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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. ...

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) ...

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