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Lens mount diameters

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.)

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 😉 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

Best lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras

I am very partial to the Olympus 75mm prime lens, but there are many good lenses out there for people using m43rd cameras: Best Lenses For The Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Micro Four Thirds Format | PhotolisticLifehttp://photolisticlife.com/2013/11/08/best-lenses-for-the-olympus-om-d-e-m1-and-micro-four-thirds-format/It’s important to remember that the lenses you buy should complement your style of photography.  If you like to change lenses often then prime lenses may be the best option for you.  If you…

Mirrorless + extra lenses camera bag roundup

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

These are the best cheap lenses 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: [starreview tpl=16] Read on for the goods… *if $250 is too