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Telephoto Micro 4/3 lens Reviews

Not too long ago, people assumed that choosing a micro 4/3 camera was the same thing as choosing a more versatile compact camera. Then the happy owners would start thinking about getting a zoom ...

Nikon AF-D lens reviews

The Nikon Nikkor AF-D series“Nikonists” still highly appreciate the AF-D-series lenses, all of which appeared in 1994. (Nikon usually adds the “D” after the aperture, as in “50mm f/1.4D AF,” rather than “50mm f/1.4 ...

Sigma 17-35mm F2.8-4 EX DG HSM review – an old, cheap, and… great wide-angle lens!

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DxOMark continues its exploration of the past with this very good wide-angle lens that Sigma first produced for Canon mounts in 2003, and while we’re at it, we’ll use this opportunity to compare it ...

Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM review: A serious 100mm macro competitor?

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We have just tested both the Canon and Nikon versions of the Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens, announced on February 8, 2011. ...

A wide-angle, yes, but which one? (Part 2)

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As we continue our survey of wide-angle lenses currently on the market, let’s take a look at the Tokina AT-X 11-16mm PRO DX on a Nikon D7000 and on a Canon EOS 7D. ...

Review of the Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM Canon lens

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Announced at PMA 2009, the Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM Canon wide-angle zoom lens features a constant f/3.5 maximum aperture (EX) and is equipped with a hypersonic motor (HSM). ...

Which 100mm macro lens should I choose for my full-frame camera?

We have just tested the Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO on both Canon and Nikon mounts, giving us the opportunity to review the performance of all the lenses in this category (though ...

A wide-angle, yes, but which one? (Part 1)

Very wide-angle lenses allow photographers to produce an image composed of a large number of objects and to frame very large subjects (such as buildings) at close proximity, and to photograph objects on different ...

Tests and review of the Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Canon lens

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The Sigma APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM is a large-aperture macro-telephoto lens that integrates Sigma’s Optical Stabilizer (OS) system.This 2010 successor to the APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM, which ...

Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM II review: what great progress!

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Today we are publishing the test results of the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM II (mounted on Canon and Nikon bodies), as well as comparing its performance relative to equivalent lenses ...

A good (if heavy and expensive) lens: the Canon EF 300 f/2.8L II USM

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Telephoto lenses such as the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM are used for professional sports or wildlife photography. How does it stack up against an earlier Canon model? Let’s take a look. ...

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II: Test and review

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Three years after launching the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS, Canon is renewing its "telephoto zoom" for APS-C. The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II is the counterpart of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ...

Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II Canon: Test results

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This new Sigma 12-24mm EX DG HSM II wide-angle zoom for full-frame cameras is a somewhat improved version of the previous lens, the solidly-built Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG Canon. ...

The Nikon 1 lenses test and review

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A few weeks ago, Nikon announced the Nikon 1 series that we had the chance to test immediately. For this new format of camera, Nikon also designed a completely new format of lenses, the ...

Lens Review: Tamron AF 60mm F/2 Di II

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The Tamron SP AF 60mm F/2 Di II is an affordable fast lens for macro photography fans. Even if the build quality isn't perfect, its image quality test results are quite satisfying for a ...

Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM: Test and review of an inexpensive Sony prime lens

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The Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM, a budget-focused prime lens, is only suitable for use on APS-C dSLRs, but it could be a pretty good choice if you own a Sony APS-C body and ...

Looking for a luminous lens kit? Choose Tamron or Sigma!

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New results are available on dxomark.com for the Tamron SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di II XR VC LD Aspherical IF lens (Nikon and Canon mounts). This new review, along with our recent review of the ...

The latest Nikon macro prime lens put to the test: Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G

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This brand new all-purpose prime lens is great for general photography with a DX camera, especially if you want to take close shots from time to time. At $300, it can be a very ...

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