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MFG# 20066
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Meet the first NIKKOR fisheye lens with zoom capability—and the first NIKKOR zoom to capture epic 180° circular images. The Nikon AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED Lens brings a new level of versatility and sharpness to extreme wide-angle lenses, freeing you to choose the right fisheye...
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The Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 ZM Biogon T* Manual Focus Lens (Leica M-Mount) - Black is a small size wide-angle manual focus lens that offers high speed, stunning resolving power and next to zero distortion. The 35mm f/2 ange of T* ZM-mount lenses offers high standards in terms of performance, reliability...
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The Pentax-D FA 645 55mm f/2.8 AL [IF] SDM AW Lens is the first model of the Pentax-D FA 645 lens series created for the Pentax 645D digital medium-format camera. With a focal length that's equivalent to a 43.5mm standard lens (in 35mm), it features optics optimized for digital photography to...
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The Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F 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 52.5mm. A fast f/2 aperture, compact design and precise focusing mechanism make this high performance, moderate...
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The ZEISS Milvus 35mm f/2 (2/35) is an all manual, moderate wide angle lens designed for use with full frame Canon EF-Mount Digital SLRS. When used on an APS-C model camera the lens will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of 56mm. A fast f/2 aperture, compact design and precise focusing me...
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Due to large diameter elements of the Voigtlander 21 mm f/1.8 Ultron M39 Screw Mount Lens, you can shoot with available light even in severe light condition, and also shallow depth of field and super wide angle, this mix of features offers you a chance to emphasize main things with great bokeh....
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The Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO Lens features unparalelled optical performance thanks to its lavish 17-element, 15-group lens architecture. Three Super ED lenses and 2 ED lenses dramatically diminish peripheral chromatic aberration, while the front HR lens keeps the unit...
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The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4.0G ED VR Zoom Lens is the upgraded standard zoom lens for FX-format DSLRs. It offers a constant maximum aperture to maintain exposure settings throughout the entire zoom range.

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MFG# 1429
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This Nikon MF 35mm f/1.4 Lens was introduced specifically for press photography. It was and still is among the fastest wide angle lenses available. High speed, high image quality, focusing down to 12" and rugged construction - this lens has it all. This lens is constructed in the classic all-metal...
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A full-frame 24mm to 240mm zoom range allows this one lens to cover an extensive variety of shooting situations with 10x effective zoom range, making it ideal for landscape, snapshots, portraits and travel where reducing luggage is a priority. The ability to switch from wide angle to telephoto...
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The 50mm f/2.0 Planar T* ZM MF Lens for (Leica M-Mount) - Black provides high resolving power, evenly distributed performance over the entire frame, and superb control over flare and ghosting. Ideal as the prime lens, for general use.

The range of T* ZM-mount lenses offers high standards in...
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The Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR Lens has a fixed focal length of 16mm (24mm in 35mm format equivalent) and offers a dramatic wide field of view and stunning optical performance. The F1.4 maximum aperture delivers high image quality in low-light conditions and bokeh-rich macro photography with the minimum...
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MFG# 2103748
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The Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Lens is a normal lens designed for use with full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless digital cameras. The 50mm prime focal length is the closest representation of the perspective seen with the human eye and is a versatile lens well suited for portraiture, landscapes, travel,...
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The delicate structure of a petal, the tiny hairs on a cat’s fur or the seductive lines at the corner of the eyes – whenever a shot is all about the minute details, the Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 will delight and inspire. It not only allows you to portray objects in their original size, but also p...
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MFG# 2030527
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The Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens is a normal length wide angle lens for use on APS-C-sized image sensors. This lens is compatible with Fujifilm X mirrorless cameras and supports all camera functions, including autofocus and exposure control.

The Distagon design of this lens integrates a floating...
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MFG# 2030526
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The Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens is a wide angle prime lens for use on APS-C-sized image sensors. This lens is compatible with Sony E mirrorless cameras and supports all camera functions, including autofocus and exposure control.

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The Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II is lighter version of original 35mm f/1.2 Nokton lens. It is a bright manual focus lens that features high-quality construction using modern optical lens technology. With a full-frame camera, this moderate wide-angle 35mm is amazingly versatile;...
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MFG# BA355A
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Featuring a refined design that is impressively sleek and lightweight, the
Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 Aspherical III Lens is a fast, compact, and versatile wide-angle prime for M-mount rangefinder cameras. The reformulated construction renders this lens notably lighter and smaller than previous...
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MFG# 311969
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Fast and versatile, the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Leica L-Mount is a normal-length prime designed to achieve high optical performance through the incorporation of both three Special Low Dispersion glass elements and one molded glass aspherical element. These elements, coupled with an advanced

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A high-grade fast aperture portrait lens featuring metallic construction and a light weight of just 10.7 oz. With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 150mm, the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 Lens is suitable for studio portraits, theatre stage and indoor sports photography. A large bright...
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Breathtaking sharpness - velvety, soft bokeh - uncompromised performance. The culmination of Tamron's relentless obsession to deliver the ultimate image quality. Capture your vision. Pursue your passion. Unmask your potential.

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MFG# BA175M
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The Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro 4/3 Cameras for the Micro Four Thirds system gives a 35 mm equivalent field-of-view on the system and has been designed with silent, stepless aperture control for videography. The lens offers a wider-angle alternative to the company's Nokton...
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The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH Lens has an impressive wide-angle zoom range of 7-14mm (35mm camera equivalent; 14-28mm), the lens is surprisingly compact and lightweight for casual on-the-go use.

Taking advantage of its wide, 114-degree angle of view, users can easily fit subjects...
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MFG# 2181
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Offering a dramatic, ultra-wide 110° picture angle, the Nikon AF-S 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens is ideal for landscapes, interiors, architecture and more. With two ED glass and three hybrid aspherical lens elements, Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) and the exclusive Nikon Silent...
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MFG# BA342B
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The Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens is a high-speed lenses in the Voigtlnder lineup with a maximum aperture of F1.5 or faster. When the first NOKTON was released in the 1950s, it was positioned as a lens that enabled images to be captured even in low light. However, with constantly
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Significantly smaller and lighter than comparable lenses, the Sony SEL18200LE high magnification zoom lens is perfect for a wide range of shooting situations. With a compact size achieved in part by downsizing the autofocus motor and optical image stabilization unit, this lens offers a powerful...
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The OM System M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens is designed for use with OM System PEN Micro 4/3 cameras, this wide-angle lens is ideal for street photography, low-light shooting, and everyday photography. Its extremely wide f/2.0 aperture can produce a beautiful shallow depth of field effect...
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The Sirui 24mm f/2.8 Anamorphic 1.33x Lens for Micro Four Thirds brings a wide-angle feel to your anamorphic imagery, in addition to the extra width provided by the anamorphic process. Designed for MFT/APS-C cameras with an MFT mount, the lens increases the horizontal FOV by 33% compared with

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The Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens for Sony E is a large aperture everyday zoom lens for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras. Fast, sharp, quiet, and small—this new APS-C zoom lens is extraordinarily versatile and perfect for everyday photography. The lens was created to achieve a broad zoom range and

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A favored wide-angle prime, the Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Leica L-Mount is a versatile lens with a classic broad field of view that suits everything from street shooting to landscape photography. Impressively bright, the fast f/1.4 maximum aperture is ideal for working in low-light conditions

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MFG# 441965
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Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E stands out with its thoroughly corrected magnification chromatic aberration and sagittal coma flare, as well as completely minimized distortion thanks to its optical design. It features water- and oil-repellent coating on the front lens element and...
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Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F stands out with its thoroughly corrected magnification chromatic aberration and sagittal coma flare, as well as completely minimized distortion thanks to its optical design. It features water- and oil-repellent coating on the front lens element...
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The Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF stands out with its thoroughly corrected magnification chromatic aberration and sagittal coma flare, as well as completely minimized distortion thanks to its optical design. It features water- and oil-repellent coating on the front lens element
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The Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds Lens is a bright, fast portrait-length lens that provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 85mm when used on Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. This manual focus, manual exposure prime lens utilizes a Selective Aperture Control System,...
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The Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 Type II Lens for Micro Four Thirds is a step-less aperture options as with the other two M43 lenses Voigtlander manufactures! The fastest Micro 4/3-mount lens ever made! The Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 is a manual focus lens in Micro 4/3-mount. It is designed for...
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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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