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Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm F1.8 S lens review

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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 review: 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 review: 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 review: 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 review: 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 review: 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 review: 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 review: 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 review: 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 review: 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 ...

Carl Zeiss Milvus 2/35 ZE Canon lens review: German precision

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

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens review: Solid choice

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The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f/1.2 PRO (Olympus 25mm f/1.2) is a super-fast-aperture standard prime for Olympus Micro Four Thirds (MFT) hybrid cameras such as the OM-D E-M1 II. Taking into account the ...

Zeiss Milvus 2/100M ZE Canon mount lens review: update to the classic Makro-Planar

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Although you would be forgiven for thinking all the lenses in the Milvus range from Zeiss are new from the ground up, this is not the case. Several of the models use the optical ...

Carl Zeiss Milvus 2/35 ZF.2 Nikon lens review: Affordable quality

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

Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM A (Nikon) lens review

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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 ...

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II best prime lenses

Packed with a raft of high-end features, including 5-axis image stabilization, a new hybrid autofocus system, and a 50Mp high-res shot mode, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II (E-M1 II) builds on what was ...

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II best zoom lenses

In part 2 of our review of best lenses for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (Olympus E-M1 II), we’re looking at the performance of zoom lenses. More versatile than a fixed focal length prime, ...

Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM A Canon-mount lens review: State of the Art

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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 ...

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