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Best lenses for the 20-MPix Sony Alpha A3000: Primes and Zooms

Continuing our series of lens recommendations for new camera models, we’ve had the opportunity to assess the new entry-level Sony A3000 - the first of a new DSLR form-factor from the firm to adopt ...

RED Epic Dragon test: First camera to break the 100-point DxOMark sensor score barrier!

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The highly configurable RED Epic Dragon is the latest version of the firm’s original Epic-M Digital Still and Motion Camera (DSMC). Although we are more used to analyzing still cameras at DxOMark, we’ve had ...

Leica X Vario sensor test: Formidable low-light performance

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Leica’s latest addition to the range of APS-C X cameras adopts a 16-Mpix sensor and useful 28-70mm equivalent Vario-Elmar zoom. Read on to find out how well it performs. ...

Leica S sensor test: Consummate performer?

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Leica’s re-imagined S medium format camera adopts the 30 x 45mm 37.5-Mpix CCD of the original Leica S2 but adds improved image processing, built-in GPS and a number of other refinements. Read on to ...

Sony Alpha A5000 sensor test: Seriously small, but big on performance?

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With Sony dropping the NEX branding from their mirrorless models, adopting a 20-Mpix APS-C CMOS sensor in a small form factor the new Alpha a5000 appears to continue the NEX lineage. Read on to ...

Olympus Stylus 1 sensor test

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Bearing a striking resemblance to the firm’s hugely popular mirrorless OM-D E-M5 the Stylus 1 is in fact a high-end digital compact camera complete with EVF and a high speed constant aperture 28-300mm equivalent ...

Pentax HD DA 20-40mm f2.8-4 ED Limited lens test: Prime performance in a zoom

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When Pentax announced the revised HD Limited primes, the firm also revealed the first HD Limited zoom. Read on to find out how this exciting new addition to the range performs.  ...

Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD Canon mount lens test: New contender

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Tamron has released a new modestly priced, stabilized super-telephoto zoom for both full-frame and APS-C cameras, the SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD. How does this $1,100 model compare against the slightly shorter-range Sigma ...

Nikon D3300 sensor test: Revised entry-level model

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Nikon’s incremental revisions to their entry-level D3000 series cameras means the latest model, the Nikon D3300 can compete with most other models in the range and should prove tempting against rival offerings. Read on ...

Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Sony and Pentax mount lens test: Versatile super-telephoto zoom

Sigma are well known for their accessibly priced models and at just under $1,100 the 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO seems like a promising alternative to the premium offerings from the camera makers. Although one of ...

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro HSM C Sony and Pentax mount lens test: Smaller, lighter and improved uniformity

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Designed as a fast ‘standard’ zoom, the Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 DC Macro HSM C is the first model in the firm’s ‘Contemporary’ series. Featuring a revamped exterior and modified optical construction, the lens is ...

Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35mm f2.8 ZA lens test: Model behavior

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The Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35mm f2.8 is a compact moderate wide-angle lens designed for the full-frame mirrorless Sony Alpha A7 and A7R. But with only a moderate-speed f2.8 maximum aperture and an $800 ...

Best lenses for Df: Prime and Zoom lens overview

Following on the from the lens recommendations for the new mid-range DX format Nikon D5300, we’ve now completed the assessment of the full-frame Nikon Df. We’ve tested the camera with more than 90 Nikkor ...

Best lenses for the 16-MPix Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs: Measurement data now available online

Although the Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs have now been replaced by the Pentax K-3, we’ve analyzed the two models with a range of lenses from both Pentax and third-party makers and thought ...

Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f1.8 ZA lens test: Exemplary performance

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Debuted alongside the Sony Alpha A7 and A7R, the Sonnar T* FE 55mm f1.8 may sound rather conventional and unexciting on paper, but with a Zeiss badge and at close to $1,000, is it ...

Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM lens test: Still a good all-round choice

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A favorite of wildlife and action photographers, Canon’s EF100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM is a well-specified and versatile model. However, as it approaches sixteen years in production, is it still capable of competing with more ...

Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Canon and Nikon mount lens test

Sigma are well known for their accessibly priced models and at just under $1,100 the 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO seems like a promising alternative to the premium offerings from the camera makers. Although one of ...

Nokia Lumia 1020 sensor test: Are mobiles comparable to compacts and DSLRs?

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With reports in the media of camera manufacturers scaling back on digital compacts due to the rise in popularity of camera-phones and mobile photography, we were curious to see if the Nokia 1020 could ...

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