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Lens mount diameters

Not a very good photo, sorry!

When discussing in body image stabilization (IBIS) it is informative to know the lens mount diameters for each particular lens mount. More diameter relative to sensor size generally gives more leeway for IBIS movement and compensation. As such, here is a list of lens mount diameters: MFT (Micro Four Thirds) ~38mm (Olympus and Panasonic) FT (Four Thirds) 44mm (Olympus and Panasonic) Fuji X: 44mm Pentax K: 44mm Nikon F: 44mm Sony E: 46.1mm Minolta/Sony A: 49.7mm Canon EF: 54mm  

Micro Four Thirds Lens Filter Size List (Olympus, Panasonic, etc.)

Hoya 58mm Filters

Recently I was going through my filters to see which ones to keep and which ones to sell. Many of my filters were of the 58mm or 62mm variety but I even found some oddities like 43mm ­čśë After some effort trying to round up lenses to see what the filter size was each, I determined to put together a list of Micro Four Thirds lenses and their corresponding filter size, sorted from smallest to largest. The list was quite

Ideal walkaround Micro Four Thirds camera lens

Olympus 17mm lens (forefront) and 12-40mm (background)

Recently I was asked “what is the ideal walkaround micro four-thirds camera lens?”. Of course the answer varies by the style and taste of the individual photographer, but for me the ideal walkabout lens is the Olympus 17mm f1.8 prime lens (34mm equivelant). Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 (Black) for Olympus and Panasonic Micro 4/3 Camerashttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CI3R4VUThe lens works well on the OM-D-EM1, wonderful first lens for the camera. With micro 4/3 the 17mm is the same as a 34mm lens on

Best lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras

Olympus 17mm lens (forefront) and 12-40mm (background)

I am very partial to the Olympus 75mm prime lens, but there are┬ámany good lenses out there for people using m43rd cameras: Three Essential Lenses for the Beginning Micro Four Thirds User – The Phoblographerhttp://www.thephoblographer.com/2013/10/08/three-essential-lenses-for-the-beginning-micro-four-thirds-user/The Micro Four Thirds system is all about great image quality in a small package. That was evident pretty much from the start, when Panasonic introduced the legendary GF1 camera and its kit-lens option, the highly praised and much-loved 20mm f1.7. Best Lenses For The Olympus

Mirrorless + extra lenses camera bag roundup

Edit 110 w/Sony mirrorless camera, lens attached, and extra lens

Q. Any recommendations on camera bag that can fit a micro 4/3rds camera + an extra lens (20mm + 60mm macro or 14-45mm)? – mtekkmonkey @jdhodges any recommendations on camera bag that can fit a micro 4/3rds camera + an extra lens (20mm + 60mm macro or 14-45mm)? — John Havlik (@mtekkmonkey) July 16, 2013 A. Definitely John, that is some great camera gear that you have! Thankfully it is all uber-small stuff so you have some great bag options

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III USM – What do you think of this lens? – Ask J.D.

Ali asks: EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III USM – $180.00 What do you think of this lens? I would like it for taking photos of wildlife and sports mostly. I am also wondering about quality of any other brand of lenses that will fit my camera. I have a canon EOS rebel xsi. JD answers: (condensed version) Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III USM +FOR THE PRICE, this lens can’t be beat for wildlife photography and sports on bright sunny days. For

Best CHEAP Nikon/Nikkor lenses

Nikon D7000 DSLR and 50mm f1.8

These are the best cheap┬álenses available for Nikon. The definition of “cheap” in this list is going to be lenses readily available for less than $250* USD. Some of these lenses are out of production and you will have to buy used, others are brand spanking new and you can pick them up on Amazon or your other favorite photo store. These are all “5 star” lenses in my book:┬á[starreview tpl=16] Read on for the goods… *if $250 is too