Buy and Sell Used DSLR Lenses

The right lens can make all the difference in your still photography or videography. Every photographer, videographer, and filmmaker needs to have the right assortment of lenses in their arsenal. Why pay MSRP for an expensive lens, when you can find a used camera lens for sale at a fraction of the price? Top brands like Leica, Olympus, Rokinon, Nikon, Canon, Sony, Panasonic and more can be found on Gear Focus. If you are looking to shed some of your new or used SLR or DSLR camera lenses, list them for free with Gear Focus and pay nothing until your item sells!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between prime and zoom lenses for DSLR cameras?

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 full-frame lenses on a crop sensor DSLR camera?

Yes, you can use full-frame lenses on a crop sensor DSLR camera. However, it's essential to consider the crop factor, which effectively increases the focal length of the lens. For example, a 50mm full-frame lens used on a crop sensor camera may have an effective focal length of around 75mm, making it behave like a short telephoto lens.

Do DSLR camera lenses have built-in image stabilization?

Some DSLR camera lenses feature built-in image stabilization (IS) or vibration reduction (VR) technology, which compensates for camera shake when shooting handheld. This technology helps to ensure sharper images, especially when using telephoto lenses or shooting in low-light conditions. However, not all DSLR lenses have built-in stabilization, so it's essential to check the lens specifications before purchasing.

What is the difference between autofocus and manual focus lenses for DSLR cameras?

Autofocus lenses feature built-in motors that automatically adjust the focus based on the subject distance, providing quick and precise focusing. Manual focus lenses, on the other hand, require the photographer to manually adjust the focus by turning a focus ring on the lens barrel. Both types of lenses have their advantages and are suitable for different shooting situations and preferences.

Are DSLR camera lenses compatible with mirrorless cameras?

In some cases, DSLR camera lenses can be adapted to mirrorless cameras using lens adapters. However, it's essential to research compatibility and potential limitations such as autofocus performance and electronic communication between the lens and camera. Some manufacturers also produce native lenses specifically designed for mirrorless camera systems.

Can I use vintage lenses on modern DSLR cameras?

Yes, many vintage lenses can be adapted to modern DSLR cameras using lens adapters. These adapters allow photographers to mount older manual focus lenses onto their DSLR camera bodies, providing a unique shooting experience and access to vintage optics with distinctive rendering characteristics. However, it's essential to research compatibility and potential limitations before using vintage lenses on modern DSLR cameras.