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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Lens reviews and sample images.

    OK, it would be great if we all provided reviews and sample images of our gear. Now instead of having a separate section for that, lets keep them all...

    Started by jacobsen1, 06-26-2007 09:08 AM
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  1. Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 1.4/50mm on Canon or Nikon?

    Is it possible to mount a Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 1.4/50mm lens on a Canon or Nikon DSLR? If yes, which adapter do you recommend? Thanks!

    Started by haring, 12-20-2017 01:59 PM
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  2. Sony 70-300 FE

    I'm looking to get a telephoto lens and I'm eyeing this one. Ben, I know you shot with this in Iceland. Thoughts? Anyone else used it at all? ...

    Started by frigidlight, 11-22-2016 04:54 PM
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    06-12-2017 08:32 AM Go to last post
  3. Icon Lightbulb Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART

    I just received this lens to replace my old Sigmalux... Holy crap, I'm really impressed with the build quality. It looks and feels like no other lens...

    Started by JERM, 11-19-2016 10:13 PM
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  4. Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA how fast and accurate AF is?

    The new Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA is here. Is there anybody here who can inform us about the speed and accuracy of the AF capabilities of this awesome...

    Started by haring, 07-12-2016 05:24 PM
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    07-18-2016 08:15 AM Go to last post
  5. What are the good manual Nikon Lenses

    The guy I bought my XA1 from sent a nikon to Fuji X adapter. Figured I may as well see what the good Nikon manual lenses are.

    Started by BobbyT, 08-21-2014 05:12 PM
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  6. Samyang 12 mm f/2.0 NCS CS

    Starting up a thread for this lens, when I was trying to find some reviews and info on it I came here it was strangely not mentioned anywhere. I...

    Started by bsp, 08-25-2015 07:16 AM
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    08-28-2015 07:08 AM Go to last post
  7. 135mm 2.8 CPC Phase 2 Lens

    So I found this piece of work for $25 without knowing what mount it really was. 135mm CPC Phase II Lens-2 by Royston Kane, on Flickr I actually...

    Started by rkane, 08-10-2015 09:42 PM
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  8. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art lens... thoughts?

    Anyone have any thoughts on this lens? I have the 35mm version and LOVE it, easily one of my favorite lenses. Currently, my wide end is a 16-35mm...

    Started by xstartxtodayx, 06-23-2015 08:53 AM
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    07-16-2015 10:58 PM Go to last post
  9. Little/Big Stopper/CPL

    I'm going to turn some of my licensing money into a Lee kit. Trying to decide between the Big or Little stopper. Main usage will be daytime time...

    Started by frigidlight, 06-06-2015 07:03 PM
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  10. 35mm Lens - Sigma Art or Canon L

    I want to get a 35mm lens for tack sharp family group shots and low light wedding receptions. I can't decide on the Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art, or the...

    Started by Sparrow19, 02-13-2015 01:02 PM
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  11. Good manual 50mm's?

    I am wanting to explore more into the manual 50ishmm territory. What are some good ones to check out? And by good I don't just mean the super sharp...

    Started by BobbyT, 11-17-2014 12:48 PM
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  12. Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8

    Because Schwing! Coming the latter half of 2014. :daniel:

    Started by Idjiit, 01-04-2014 10:23 PM
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  13. A Day with the Sony 35MM FE Lens

    Not sure where to stick this so I figured the lens forum would be fine. I picked up a 35mm 2.8 FE lens to go along with my Sony A7 and have been...

    Started by rkane, 10-13-2014 09:45 PM
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  14. AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED

    I'll be interested to see what people think about this lens.

    Started by frigidlight, 09-12-2014 12:07 PM
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    09-13-2014 08:22 AM Go to last post
  15. Macro Lens?

    I was thinking of picking up a Macro lens. I've been doing a lot of weddings lately and its hard to get the best ring and fine detail shots that I...

    Started by Sparrow19, 08-04-2014 10:51 AM
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  16. Older Nikon Lenses with Mechanical Apertures

    So the more timelapses I shoot the more I find myself using my Sigma 24-70 because of the mechanical aperture ring. Preset aperture that doesn't open...

    Started by frigidlight, 07-26-2014 01:43 AM
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    07-26-2014 05:27 PM Go to last post
  17. Icon Bigsmile 1.8 VS 1.4 prime lenses

    Hello All, It has been a while but Im back! I will be buying a 6D tonight (Nikon gear will be up for sale shortly) and have been looking at lenses...

    Started by NickSchietromo, 06-27-2014 11:45 AM
    50mm, 6d, 85mm, canon, lenses, primes
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    06-29-2014 08:39 PM Go to last post
  18. 70-200 2.8 Tamron or Sigma?

    I thought I'd ask what everyone has heard / seen / experienced with which lens would be better. The Tamron VS, or Sigma OS on the 70-200 2.8 ...

    Started by Sparrow19, 05-05-2014 09:30 AM
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    05-14-2014 04:35 PM Go to last post
  19. Sigma 35mm f/1.4 or 85 f/1.4 ?

    I just wanted to get everyone's advice on these two lens'. Here is my current equipment: Canon 60D -Canon 50mm f/1.8 -Canon 70-300mm...

    Started by Sparrow19, 04-13-2014 03:59 AM
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  20. Olympus 9mm f/8 Fisheye Body Cap Lens

    Picked this guy up to use with the GM1 to be my "go everywhere" setup. Figured for $99 it was worth a try! GM1 with the 9mm Fisheye Body Cap by...

    Started by Idjiit, 04-03-2014 10:04 PM
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    04-05-2014 08:38 PM Go to last post
  21. Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8

    Do we really not have a thread for this lens yet? Shot a quick comparison of these two since I was switching bags. Samples with the lens later! ...

    Started by Idjiit, 01-07-2014 08:28 AM
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    01-07-2014 05:42 PM Go to last post
  22. FF 35mm 1.4 -vs- APS-C 23mm 1.4:


    Started by jacobsen1, 01-02-2014 11:53 PM
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  23. Finally some sanity on the metal vs. plastic lens controversy...

    I love how the guys at LensRentals.com have become so vocal in providing their perspective on common debates in the camera world... From...

    Started by Idjiit, 01-01-2014 08:13 PM
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    01-01-2014 09:19 PM Go to last post
  24. Mid Range Zoom for Crop

    I'm looking for one due to a line up of events I have this winter to photograph. My kit right now is primes and my UWA, i need a mid range zoom...

    Started by tehshortbus, 12-15-2013 03:09 PM
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    12-17-2013 10:15 AM Go to last post
  25. Glue to secure action camera lens focus. Contour+2 (plus), gopro, and others.

    Okay, so as some of you may know, the action camera lenses are all fixed lenses. They are typically a screw in style lens much like you would find...

    Started by Bone, 11-25-2013 12:48 PM
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    11-26-2013 01:34 PM Go to last post
  26. Have a Canon 24-70L that's soft at 70mm? Look in here!

    Just wanted to share this experience here, as apparently it's pretty common. I recently started to notice that at 70mm and wide open, my...

    Started by Markitos, 08-29-2013 12:11 PM
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    10-31-2013 12:59 PM Go to last post
  27. Nikon 58mm F/1.4G

    OK, so who is in? It is only $1700!

    Started by rkane, 10-17-2013 07:45 AM
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  28. Possibly trading my 135L for a Sig 85

    So I have had a hard time deciding whether or not I want to keep my 135L or trade/sell it for something different like a 70-200/4 IS. The focal...

    Started by Bleufire, 10-15-2013 08:36 AM
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  29. Poll Poll: WWNSOPR - 35mm F1.4, 17-40mm F4, 24mm F1.4

    Been a while. Anyhow, I'm going to the Adirondacks for the Labo(u)r Day weekend. The only lens I've used on my 5D has been the 50mm. I've used the...

    Started by s7khan, 08-26-2013 10:25 PM
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    08-27-2013 10:22 PM Go to last post
  30. Icon Attn My Review of the Sigma 35 1.4

    I'm sure a lot of you all know me in some sort or have at least formed an opinion of the way I shoot. I'm pretty sure i'm not the worst shooter...

    Started by a.hoglen, 08-26-2013 02:06 PM
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  31. Decision Time: Selling and Buying more useful

    As much as I love my Canon 70-200 2.8 (non IS) I can't seem to justify it anymore. I use it yes, but I would use it less if I had a mid range zoom. ...

    Started by tehshortbus, 07-17-2013 06:18 PM
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  32. EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

    Does anyone have this lense? What do you think about it...http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_40mm_f_2_8_stm

    Started by jcite, 07-13-2013 09:13 AM
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  33. Cheap and Sharp - Nikon 70-210 4/5.6 Af-d

    Looking to spend no more than $150 shipped. Anyone have one?

    Started by thomps6s, 06-18-2013 11:23 AM
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    07-12-2013 08:20 PM Go to last post
  34. Canon Drop-in Type PL-C 52mm Filter WI or WII?

    I am looking into buying a Canon Drop-in Type PL-C 52mm Filter for my 200mm lens. What is the difference between the old version of this filter...

    Started by haring, 06-02-2013 11:43 PM
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  35. Nikon 50mm 1.8G

    Received the lens yesterday as a Nikon refurb for $155. After farting around with it, I already want to offload the Sigma 50 1.4. The Nikon...

    Started by rkane, 05-31-2013 01:05 PM
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    06-01-2013 09:09 PM Go to last post
  36. Olympus Developing Lenses for Sony?

    That should add a nice dimension for the NEX line, but how will it affect the OLY sales? ...

    Started by rkane, 05-29-2013 09:44 PM
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    05-30-2013 09:06 PM Go to last post
  37. UV filter for 16-35mm or not?

    I know this is a beaten to pulp question: I'm debating whether to buy a UV filter for my Canon 16-35 f/2.8L lens. If I buy one, I'll buy a good one....

    Started by ilkersen, 05-03-2013 12:58 PM
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  38. Anyone Buy from Nikon outlet?

    Looking at a 50 1.8G for $169 and can't figure what is in the box.Hood, pouch, etc... B&H Lists refurb 70-300vr with everything included, so I...

    Started by rkane, 04-19-2013 12:06 PM
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    04-19-2013 01:23 PM Go to last post
  39. Siggy 35 1.4 first impressions

    I have whored my way to a Sigma 35mm 1.4 and it was delivered this a.m. It comes with the Standard Siggy EX/Art packaging and includes a padded case,...

    Started by BobbyT, 04-08-2013 10:57 PM
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    04-16-2013 09:41 PM Go to last post
  40. Sigma 10-20mm for a Rok14?

    Been thinking about flipping the Siggy for a Rok 14mm. I hear the Rok handles nightsky better and it is also a faster lens. Manual focus would be...

    Started by rkane, 04-16-2013 10:14 AM
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    04-16-2013 07:06 PM Go to last post
  41. Nikon 105mm f/2.5 AI First Impressions

    The lens came in today. It is small, yet quite hefty. The optics seem to be in great shape, only I need to get proper caps. At least the front had...

    Started by rkane, 04-12-2013 11:50 AM
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    04-16-2013 10:37 AM Go to last post
  42. Just got a 17-40....

    I really thought I wouldn't want a WA but after having an hour with my BIL's Sigma 10-20 it changed my thought on that. So I jumped on the Canon...

    Started by Bleufire, 04-09-2013 04:53 PM
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  43. Superzoom?

    I dont NEED a superzoom, but i'd like to have one. I dont need it to be amazing. It'd be for random nature moments (big hawks that land in trees...

    Started by Mrs.COS, 04-03-2013 12:31 PM
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    04-03-2013 08:44 PM Go to last post
  44. Icon Question Need some Lens Advice, Opinions...

    Ok, so I've been kicking around the idea of getting a new lens, but I'm not sure which one to go with. I have about $1200, but would spend a ...

    Started by Sparrow19, 03-27-2013 12:07 AM
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  45. FML: 50mm 1.4 autofocus not working. HELP

    This weekend I was out shooting in some drizzle. I did all I could to keep the cam covered, etc. I finished and brought back all my gear to the hotel...

    Started by tehshortbus, 02-24-2013 09:59 AM
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    03-06-2013 01:23 PM Go to last post
  46. Sigma 50mm 1.4 or try my lucky with the Canon 50mm 1.4 again?

    I've been reading review after review about the AF just not working all of a sudden. I've been reading great things about the sigma 50mm 1.4. Almost...

    Started by tehshortbus, 02-28-2013 10:16 PM
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    03-02-2013 08:32 AM Go to last post
  47. MetaBones SpeedBooster adapter.

    So I rented a SpeedBooster for two weeks, thought I'd share some images. Nikon Nikkor 50mm F/1.2 AIs on my NEX-6: Kitty Love - MetaBones...

    Started by Kaptnkain, 02-21-2013 10:42 PM
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    02-22-2013 05:26 PM Go to last post
  48. 15mm Zeiss Distagon 15mm F/2.8

    I looked at this $2600 lens... and then I:

    Started by thomps6s, 02-08-2013 02:01 PM
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  49. tokina 11-16 f2.8

    french wrote me a pm recently and asked me if i had this lens. unfortunately, i do not. however, i've looked long and hard at it and because i love...

    Started by ride5000, 10-15-2008 09:51 AM
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  50. Lens opinion for low-light, shaky hands, and cramped quarters

    Ugh, so I've spent all day drooling over the Canon 16-35mm 2.8L II in between studying for a 6-hour medical school test I have next week (med school...

    Started by BigBoosting, 02-01-2013 02:42 AM
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    02-02-2013 04:48 PM Go to last post

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