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MFG# 11141
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The Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0 ASPH Lens represents a true milestone in photographic lens development. You need look no further than the MTF chart to understand what makes this piece of equipment so significant: At an aperture of f/5.6, the lines for both tangential and sagittal structures...
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MFG# 11686
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Carefully adapted in line with modern lens design, the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2 ASPH Lens (Black) marks the return of one of the most famous lenses made for the Leica M-System.

It's light sensitivity further contributed to the Noctilux's legendary status and continued lineage - as did its unique...
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Built for Micro Four Thirds cameras, this zoom offers a 300-800mm equivalent focal length range, which can be extended even further using the integrated 1.25x teleconverter for an effective 1000mm equivalent focal length. The constant f/4.5 maximum aperture affords consistent illumination throughout
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The Leica 90-280mm f/2.8-4 APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL Lens is an expansive telephoto zoom lens designed for full-frame and APS-C-sized L-mount mirrorless cameras. The f/2.8-4 maximum aperture benefits working in a variety of lighting conditions and also offers greater control over focus position for...
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MFG# 11675
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The Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M Aspherical Lens is a further revised version of the popular wide-angle lens of the Leica M rangefinder system. Thanks to the latest developments in the fields of optics and precision engineering, the new 35 lens sets a whole new standard in the fast wide-angle lens...
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MFG# 73104
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The Phase One 150mm LS f/3.5 Schneider Kreuznach Lens is designed together with world-renowned optics manufacturer, Schneider Kreuznach of Germany. Building on decades of experience in high-resolution optics the Leaf Shutter lenses delivers some of the sharpest lenses in the world, built for today’s...
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MFG# 11176
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The Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. Lens is very fast and offers a large range of focal lengths. A close focusing limit of 0.3 meters at its wide-angle setting and a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:3.8 at the telephoto end of the zoom range provide fascinating opportunities. Its...
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Leica Camera is pleased to expand its line of SL lenses with the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH. Lens. This Summicron-SL lens boast top-level image quality, speed and robust construction - features important in the professional camera segment. This lens was designed concurrently with the
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MFG# 11183
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The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 28mm f/2.0 ASPH. Lens is the latest addition to the ever-expanding APO-Summicron-SL series. This lens is the first true wide-angle lens in this series. The APO-Summicron-SL 28 f/2 ASPH. combines a classic wide-angle focal length with state-of-the-art technology. The

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MFG# 11672
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The Leica 28mm f/2.0 Summicron-M ASPH Lens (Black) is fast, compact and delivers exceptional performance. Its outstanding speed makes it particularly versatile and delivers brilliant imaging results even in difficult lighting conditions. Its full-metal lens hood with a screw mount protects...
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The Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 OIS WR Lens with XF 1.4x TC F2 WR Teleconverter is the first super-fast telephoto lens in the XF lens lineup, offering a fast maximum f-stop of 2.0 and a focal length equivalent to 305mm in 35mm film format. Taking advantage of technologies synonymous with FUJINON lenses,
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MFG# 26390
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The Pentax HD DA 645 28-45mm f/4.5 ED AW SR Zoom Lens is optimized to provide premium performance with the Pentax 645 Digital cameras. While this ultra wide angle zoom lens is ideal for landscape photography - capturing an expansive view, it is also the perfect lens for architectural photography...
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MFG# 20122
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The Nikon NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S Lens is an engineering marvel of miniaturization, and is 
the latest super-telephoto, full-frame, mirrorless prime from Nikon, delivers premium optical resolution in a handheld build less than half the weight of its predecessor. Powered by a size-reducing Phase...
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The new Leica 75mm f/2.0 APO Summicron M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens is designed to be universal in its usage, as good at infinity as in the close range and at all apertures but its very natural rendering of details (very low distortion and vignetting) as well as its performance at open aperture...
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MFG# 11889
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The Leica 135mm f/3.4 APO-M Manual Focus Lens the two previous M lenses of the same focal length (f/2.8 and f/4, respectively). The sharpness, contrast and resolving power of this unique lens are impressive, even at full aperture. Other plus points are its modest weight, its handiness, and its...
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MFG# 11728
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With its standard focal length of 50 mm, the Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens (Black, 2023 Version) is suited for almost every photographic situation. The Summilux-M exploits the full performance potential of new camera sensors and offers exceptionally high-contrast and detailed results

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MFG# 11674
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The Leica 35mm f/2.0 Summicron-M ASPH Lens (Silver) offers exceptional image performance and unique bokeh. Despite its high speed and impressive imaging quality, its dimensions are astoundingly compact. Together with this lens, every Leica M becomes an extremely compact and elegant phot...
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MFG# 22210
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With the incorporation of PENTAX-original HD coating and the PENTAX-innovated lens-installed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, this medium-telephoto Pentax 90mm f/2.8 D FA 645 Macro ED AW SR Lens assures bright, velvety imagery that is ideal for portrait photography. When mounted on a PENTAX 645D...
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MFG# 11673
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The Leica 35mm f/2.0 Summicron-M ASPH Lens (Black) offers exceptional image performance and unique bokeh. Despite its high speed and impressive imaging quality, its dimensions are astoundingly compact. Together with this lens, every Leica M becomes an extremely compact and elegant photographic...
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MFG# 20082
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When photographing birds, wildlife, sports or action, mobility can make the difference between nailing the shot or missing it altogether. The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR Lens is a fraction of the size of most full-frame 500mm lenses, freeing you to be as nimble as your subjects.

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MFG# 600020030
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The Fujifilm GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Lens is a telephoto lens that achieves approximately 198mm in 35mm format equivalent, bringing together Fujifilm’s proprietary optical design technology: it offers high resolving power for supporting further enhancement of image resolution in the future. The lens is capable
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MFG# 11695
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Based on the classic screw-mount version of this lens from 1955, the Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 Lens (Silver)
 has been updated to contemporary standards, and fitted with an M-mount bayonet, yet still sports the ultra slim profile and vintage aesthetic. This wide-angle prime's calling card is...
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The state-of-the-art 
Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports Lens for Leica L achieves unmatched image quality in an astonishingly compact and portable design weighing just over 2 pounds. Enthusiast and professional photographers will marvel at its advanced capabilities for freezing high speed action....
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MFG# 9520B002
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The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens is the ultimate lens for wide-angle photography and brings L-series construction and optics to the widest zoom lens Canon has ever made. With an expansive wide angle range of 11–24mm, this is an ideal lens for landscapes, interior shots, and unique perspectives on subjects close...
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MFG# SEL1224GM
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Introducing the world’s widest full-frame constant F2.8 lens at 12-24mm. Spectacular G Master resolution and drastically reduced chromatic aberration is realized from3x Extreme Aspheric, 1x Aspheric, 2x Super ED (Extra-low dispersion) and 3x ED elements. Nano AR coating II suppresses reflections,
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MFG# 11826
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In the category of high speed standard lenses, the Leica Normal 50mm f2.0 Summicron M Manual Focus Lens, Black is a handy universal lens has a world-wide reputation for the highest optical performance. With outstanding imaging quality even at the closest focusing range. With a built-in sliding...
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MFG# 11189
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The Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens is the ideal lens with broad appeal for any photographer given its ability to equally capture reportage, travel, studio, architectural and landscape photography, as well as portraits, close-ups, and video content. With its extensive focal range,...
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The Leica Summilux-TL is the lens for APS-C format and has performance characteristics that are unequaled in all respects by comparable lenses and permit the exploitation of the full potential of modern camera systems. Thanks to internal focusing, the overall length of the lens remains unchanged...
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With its fixed 85mm focal length and wide f/1.2 maximum aperture, the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Lens is ideal for photographing portraits, weddings, fashion and more, and great for low-light situations and producing beautiful, soft backgrounds. It gives you fast autofocus speed, and works great with the Eye
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The Pentax smc FA 645 300mm f/4 ED (IF) Lens
is a medium format, manual and autofocusing telephoto prime lens with a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 200mm. The surface is treated with Pentax's Super Multi Coating for sharp, high-contrast images. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) lens elements assure high...
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The Hasselblad XCD 65mm f/2.8 Lens is the ideal standard lens in any X System photographer's kit. With a 50mm full frame equivalency, it's designed to achieve the 'normal' focal length and mimic the human field of view. Thanks to its f/2,8 maximum aperture and 0.5 m (20 in.) minimum focus distance,

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Crafted with resilience in mind, the OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-600mm f/5-6.3 IS Lens features IPX1 splash & dust-proof performance, complete with fluorine coating, making it a reliable companion in the harshest environments. Its compact, lightweight design grants photographers unparalleled...
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The Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Lens is a mid-telephoto macro lens specifically designed for the new G Mount and 43.8 x 32.9mm sensor. The GF lens range, which can cope with resolutions up to 100MP, combines the latest technologies with extensive knowledge accumulated from making XF lenses...
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The Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4 R LM WR Lens has a focal length equivalent to 18mm in the 35mm format and is perfectly suited for landscape and architectural applications. Despite the super-wide angle of view, distortion is kept to a minimum, and with the high-resolution performance extending all the way...
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Offering a 35mm equivalent focal range of a 16-28mm lens, Fujifilm GF 20-35mm f/4 R WR Lens brings the most popular wide-angle options to the GFX System, giving landscape, travel, and architecture photographers limitless options to be make use of the system's 1.7x larger than full frame sensor.
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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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