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- Model: 0570C002
- SKU: 7963106
Love it...It's ok...Great for starters...I would recommend getting this lens over more expensive models if you travel a lot and really need to optimize your space or there is a possibility of damage, you need a quick lens that won't weigh you down, or you really want to break into the portrait scene.Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Standard Lens: Capture important moments in your life with this standard lens, which works with your compatible Canon DSLR EF-mount camera. A circular aperture with 7 blades helps you add creative background blur.
- Model: 2515A003
- SKU: 9979969
Love it...I loved...Good starter lens...The quality and the extra light you get from this lense , makes it worth for me expending the extra money , very easy to use and makes your DSLR look like a more regular camera instead of having a huge lense when you are being a tourist , love the rear glare (main reason why I got it) even taking regular pictures works great!Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard Lens: This Canon 50mm lens has an unusually large maximum aperture so you can get detailed pictures even in low light without needing a flash. It's excellent for basic portraits and scenic shots, especially at night.
- Model: 9522B002
- SKU: 9057096
Love it...Love it!...Great Starter prime lens...It might be a little lacking for pros or very experienced amateur photographers, but if you're still a relatively casual photographer like myself, this is a huge step up from the kit lens, and combined with the 50mm 1.8 and a decent zoom lens, it's a great option to get a nice range of focal lengths covered.Capture stunning images of wide perspectives with this Canon 9522B002 EF-S wide-angle lens that features an aspheric lens element for high image quality from the center to the edges. The circular, 7-blade aperture delivers soft backgrounds.
- Model: 5178B002
- SKU: 7089386
Very Nice...Great lens...Great lens for a starter...Great for almost any shot that you're willing to hoof around a little bit for; without any focus you'll need to walk a bit to get your framing right, but after all, that's expected with a prime lens ;) IS is REALLY beneficial for low light shots of static objects and really does give you a few more stops worth of hand-held capability.Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Wide-Angle Lens: Take in the wider view with a Canon EF wide-angle lens built for everyday use. The specially-coated aspherical lens delivers exceptionally sharp, distortion-free images. Optical image stabilization improves picture quality for low-light shooting and close focusing.
- Model: 2199
- SKU: 3188049
Love it...5 stars....Ask any SLR shooter, a nifty fifty prime lens has always been in their arsenal from the time they moved up from a kodak (or a smartphone)! Some plastic in this one but it hasn't let me down....I bought this lens as I wanted to add to my equipment a nice portrait lens but that won't break my bank :-) The lens is very well build and an excellent size to carry anywhere.Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Standard Lens: A perfect everyday lens for any photographer, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G offers fast autofocusing combined with an integrated lens coating to deliver clear and crisp images. The wide-open aperture is ideal for low-light shooting and creating images with beautiful background blur.
- Model: 2183
- SKU: 9542328
Love it...So nice....It is a small lens so if you are going to carry just the camera without a bag, this lens allows for a lighter camera and without a long telephoto zoom lens hanging from the camera....After I upgraded my nikon d3100 to a d3300 I started reading lots of reviews telling me to get a 50mm lense for Sharp photos and these reviews were right except for 1 thing, on a camera with a crop sensor 50 is closers to 75mm due to crop factor and 35 is really close to 50.Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Standard Lens: Whether you're a beginner or professional, you'll love this compact, lightweight lens from Nikon. The normal angle of view captures approximately what the human eye sees, making it a great all-around lens. Plus, the f/1.8 maximum aperture is ideal for creating softly blurred backgrounds and shooting in low light.
- Model: SEL55210
- SKU: 3546034
Love it...Not bad...this is not a bad lens a little better then the kit lens, if your gonna spend 350$ on this you should just pay a couple more 100 to get the g lens, unless this is your budget, does a good job and focus is quick, but at max zoom its not at clear....Obvious at 55 this starts out at a "zoomed" level but personally I feel the image comes out much more sharp with this lens than with the 16-50, even if it means backing up a little bit to get a similar picture.With Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, this Sony NEX SEL55210 lens makes it easy to take clear, steady photos and videos with your Sony NEX digital camera. The 3.8x zoom lets you hone in on distant subjects from far away.
- Model: SEL55210/B
- SKU: 3651038
Not bad...Love it...this is not a bad lens a little better then the kit lens, if your gonna spend 350$ on this you should just pay a couple more 100 to get the g lens, unless this is your budget, does a good job and focus is quick, but at max zoom its not at clear....And surprise Strohm a magnification this little legs does on the new Sony camera meet my Canon lenses , Would highly recommend this to any new Sony camera that uses the E lensesDesigned for use with most Sony Alpha E-mount cameras, this Sony SEL55210/B telephoto lens features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, so you can capture images in crisp detail. The 2 ED (extra-low dispersion) elements help ensure color accuracy.
- Model: 8546B002
- SKU: 1786128
nice !...Not bad...But over all I like this lens for a starter lens, but would recommend the combination lens over this one, if you have a choice and the money,but as I said this one came with the bundle....Love this lens it takes good quality photos, My only complaint is the plastic mount on the lens my 50mm canon lens is half the price of this lens and has a metal mount and feels sturdier.Snap sharp, vibrant photos at a distance with this Canon EF-S 8546B002 telephoto lens, which features a 55-250mm focal length for flexible zooming and optical image stabilization to reduce the effects of camera shake.
- Model: 6472A002
- SKU: 2823760
love it...NOT BAD...This is a good zoom for beggining.Good image quality in outdoors.Best if used with a tripod or monopod.There is no image stablizer so the futher you zoom the steadier the camera has to be.On the plus side with it being an EF lens you can buy an inexpensive teleconverter and double your zoom.All in all a good lens for being part of a package....I would definately recomend this lens if you need a decent telephoto lens, I would also recomend a tripod since it can be a bit tricky to get a clear shot since the lens lacks IS.
Compact and lightweight 4x telephoto zoom lens ideal for shooting sports, portraits, and wildlife. The newly developed Micro makes auto focusing quicker and quieter. The improved zoom mechanism also makes zooming smoother. The front part of the zoom ring now sports a silver ring for a luxury touch.
- Model: NS-M3LENS10
- SKU: 5086533
It's ok...Not bad...A very good lens to help with photos for the price, hard to use depending on what phone case you might be using but otherwise a good option in lens...The only thing that would make this better is if the fisheye could fit a full circle over the lens rather than being cut off on the sides, but otherwise, it's hard to go wrong with this lens kit at this price.Capture stunning imagery with this Insignia three-lens kit. The wide-angle lens allows you to take extraordinary landscapes, a fisheye lens creates a unique perspective on the world, while the macro lens means you can get in close. This Insignia three-lens kit simply clips onto your phone, and it's all stored in a soft storage pouch for easy transport.
- Model: 9519B002
- SKU: 6405162
love it...THE BEST...It has a 4 group optical zoom system and includes a large-diameter element, an aspherical lens element, a UD lens element and enhanced lens coatings for high-contrast, high-resolution images with minimal glare and aberration....Desperately wanted a wide angle lens for a trip I was going on but didn't want to break the bank, especially because I still use a rebel camera.With an STM (stepping motor) and focus mechanism, this Canon EF-S 9519B002 zoom lens allows you to record ultrasharp videos or capture crisp photos using your compatible Canon camera. The UD lens element helps you take highly realistic images.
- Model: 2751B002
- SKU: 9839236
Love it...The Best...It's not a perfect lens and definitely has a bit of a learning curve, but it is great once you get used to it and a must in any hobby or professional photographer's collection....While away on a shoot one of the glass components came loose on the inside within a week of purchase-I hadn't dropped or abused the lens at all considering how fragile and valuable they are.Canon EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens This telephoto zoom lens is an essential tool for professional photographers and skilled amateurs. The variable focal length makes it useful for photographing a broad range of subjects, and the 2.8 maximum aperture functions well in low-light situations. Snap candid portraits, stop the action at sporting events or compose wedding photos with exceptional blurred backgrounds.
- Model: SEL50F18F
- SKU: 5169400
I love...love it...Its sharp, handles focus just as fast as any other sony lens but thats a given since sony designs all there lenses to perform fast....If you have a larger budget the 55 1.8 has a great AF motor, is better wide open, and just a beautiful match for the sony a7xx cameras.Get a reliable portrait lens for your NEX camera with this Sony 50mm lens. It has a fast aperture of f/1.8 for solid performance under low-light conditions, and it can get in close to your subject — up to 1.5 feet. Add a 49mm filter to your Sony 50mm lens for lens protection and polarization effects.
- Model: SEL50F18/B
- SKU: 5638022
Love it...Fast AF...It's a good choice for the move to a prime lens from the zoom lenses that come with the a6000 and it won't break the bank....If there was a switch on the lens like Nikon uses instead of diving into a menu to activate MF, this lens would easily rate 5 stars.Customize your Sony Alpha camera with this Sony prime lens for enhanced picture quality. OSS image stabilization reduces blurring for crisp, clear images, and the direct manual focus switches from autofocus to manual focus effortlessly. Boasting a 50mm focal length, this Sony prime lens lets you zero in on the perfect shot.