Photo & Video Lenses

Photo & Video Lenses

Buy and Sell Used Camera Lenses For Photo And Video

Finding the right lens is just as important as finding the right camera. Gear Focus has a wide range of new and used camera lenses, filters, and accessories for sale from some of the top brands such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Leica, Panasonic, and more. Our online marketplace is the #1 spot to pick up new and used camera lenses. Or, if you’re looking to sell used equipment, Sign up now and create your free listing!


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I find a wide selection of photo and video lenses on GearFocus?

GearFocus offers a wide selection of photo and video lenses for various camera systems, including DSLR, mirrorless, and cinema cameras. Whether you're looking for prime lenses, zoom lenses, or specialty lenses for specific genres like landscape, portrait, or wildlife photography, GearFocus provides a marketplace where you can find the perfect lens to meet your needs.

Are all lenses on GearFocus brand new, or can I find used options as well?

GearFocus offers both new and used options for photo and video lenses, catering to a wide range of budgets and preferences. Whether you're looking for a brand new lens straight from the manufacturer or a gently used lens at a discounted price, GearFocus has you covered. Used lenses listed on GearFocus are thoroughly inspected and accurately described to ensure buyer satisfaction.

What is the difference between prime and zoom lenses?

Prime lenses have a fixed focal length, meaning they cannot zoom in or out. However, they often offer wider apertures and superior image quality compared to zoom lenses. Zoom lenses, on the other hand, have a variable focal length, allowing you to zoom in and out to frame your shot. While zoom lenses offer versatility, prime lenses are prized for their sharpness and low-light performance.

Can I use photo lenses for video and vice versa?

Yes, many lenses are designed to be versatile enough for both photography and videography. However, some lenses may excel in one area more than the other. For example, lenses with smooth and quiet autofocus mechanisms, as well as image stabilization, are particularly well-suited for video work, while lenses with fast apertures and high resolving power may be preferred for photography.

What is image stabilization, and do I need it in a lens?

Image stabilization (IS) is a technology designed to reduce the effects of camera shake when shooting handheld, resulting in sharper images and smoother video footage. Whether you need image stabilization in a lens depends on your shooting style and the type of photography or videography you do. It can be particularly beneficial when shooting in low light, using telephoto lenses, or capturing handheld video.

What is the difference between full-frame and crop sensor lenses?

Full-frame lenses are designed to cover the entire sensor area of a full-frame camera, while crop sensor lenses are optimized for cameras with smaller APS-C or Micro Four Thirds sensors. Using a full-frame lens on a crop sensor camera will result in a narrower field of view, effectively increasing the focal length. Crop sensor lenses are typically smaller and lighter than their full-frame counterparts.

What is the difference between manual and autofocus lenses?

Manual lenses require the photographer or videographer to manually adjust the focus by turning a focus ring on the lens barrel, whereas autofocus lenses feature built-in motors that automatically adjust the focus based on the subject distance. Both types of lenses have their advantages and are suitable for different shooting situations and preferences.