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Sub-$300 Rebel XT Lens

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

Cheap "Dry Box" For Camera Gear?

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.
posted by justcorbly on Jul 31, 2009 - 6 answers

Canon Lens Dirt.

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]
posted by disillusioned on Jun 24, 2009 - 6 answers

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]
posted by micawber on Jun 21, 2009 - 10 answers

Don't it make your brown eyes blue...

Do colored contacts on brown-eyed people look just as fakey now as they did 20 years ago? [more inside]
posted by amro on Jun 18, 2009 - 16 answers

Replacement eyeglasses 1.67 Super Thin High-Index Lenses

What happens to my eyeglass lenses overtime? [more inside]
posted by boby on Apr 18, 2009 - 19 answers

LA - Eyeglasses lenses in an hour (or a day)?

Where in Los Angeles can I get eyeglasses lenses (a fairly difficult perscription, at that) in an hour, or a day? [more inside]
posted by seeka on Apr 7, 2009 - 3 answers

My contacts are driving me crazy!!

How long should it take to get used to a new brand of contacts? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on Feb 6, 2009 - 10 answers

What Nikon lens should I use for the Presidential Inauguration?

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]
posted by jacob on Dec 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Which Nikon DSLR lens for trip to Africa? (no there's no safari!)

Which lenses/accessories should I have for my Nikon D60 for my trip to Africa? (no there will not be safaris!) [more inside]
posted by urbanette on Nov 12, 2008 - 32 answers

new glasses, weird reflections

I'm seeing annoying reflections of lights around the lenses of my new glasses. Are the frames causing this or something else? [more inside]
posted by Ultra Laser on Oct 28, 2008 - 17 answers

Don't break the little wire?

Glasses Filter: How do I put a lens back into frames without a bottom rim? [more inside]
posted by T.D. Strange on Sep 22, 2008 - 6 answers

PD's nuts!

What is wrong with my nauseating (but clear) glasses which do not preserve shape throughout the field of vision? [more inside]
posted by gensubuser on Aug 10, 2008 - 11 answers

Best Eyeglasses

Are there any better eyeglasses than Marchon Airlocks with Crizal lenses? [more inside]
posted by qsysopr on Jul 29, 2008 - 2 answers

Durable Anti-scratch Coatings?

[Eyeglasses] Anti-scratch coatings deteriorate after a couple of years. Anyone found durable coatings? [more inside]
posted by coffeefilter on May 17, 2008 - 13 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

Photography filter: Next step up from "digital macro"?

Photography filter: Next step up from "digital macro"? [more inside]
posted by colecovizion on Mar 23, 2008 - 7 answers

lasik vs implantable contacts?

What are your thoughts on Lasik versus implantable contact lenses? [more inside]
posted by pipti on Dec 17, 2007 - 17 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

Are square lenses better?

Optics geeks: Why do some cameras matte off a rectangle in front of the lens like this? [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Dec 3, 2007 - 12 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

Dust in my digital eye

How do I get dust out of the inside of my lenses? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jun 18, 2007 - 13 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

Which lenses and accessories for a Canon Rebel XTi?

Help me pick which lenses and accessores to buy with a Canon 400D (Rebel XTi) for urban travel / shooting. [more inside]
posted by ahughey on Apr 7, 2007 - 18 answers

Where do we find super cheap replacement lenses?

Another question about eyeglasses, specifically replacing lenses for cheap. [more inside]
posted by trishthedish on Apr 7, 2007 - 11 answers

Is the canon XTi kit lens even worth it?

Any point in getting the Canon XTi lens kit? Tamron or Sigma? [more inside]
posted by illegiblemess on Jan 30, 2007 - 14 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

Are Zeiss Eyeglass Lenses Better Than Other Brands?

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?
posted by dclawyer on Nov 17, 2006 - 8 answers

How to repair scratched eyeglasses?

Anything I can do to repair scratches on my eyeglasses? [more inside]
posted by iurodivii on Nov 6, 2006 - 14 answers

Transition lenses: no longer for dorks and serial killers?

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]
posted by bobot on Oct 11, 2006 - 34 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

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]
posted by anjamu on Oct 5, 2006 - 14 answers

adjusting to RGP contact lenses

Adjusting to RGP contact lenses [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on May 21, 2006 - 17 answers

My last contact ripped and new ones wont be here for a week! Help!

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!
posted by sirion on May 13, 2006 - 15 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

MY EYES MY EYES

ARGH. Help me with my contact lenses please. [more inside]
posted by Skyanth on Oct 16, 2005 - 11 answers

How do I buy my girlfriend glasses for her birthday?

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]
posted by sirion on Sep 8, 2005 - 12 answers

Transitions sunglasses any good?

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.
posted by parttimesaint on Aug 30, 2005 - 24 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

Fear of inserting contact lenses.

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?
posted by linus on Jun 18, 2005 - 27 answers

What are the three bumps on headlight lenses?

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]
posted by michaelkuznet on Jun 2, 2005 - 10 answers

Old Nikon lenses compatible with D70?

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?
posted by scarabic on May 18, 2005 - 12 answers

New Contact Lenses

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.]
posted by insideout on Jan 25, 2005 - 13 answers

Can you recommend contacts for astigmatism?

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?
posted by ttrendel on Nov 7, 2004 - 7 answers

What awesome documentary-style photographic lenses should I get?

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.
posted by inviolable on Mar 16, 2004 - 10 answers

Photo Equipment

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).
posted by chrish on Jan 8, 2004 - 7 answers

Find me a different body for my Pentax ME super lenses

i have a pentax ME super and about a dozen lenses for it. however, it has the defective gasket. since most of the ME supers around have the defective gasket, i'd rather replace it with a fully manual SLR that does not run the risk of a defective part.

i know that sears sold a SLR that fit the same lenses, but i'm having trouble tracking down the name, body style, &c. anyone know? or have suggestions of another camera which will take my lenses? or know a good used camera dealer in or around chicago, illinois?
posted by crush-onastick on Dec 15, 2003 - 10 answers

Digital Rebel Lens

Lens dilemma - I'd appreciate some help in choosing my first "non-kit" lens for my Digital Rebel. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by stonerose on Dec 15, 2003 - 19 answers

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