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


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


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


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


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?


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


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


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 ...

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM review: New benchmark for open-aperture performance


Early in the year Canon updated its high-speed 35mm f/1.4 L series prime, which is the first revamp of this model since the original was introduced in 1998.  Read on to find out how ...

Zeiss Loxia 2/50 Sony E-mount lens review: High-grade manual focus option


Designed exclusively for Sony E-mount cameras and the full-frame A7 series models in particular, the Zeiss Loxia 2/50 (50mm f/2), like the Otus ZF models, deliberately avoids AF in favor of a mix of ...

Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art Canon mount review: Redefining expectations


After releasing high-speed 35mm and 24mm primes, Sigma has turned its attention to more moderate f/2-speed models. But rather than competing head-on with fixed focal length models, the company has introduced a high-grade f/2 ...

Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III Micro-Four-Thirds mount lens review: Accessibly-priced addition to the range


The 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III is the first super-zoom from Tamron designed exclusively for Micro-Four-Thirds cameras. Read on to find out how well this new model performs. ...

Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO (Model B016) Sony mount lens review: Super-zoom reimagined


Tamron’s super-zoom series has seen several revamps over the years, but the latest iteration, the equivalent to a 24-450mm, is something of a pioneer. Read on to find out how well this class-leading new ...

Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM lens review: Attractive high-speed offering


Although it’s not a new lens by any stretch, we’ve taken a look at Sony’s DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM, a high-speed 24-75mm equivalent designed for the maker’s APS-C-format SLT cameras. Read on to find ...

Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD Nikon- mount lens review: Tempting option?


Tamron’s popular 24-70mm f2.8 VC model, the maker has added a high-speed ultra-wide 15-30mm f2.8 version, complete with stabilization and a sonic-type AF motor. Read on to find out how well this new model ...

Panasonic LUMIX G MACRO 30mm F2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S lens review: Versatile addition


As the equivalent to a 60mm on a full-frame camera, and with a 1:1 magnification focusing down to just 4.1 inches (15mm), the new 30mm macro looks perfect for normal shooting as well as ...

Best lenses for the Pentax K-S1: Prime and zoom lenses put through their paces

If you’ve outgrown the standard kit lens for your new entry-level DSLR, a second lens can add a new dimension to your photography. With a plethora of options available, picking out the right one ...

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