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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 test: Worthy contender


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 test: Purposeful upgrade


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 test: Ultra-high performer


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 test: The quintessential portrait lens


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 test: High-speed, high-end performance


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 test: Top of the tree


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 test: Compact package


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


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 test: Affordable choice


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 ...

Sony A7R II: Best prime lenses test

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) ...

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


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 test: Picture-perfect


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

Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX Nikon lens test: Top performer


The Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX (Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8) is a wide-angle to short telephoto, fast-aperture standard zoom for use on full-frame Canon or Nikon DSLRs. Great lens metric scores from Tokina’s latest affordable, pro-grade, standard zoom for Nikon full-frame ...

Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM test: Best zoom in the range


Announced as one of a trio of lenses in the new G Master series, the new FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM boasts some pretty advanced technology to complement future sensor and camera designs. The G ...

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