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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 ...

Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art lens review: New benchmark

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Two years after the launch of the 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A, the first model in its highly-respected Art line, Sigma has finally introduced an 85mm version. ...

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM A Canon lens review

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Announced in February 2016, the $1099 Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM A (Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 A) is a fast-aperture telephoto zoom lens for Canon, Nikon, and Sigma APS-C lens mounts. Part of the Sigma ...

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens review

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Announced in February 2016, the $2598 Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS (Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8) is a short-to-mid telephoto zoom lens for such Sony full-frame a7 series cameras as the a7R II. The ...

Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA lens review

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Announced in July 2016, the $1498 Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA (Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4) is a standard focal length 50mm prime lens for Sony full-range a7 hybrid cameras (such ...

Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Nikon lens review

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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 ...

Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Canon lens review

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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 ...

Canon EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM lens review: Updating a classic

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Announced alongside the EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM and the Canon EOS 5D Mk IV, this lens is the long-awaited update to the much-liked original EF 24-105mm F4 IS USM. Read on to find ...

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