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Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports Lens for Leica L achieves unmatched image quality in an astonishingly compact and portable design weighing just over 2 pounds. Enthusiast and professional photographers will marvel at its advanced capabilities for freezing high speed action....
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The state-of-the-art Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports Lens for Sony E achieves unmatched image quality in an astonishingly compact and portable design weighing just over 2 pounds. Enthusiast and professional photographers will marvel at its advanced capabilities for freezing high speed action....
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Crafted with resilience in mind, the OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-600mm f/5-6.3 IS Lens features IPX1 splash & dust-proof performance, complete with fluorine coating, making it a reliable companion in the harshest environments. Its compact, lightweight design grants photographers unparalleled...
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Introducing a trailblazing prime lens from Sigma's acclaimed Art series - the 
Sigma 15mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens for Leica L, engineered specifically for full frame mirrorless cameras. As the first fisheye lens of its kind with an extraordinarily bright F1.4 aperture, it empowers photographers to capture...
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Introducing a trailblazing prime lens from Sigma's acclaimed Art series - the Sigma 15mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E, engineered specifically for full frame mirrorless cameras. As the first fisheye lens of its kind with an extraordinarily bright F1.4 aperture, it empowers photographers to capture...
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With a 24-50 mm range that is well matched for everyday use, the Sony FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G Lens combines a large F2.8 constant aperture with outstanding G Lens image quality in a remarkably compact, lightweight design. With fast, precise AF and comprehensive control, this versatile lens is an ideal...
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Impressively small and lightweight (weighing approximately 413g), the Panasonic Lumix S 28-200mm f/4-7.1 Macro O.I.S. Lens is first wide-to-tele zoom lens from our S series lineup. In addition to high resolution, outstanding photographic performance, and stunning bokeh, the lens enables close-up...
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Impressively small and lightweight (weighing approximately 298g), the Panasonic Lumix S 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens is a medium-telephoto fixed focal length macro lens that caters to the demand for accessible professional-grade photography. With a new optical design and a newly developed linear motor,
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The OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6 II Lens stands out as the lightest and most compact option among the three M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ultra wide-angle zoom lenses.1 Photographers can fully leverage its wide-angle capabilities to capture expansive natural landscapes and take wide macro shots of...
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The compact Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0 ASPH. Lens (Black) pushes the limits of what is technologically possible to deliver an uncompromising optical performance. With a minimum focusing distance that is rarely found within the M-System, the new lens provides an even greater scope for

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Meeting the ever-increasing demands on image quality that digital photography brings, the redesigned Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens is the latest update to the acclaimed L-Series of EF optics. It reestablishes new standards for superb optics, high-end durable construction and perf...
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Superlative G Master quality in the world’s lightest 600mm F4.0 lens uses two XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors for fast precise autofocus to take full advantage of the world’s fastest cameras - reaching speeds up to 20fps with the 24MP α9 and up to 10fps with the 42.4MP α7R III and 24.2MP α7
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Be ready for the unexpected with the Canon RF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM lens, designed exclusively for Canon's EOS R-series cameras. This high-performance lens lets you conquer low-light settings with an impressive f/2.8 aperture, ensuring details are retained even when shoots take you past the golden hour

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MFG# SEL70200GM2
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The full force of Sony’s latest lens technology brings stunning G Master resolution and exquisite bokeh together in the world’s lightest large-aperture telephoto zoom lens. With significantly evolved AF performance, the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens can deliver the full potential of today’s
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Travel light and move fast. Comfortably shoot handheld with unwavering accuracy. Capture the sharpness and beautiful bokeh only a prime lens can deliver. The Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S Lens is the super-telephoto prime for those who use agility and speed to nail decisive views of birds, w
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The Fujifilm XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens was designed for the adventurer. This Fuji 70-300mm lens delivers an exceptional zoom range in a remarkably lightweight and compact form, letting you focus on your shots without the burden of heavy gear. Its swift and quiet autofocus keeps your

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Unleash the power of precision with Canon's RF135mm F1.8 L IS USM lens, a blend of innovative design and optical performance excellence that Canon is known for. Engineered with modern photographers in mind, it integrates a sleek design featuring programmable buttons and a control ring for inst

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A professional standard refined. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens delivers outstanding performance and optics to help you reach new heights in high-level creative imaging. The lens's constant f/2.8 maximum aperture enables fast shutter speeds and beautiful background blur across its
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Expand your field of view with the Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens. This wide-angle, L-series lens is a dynamic addition to the EOS R series line-up, offering a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture and 15-35mm focal length that helps capture landscapes, architecture and other wide-angled subjects in full view.
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The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens delivers a superb combination of cutting-edge performance, compact construction and brilliant resolving power that’s great for sports and wildlife photography. The lens features one fluorite and one super UD element to help provide impressive contrast...
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The Fujifilm XF 33mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens brings together decades of precision engineering, cutting edge technology, and carefully refined manufacturing processes to usher in a new era of optical brilliance and performance for FUJIFILM X Series cameras and lenses. Weighing just 360g (0.79lb) and...
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The Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens offers a wealth of opportunity to capture subjects in creative new ways. No matter what zoom setting or focus distance you shoot at, this lens delivers consistently superb resolution from corner to corner, with stunning background bokeh when required. A compact,...
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The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E is a large-aperture standard zoom for full-frame mirrorless camera systems and is available in Sony E-mount and L-mount. The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 offers best-in-class performance due to a sophisticated optical design that delivers high resolution

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The NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S Lens is built for speed. Whether it's the intricate design of a bird's feathers flying by, the majestic glide of an airplane, or the adrenaline-packed action of a sporting event, this lens makes every frame a work of art no matter the velocity of the subject. Its

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Part of the G Master line of lenses, the Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 GM Lens is designed with advanced optics and elements to deliver professional-grade resolution and bokeh all from a compact and lightweight form factor. The fast and responsive Sony 50mm GM lens is an everyday lens with uncommon performance

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The Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens for Sony E is a high-power ultra-telephoto zoom lens exclusively for full-frame mirrorless cameras with a unique 10x focal length. The latest optical design delivers high optical performance throughout the entire zoom range, even with 10x zoom,
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The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens is a wide angle prime lens ideal for landscapes, portraits and low-light ambient photography. Designed for full frame Canon EOS digital SLRs, the maximum aperture of f/1.4 delivers impressive performance in low-light conditions and beautiful, soft backgrounds. The&nbs...
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Versatile 200-600mm super-telephoto zoom lens with superb image quality with 5x ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements and 1x aspherical element that drastically reduce chromatic aberration and increase corner-to-corner sharpness throughout the zoom range. Fast, precise, quiet AF tenaciously
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Camera lenses are vital to the process of capturing beautiful photographs and videos. Camera lenses for digital cameras harness the ability to capture light, focusing it onto an image sensor or film. The quality of the resulting photographs or video footage is heavily influenced by the photography lens.

Designed with specific arrangements of glass or plastic elements to produce the desired optical properties, photography lenses control the direction of light rays to focus the image accurately onto the camera's sensor and correct optical aberrations. The term "maximum aperture size" in digital camera lenses refers to the largest opening through which light can pass. Different lenses have different maximum apertures, and this variation influences how much light can enter the lens, impacting image brightness and depth of field.

Additionally, the focal length of a camera lens, which is essentially the distance between the lens and the image sensor, determines the field of view and the lens's magnification or zoom capabilities. Shorter focal lengths yield a wider field of view, capturing more of the scene in a single frame. Conversely, longer focal lengths provide more magnification, allowing for a zoomed-in view of the subject, but at the cost of a narrower field of view.

Types of Photography Lenses:

There are many types of lenses for cameras, each made to suit different needs and types of shoots.

  • Wide Angle Lenses - capture a broad field of view and are commonly used in landscape photography and architectural photography.
  • Fisheye Lenses - are ultra-wide-angle lenses designed to capture images around 180 degrees and provide a curved and distorted visual image resembling a fisheye. These camera lenses are used for underwater photography, landscape photography, and artistic photography.
  • Normal Lenses - offer a focal length of 35mm to 50mm. Normal lenses are closest to how the human eye perceives the world. These camera lenses are often used in documentary videography, portrait photography, and low-light photography.
  • Macro Lenses - use short focusing distances and allow photographers to capture close-up images of small subject matter. These camera lenses are used in close-up photography, product photography, artistic photography, nature photography, and science and medical photography.
  • Telephoto Lenses - provide a narrow field of view and capture subject matter from a distance. Telephoto lenses are ideal for wildlife photography or sports photography.
  • Zoom Lenses - have the ability to magnify the subject matter by varying their focal length. The angle of view can be adjusted without changing the camera lens. A zoom lens is commonly used in event photography, cinematography, travel photography, wildlife photography, sports photography, and photojournalism.
  • Tilt-Shift Lenses - allow for control of perspective and depth of field. Photographers can tilt and shift the lens elements independently. Tilt-shift lenses are used in landscape photography, architectural photography, and artistic photography.
  • Creative Effects Lenses - are specialized camera lenses designed to produce creative and artistic effects in photos and videos. These camera lenses are ideal for capturing artistic photography, portrait photography, landscape photography, fine art photography, and more.

Many photographers and videographers carry different types of photographic lenses with them on shoots and use them interchangeably in different scenarios to capture their desired photos and videos. Camera lenses provide the ability to achieve compositions, perspectives, different characteristics, and creative effects, especially when paired with one of our camera lens filters.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Do DSLR Lenses Work on Mirrorless Cameras?

Yes! With the right lens adapters, photographers can use DSLR camera lenses on mirrorless cameras. Always check compatibility between the DSLR lens and the camera to ensure functionality before you are ready to start shooting. In some cases, autofocus and other features could be unavailable depending on the models of photography lenses and digital mirrorless cameras that are combined.

Are Camera Lenses Waterproof?

No. Photography lenses are not waterproof. Some camera lenses have rubber seals that make them water-resistant to protect parts of the lens, but they are not fully waterproof. These types of water-resistant lenses protect the camera lens's internal components to some degree from dust and moisture, but they can still be damaged when fully submerged in water. It's important to be mindful of this when using your camera and photo lens in environments where water is present.

Are Camera Lenses Concave or Convex?

Photography lenses can be both concave and convex. Most camera lenses are made up of a combination of convex lenses and concave lenses working in line to achieve the desired effects. Therefore, a camera lens doesn't fall strictly into the category of being either concave or convex. Instead, it usually contains a combination of different lens elements to effectively capture and focus light, control distortion, and correct other optical aberrations.

Can Film Lenses Be Used on Digital Cameras?

Film camera lenses are sometimes compatible with digital cameras with the proper lens adapter. Be sure that the film camera lens is a match with the digital camera model's lens mount or compatible adapter. Using film lenses on digital cameras can provide a unique aesthetic, but may also limit certain modern features like autofocus and aperture control depending on the specific lens and camera model.

What Are Prime Lenses and How Are They Used?

Prime camera lenses have a fixed focal length and maximum aperture is commonly around f/1.2-f/2.8. Ideal for professional videographers and photographers, prime lenses offer premium optical quality, a shallow depth of field, and wider apertures, resulting in sharp video footage and high-resolution photographs. A few common prime photography lens focal lengths include 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm. Prime lenses often provide superior image quality and larger maximum apertures, which is why they're preferred by many professionals despite their lack of zoom functionality.

What Should You Look For in a Photography Lens?

When you are in the market for a new camera lens, it's important to do some research so that you know which lens is best for your photography or videography needs. Consider photography lens capabilities, such as focal length, aperture, autofocus, lens mount type, type of lens, quality of the lens, overall price, the function of the camera lens, and the size and weight of the lens. Your first step in determining whether a camera lens is right for you should always be checking the lens's compatibility with your camera.

How Do I Clean and Maintain My Camera Lenses?

Maintaining your camera lenses involves regular cleaning with a lens cleaning solution and a microfiber cloth or lens pen, and using a blower to remove dust. Always use a lens cap on both ends when your lens is not in use. Store your lenses in a cool, dry place, preferably in a padded camera case or bag, and avoid exposing them to extreme temperatures. Regular professional check-ups can help identify and resolve any issues early, ensuring your lenses remain in optimal condition.

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