Awesome Used Lenses Under $100 For Your DSLR


So you blew your cash on that shiny DSLR, and now you have no dough to buy a lens? Check out these options for great used lenses under $100:

Canon 50mm f.18

This lens is also known as the “nifty fifty”. It has the best bang for the buck. It features autofocus and a fast f1.8 aperture. If you don’t like manual focus or aperture, this might be your best bet.

SMC Pentax 50mm f1.4

The SMC Pentax 50mm f1.4 is an awesome lens that will allow you to shoot in low light and will give you total manual control over focus and aperture. These adapters usually go for less than $10 on Ebay. (Pentax k to EOS adapter if you have a Canon camera.) ¬†For an older lens, this is a very sharp and bright piece of equipment. Keep in mind that you’ll most likely have to purchase an adapter for your camera, unless you’re using an old Pentax camera like the K-5.

Lensbaby Muse

This lens is not an ordinary one. It looks like a worm and feels like an accordion. The Lensbaby Muse will bring one area of the image in focus and the surroundings will become blurry. This is certainly a specialty lens, but it’s very fun to use and it definitely gives you a unique look.

As you can see, all these lenses are very different and they all have their own special “flavour”. If you’ve fallen in love with one of them, head over to Ebay or Craigslist and see if there are any available.

Which lens have you got your eye on?