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Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM A Canon mount lens test: A new standard?

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As a more modestly priced alternative to the EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM and with a longer reach than the newer stabilized EF 24-70mm f4L IS USM, the similarly stabilized EF 24-105mm f4L IS ...

Best lenses for the 16-MPix Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7: Part 2 – primes and zooms in depth

We’ve had the opportunity to analyze the image quality of Panasonic’s high-end 16-Mpix Lumix DMC-GX7 mirrorless camera with over 70% of the native mount lenses that are currently available (for it). We’ve scrutinized a ...

Best lenses for the 16-MPix Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7: Part 1

We’ve had the opportunity to analyze the image quality of Panasonic’s high-end 16-Mpix Lumix DMC-GX7 mirrorless camera with over 70% of the native mount lenses that are currently available (for it). We’ve scrutinized a ...

Best lenses for the 24-MPix Nikon D3200: Concise overview

We’ve now had the opportunity to assess the entry-level 24-Mpix Nikon D3200 with a wide range of lenses. We’ve analyzed a total of over 140 Nikkor and third-party prime and zoom models to assess ...

Tokina AT-X M100 AF Pro D 100mm f2.8 Nikon mount lens test: Excellent all-round performance

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Although not a new lens we’ve had the opportunity to test the Tokina AT-X M100 AF Pro D in Nikon mount, a dedicated macro lens complete with a manual aperture collar. Manual selection of ...

Nikon Df test: New low light champion?

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Nikon’s retro styled Df harks back to the days film externally, but the metal shell with its plethora of dials and buttons conceals a state-of-the-art 16-Mpix CMOS sensor intended for the worst imaginable lighting ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 test: Compact and Competitive

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With a traditional looking design, the latest addition to Panasonic’s Lumix CSC range the GM1 is, arguably, the firm’s slickest camera yet. It has the same 16-Mpix-resolution sensor as the larger, rangefinder-style GX7, and ...

Sony A7 test: Mirrorless marvel?

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As the lower pixel count of the two full-frame A series mirrorless models from the firm the Sony A7 has been somewhat overshadowed by its pricier sibling. But with a less demanding 24-Mpix sensor ...

Sony A3000 test: Entry-level body, high-performance sensor

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After the success of the NEX APS-C models, Sony has introduced the EVF-equipped 20-Mpix A3000 to compete with similar mirrorless models from Panasonic and Samsung. Read on to find out how this entry-level model ...

Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2,0/135 ZF.2 (Nikon) mount lens test: Unsurpassed Moderate Telephoto

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After testing the remarkable Otus 1,4/55 from high-end maker Carl Zeiss we were curious to see if the optical performance of the Apo Sonnar T* 2,0/135 may be close. Read on to find out ...

Best lenses for the Olympus OM-D EM-1: Wide angle and telephoto zooms and primes

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the new flagship model in the range and features a newly-designed pro-grade body and a modified 16-Mpix sensor incorporating on-chip phase-detection pixels for backwards compatibility with the firm’s 4:3 ...

Best lenses for the Olympus OM-D E-M1: Short telephoto and standard focal lengths

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the new flagship model in the range and features a newly-designed pro-grade body and a modified 16-Mpix sensor incorporating on-chip phase-detection pixels for backwards compatibility with the firm’s 4:3 ...

Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN A MFT mount test: Modest price, modest performance?

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Sigma has refreshed its earlier made for mirrorless EX DN models assigning them with the firm’s ‘Art’ moniker. But just how well does this 19mm MFT model perform with its modest $199 sticker price ...

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1,4/55 ZE (Canon) mount lens test: Peerless Prime

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After analyzing the performance of the new Zeiss Otus 1,4/55 in Nikon mount we’ve had the opportunity to do the same with the ZE (EF) mount version. Read on to find out how well ...

Pentax K-3 test: Unshakeable Image Quality

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After the success of the 16-Mpix K-5II and K-5IIs without AA filter, Pentax has replaced the pair with a new flagship model, the K-3, with a 24-Mpix sensor boasting a user-selectable AA filter for ...

Best lenses for Nikon D610: Wide angle and telephoto primes and zoom models

Following on from the lens recommendations for the earlier full-frame Nikon D600, we’ve now had the opportunity to assess a wide range lenses with that model’s replacement, the 24-Mpix D610. We’ve analyzed a total ...

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1,4/55 ZF.2 (Nikon) lens test: Outstanding Optical Performance

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High-end lens maker Carl Zeiss has just released the first model in a series of high-grade DSLRs lenses in Nikon mount and we were more than curious to see if the performance of the ...

Best lenses for Nikon D610: Short telephoto and standard focal lengths

Following on from the lens recommendations for the earlier full-frame Nikon D600, we’ve now had the opportunity to assess a wide range lenses with that model’s replacement, the 24-Mpix D610. We’ve analyzed a total ...

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