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Announced in September 2016, the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM A (Sigma 12-24mm f/4 A) is a wide-angle zoom for full-frame DSLRs available in Nikon, Canon, and Sigma lens mounts. This review considers the performance of the Nikon-mount version. Sitting in Sigma’s high-end lineup of “Art” lenses, the $1499 Sigma 12-24mm f/4 A offers an advanced optical construction with 16 elements, including 3 aspherical; 2 super-low dispersion (SLD); and 2 new “F” low dispersion (FLD), which are engineered to offer similar performance to the fluorite elements now included in some new Nikon lenses (such as the 70-200mm f/2.8E).
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II is the company’s new flagship mirrorless model, sitting above the PENs and is the latest addition to the range. Featuring a newly developed 20.4-MP Live MOS sensor and an impressively powerful TruePic VIII processor, the new model is capable of burst rates of up to 60 fps with AF-S (using the optional electronic shutter mode), and up to 18 fps with AF-C.
Announced worldwide in November 2016, with an intriguingly belated announcement in the US at CES in January, the mid-level D5600 is the latest addition to the range. While the new model features a similar DX-format 24-MP CMOS sensor and 3.2-inch fully-articulated LCD in a relatively compact body to that of its predecessor, it adds the company’s SnapBridge technologies —both Bluetooth and WiFi with NFC for image transfer, some touchscreen LCD enhancements, and a built-in time-lapse movie recording option.
Announced in February 2016, the $749 Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (Tamron 85mm f/1.8) is a fast, short telephoto prime lens available in Canon, Nikon, and Sony lens mounts. This review considers the performance of the Nikon version.
Pentax’s first foray into the world of full-frame DSLRs arrives in the shape of the 36Mp Pentax K-1. Costing just $1800 and boasting a high-resolution sensor, built-in sensor shift stabilization, and a weather-sealed body, it’s a lot of camera for your money. Let’s see how its sensor scores stack up in our industry-standard bench tests.
The Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX (Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8) is a wide-angle to short telephoto, fast-aperture standard zoom for use on full-frame Canon or Nikon DSLRs. Great lens metric scores from Tokina’s latest affordable, pro-grade, standard zoom for Nikon full-frame DSLRs.
As the eagerly-awaited successor to the 16-Mpix D4s, the new Nikon D5 boasts an all-new 20.8-Mpix full-frame CMOS sensor with ISO up to 3.28M (yes, million), 12 fps continuous shooting, a new 153-point AF system, and 4K (UHD) video capabilities. Read on to find out how well the Nikon D5 performs.
The Leica SL was predicted in some quarters but was a surprise for others. As a mirrorless camera, it marks a move away for the company from the use of the rangefinder or an optical viewfinder. Instead, the Leica SL adopts one of the highest-resolution electronic viewfinders to date and marries this with a completely new body and lens mount. It also has a 24-Mpix full-frame CMOS sensor similar to that in the earlier Leica Q. Read on to find out how well this camera with its intriguing new system performs.
Tamron has added a new moderate wide-angle Nikon F-mount SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens to its range. It features a sophisticated optical layout with VC image stabilization, two ED glass elements and two aspheres. Read on to find out how well this new model performs.