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We’re In the Golden Age of Digital Photography

The price to performance of used cameras is absurd. My view is that digital photography tech hit maturity in 2008 with the release of the Canon 5D Mark II and Nikon D700.

Sales of point and shoot cameras peaked in 2010. Interchangeable lens cameras in 2012. Since then, photographic improvements have taken a back seat to video capabilities.

Have you ever been paranoid about the capacity of a battery? Especially if it was from a third party? I was.

I have figured out how ANYONE can inexpensively capacity test camera batteries. I have written a guide on how to capacity test camera batteries. It is a simple DIY project that only requires a screwdriver and pair of wire strippers.

All lenses aren’t equal, especially when it comes to vintage and early digital camera lenses. Modern lenses will give you images that are razor sharp corner to corner. Vintage lenses can set themselves apart by how they render, the color you can get with them, interesting bokeh, or other characteristics not valued by current photographers.

On the other hand, many vintage lenses are not good. Their performance may not be good enough to set them apart from other lenses. Worse, as time has gone on some lenses have defects such as haze, fungus, balsam separation, or degraded grease, that will render them worthless because of the difficulty in repair.

I’m somewhat indiscriminate in my purchasing of gear, so I get a mix of good, bad, and average. The lens reviews will help you find a lens worth owning. These are popular film cameras that recieve frequent lens questions.

  1. Canon AE-1 Lenses
  2. Pentax K1000 Lenses
  3. Pentax Spotmatic Lenses
  4. Nikon FM2 Lenses
  5. Nikon FE2 Lenses
  6. Canon A-1 Lenses
  7. Olympus OM-1 Lenses
  8. Minolta SR-T 101 Lenses
  9. Minolta X-700 Lenses

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A List of 19 Canon EF Macro Lenses with Used Price Estimates

Here are Canon EF macro lenses I found on the used market. Noteworthy lenses have sections below. Price Brand Focal Length Aperture Acronyms $100 Sigma 90mm f/2.8 AF Macro $150 Canon 50mm f/2.5 AF Compact Macro $200 Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro USD SP (F017) $250 Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro $250 Tamron 60mm f/2 AF Di II SP $300 Laowa 25mm f/2.8 $350 Tokina 100mm f/2.8 ATX-i $400 Laowa 100mm f/2.

20 Pro Cameras Under $750 [April, 2024]

Photo, video, or hybrid use, there are a variety of cameras to choose from under $750. That’s for the body only. This makes it possible to compare kits between systems. The Lenses Under $Y will have options broken down by price and focal length. Most Expensive: Nikon D3X ($7,999) Cheapest: Canon 90D, Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III ($1,199) Oldest: Nikon D3X, Sony A900 (2008) Newest: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III (2020) Model Year MSRP MP Weight Sensor Video Canon EOS RP 2019 $1,299 26.

14 Pro Cameras Under $1,000 [April, 2024]

There are camera bodies that are perfect for professional work and other’s that would be an enthusiasts dream. Most of these cameras need SD cards with high sustained write speeds for best performance. A V30 or V60 card might be needed. Most Expensive: Nikon D4S ($6,499) Cheapest: Olympus PEN-F Digital ($1,199) Oldest: Nikon Df (2013) Newest: Canon R8 (2023) Model Year MSRP MP Weight Sensor Video Pentax K-1 2016 $1,799 36.

Sony A-Mount Camera Memory Cards

Most Sony A-mount cameras can use two types of memory cards, SD and Sony PRO Duo. Four older models can use CompactFlash or PRO Duo cards. SD cards are fast, inexpensive, and easy to find. There are 4 specifications, but only SDHC and SDXC matter for compatibility. SD card standards are based on storage capacity. SDHC has a maxium capacity of 32GB, which is the only cutoff you need to know.

Good Enough Lighting Options Under $Z

Wireless TTL and High Speed Sync are features that have triggered upgrade cycles. There’s constantly new innovative light gear being released. Which means there is a constant stream of used gear being put up for sale. It’s challenging to know what to look for and if it is a good deal. SpeedlightsI’m only interested in speedlights with wireless controls. I do not want to deal with additional batteries for triggers or using optical slaves.

13 Pro Cameras Available for Under $2,000.

This price point highlights not only how many models Sony pumps out, but for how long they’ve been doing it. Most Expensive: Sony HDW-F900 ($80,000+?) Cheapest: Sony FX30 ($1,799) Oldest: Sony HDW-F900 (2000) Newest: Nikon Zf, Sony A7C II, Pentax K-3 Mark III Monochrome (2023) Model Year MSRP MP Weight Sensor Video Sony FX30 2022 $1,799 26.0 646g APS-C 4k120 Nikon Zf 2023 $1,999 24.5 630g FF 4k30 Sony A7C II 2023 $2,199 33.