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Sigma 70-300mm DG OS: a low-cost telephoto zoom put to the test

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Today we are publishing the measurements for a popular, low-cost telephoto zoom lens: the Sigma 70-300mm DG OS for Nikon and Canon mounts.This new version of the Sigma 70-300mm DG features a stabilization which ...

Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF2: a premium Zeiss wide-angle lens put to the test

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Announced at PhotoKina 2010, the Zeiss 35mm 1.4 lenses for Canon and Nikon are arriving on the market and have now been tested on DxOMark.With these new lenses, the German brand extends its already ...

Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC Nikon measurements and review

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The Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC wide-angle, with its f1.4 aperture, is made up of 12 elements in 10 groups. Its manual auto focus uses a floating focus mechanism for a better image quality ...

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM measurements and review

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A couple of days ago, we released the measurements for the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM. With its wide aperture, its image stabilizer and its fast auto-focus, this telephoto zoom lens is ...

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM measurements and review

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The Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, a very light and small equivalent to a 16-35mm on a 35mm camera, is well suited for landscape or indoor photography. For example, the non-rotating front element eases ...

Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon & Nikon mounts measurements and review

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With it true 1:1 macro reproduction and its floating auto-focus system for high optical quality on its very broad range of focus, this Sigma macro lens looks like ideal for a wide variety of ...

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM measurements and review

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The Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM which belongs to the high-end L series of Canon is designed for high performance. Its 13 elements in 10 groups include two aspherical elements for limited ...

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G: review of the famous 50mm 1.8D successor

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For the replacement of its famous entry-level 50mm lens, Nikon added an AF-S motor to it. But, let's see how it compares  in terms of image quality, with its predecessor and competitors. ...

Nikon AF S Nikkor 35mm f1.4G, a new Nikon high-end wide angle lens

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With the Nikon AF S Nikkor 35mm f1.4G, Nikon completes its existing 35mm prime lenses lineup with a high end wide angle lens, fitting all Nikon cameras. But, let's have a look at it in ...

Samyang announces the Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC

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Earlier this week, Samyang announced a new lens: the Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC, soon available for Canon, Four Thirds, Nikon AE, Pentax, Samsung NX and Sony Alpha. ...

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM test and review

The 17-50mm lenses, equivalent to the classical 24-70mm for the full frame cameras, are at the heart of Nikon, Canon, Pentax and Tamron's catalogs. But, even if all vendors are eager to offer the ...

Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm F/3.5G VR measurements & review

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Nikon has proven its expertise in medium telephoto prime lenses with the Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G and the Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF which are among the best lenses ever tested on DxOMark.We just tested the AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR ...

Pentax smc D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR and Pentax smc 14mm F2.8 measurements & review

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We have the latest test results for these prime Pentax lenses. With these additions we can now compare the results for 10 Pentax lenses ranging from the kit-featured Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL ...

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM review and ratings.

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Our camera lens database keeps growing and this time we are adding the Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 HSM. This wide-angle lens is available for Nikon and Canon cameras fitted with an APS-C sensor.This lens offers ...

Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX DG Review, more wide-angle lenses available!

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While we wait for the full analysis of the new wide angle by Sigma (Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II Canon and Nikon mounts), here are the results for its previous version, mounted ...

Sigma 17-70mm OS HSM and Sigma 24-70mm 2.8 reviews, 2 new trans–standard lenses reviewed on DxOMark

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What to know about these lenses:The Sigma 17-70mm OS HSM replaces the previous Sigma 17-70mm HSM launched in 2006 and it’s the equivalent of a 25-105mm on a Full-frame camera.This new model has stabilization.The ...

Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX review: a Tokina wide-angle lens

Here are the first results for Tokina’s wide-angle lens. This lens was launched last year and works on Nikon cameras (Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX Nikon) and on Canon cameras (Tokina AT-X 16-28 ...

Looking for a super-zoom for travel and holidays, Part 2: 18-200mm DxOMark reviews

After the Tamron 18-270mm and Sigma 18-250mm reviews, the DxOmark team offers you a series of short reviews for the 18-200mm lenses tested on our website:Canon EF-S 18-200mm_f/3.5-5.6 ISSony DT 18-200mm F3.5-6.3Nikon AF-S DX ...

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