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Sony Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II lens review: Solid Choice

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In addition to revamping the premium-quality Zeiss-branded Vario-Sonnar 16-35mm f2.8 ZA SSM, Sony took the opportunity to do the same with its 24-70mm f2.8 sibling. Read on to find out how well this updated ...

Sony Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II lens review: Competitive performer

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Although Sony has concentrated on the E-mount lens range for their mirrorless Alpha range, it hasn’t entirely forgotten the A-mount lens range. This lens is an update to the highly-regarded Zeiss-designed full-frame 16-35mm f2.8 ...

Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM lens review: Ultra-wide champ

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Launched at the same time as the 50-MPix EOS 5DS and 5DSR DSLRs, the EF 11-24mm f4L USM is the widest rectilinear lens for photographers in the world. Read on to find out how ...

Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS lens review: Outstanding optical performance

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Sony has started to round out the E-mount lens range for their innovative full-frame A7 bodies and APS-C format cameras, and this new 1:1 stabilized macro lens looks to be a promising addition.  Read ...

Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II USM review: Worthy upgrade?

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The original stabilized EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM was a favorite of wildlife and action photographers, but as one of Canon’s oldest telephoto zoom models, a replacement was well overdue. Announced towards the end ...

Best lenses for the Nikon D750: Best Prime

In Part 2 of “Best lenses for the Nikon D750” we’re looking at the performance of primes on Nikon’s latest full-frame DSLR. We’ve analyzed over 60 fixed-focal-length lenses on the D750, including Nikon’s own ...

Best lenses for the Nikon D750: Best Zoom

The Nikon D750 is an affordable 24.3Mp full-frame DSLR with attractive-looking specs for both the enthusiast and the professional photographer. It’s capable of producing outstanding pictures, but the quality of the lens used has ...

Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f2 SL II Aspherical Review: Latest scores for alternative 3rd party standard prime for Nikon & Canon

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The $499 Ultron 40mm f2 SL II Aspherical is a standard focal length prime from legendary Viennese manufacturer Voigtlander. Despite its tiny proportions it promises to deliver excellent image quality scores in our industry ...

Sony FE 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 OSS lens review: Sony superzoom that does it all

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Concluding our roundup of test results for the latest Sony FE-mount lenses, we take a look at the FE 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 OSS. A superzoom option that offers wide-angle through to long telephoto in a ...

Sony Carl Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f1.4 ZA lens review: Razor-sharp German precision

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We continue our optical analysis of Sony’s latest FE-mount lenses, this time examining the performance of the $1598 Sony Carl Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA. A professional-grade “fast” aperture wide-angle prime, the ...

Sony FE 28mm F2 lens review: Wide-angle prime with top results

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Last month’s launch of six new FE mount lenses is great news for Sony enthusiasts shooting with A7 cameras. With only a modest number of FE lenses available until now, the new lenses — ...

Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens review: Affordable EF all-rounder holds its own

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Canon has launched an affordable under-$1,000 EF-mount standard zoom for enthusiasts stepping up to full-frame who can’t afford a pro lens. At just $599, the new Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM features image ...

Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | A Canon EF review: Better by design

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After the highly successful 35mm and 50mm f1.4 Art models, how well does Sigma’s expected ultra-wide 24mm follow-up fare in our tests? Read on to find out. ...

Canon 400mm f/4.0 DO IS II USM lens review: Upgraded model punches above its weight

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Canon has updated the original 400mm f4 DO lens using its new gapless diffractive optics construction, which promises high image quality. Read on to find out how well this new model performs. ...

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Review: Feather-weight prime punches above its weight

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Designed specifically for use on smaller APS-C sensor DSLRs, the new EF-S 24mm is a wide-angle pancake prime featuring Canon’s STM step autofocus motor for smooth video capture. At just $149, it looks like ...

Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED Review: Great results from Nikon’s latest wide-angle prime

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Whether it’s for landscape, architecture, or just to be able to squeeze a bit more into the frame, a wide-angle is an important lens for many photographers. They’re not the cheapest optics, however, and ...

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro review: Jack of all trades part I (Nikon mount)

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If you’re shooting Nikon DX and are after a single-lens solution for shooting a wide range of subjects, the new Tamron 16-300mm superzoom is certainly worth a look. Our technicians have been busy putting ...

Best lenses for the Sony A6000: Primes and Zooms

We’ve tested the image quality of the 24-Mpix Sony A6000 with over 23 zoom and prime lenses. Read on to find out which of those models perform best with Sony’s current top-of-the-line APS-C mirrorless ...

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