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Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F2.8 O.I.S. Lens review: Good performer but not class-leading


The Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F2.8 O.I.S is the second 70-200 mm lens in the company’s L-mount full-frame mirrorless Lumix S series. It’s the first to feature a f/2.8 maximum aperture, following the more ...

Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm F2.8 VR S Lens review: Great optical performance


The Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm F2.8 VR S is the first of its type for Nikon’s Z series full-frame mirrorless cameras. As an f/2.8 S-type intended for pros and serious amateurs, it features a better ...

Panasonic Lumix S 85mm F1.8 Lens review: Good sharpness


Designed for Panasonic’s Lumix S series of full-frame mirrorless cameras featuring the L mount, the Lumix S 85mm F1.8 is a medium-speed fixed focal length lens for portraiture and indoor events such as sports or ...

Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S Lens review: Sharp prime


Announced in July 2019 to join Nikon’s expanding lineup of mirrorless Z mount lenses, the Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S is a medium-speed short-telephoto prime for portraiture and indoor sports. It features a relatively complex ...

Canon RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM Lens review: Good performer


Launched in late 2018 alongside the Canon EOS R, the Canon RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM is a highly compact and versatile standard zoom. With a constant f/4 maximum aperture, it is intended to appeal ...


Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro OIS Lens review: Competitive but pricey performer


Announced alongside the full-frame Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R L-mount cameras back in 2019, the Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro OIS is a medium-speed zoom lens that appeals to both stills photographers and videographers alike. ...

Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Lens review: Good performer but pricey


The Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS is a compact and a practical zoom for a wide range of subjects and situations faced by both photographers and videographers. The stabilized zoom lens has 17 elements ...

Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM Lens review


Announced this year for Canon’s new mirrorless EOS R system, the RF 85mm F2 IS Macro IS STM is a moderate-speed medium telephoto lens aimed at portrait and wedding photographers. Following the ultra-high speed RF ...

Canon EF 85mm F1.4L IS USM Lens review


Announced in 2017, the EF 85mm F1.4L IS USM is a high-speed portrait lens for Canon’s range of EOS DSLRs. It’s the first f/1.4 version from the company for this focal length and sits alongside ...

The best lenses for the Nikon D850

In October 2017—Nikon’s 100th anniversary year—we published our Nikon D850 sensor review. The D850 scored an excellent 100 points, the first full-frame 35mm sensor to reach 100, which secured its number one position in our ...

The best lenses for the Sony A7R IV

In November 2019 we published our Sony A7R IV Sensor review. The Sony scored an excellent 99 points, securing a top-ten position in our Sensor ranking. In this article, we use the data from the ...

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm F2 ASPH lens review


The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm F2 ASPH is a fast, moderately wide prime lens for Leica, Panasonic, and now Sigma L-mount cameras. Leica’s APO designation means that this is one of their best, most highly-corrected models. ...

Nikon Nikkor Z lens roundup

The announcement of the full-frame mirrorless Z camera system in August 2018 was a bold step for Nikon. Not only do the new Z6 and Z7 camera models do away with the mirrors and optical ...

Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S review


The Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens has the Nikon Z mount and is designed for use with Nikon’s new mirrorless cameras. It sits alongside the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S, which was introduced with ...

Canon RF 28-70mm F2.0 L USM lens review


Announced at Photokina last year alongside Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R, the Canon RF 28-70mm F2.0 L USM is the world’s fastest 28-70mm zoom lens. As a large-aperture zoom, it has a ...

Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm F4 S lens review


Announced at the CES event in Las Vegas in January, the Nikkor Z 14-30mm F4 S is a constant-aperture, moderate-speed, ultra-wide zoom that will appeal to a wide range of users. As the second F4 ...

DXOMARK Lens and Sensor now available in Chinese

Launching Sensor and Lens data in Chinese on dxomark.com/cn. ...

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM review


Canon announced the RF 50mm f/1.2L USM at the same time as the EOS R, its first full-frame mirrorless camera. Consequently, it has the Canon RF lens mount that has a diameter of 54mm and ...

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