Edward Michael Lach | New Feature: Search for all Website Images Photographed with an Individual Lens

New Feature: Search for all Website Images Photographed with an Individual Lens

January 22, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

In addition to the many galleries in my VisionLight website displaying photographs from specific places or events, MY PORTFOLIO above also includes Collections in chronological order of all site images grouped by the individual cameras used over the last fifty years. Creating these Collections was originally suggested to me by a number of the regular visitors to my site. They were either already using one or more of the same cameras, or were interested in comparing or buying them, and wanted to see diverse real world results displaying the cameras’ characteristics and capabilities. Since the Collections creation, they have become popular for research by  photographers, beginner and enthusiast as well as seasoned veterans, who view my images and writing on photography websites seen around the world.

Recently, visitors have shown a new interest, not in just the cameras I use to create my images, but also in grouped examples of the specific lenses I use with those cameras. I have now begun a project to add searchable lens data to the features of VisionLight to address those needs.

Today is the formal announcement of the first step in that process. The ability is now available to use the Search feature on the Main Menu to find and display all site images from any individual lens used on an interchangeable lens digital camera. If a lens has been used on multiple cameras, results may be searched on the individual camera or by all cameras combined. Those interchangeable lens digital cameras include the (original) Canon EOS 5D, the Samsung NX-1 and the Canon EOS M5 and images cover the period from December 2005 to the present.

The lenses used with these cameras with Search Keys for each lens or lens/camera combination included in the ( ), e.g. (100mm), are:

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM   (24-105mm)

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   (100-400mm) or (100-400mm and 5D) or (100-400mm and M5)

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM   (100mm) or (100mm and 5D) or (100mm and M5)

Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM   (12-24mm)

Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM   (11-22mm)

Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM   (18-150mm)

Canon FD 80-200mm f/4 SSC   (FD80200)


Samsung 16-50mm f/2-2.8 S ED OIS   (16-50mm)

Samsung 50-150mm f/2.8 S ED OIS   (50-150mm)

Samsung 60mm f/2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA   (60mm)

Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye II   (8mm)

Canon FD 400mm f/4.5 SSC   (FD400)


Unlike the chronological order of the images displayed in the Collections, the large thumbnails in the Search Result are displayed in random order. Select a thumbnail to view a larger image in its Gallery. Then use your browser’s back button to return to the Search Result to select another image. Time and resources pending, this process should be alleviated by creating new Collections based on lenses only or lens/camera combinations in Phase 2. Large images will then be viewable in a continuous stream.


I hope you find my new lens Search feature useful, whether to research a lens you may be thinking about acquiring, to compare it to the results of your own copy or a similar lens, or just to explore its capabilities or possibilities. Let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions.

Update - Feb 07, 2018: See today's new BLOG post announcing Phase 2 of this project, the creation of an Image Collection by Lens Used. 



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