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MFG# SEL24F18Z
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The Sony 24mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Lens will provide rich imagery that will let you relive memorable moments with the clarity they deserve. The large f/1.8 aperture provides for excellent low-light sensitivity and depth-of-field, while a smooth and quiet AF is great for creating movies. An elegant...
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The Panasonic 45mm F/2.8 (35mm camera equivalent: 90mm) macro lens with built-in image stabilizer lets you take close-ups that capture your subjects in their actual size. It also greatly boosts mobility by serving as a medium-length telephoto lens for portraits, telephoto snapshots and landscapes.
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The ZEISS ZF.2 with F bayonet for digital SLRs. Thanks to its electronic interface (CPU), these ZEISS lenses support all-important operations such as the automatic exposure for shutter priority, aperture priority and program modes. The CPU also supports manual exposure settings, including those...
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MFG# 1677817
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The Zeiss 50mm 1.4 is a bright and compact standard lens with precise manual focusing mechanism and large rotation angle for precise control. The Planar T* 1.4/50 is designed for medium and longer distances and provides high-performance wide open, which only improves as the lens is stopped down....
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The Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Lens is a normal length prime 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 Planar design of the lens is best optical construction that...
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MFG# AFA062S700
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Fast F2.8 standard zoom for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras covers 20-40mm and offers class-leading compact size and light weight. Starting from 20mm at the ultra wide-angle end and covering up to 40mm in the standard focal range, this lens is an unparalleled new fast-aperture standard zoom. It delivers
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The Fuji XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 OIS Zoom Lens for the X-E1 is a single versatile zoom featuring a maximum aperture of F2.8 and a broad focal length range from 27mm* wide angle to 84mm* telephoto, the photographer can respond to a variety of scenes. Superbly portable thanks to its compact size,...
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MFG# 2178
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The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens is a compact, 5.3x wide-angle-to-medium telephoto zoom, and is ideal for a variety of shooting situations from interiors and landscapes to portraits. Its optical design is optimized for use with Nikon DX-format digital SLRs for outstanding...
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True to its high-end G Lens heritage, the Sony 18-105mm f/4 AF E-Mount G-Series Lens features two ED glass elements and three aspherical elements for high resolution and contrast throughout the entire zoom range. Distortion at the wide end of the zoom range, and spherical/color aberration at the
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The Sigma 90mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E has been added to SIGMA’s growing I series range. It joins four existing I series primes as well as the all-new 24mm F2, offering superb optical performance, a bright F2.8 aperture, an all-metal build and a manual aperture ring. Designed

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MFG# 729955R
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Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens for Nikon F is a state-of-the-art telephoto zoom that brings a new level of portability and quality to the super telephoto market. Touting Sigma's Optical Stabilizer (OS), the Sigma 100-400mm 5-6.3 Contemporary is highly compact and lightweight...
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MFG# FRNAFM100FXSE
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The Tokina FíRIN 100mm F2.8 FE MACRO is a versatile mid-range auto-focus telephoto lens with excellent close focusing capabilities reaching life-sized (1:1) reproduction at 11.8 inches (30cm) from the sensor plane. Engineered for Sony full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras the lens transmits all necessary...
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MFG# AFF012N700
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The Tamron 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD SP Series Lens for Nikon F is a wide-angle prime lens designed for FX format Nikon F mount DSLRs. When paired with a DX model camera it offers a focal length of 56mm. The maximum 1.8 aperture and Vibration Compensation Image Stabilization make this lens ideal for...
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MFG# AFF012C700
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The Tamron 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD SP Series Lens for Canon EF is a wide-angle prime lens designed for full frame digital SLRS. When paired with an APS-C camera it offers a focal length of 56mm. The maximum 1.8 aperture and Vibration Compensation Image Stabilization make this lens ideal for sharper,...
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MFG# AFB011700
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The Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Lens (Black) is made for the Sony E mount camera system incorporates a stepping motor that is optimal for the contrast-detection AF system of Sony mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras. This will also improve AF when shooting video. With the motor built...
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MFG# 404965
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The SIGMA I series introduces compact, beautifully designed, high-performance optics for mirrorless camera systems. In its first collection, SIGMA introduces a 24mm wide-angle prime lens to the Contemporary lens line-up that offers excellent portability and versatility.

The Sigma 24mm f/3.5 DG DN

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The Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens for Sony E is a telephoto zoom lens designed and created so photographers of all skill levels can enjoy high quality images comfortably. Tamron’s new 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 covers a broad telephoto zoom range yet is the world's smallest size and lightest weight,

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MFG# 360965
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Designed for combination with relatively small full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E pursues easy operability as a regular prime lens by balancing its easy-to-carry size and high optical performance, thereby embodying the Contemporary line’s development concept
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MFG# V311050BU000
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The OM System M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/1.8 Lens (Black)
 is a 34mm equivalent wide-angle prime for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. The wide field of view pairs with the bright f/1.8 maximum aperture to benefit working in difficult lighting conditions, and it also offers increased control over depth...
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MFG# AF09C700
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The Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Lens for Canon Mount a lightweight and compact fast zoom. Unlike typical fast zooms, it weighs only 510g (18oz.), with filter size of 67mm and overall length of 92mm (3.6"). The optical performance is outstanding with the employment of an optical...
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MFG# VE10028C
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Characterized by its close-focusing capabilities and apochromatic design, the Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens for Canon EF
is a unique and versatile short-telephoto prime. Featuring a pair of low dispersion elements, color fringing and chromatic aberrations have been virtually...
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MFG# IO50AFE
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The Rokinon AF 50mm f/1.4 FE Lens for Sony E Mount offers a standard 50mm focal length in the full-frame format and a very fast f/1.4 maximum aperture for effective low light capture, fast shutter speed shooting and shallow depth of field control. When used on cameras with an APS-C format sensor...
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MFG# 2204
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The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens features a wide to medium tele 3.5x zoom and VR image stabilization. It's an excellent standard lens that can be used for everyday shooting. The 24 - 85mm focal length can cover everything from wide-angle shots to portrait shooting. It lets you...
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MFG# 351969
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While retaining the compact, lightweight, and outstanding image quality concepts of the Contemporary line, thanks to SIGMA's leading-edge technology, the Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Leica L provides the amount of bokeh and admirable brightness expected from F1.4 lenses even
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MFG# LBV56BC
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Velvet 56 is a 56mm f/1.6 with 1:2 macro capabilities for SLR cameras from Lensbaby. Inspired by classic portrait lenses from the mid-20th century, this manual focus portrait lens delivers a soft, glowing effect at brighter apertures and beautifully sharp yet subtly unique images as you stop down....
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MFG# AFA005NII700
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Whether you are shooting indoor or outdoor sports, portraits, nature, or landscapes, the Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens is the telephoto zoom that's a great way to capture the images before you. This is the Tamron Anniversary lens and is the first Tamron optic that incorporates an U...
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MFG# AFA005C700
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The Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens for Canon Mount is the telephoto zoom that's a great way to capture the images before you. This is the Tamron Anniversary lens and is the first Tamron optic that incorporates an Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) for fast, quiet and precision autofocusing....
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Inspired by the legend of Argus, a mythical giant with all-seeing sight, the Venus Optics Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO Lens for Fujifilm X
 is a magnificent f/0.95 standard-length lens for APS-C-format cameras. The ultra-fast aperture is well suited for low light photography, astrophotography,...
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Optimized for use in Leica’s line of mirrorless cameras, the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Leica L is a versatile and portable wide-angle lens. Five optical lens elements help minimize chromatic aberrations and spherical distortions, while the stepping AF motor ensures smooth, quiet

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The Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR Lens (Silver) is a mid-telephoto lens with a focal length equivalent to 76mm* that delivers the very best results from Fujifilm's unique X-Trans CMOS sensor. Its compact and lightweight design features 9 elements in 7 groups, including one aspherical ED lens, and...
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Voigtländer provides an extensive range of great lenses. There are no compromises for all parts and components. So we can ensure most robust lenses. Less is more- all Voigtländer Classic Collection lenses have a fixed focal length without auto focus. We use perfect glass types and premium materials...
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The Tokina atx-i 100mm f/2.8 FF Macro Lens for Canon EF is a compact medium tele macro lens for full frame format film and digital SLR cameras. Being light-weight, compact, performing high resolution, fast aperture, low distortion, low falloff and beautiful soft bokeh this lens is extremely at
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Open new roads to creativity with the Canon 50mm f/1.8 and 10-18mm Portrait & Travel 2-Lens Kit is made up of the compact EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens and EF-S 10 dash;18mm f/4.5 dash;5.6 IS STM lens, the kit gives you two portable, convenient resources in one package to meet a variety of needs on the...
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The Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/4.0 P Pancake Lens is an ultra-compact wide-angle lens. It comes with the VM lens mount, for use on any camera that uses the Leica M mount. The lens has exceptional close focusing capability, down to as close as 1.5 ft. (0.5 m). The focusing lever lets you go...
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The Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8 Lens is a single-focal-length portrait lens has a beautiful shallow depth of field which allows for background blurring effects that are not possible with the 14-42mm kit zoom lens. The Movie-Still-Compatible (MSC) mechanism utilizes nearly "silent"...
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The Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Edge 50 Optic for Sony E creates unique stylized photographs with a slice of sharp focus surrounded by beautifully blurred imagery. Capture your unique perspective with the Composer Pro II with Edge 50 Optic. This lens is a 50mm f/3.2 high-quality tilt photography...
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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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