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Sigma 90 mm F2.8 DG DN (for Sony) Lens test

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Featuring an all-new optical design for Sony and L-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Sigma 90 mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary lens is the latest in the range of I sub-series models. As such, it ...

Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8S DF DSM Lens test

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Designed for Sony’s E-mount full-frame cameras, the Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8 S DF DSM is a compact and lightweight portrait lens that supports both manual focus and autofocus. A DSM stepping motor enables quiet focusing, ...

Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II Lens test

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The new Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II lens is an update to the 2016 version, though this is no mild makeover, even if it looks similar. Inside, Sony has completely revised the optical ...

Panasonic Lumix S 35mm F1.8 Lens test

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The fourth in a series of full-frame F1.8 primes featuring the mirrorless L-mount, the Panasonic Lumix S 35mm F1.8 is a compact and lightweight semi-wide model for landscapes, candids, and general photography. As a modern ...

Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM Lens test

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Designed for Canon’s RF-mount mirrorless full-frame cameras, the Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM is a compact and lightweight ultra-wide lens for trekking, landscapes and architecture. It features nine elements, one of which has an aspherical ...

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm F0.95 S Noct Lens test: Ultra-high speed with high sharpness

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The Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm F0.95 S Noct is an ultra-high speed manual focus lens for Nikon’s Z series of full-frame mirrorless cameras. The new Noct references the old manual focus AI and AIS Noct-Nikkor ...

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

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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 test: Great optical performance

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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 test: Good sharpness

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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 test: Sharp prime

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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 test: Good performer

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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 test: Competitive but pricey performer

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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 test: Good performer but pricey

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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 test

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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 test

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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 test

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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. ...

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