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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 ...

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. ...

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