Can you identfy a camera lens from a photo, reason I'm asking is that I know you can identify the camera which is not a problem but I need to identify the lens I was using for the insurance company.
I've had the camera for a few years and purchased the lens at the same time but can't find the receipt for the lens or camera, it's not a cheep lens or camera.
I can prove from my photos that the camera is the one I have claimed for but they want proof that the lenses are as stated in the claim, I can get aperture, focal length, plus other stuff but can't find any info about the make of the lenses.
These camera parts are now 5 years old and I lost or misplaced the receipts some time ago, stupid insurance company asked if I knew were I had lost them, when I explained that if I knew that they would not be lost, he wasn't very quick to catch on.
So is it possible to find the lens information from a photo?
I just checked on IrfanView's EXIF data listing and, while it gives some information about the lens used in terms of zoom, aperture etc. it doesn't tell you the manufacturer/model number. I've seen a program recommended called PhotoMEwhich is said to show more lens data, but I don't know if that includes manufacturer etc.
Yes that is vague for whatever reason. I am trying to help having had various dealings with insurance companies over the years. Assuming you don't know who "borrowed" it, did you report it to the police and get a crime reference number. This is the sort of thing insurance companies require or they will be wondering why not.