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Lens$db: Lens Price Database, version 31

J.L. Colwell, Canada, 2016-06-01



The Lens Price Database, Lens$db, has prices and physical specifications for over 500 lenses, including: all Canon EF prime lenses and EF Extenders; all Canon EF L-series zoom lenses, plus a few others; a variety of lenses from Sigma, Tamron and Tokina; a large selection of “alternative” manual focus lenses from Carl Zeiss, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Voigtlander, and other brands;  a selection of Medium Format Mamiya and Pentax 645 lenses that are more-or-less compatible with EOS cameras, and with the Mirex Tilt-Shift adapter; and, Fujifilm XF and Zeiss X lenses, plus a small selection of LM and LTM rangefinder-style lenses. The prices are mostly for used equipment in excellent to mint condition, based on eBay sales and list prices at many online camera stores. 


Two new worksheets have been added to Lens$db.


(i)  page “all.p” lists all prime lenses in Lens$db on a single sheet, sorted by focal length

(ii) page “all.z” does the same for zoom lenses


The database and documentation, version 30, 2016-02-01

   Lens$doc-v31.pdf ........ documentation; a .pdf report formatted for printing (16 pages)

   Lens$db-v31.pdf .......... the database; a .pdf version formatted for printing (18 pages)

   Lens$db-v31.xlsx ......... the database; MS Excel version



   Please send Lens$db comments and suggestions to jim@jcolwell.ca


Last update: 2016-06-04



Copyright Notice  The Lens Price Database, Lens$db, is © J.L. Colwell 2005-2016.  You may copy and freely distribute the database to others, but you may not charge nor accept any fees, and you may not modify the database.  You may incorporate any information from Lens$db in other publications (online and otherwise), as long as you acknowledge the source. 


Trademarks  All of the brand and product names mentioned in Lens$db are trademarks or registered  trademarks of their respective companies.


Acknowledgements  I am grateful to the many people who share photography information online. I attempt to acknowledge all sources I have used (except eBay sales), and I apologize to any sources I may have missed.


Disclaimers  I try to be accurate but I'm sure there are errors and omissions - use Lens$db at your own risk.  Many of the prices in Lens$db are from “Other Suppliers” which are mostly camera shops with online inventories of used gear.  These prices may not be the lowest available, and the items may not be still available.  I can’t guarantee that these Other Suppliers are reliable, but I’ve personally had consistently good results.  I am not affiliated in any way with makers or sellers of the products mentioned in Lens$db.