Nikon’s update to the film era AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED boasts an enviable spec, including built-in silent wave AF motor and re-designed optical construction with two ED glass elements. Read on to see how well it performs on the 36-Mpix Nikon D800.
Panasonic’s entry-level DMC GF6 sees a return to a more conventional control layout and adds several useful features including a touch-sensitive, tilting monitor and easy wireless connectivity with smart-phones via WiFi with NFC capability. The new camera also features a 16-Mpix sensor, but just how well does it perform in our labs?
This is the second part of the series of choosing suitable lenses for the APS-C format EOS 700D / REBEL T5i / Kiss X7i, where we’ll discuss ‘standard’ lenses (zooms and primes) as well as short telephotos. The 18.1-Mpix ‘Hybrid CMOS’ sensor used is similar to those in Canon’s other current APS-C models, including the new EOS 100D (REBEL SL1) and semi-pro EOS 7D, so our findings may be valuable even if you don’t use a EOS 700D / REBEL T5i / Kiss X7i.
Tamron’s latest 70-200mm f/2.8 is the first from the firm to feature image stabilisation (VC or Vibration Control, as Tamron calls it) and is now available in with a Nikon mount. After the Canon mount, read on to see how it performs on the high resolution Nikon D800.
Canon’s lightest and smallest DSLR to date the EOS 100D (aka Rebel SL1 / Kiss X7) is unashamedly aimed at the entry-level market. However, boasting a 2nd-generation ‘Hybrid’ 18-Mpix CMOS sensor and many features of the upper entry-level EOS 700D, this minuscule model is an intriguing proposition. But is it simply a case of cramming in a similar sensor and miniaturizing the rest? Read on to find out. In this review we also reveal the results of the Sony SLT Alpha 37 sensor.
Since the launch of the DxOMark website, many debates have arisen about ISO sensitivity: Some manufacturers were accused of cheating, the ISO sensitivity measured by DxOMark was claimed to be meaningless for photographers. The DxOMark team would like to clarify certain points.
For years, lens makers have fought hard to market lenses of wider and wider aperture. Wide apertures (e.g., f /1.4 instead of f /2) but a series of measurement published on dxomark.com cast some doubts on the real benefits, for digitally equipped photographers, of these progresses.