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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. ...

Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX Canon lens review: Worthy contender

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A well-priced, fast-aperture standard zoom for Canon full-frame DSLRs with image quality on par with the pricier competition. ...

Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II lens review: Purposeful upgrade

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Lab scores and full review of Nikon’s latest affordable telephoto zoom lens for APS-C shooters looking for a longer focal range. ...

Zeiss Milvus 2/100M ZF.2 review: Ultra-high performer

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Towards the end of last year, Zeiss relaunched what the company now calls the Classic range of DSLR lenses for Canon and Nikon as the new Milvus line, in some cases completely redesigning the ...

Zeiss Milvus 1.4/85 ZF.2 Nikon review: The quintessential portrait lens

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With its natural perspective and selective focus at maximum aperture, the 85mm f/1.4 is the perhaps the most coveted of short telephoto lenses for portraiture both indoors and out. This new manual-focus lens from ...

Tokina AT-X 14-20mm F2 PRO DX Nikon-mount review: High-speed, high-end performance

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With an f/2 constant maximum aperture, this lens is a new ultra-high-speed addition to the range of wide-angle zoom models for DX (APS-C)-format DSLRs from Tokina. Its ticket of around $899 represents a premium ...

Tokina AT-X 14-20mm PRO f/2 Canon lens review: Top of the tree

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Tokina’s latest third-party, fast-aperture, wide-angle zoom for the EF-S lens mount posts the best overall DxOMark scores for Canon APS-C shooters.  ...

Best zoom lenses on the Sony A7R II

For photographers working in fast-paced environments or after the convenience of a multi-purpose optic, zoom lenses are often a versatile option. Image quality on zooms has improved across many lenses, too, which in some ...

Sony FE 70-300mm F/4.5 5.6 G OSS review: Compact package

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Sony has been very busy introducing new lenses for their mirrorless models. Announced alongside the FE 50mm F1.8, this lens — the stabilized FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS — is a tele-zoom lens initially ...

Sony A7R II: Best prime lenses review

Featuring a whopping 42.4Mp resolution, the Sony A7R II mirrorless camera is one of the highest-resolution consumer cameras currently available. It’s also currently the only camera to feature a full-frame 35mm BSI (backside illuminated) ...

Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM review: Otus-grade performance

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One of three new lenses announced as part of Sony’s new no-compromise G Master series for full-frame a models, the new FE 85mm f1.4 GM sounds highly promising. Though it carries a hefty price ...

Sony FE 50mm F1.8 review: Affordable choice

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After introducing the new no-compromise G Master series for full-frame Alpha mirrorless cameras, Sony announced an inexpensive FE 50mm f/1.8 to add to the lineup. At $249, the new lens is much more accessibly-priced ...

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM C Pentax lens review: Convenient choice

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Our comprehensive review analyzes the scores of Sigma’s most versatile and best-performing super-zoom for Pentax APS-C DSLRs ...

Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM A Canon lens review: Picture-perfect

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Roundup of the top image quality scores for the widest f/1.4 aperture lens currently available. ...

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