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What's a good next micro 4/3 Lens?

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 - 4 answers

Best lens for Pentax camera to take pictures of family?

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 - 21 answers

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 is the best camera and lens system for street photography?

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 - 16 answers

Is there a wide-angle zoom lens equivalent to the 50mm lens?

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 - 12 answers

Faulty Nikon D80: repair or upgrade with new lens?

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 - 19 answers

Help me take pretty pictures.

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 - 17 answers

Collection of questions concerning creatively capturing cars with a camera?

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 - 17 answers

Help me choose a new DSLR

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 - 17 answers

We're gonna zoom zoom zooma zoom. Or maybe macro, I dunno.

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 - 25 answers

Lens pls.

What's the best affordable (below $200) lens for my Nikon D40 camera? [more inside]
posted by LittleMissItneg on Sep 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me buy a camera?

I want a digital SLR. Which one and what accessories? [more inside]
posted by mewohu on Sep 25, 2011 - 13 answers

What lens for low-light food photography?

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 - 17 answers

Friday Night Lights are not, it turns out, that bright.

PhotographyFilter: Teach me how to shoot outside at night under stadium lighting. [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo on Sep 13, 2011 - 17 answers

Lights. Camera. Rental.

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 - 15 answers

Lens for your cell phone

Has anyone tried these Fish-eye and macro/wide-angle lenses for cell phones? Do they work as advertized ? Pros/Cons? My phone is a samsung google android. Thanks for the feedback.
posted by adamvasco on Jul 21, 2011 - 5 answers

Is my lens broken? Or just broken?

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 - 7 answers

Blur me.

How can I achieve these beautiful blurred-background shots on my Nikon D40 camera with lens 18-55? [more inside]
posted by LittleMissItneg on Apr 13, 2011 - 18 answers

How to find focal length from image magnification % ?

Math/Optics: How can I derive the focal length of a lens from the magnification percentage of an image? [more inside]
posted by ScarletPumpernickel on Mar 13, 2011 - 10 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

Around the world~♫ around the world~♫ around the world~♫

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]
posted by jstarlee on Oct 19, 2010 - 15 answers

Really just want to take some cute pictures of my kid.

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]
posted by Bardolph on Aug 16, 2010 - 31 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

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]
posted by austinlee on Apr 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Whats an ideal everyday lens for an EOS 450D?

I need advice on a 'walking-around' lens on a sub-frame Canon DSLR. [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on Sep 24, 2009 - 33 answers

Help a DSLR Noob

[DSLR Noob Filter] Do I need to invest in a VR (vibration reduction) lens? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Aug 21, 2009 - 28 answers

Where, oh where, do I go?

PhotographyFilter: What's the next logical step up from an 18-55mm kit lens? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Jun 18, 2009 - 23 answers

Help me title my PhD thesis?

Help me title my PhD thesis! Cool Photography/Cinema/Camera phrases wanted! [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on May 28, 2009 - 19 answers

Lens recommendation for Nikon d70 for close-up indoor photography of kids

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]
posted by stuehler on May 7, 2009 - 17 answers

Find it: Website with a unique explanation of lens focal lengths.

Find-that-website filter: Website with a unique explanation of lens focal length with respect to photography and zoom lenses. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Dec 24, 2008 - 7 answers

Best low-light lens for Nikon D80?

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]
posted by bollockovnikov on Dec 10, 2008 - 12 answers

Different exposures of the same scene

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]
posted by FidelDonson on Dec 2, 2008 - 12 answers

Camera lens question

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]
posted by Beautiful Screaming Lady on Nov 30, 2008 - 22 answers

Is my Sigma lens dead?

Is my Sigma lens dead? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Oct 11, 2008 - 5 answers

Zoom me in!

How "zoom" is a 55-200mm zoom lens? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Sep 27, 2008 - 14 answers

Best lens for low-light photography with a Nikon D50?

What is the best lens to use with a Nikon D50 for low-light situations where the subjects are moving? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Sep 3, 2008 - 20 answers

Which lens do I buy?

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!
posted by damiano99 on Aug 23, 2008 - 14 answers

Old Lens with New dSLR?

dSLRfilter - What will a dSLR think about my 30 year old lens? [more inside]
posted by awesomebrad on Aug 10, 2008 - 15 answers

SLRockin

My roommate's looking for a $4-600 SLR + Lens combo. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jul 22, 2008 - 13 answers

Strike a pose, please.

Getting a DSLR today. What lens options should make a good set to take the plunge? [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on May 5, 2008 - 20 answers

Canon Lens for Family Pictures

What's a good Canon lens for family photographs? [more inside]
posted by pb on Mar 15, 2008 - 17 answers

Overall size of SLR lens and/or filter market?

I am looking for an estimate of the overall size of the SLR lens market (U.S. or world) and/or market size for filters (polarizing etc)...my google-fu has failed me! [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Feb 20, 2008 - 7 answers

The photographer and the lens

What lens to buy? [more inside]
posted by oxford blue on Jan 30, 2008 - 23 answers

How can I improve contrast of photos at the time they are taken without resorting to curves and levels tools in photoshop?

PhotographyFilter: How can I improve the dynamic range of photos at the time they are taken without resorting to curves and levels tools in photoshop? [more inside]
posted by Pastabagel on Dec 12, 2007 - 26 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

A replacement lens for a Canon 20D

What would be a good alternative all purpose lens for a "professional amateur" photographer who has a Canon 20D, currently equipped with only an EFS 18-55 ? [more inside]
posted by hz37 on Jul 25, 2007 - 19 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

How-to buy a camera lens off craigslist?

Buying a used dSLR lens via craigslist: What to look for? How much to offer? [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Jun 12, 2007 - 8 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

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