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Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (Nikon) Review: Bargain DX super-zoom

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The new Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3) is a super-zoom lens for Canon, Nikon and Sony APS-C sensor DSLRs. Offering a wide-angle through to long telephoto focal length in a ...

Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art Nikon mount review: Performance redefined

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After releasing the highly-regarded 35mm and 24mm f1.4 DG HSM Art series primes, Sigma has introduced an ultra-fast, high-grade 24-35mm f2 DG HSM Art zoom intended to appeal to enthusiasts who might favor convenience ...

Best lenses for the Sony A77 II: 48 lens roundup

The number of APS-C semi-professional cameras remains remarkably small, with the Sony A77 II being one of the most well-rounded models in both sensor performance and features. The body is only half the equation, ...

Tamron SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) Canon: Redefining the standard?

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Along with the 35mm f/1.8 reviewed previously, third-party maker Tamron also announced an almost identical-looking 45mm f/1.8 model. Like its sibling, this new high-grade prime features image stabilization, one ED glass element, and two ...

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (Canon) Review: Bargain EF-S all-rounder

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The new Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3) is a super-zoom lens for Canon, Nikon, and Sony APS-C-sensor DSLRs. Offering a wide-angle through to long telephoto focal length in a single ...

Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C Nikon – Solid choice

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Sigma has updated its super-zoom with a new Contemporary series 18-300mm lens for APS-C-format DSLRs. Read on to find out how well this new model performs. ...

Best lenses for the Canon EOS 5DS R: Good glass for landscape, architecture, and close-up photography

In the third and final installment of our Best Lenses for the Canon EOS 5DS R review, we’re taking a closer look at results for wide-angle and macro lenses. For wide-angles, we’ve sub-divided the ...

Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Review: Tasty prime for Nikon FX

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Announced in September 2015, the $599 Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8) is a standard focal length prime lens for Nikon, Canon, and Sony full-frame cameras. Offering a fixed ...

Tamron SP 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD Nikon mount: Shooting for the top

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Tamron has added a new moderate wide-angle Nikon F-mount SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens to its range. It features a sophisticated optical layout with VC image stabilization, two ED glass elements and ...

Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1.8G ED Review: High-quality wide-angle lens for landscape and architecture photography

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The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED (Nikon 24mm f/1.8G) is the seventh f/1.8 prime G-type lens to be added recently to the Nikkor lineup. Designed to maximize the resolution potential of sensors such ...

Best lenses for the Canon EOS 5DS R: Optics for travel, wildlife & portrait photography

In Part 2 of our best lenses for the Canon EOS 5DS R review, we’re looking at the best optics for travel, wildlife, portrait and event photography. Whether you’re looking for a versatile zoom ...

AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Review: Updated Nikon standard zoom for press, weddings, portraits, and events

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Launched back in August 2015, but only recently available due to unexpected shipping delays, the new AF-S Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR (Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E) is an updated version of Nikon’s FX-mount fast-aperture standard ...

Panasonic LUMIX G 25mm F1.7 ASPH Micro-Four-Thirds mount lens review: Attractive option

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Announced at the IFA 2015 in Berlin, this new Micro-Four-Thirds Panasonic LUMIX G 25mm F1.7 ASPH lens is a welcome addition to Panasonic’s existing range. Read on to find out how well this new ...

Best lenses for the Canon EOS 5DS R: Best standard zoom & popular prime lens roundup

Our technicians have tested no fewer than 130 lenses on Canon’s 50.6Mp EOS 5DS R Digital SLR. With the results for both prime and zoom lenses covering a diverse range of focal lengths, we’ve ...

Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM A Canon mount review: Tempting new addition

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Sigma has expanded the line up of high-end, high speed Art series lenses with this model, currently the widest in the range. Read on to find out how well this new model performs. ...

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II lens review: Promising all-round option?

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As an equivalent to a 28-300mm, this mark II version is an update to the earlier retro-looking model by the same name. It features the darkened chrome cosmetics and finely-machined zoom and focus rings ...

Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS lens review: Attractive option

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Another Sony lens that’s not new, exactly, but one we’ve been asked in our forums to review is the Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS. Featuring the maker’s G moniker indicating high-end construction, ...

Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS lens review: Balanced performer

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As an 24-105mm equivalent, this model features a constant f/4 maximum aperture, four-stop optical stabilizer in a compact design boasting no fewer than four aspherical lens elements, a Zeiss badge, and a $1,000 price ...

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