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Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Canon-mount lens review

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Following its intriguing 24-70mm f2.8 stabilized model, Tamron has added a high-speed ultra-wide 15-30mm f/2.8 version, also with stabilization. Read on to find out how well the Canon-mount model performs. ...

Sony A99 II best zoom lenses review

In part 2 of our review of the best lenses for the Sony A99 II, we look at the performance of zoom lenses. More versatile than fixed focal length primes, zoom lenses offer the ...

Sony A99 II best prime lenses review

Sony’s latest 42Mp SLT A99 II adds another full-frame, high-resolution camera option for photographers demanding images packed with detail. Boasting a back-illuminated (BSI) sensor, the Sony A99 II achieved an outstanding overall DxOMark score ...

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III lens review

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Canon has launched the 3rd iteration of its popular EF 16-35mm f/2.8L wide-angle zoom lens, predominantly for full frame press, sport and action photographers. Significant improvements to outer field sharpness on the new $2199 ...

Nikon D3400 best prime lenses review

We’ve tested a total of 83 fixed focal length prime lenses on the D3400, including both FX-mount full-frame lenses, as well as the DX-mount optics that are specifically designed for use on the APS-C ...

Nikon D3400 best zoom lenses review

In part 2 of our review  of the best lenses for the Nikon D3400, we’re looking at the performance of zoom lenses. More versatile than a fixed focal length prime lens, zoom lenses are ...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm F1.4E ED review: The best-performing lens in the lineup below 200mm

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With a slightly narrower angle of view and a slightly greater image magnification than the 85mm, resulting in marginally more pronounced subject isolation, the 105mm has long been a popular alternative. This new high-speed ...

Tamron SP150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Canon review: Upgrading a classic

With this G2 model, Tamron has updated its popular 150-600mm introduced in late 2013. During its short life span, the Tamron 150-600mm has become a classic of its kind. At around $1400, the new ...

Best prime lenses for the EOS-1Dx Mk II: Recommendations for photojournalists

We’ve tested 130 lenses on Canon’s flagship camera, the full-frame 18-Mpix Canon EOS-1D X Mk II, covering focal lengths ranging from an incredibly wide 11mm up to a super-telephoto 600mm.We’ve split the results between ...

Best zoom lenses for the EOS-1Dx Mk II: Recommendations for photojournalists

We’ve tested 130 lenses on Canon’s flagship camera, the full-frame 18-Mpix Canon EOS-1D X Mk II, covering focal lengths ranging from an incredibly wide 11mm up to a super-telephoto 600mm.We’ve split the results between primes ...

Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens review

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Lens options for Sony’s full-frame A7 series of mirrorless cameras are increasing all the time, and the new $498 Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro adds another choice in this popular prime lens focal length. ...

Wide, cheap, good?

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Taking aim squarely at the Canon EF11-24mm f/4L USM, this new 12-24mm f/4 lens from Sigma is part of its “Art” range of lenses. These lenses are designed to offer the optimum image quality ...

Best prime DX lenses on the Nikon D500

If you’ve invested in Nikon’s D500 APS-C DSLR, you’re no doubt delighted with its excellent build, tilting touch-screen LCD, new joystick control, chunky ergonomic handgrip, and large viewfinder. It’s a high-performance APS-C option, too, ...

Best DX zoom lenses on the Nikon D500

In part 2 of our “best lenses for the Nikon D500” review, we look at some of the highest-scoring DX-format zoom lenses. There are many more DX zoom lenses available for the D500 compared ...

Best zoom lenses on the Nikon D5

We summarize the scores and analyses of multi-purpose zoom lenses in this second part of our review of the best lenses for the Nikon D5. More versatile than primes, zoom lenses are often a ...

Best prime lenses on the Nikon D5

Nikon’s latest flagship FX-mount, full-frame DSLR — the D5 — is a performance powerhouse, featuring a new 153-point autofocus system and 12 fps burst shooting of up to 200 14-bit RAW files. Designed for ...

Best prime lenses for the Canon EOS 5D Mk IV: Recommendations for architecture, portrait, and wildlife photography

We’ve tested 130 lenses on the recently-introduced full-frame 30-Mpix Canon EOS 5D Mk IV, covering focal lengths ranging from an ultra-wide angle 11mm to 600mm super-telephoto. ...

Best zoom lenses for the Canon EOS 5D Mk IV

We’ve tested 130 lenses on the recently-introduced full-frame 30-Mpix Canon EOS 5D Mk IV, covering focal lengths ranging from an ultra-wide angle 11mm to 600mm super-telephoto. ...

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