Further readings for the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
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Two years after the launch of the first lens in its highly-respected Art line, Sigma has finally added a 85mm f/1.4 model. In case you’re unfamiliar with Sigma’s Global Vision, the Art primes are the company’s high-speed f/1.4 models that have have been developed to compete in image quality with the very best lenses from Canon and Nikon, and can even give legendary lens maker Zeiss a run for its money.
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 Canon version.
Introduced in July this year, the EOS 70D at first sight seems like a regular update to the maker’s mid-range EOS 60D model. It shares a number of features with the firm’s existing SLR range including a 19-point cross-type phase detection AF system, a 3-inch (1.040M dot) articulated touchscreen and built-in WiFi connectivity with remote viewing and image transfer. The camera can also shoot at up to 7fps and has 1080/30p video recording with stereo sound using an optional external microphone.
While Samsung has a number of zooms in their mirrorless NX lens range, their primes consist of an intriguing amalgamation of compact ‘pancake’ types, ultra-high speed designs and special purpose models. We’ve assembled five models for testing and analyzed them using a 20Mpix Samsung NX20. Read on to see how well the combination of high-resolution APS-C sensor and innovative NX-mount primes perform.
After comparing the imaging chain of the full-frame Canon EOS 5D Mk III across a raft of lenses, we’ve now turned our attention to the APS-C format EOS 700D / REBEL T5i / Kiss X7i. The 18.1-Mpix ‘Hybrid CMOS’ sensor in this camera is similar to those of the same size and pixel count used in the firm’s other models, including the semi-pro EOS 7D, so it may still be of interest even if you don’t own a EOS 700D / REBEL T5i / Kiss X7i.