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MFG# LBCP2E50X
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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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The telephoto zoom Fujifilm XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS II Lens (Silver), which employs 13 all-glass elements in 10 groups, including 1 aspherical lens element and 1 ED lens element. The lens demonstrates advanced optical performance across its focal range, producing clear images even when your...
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MFG# 16460771
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The telephoto zoom Fujifilm XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS II Lens (Black), which employs 13 all-glass elements in 10 groups, including 1 aspherical lens element and 1 ED lens element. The lens demonstrates advanced optical performance across its focal range, producing clear images even when your subject...
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The Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III Lens is a wide-angle to telephoto zoom lens that is compatible with the Micro Four Thirds standard. This lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 28-300mm, suitable for use in almost any situation, and the lens' compact design makes it a highly portable option...
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Uncover exciting new photo and video opportunities with this exceptional super-telephoto zoom lens featuring Nikon's Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization for blur-free results. Optimized for compact DX-format DSLRs, the Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR Lens picks up where your 18-55mm...
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MFG# 351971R
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An especially sleek portrait-length prime, the Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Canon EF-M
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MFG# 20061
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Uncover exciting new photo and video opportunities with this powerful yet lightweight super-telephoto zoom lens. Optimized for compact DX-format DSLRs, the Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED Lens picks up where your 18-55mm lens leaves off to bring distant action within reach. Capture sports, wildlife,...
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With an angle of view and perspective similar to the human eye, the Pentax Normal SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4 Autofocus Lens is incredibly fast and offers outstanding depth of field control. It's versatile enough for all types of subjects in all types of lighting conditions and is a prime standard lens;...
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MFG# 302969
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Optimized for use in Leica's line of mirrorless cameras, the 
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Leica L provides outstanding optical performance in a lightweight, compact design. Three optical lens elements help minimize spherical distortions, while the stepping AF motor ensures smooth,...
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The New Rokinon 14mm Ultra-Wide Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens is the highest quality affordable priced 14mm lens on the market. It is designed for full frame cameras and is fully compatible with APS-C cameras as well. Its build and construction are superb! The lens construction is 14 elements in...
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MFG# 1902
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Fast enough for shooting in just about any type of light, this is an ideal first lens; perfect for full-length portraits, travel photography or any type of available-light shooting. The Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens delivers distortion-free images with superb resolution and color...
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MFG# 20121
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This special edition of the 40mm f/2 prime is more than a lens—it’s a shooting style. Fast. In-the-moment. Improvisational. Its compact size and tactile feel make it a smooth operator, and its classic styling elevates the look of any Z camera. Combine that with the great low-light performance, beautiful
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MFG# 20084
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The absolute smallest NIKKOR Z lens—the smallest DX format lens ever, in fact—the Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Lens covers the sweet spot of the zoom range, letting you capture street scenes and landscapes as easily as portraits and close-ups. It has powerful Vibration Reduction (VR) image
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MFG# V314050SU000
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The Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II Micro 4/3 Lens (Silver) is a high-power wide to short telephoto zoom (28-84mm in 35mm equivalent) that offers amazing optical performance in an extraordinarily compact and lightweight (3.9 oz, 111g) design.

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The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens (Black) from Olympus is a high-power wide to short telephoto zoom (28-84mm in 35mm equivalent) that offers amazing optical performance in an extraordinarily compact and lightweight (3.9 oz, 111g) design.

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MFG# 16565818
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The Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ Lens (Black) covers the frequently used focal length from 23mm to 69mm in the 35mm format equivalent, and is the smallest and most lightweight interchangeable zoom lens compatible with the "X series". Combine this lens with a Fujifilm compact, lightweight
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The Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Canon EF Mount gives you a 180° view with dramatic, exaggerated perspective when used with an APS-C camera, or a circular image floating in the frame when used with a full frame digital camera or 35mm film camera. With hybrid aspherical lenses...
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MFG# SEL30M35
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Sony's 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens for Alpha NEX Cameras features a 1:1 magnification ratio at all apertures and ED glass as well as multi-coating for excellent image quality. Chromatic aberration and color bleeding are minimized to produce clear, crisp photos and video. Direct Manual Focusing lets...
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MFG# HH020AS
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The Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 II Lens features a new metallic profile in the Micro Four Thirds standard. It boasts dramatic compactness and light weight despite its f/1.7 aperture that enables beautiful soft focus in the background, allowing the subject to stand out impressively.

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MFG# 1922
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The Nikon AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens is Ideal for travel, candids and portraits; close focuses to 0.85 feet, weighs only 7.4 ounces. AF Nikkor lenses work with Nikon SLRs for optimal performance, even the very latest. The Nikon 28mm f2.8D AF Nikkor is a compact, lightweight wide-angle...
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MFG# 302965R
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The 
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony is a high performance prime with a large aperture of F1.4 designed for APS-C Mirrorless cameras including Sony E mount and Micro Four Thirds. The Contemporary line is part of Sigma Global Vision and is the perfect blend of image quality and compact...
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MFG# 1620C002
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Compact and lightweight, the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens packs together legendary Canon optics, a versatile zoom range and quiet operation for power on the go. Its small size lets it fit just about anywhere, making it a great lens to bring with you on a hike, to a concert or on your...
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MFG# SEL16F28
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Stylishly designed to match Alpha NEX cameras, the Sony E-Mount SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Alpha E-Mount Lens (Silver) is an exceptionally portable and versatile lens that's perfect for both photos and video. This bright lens (16mm focal length, f/2.8 maximum aperture) offers a big, 24mm (35mm...
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MFG# 21870
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The SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens is a medium-range 4X telephoto zoom, designed for exclusive use with PENTAX KAF-mount digital SLR cameras. This DA 50-200mm zoom features a responsive "Quick-Shift Focus System" that allows photographers to instantly switch the focus mode from...
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MFG# 21880
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The Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Zoom Lens is a standard focal length zoom lens designed specifically for Pentax digital SLR cameras. Blending versatility with affordability, it has a broad range of applications from indoor pictures, portraits, and landscapes to family photos and other general...
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MFG# 21987
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Offering a natural perspective similar to that of the naked eye, this new Pentax smc 35mm DA L f/2.4 AL Lens is not only versatile enough to be used with a wide range of subjects and applications, including snapshots, but it also provides other benefits of the fixed focal length design, such as...
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MFG# 22177
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The Pentax smc DA 50mm f/1.8 Lens is a versatile, medium-telephoto lens with superb image details, designed exclusively for PENTAX digital cameras. Designed for exclusive use with PENTAX K-mount interchangeable-lens digital cameras, this fixed focal length, medium-telephoto lens features a large...
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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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