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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. ...

Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX Nikon lens review: 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 review: 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 review: 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 review: 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 review: 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 review: 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 review: 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 ...

Carl Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Sony FE: Optically outstanding

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Carl Zeiss’s latest range of Batis lenses have 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 ...

Zeiss Loxia 2.8/21 review: Compact, yet outstanding optical performance

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Rather than follow established trends for high-grade, high-speed lenses that are inevitably large, heavy, and cumbersome, the manual-focus Loxia series from Zeiss, like the AF Batis range, feature the same high-grade optics, but with ...

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Nikon-mount review: The standard

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Announced in January 2014, the Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM is a high-speed premium AF lens with an image circle designed to cover full-frame sensors. When fitted to an APS-C camera, however, the angle ...

Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro EF-S: Wonderfully wide

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Announced in September 2015, the new $479 Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX (Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8) is a wide-angle zoom lens for Canon, Nikon and Sony APS-C DSLRs. Updated from Tokina’s popular 11-16mm f/2.8, ...

Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX: Wonderfully wide

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Announced in September 2015, the new $479 Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX (Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8) is a wide-angle zoom lens for Canon, Nikon and Sony APS-C DSLRs. Updated from Tokina’s popular 11-16mm f/2.8, ...

Samyang 85mm F1.4 AS IF UMC Pentax: High image quality at bargain-basement price

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The Samyang 85mm F1.4 AS IF UMC is a high-speed manual focus lens available in a wide range of mounts, including Sony A and E, Fujifilm X, Micro Four-Thirds, and Pentax K, as well ...

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