mm/50mm).