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Zeiss Milvus 1.4/85 ZF.2 Nikon test: 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 test: 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 test: 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 test: 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 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) ...

Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM test: 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 test: 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 test: 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 test: Picture-perfect

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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

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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

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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 ...

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN C lens test: Sony E top-ranking prime

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Affordable third-party prime achieves the best scores to date for Sony E-mount lenses. ...

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN C lens test: Third-party MFT standard prime

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An affordable fast-aperture, standard focal length prime lens for Olympus and Panasonic MFT photographers. ...

Zeiss Milvus 2/50M test: Excellent optical performance

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Towards the end of last year, Zeiss announced that the existing line of Classic Nikon ZF.2 and Canon ZE SLR lenses would be redesigned and re-branded according to the company’s penchant for bird genera. ...

Zeiss Milvus 1.4/50 test: High-grade imaging

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Zeiss has replaced its so-called “Classic” range of Nikon ZF.2 and Canon ZE SLR lenses with redesigned models reminiscent of the company’s high-end Otus range. Adopting the scientific name for a genus of birds ...

Carl Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sony FE: Creative contender

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Carl Zeiss’s latest range of Batis lenses has been specifically designed for the Sony A7 series of full-frame mirrorless cameras such as the Sony A7R II and Sony A7S II. Together with the legendary ...

Tokina wide-angle zoom lens test: Interesting third-party wides

A wide-angle is a must-have lens for landscape and architectural photographers, with a versatile wide-angle zoom often favored by those shooting press, weddings, events, or street photography. That there are different DSLR sensor sizes ...

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