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Sony 85mm f2.8 SAM: 85mm prime lens brief review on DxOMark

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This new Sony “easy choice lens” is fully built in plastic, which means it’s quite light (175g). Manufactured in China, it has a pretty affordable price tag at about 249 USD.It’s safe to assume ...

Brief review for Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR: A fast, affordable wide-angle zoom

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Launched in spring 2010, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR was a very good surprise for Nikon enthusiasts who previously had only a choice between the very good but expensive (and heavy) ...

Looking for a super zoom for travel and holidays? Consider the Tamron 18-270 (Canon and Nikon) part 1

With the release of the new test results for the Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD for both the Canon mount and the Nikon mount, this could be a good opportunity to explore ...

Sony 35mm F1.4 G a high-end lens by Sony ranked on DxOMark

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This G-series lens, equivalent to the L-series by Canon or DA-series by Pentax, could be placed along the lines of a Konica Minolta 35 mm f/1.4 G. This 35mm lens is fast, with its ...

Pentax smc 35mm f2.4 AL, a new 35 mm available for comparison

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Mounted on a camera with an APS-C sensor, a 35mm lens corresponds to a 53.5mm mounted on a 24*36mm film camera. This focal is very popular and it's designed to excel on portrait and ...

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM test and ranking.

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Designed to be an affordable L-series telephoto lens, the new EF70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM is now tested and ranked on dxomark.com.Specs seem very close to those of the previous non-L-series Canon EF70-300 f/4-5.6 IS ...

Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon Mount, lens evaluation

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Sigma provides a very good prime and completes its lens collection with this 85mm 1.4 which is a solid competitor to the famous Canon and Nikon 85mm lenses.The Sigma 85mm f1.4 was tested on ...

Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical Canon and Nikon tested on DxOMark

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There are new additions to the  DxOMark Samyang lens database with these two 14mm lenses.See the whole measurements with the Canon mount: Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical, Canon, the Nikon mount tests ...

Latest results for Zeiss lenses

Carl Zeiss is one of those almost mythical lens makers. Focusing on quality, its lenses almost always rely on complex optical formulas. Their price reflects this involvement in quality, and logically Zeiss lenses are ...

Zeiss lenses: Is high-end always the better choice?

The study of this group of 14 Zeiss lenses is interesting in many aspects. One of the questions arising after such an analysis is more than obvious: is high-end always the best choice?Zeiss is ...

DxOMark review: Which 50mm lens for my camera?

(This review has been prepared with Focus Numérique, a French photo news website)Owning a 50mm lens is probably a must for any photographer. These primes are ideal for many good reasons. Mounted on a ...

DxOMark review for the Nikon 24-120, the new constant f/4 aperture on DxOMark.

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As with some other newly-launched Nikkor lenses, this brand-new 24-120mm lens features a constant f/4 aperture. This is a very nice improvement over the 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED IF, as the new lens should be ...

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