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

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

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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 test: High-grade manual focus option

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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 test: Redefining expectations

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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 test: Accessibly-priced addition to the range

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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 test: Super-zoom reimagined

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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 test: Attractive high-speed offering

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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 test: Tempting option?

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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 test: Versatile addition

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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 ...

Canon EOS 750D / 760D lens recommendations: Part II – Zooms

Launched side-by-side, the EOS 760D and EOS 750D (aka T6s and T6i in North America, respectively) share a lot in common, including the same high-resolution 24.2-Mpix APS-C CMOS sensor complete with Canon’s Hybrid CMOS ...

Canon EOS 750D / 760D lens recommendations: Part I – Primes

Launched side-by-side, the EOS 760D and EOS 750D (a.k.a. T6s and T6i in North America, respectively) share a lot in common, including the same high-resolution 24.2-Mpix APS-C CMOS sensor, complete with Canon’s Hybrid CMOS ...

Best lenses for the Olympus E-PL7: 36 lens round-up

If you’re in the market fora new lens to go on the Olympus E-PL7, our best lenses review has all the info you need to know. Analysing results for eighteen prime and eighteen zoom ...

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