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  1. the voyager

    What Lens Is Best For This?

    I need to shoot small objects like these little guys. Right now, despite owning a professional camera I am using an iPhone to shoot, still not too bad but the site could be popping all that bit more. I think a macro might be overkill? 85mm??? 70-200mm??
  2. P

    Lens ID problem

    Hello all, I am new to the forum. I enjoy 35mm full frame digital photography and recently started a collection of Nikon lenses. I acquired this lens (photos) and I do not know what it is and hope than someone on this forum knows. Thanks.
  3. C

    Just dropped my camera for the first time. Is it okay?

    Topic. I was outside taking some picture of the moon and when I walked into the house, the part of the tripod you screw the camera onto completely fell off the tripod and my camera with the lens still attached went crashing down onto the tile floor. Thankfully I was quick enough to reach my leg...
  4. K

    Scratch on lens

    Hello, i want to buy a lens with scratch, you can see on photos. TAMRON 180m F/3,5 SP DI LD Macro for Canon Unfortunately, i dont have photos with this lens. So, do you think, photos will be okay with this lens?
  5. B

    Obscure Zeiss Lens? What mount/model?

    Hi there, I recently came across and bought this old Carl Zeiss Jena 50mm 2.8 Lens, pretty standard stuff. Except, I have never seen one like it... it has 12 blades, a mount I don't recognise, and a funky lever that when used, opens then closes the aperture. You can also adjust the aperture...
  6. N

    35mm vs 40mm vs 50mm or something else?

    I owned a Nikon D3500. I would like to take your opinions about my thought. I want to buy a lens so i can take photos of products (Flowers - Bouquets - Plants) and then upload them on my e-shop. I am working on a flower shop. I already have a white studio 90cm X 90cm and lights 4000K. I know the...
  7. K

    FD Lens for Jasper and Banff

    Hi, I'm looking for suggestions on which lens(es) I should take with me in May. I'm a beginner if that helps. I'd also like to have your input on the ISO of the film, aperature, and shutter speed when taking mountain pictures, pictures of lakes, etc.
  8. M

    Advice on a New Lens

    Hi there, I am new here, so apologies if this is in the wrong place, feel free to move it. I own a Nikon D5300, and every year I make the hop from the UK to America to chase storms, which involves photographing dark scenes, lightning at night and day and shots with lots of motion in dark areas...
  9. A

    Portraits: Larger Aperture or Longer Lens?

    Looking to purchase a new lens for portrait photography like these: LINKS REMOVED by MOD due to copyright infringement I've been using a 70-240mm f/4.5-5.6, which broke recently. For my next lens, should I prioritize a lower F-stop (50m f/1.8) or a longer lens (75-300mm f/4.5-5.6) to get the...
  10. Julianfer5

    Lens Help please?

    So I am an avid aeroplane spotter and have always used my default 18-105mm lens with my Nikon D3200, For long range pics at the airport though with distances in excess of 3km the digital cropping is not enough. I am trying to buy a lens but I am not really sure what to expect or how they...
  11. C

    Lens help!

    Hi everyone! I have a Sony A6000 camera and want to buy a telephoto lens for it! I have looked at the Sony one but have also been looking at other options using adaptors etc. I would be very grateful if anyone could give me some advice on this as I am pretty clueless! Thanks!
  12. S

    Focus Breathing

    Hi there, Just come across the term focus breathing. Somebody told me a 70-200mm , 2.8 lens, that focus breathes is actually closer to a 150mm lens at the long end. My question is if I fully extend the lens to 200mm and focus on the subject in the distance, would that bring the lens back out...
  13. K

    lens to use for london

    Hi everyone. I am going to London soon and will be taking my camera and I just want some advice on what lens would be best. I want to take photos of the architecture and a landscape photo of the city. I’ve got a 50mm prime lens f/1.8, I’ve also got 55-250mm f/4-5.6 and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
  14. Georgedaulman

    Canon 24-105 or Canon 24-70

    Hi All, I am looking at getting a new lens (I currently have nothing wide), and torn between the 24-105 F4 or 24-70 F2.8 Mk1. I will be purchasing these second hand. They come in roughly at the same price, so unsure why the 24-70 isn't that much more for that extra stop of light. In an ideal...
  15. the voyager

    Bitty Quality?

    Nikon d7100 - Nikon/Nikkor DX AF-S 18-105 / 3.5 1/640th - 6.3 - iso 100 - shot on RAW. Please see the picture below. You would think at 640th I would have super sharp images and quality, I am beginning to think that maybe my lens is not up to my needs or requrements. The image looks...
  16. the voyager

    Nikon 70mm Fixed lens?

    Hi, just wondering if Nikon or any other manufacturer for Nikon sell 70mm fixed lens? I am using a Nikon D7100 (possibly want a D750 or D800 soon) Not sure I want a zoom lens, as my 50mm 1.8 fixed is great for portrait and more intimate stuff but I can't seem to find a 70mm fixed for Nikon, I...
  17. Yaroslav K.A.

    Canon 50mm 1.8 STM and DOF

    When shooting close up portraits with 50mm with a f/1.8 i often get photos were not all facial features are visible - apart from decreasing aperture and/or increasing the distance to the subject, is there another way to overcome that? the AF on camera (canon 760D(Rebel T6s)) rarely chooses both eyes, for...
  18. A

    Yonguo 50mm Opinions

    Hey all! New to these forums :) I'm only 16 years old so my inflow of cash is limited to pot-washing at my local pub. Obviously that's an issue when buying new camera equipment. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 EF-S lens? I've found it going for half...
  19. -Ky

    Lens buying advice? :)

    Okay so I have a Nikon D5600 currently with 18-55mm kit lens, I'm looking to buy a new lens and I have narrowed it down to either a second hand Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D prime Lens, or a Nikon Nikkor AF 70-300mm f 4-5.6 zoom Lens. I want to eventually get both however I'm broke af at the...
  20. Lumixman

    Lumix G lenses

    Hi I have the 7-14mm and 14-140mm Lumix G lenses and I am considering something sharper. My shortlist is now the 25mm Summilux f1.4 prime, the 12-35mm f2.8 or the 12-60mm f2.8-4. The zooms are obviously more flexible in framing but much more expensive. I have also read that the 25mm lens is best...
  21. C

    Which lens should I buy please??

    Hello everybody ! I'm new here, so I hope I am posting at the right place. I am looking for advice because I would like to get a wide angle lens for my friend's birthday and I'm not sure what to choose. So here is the situation: He's got a Canon EOS 1100D(Rebel T3), with a EFS 18-55mm lens for now. He...
  22. P

    Camera v lens help

    Hello, I'm trying to up my photography game and I've come to a grinding halt. This might be a total novice mistake but I can't work out what's going wrong. I have a Sony NEX-F3 which came with two lenses, a prime and a zoom. After a while experimenting with these I want to try some shooting...
  23. M

    Focal length & Aperture Combo

    Hey! I have been playing around with my Canon T5i and 18-55mm stock lens. I am looking to shoot close up beauty photos much like the one below which I am trying to replicate (I did not shoot this photo). I am trying to master my settings to achieve the sharpest photos possible for these type of...
  24. A

    Upgrading from kit lens

    I have purchased Canon 750D(Rebel T6i) which came with 18-55 mm STM lens. I have been using Canon SX20 till now. I am used to of Telephoto Zoom lens. Now I am limited to just 18-55 mm. Want to upgrade my lens. I like taking close ups of people from far distance as keeping distance from subject does not...
  25. Lunatuna

    Gap Between Lens and M42 Mount

    So I have a 28 mm Sears vintage lens screwed into an m42 mount on my t5i. However, the aperture ring features a small silver stick coming out of the back of the lens (sorry I don't know what to call it). It still takes photos clear and everything. I can move the aperture ring it's just a...
  26. R

    Lens for close up portraits

    Hello, I am fairly new to photography and shoot mostly portraits. As my first camera, I purchased a Nikon D3300 (body only) with a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G AF-S lens. This works great for portraits but because of the focal length, I have to be far away from the subject, 10+ feet, to get full body...
  27. Al Rik

    Sigma 70-200mm for Sony a7

    Hey there! I'm planning to buy myself the Sigma 70-200mm f.2.8 lens, mainly for my Sony a7 (I also own an a6000 and thought about buying an a6500 or gh4 soon for filmmaking). Now I know this lens comes in different mounts. The obvious choice would be to buy it with Sony e mount. But instead I...
  28. Stealth_303

    Hello - Lens help needed

    Hello, I have an 1100D(Rebel T3), I've done alright with the kit lens and so bought a 50mm Zeiss Jena (wooohoo) I love the Jena lens, it's great, it came converted already and just slots on and works no problem. Since then I bought a : INDUSTAR-69 2.8/28 Russian Wide Angle Pancake Lens M39 MMZ-LOMO 7...
  29. B

    My next (second) lens...

    Hi everyone, Firstly apologies if this is in the wrong forum. Now i'm a beginner and don't know too much about DLSRs so please try not to be too technical with me hehe. I recently purchased a Nikon D3300 with a 18-55mm lens. I love it, i'm taking far too many pictures to even look at them...
  30. B

    Help finding ND filter?

    I can't honestly remember what filter I had previously, so that's why im here. Im looking for a 58mm 10 stop ND filter, for a cheap price (Im using the Canon EOS 1200D(Rebel T5) 18-55mm Kit Lens)? If anyone could let me know of any decent options, that would be appreciated
  31. N

    Help Please Lens

    Please help. My camera keeps crashing. Picture won't upload but it states - "Err 01 Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. Clean lens contacts" I have done what it has asked dozens of times, but it still does it. It only happens on 1 lens and only seems to happen when not using...