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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM review: 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 review: 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 review: 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 review: 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 review: 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 review: 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 review: 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 review: 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 ...

Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM lens review: Thrifty fifty

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As the successor to the EF 50mm f1.8 II, this upgraded model features a new exterior design in keeping with other recent EF and EF-S models and a metal mount. It also adopts a ...

Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A Nikon lens review: Best model for Nikon users?

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Initially launched with a Canon EF mount, the high-end Art series Sigma 24mm f1.4 DG HSM is now available in Nikon F mount. Read on to find out how well this new wide-angle model ...

Best lenses for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Part 2 – Prime Lenses

In Part 2 of “Best lenses for the EOS 7D Mark II,” we’re looking at the performance of primes on Canon’s flagship APS-C sensor.We’ve analyzed over 300 fixed-focal-length lenses on the EOS 7D Mark ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 lens recommendations: Best-performing lenses in our database

The Micro-Four-Thirds 16-Mpix Panasonic DMC-GM5 is a rangefinder-style mirrorless model with an attractive feature set, including a high-resolution EVF and some advanced video functionality — as well as, of course, access to a large ...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm f2.8E FL ED VR lens review: Revised design

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Back in 2013, Nikon introduced its first AF super-telephoto with fluorite to reduce the weight while also suppressing color blurring with the 800mm f5.6E FL ED VR. The 400mm f2.8 is the second model ...

Best lenses for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Part 1 – Zoom lenses

The EOS 7D Mark II is Canon’s flagship APS-C sensor DSLR, boasting a 20Mp resolution and a host of high-end features. It’s a popular choice for many serious enthusiasts and semi-pro photographers, so we’ve ...

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