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MFG# 2096516
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The Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 ZE Lens (Nikon F-Mount) is a compact super wide-angle lens, perfect for capturing majestic landscapes and architectural marvels. Its unique visual field offers you plenty of scope for creativity when composing your images. Get up real close and create the feeling...
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The Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 ZE Lens (Canon EF-Mount) is a compact super wide-angle lens, perfect for capturing majestic landscapes and architectural marvels. Its unique visual field offers you plenty of scope for creativity when composing your images. Get up real close and create the feeling that...
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The Canon RF 10-20mm f/4 L IS STM Lens is an unique ultra-wide angle lens that gives you corrected, rectilinear coverage to an incredible 10mm with full-frame cameras. Great for still photography and videography, the 10mm ultra-wide angle effect is unparallel for its dramatic look, lending visual
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MFG# 2111636
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Revel in an atmospheric mood at dusk against a breathtaking backdrop - as an inconspicuous observer, the telephoto lens is able to draw you into this unique moment from afar. The Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 ZE Lens (Canon EF-Mount) permits an interplay between fore- and background that is simply...
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Meet the Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift Lens for advanced photography with precise control. It incorporates L-series optics with an expansive tilt and shift range as well as an admirable minimum focusing distance for a level of precision and quality that can be ideal for macro phot...
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MFG# 2174
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The Nikon PC-E Micro Nikkor 45mm f/2.8D ED Manual Focus Lens corrects linear distortion in order to better replicate images as seen by the human eye, including straightening the converging lines of rectilinear objects such as buildings, while also introducing improved control over depth-of-field....
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MFG# 20069
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Introducing the latest NIKKOR prime lens worthy of wearing the coveted NIKKOR gold ring. The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED Lens is a dynamo at capturing beautifully rich and detailed still images and movies in any light. On FX-format cameras, its fixed 28mm focal length gives your shots...
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The Nikon PC-E Micro Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D Manual Focus Lens corrects linear distortion in order to better replicate images as seen by the human eye, including straightening the converging lines of rectilinear objects such as buildings, while also introducing welcome command over depth-of-field....
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The Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M ZF.2 (2/100M) telephoto lens is an all manual prime lens designed for use with Nikon F Mount Digital SLRS. When used on a DX Model camera it provides a 35mm focal length equivalent of 150mm. Currently the fastest 100mm macro lens on the market, the Milvus 100mm has a 1:2...
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MFG# 2096548
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The Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8 (2.8/21) super wide-angle lens is an all manual lens designed for use with Nikon F Mount Digital SLRS. When paired with DX models, it will provide a 35mm focal length of 31.5mm. With a maximum aperture of f/2.8, the Zeiss 21mm super wide-angle lens is perfect for spectacular...
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MFG# 2096563
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The Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M ZF.2 (2/100M) telephoto lens is an all manual prime lens designed for use with full frame Canon EF Mount Digital SLRS. When used with APS-C model cameras it provides a 35mm focal length equivalent of 160mm. Currently the fastest 100mm macro lens on the market, the Milvus...
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MFG# 2096549
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The ZEISS Milvus 21mm f/2.8 is a super wide-angle, all manual lens designed for use with Canon EF Mount Digital SLR Cameras. When used on an APS-C model camera it will provide a 33.6mm equivalent focal length. With a maximum aperture of f/2.8, the Zeiss 21mm super wide-angle lens is perfect for...
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The Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM Lens is a versatile lens, combining powerful telephoto capability and Image Stabilization in a portable design that many users may be able to hand-hold. The lens weighs about 4.5 pounds, and its Image Stabilization delivers up to 5.5 stops of shake-c

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MFG# 2096561
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The Zeiss Milvus 85mm f 1.4 (1.4/85) ZE lens is an all manual telephoto lens designed for use with full frame Canon EF Mount Digital SLRS. When used with APS-C model cameras it provides a 35mm focal length equivalent of 136mm. This fast aperture telephoto lens is ideal for portrait photography with the ability...
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The Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens is a fast, ultra wide-angle AF-S zoom lens optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on both the Nikon FX (23.9 x 36mm) and DX format image sensors. Enhanced optical formulas, engineered to produce exceptional sharpness, contrast and color, rendering...
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MFG# 2198
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The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G Wide-Angle Lens is an update of one of Nikon's most respected NIKKOR lenses. It delivers sharp images and its fast maximum aperture ensures a bright viewfinder image, as well as beautiful background blur. The moderate wide angle capability of the lens is suitable...
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Equivalent to a 22mm focal length, the Hasselblad XCD 28mm f/4 P Lens is only 245g, 43.5mm in length, and features an F4.0 aperture, making it ideal for street photography. With its superior optical design delivering outstanding image quality and precise focusing technology for instant shots,
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MFG# 259969
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With a no-holds-barred approach to design, the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Leica L-Mount is a short-telephoto, portrait-length prime distinguished by its bright maximum aperture and advanced optical layout. The fast f/1.4 design greatly benefits working in low-light conditions and also

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MFG# 450969
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Both fast and wide, the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM for Leica L-Mount is a unique wide-angle prime designed to produce high-resolution, well-corrected imagery. As part of the Art line of lenses, this lens has a focus on image quality and rendering, and utilizes both FLD and SLD glass elements to control

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MFG# 2164
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The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens is a fast, wide-angle to medium telephoto AF-S zoom lens optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on both the Nikon FX (23.9 x 36mm) and DX-format image sensors. Enhanced optical formulas, engineered to produce exceptional sharpness, contrast...
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MFG# 2210
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Go beyond the ordinary with the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens, a lens designed to excel in low-light and nighttime applications but with characteristics you'll enjoy for so much more. Its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture produces outstanding evenly lit images with edge-to-edge sharpness-virtually...
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Despite its compactness, the super wide-angle Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount offers outstanding image performance - across the entire image field of a full-frame sensor. Whether architecture, landscape or also three-dimensional subjects in close-up against a spacious background

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Whether you have an OM camera from OM SYSTEM or an Olympus OM-D, PEN or any other compatible camera, you'll benefit from all that the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) standard has to offer: a camera system boasting compact size, light weight, more shooting freedom, high image quality and ease of use, to
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MFG# 341969
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First wide-angle AF lens with F1.2 maximum aperture for the full-frame Leica L mount. The 
Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Leica L enables a creation of artwork with astounding resolution and large bokeh effects, such as portraits that make use of a shallow depth of field. It brings the development concept...
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Described as "weird but genius," the Venus Optics Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe Lens for Sony E
is a truly unique lens designed for close-up shooting. Distinguished by its long, slender lens barrel, this macro lens provides a 2:1 maximum magnification with a 1.5' minimum focusing distance and a close...
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MFG# 240969
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A fast telephoto prime, the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM for Leica L-Mount pairs bright and sophisticated optics with intuitive handling and design. As part of the Art line of lenses, this 135mm f/1.8 is designed for high-resolution rendering, and utilizes FLD and SLD glass to control chromatic ab

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MFG# 240955
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The Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F is a medium range telephoto prime lens designed for modern high megapixel DSLRs. A new large Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) delivers ample torque to the focusing group for outstanding speed, ensuring exceptionally stable performance even at lower speeds....
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MFG# 1365657
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Carl Zeiss T* ZM-mount lenses are specifically designed to minimize focus shift with aperture changes an important innovation with big benefits for rangefinder photography. As a result, you can expect improved accuracy of the rangefinder-defined focus. While the precise 10-blade aperture with...
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The Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M (2/50M) ZE Lens is an all manual, normal prime lens designed for use with Nikon F Mount Digital SLRS. When used on a DX Model camera it provides a 35mm focal length equivalent of 75mm. The Milvus 50mm is ideal for macro photography, with a 1:2 maximum magnification ratio...
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The Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M (2/50M) ZE Lens is an all manual, normal prime lens designed for use on full frame Digital SLR Cameras with a Canon EF Mount. When used on APS-C model cameras it provides an equivalent focal length of 80mm. The Milvus 50mm is ideal for macro photography, with a 1:2 maximum...
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The Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Lens for Sony E Mount is perfect for landscape and architecture photographers and even for people working in photojournalism, and it achieves exceptional image quality as an entire system with mirrorless Sony cameras. The optical design of the Distagon lens, with its
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MFG# 576956
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The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Sima SA is a premium workhorse zoom lens designed for the latest high megapixel DSLRs. A constant aperture of 2.8 through the zoom range makes this a highly versatile tool and a brand new Optical Stabilization (OS) system helps compensate for camera...
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The Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR Lens, when mounted on the PENTAX K-1 camera body, covers a focal-length range from 15mm ultra-wide-angle to 30mm wide-angle. With its exaggerated ultra-wide perspective and high-resolution imaging power, it captures dynamic, sweeping views of s...
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The Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens with 1.4X TeleConverter Kit for Nikon is created around the concept of maximum portability to meet utmost image quality in a variable aperture hyper-telephoto zoom lens. It is light weight and compact, 150-600mm Contemporary boasts updated...
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The Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens with 1.4X TeleConverter Kit for Canon is created around the concept of maximum portability to meet utmost image quality in a variable aperture hyper-telephoto zoom lens. It is light weight and compact, 150-600mm Contemporary boasts updated...
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The Zeiss short telephoto is a classic portrait focal length which is further enhanced by the long barrel rotation for precise control of the focus point in the image. The Planar T* 1.4/85 is optimized for medium to longer distances and provides distortion-free performance, which only improves...
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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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