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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 test

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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 test

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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 test

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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 test

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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 ...

Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm F1.8 S lens test

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One of the original three lenses launched alongside the mirrorless Nikon Z cameras, the Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S is a moderately fast, mildly wide-angle prime lens designed specifically for the Nikon Z system. The ...

Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm F4 S lens test

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The Nikkor Z 24-70mm F4 S is a constant-aperture, moderate-speed zoom for the full-frame mirrorless Nikon Z-series cameras and is offered as a kit lens for both the Nikon Z 6 and the high-resolution Z ...

Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm F1.8 S lens test

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Announced as part of a trio of lenses for Nikon’s new full-frame mirrorless Z system, the Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm F1.8 S is a moderately fast standard lens with a relatively complex optical design. It ...

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM A for Canon test: Third-party option

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Sigma introduced the Art version (A) of its 24-70mm f/2.8 lens in February 2017, bringing with it the familiar if somewhat subdued cosmetic design of the company’s Art series models, along with optical image stabilization ...

Sigma 24-70mm F/2.8 DG OS HSM A for Nikon test: Good value standard-zoom

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Sigma introduced the Art version of its 24-70mm f/2.8 lens in February 2017, bringing with it the familiar-looking exterior design with a mix of metal and “thermally stable composite” material, along with rubber sealing around ...

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 test: Affordable tele-zoom

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Tamron introduced the second generation (G2) of its popular 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC lens in September 2016, bringing a new look to match that of more recent SP optics, along with improved weather sealing. Inside, Tamron ...

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens test: Highest-rated wide-angle zoom

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Sony’s FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens is part of its flagship G Master line of performance optics. With this lens, Sony strove for both peak performance and consistency across its focal range — and the ...

Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens test: Compact and optically excellent tele-zoom

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As the only lens reaching 400mm currently in the lineup, the Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS is an important addition for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras such as the action-oriented A9 and some A7 variants. ...

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS lens test: solid choice

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The Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS is a short-telephoto prime for Sony full-frame mirrorless E-mount cameras such as the high-end a9 and the earlier A7 models. Besides being a G-Master model with high-grade ...

Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS USM S Canon lens test: Super-sharp shooter

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Announced in September 2016, the Sigma 500mm f/4 DG HSM S (Sigma 500mm f/4) is a super-telephoto prime lens for professional sports, wildlife, and press photographers, and for paparazzi. Available in Sigma, Nikon, and ...

Carl Zeiss Milvus 1.4/50 ZE lens test: Nifty fifty

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Renowned German lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss’s latest Milvus range of DSLR lenses for Canon and Nikon are marketed to offer high-quality optical performance in a similar price bracket to such high-resolution options as Sigma’s ...

Sony FE 85mm F1.8 lens test: Excellent choice

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The Sony FE 85mm F1.8 is a high-speed standard prime for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras such as the A9 and A7 cameras, but will also fit smaller “cropped” sensor APS-C models such as the ...

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