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Best lenses for the 24M-Pix Nikon D7100: Part I

This is part one of our lens recommendations for the Nikon D7100 where we’ve tested over 120 Nikkor and third-party prime and zoom models to assess image quality. Read onto find out which of ...

Pentax K-500 test:pared down specification, pared down performance?

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As a more accessibly priced model, the $499 Pentax K-500 is a pared down variant of the $699 K-50. It lacks the weather-sealed body and adopts AA batteries instead of a rechargeable lithium-ion pack ...

Canon EF-M 22mm f2.0 STM lens test: compact prime with high image quality

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As the equivalent field of view to a 35mm f2.0, this high-speed, compact “pancake’ type lens is an appealing option for the EOS M system user. Read on to find out how well this ...

Canon EF-M 11-22mm f4-5.6 IS STM lens test: good all round performer

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Although not officially released in the US, as the equivalent to an 18-35mm the new EF-M 11-22mm f4-5.6 IS STM is an essential addition to the EOS M system. Read on to find out ...

Best lenses for the Canon EOS 70D: Part 3 – Best performing wide angle and telephoto lenses

In part III of this guide, we’ll be looking at the best performing primes and zooms covering wide-angle and telephoto focal lengths for the Canon EOS 70D. Read onto find out which lenses are ...

Best lenses for the Canon EOS 70D: Part 2 – Best performing Primes and Zooms

In part II of our comprehensive lens recommendations for the Canon EOS 70D, we’ve looked at the best performing prime and zoom models, regardless of focal length. Read onto find out which lenses are ...

Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN A Sony E mount lens test: reliable performance, accessible price

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Sigma’s range of DN A lenses have been designed for mirrorless cameras using both MFT and APS-C sensors, albeit with different mounts. As the equivalent to a 45mm on an APS-C camera we’ve tested ...

Best lenses for the Canon EOS 70D

Introduced in July this year, the EOS 70D at first sight seems like a regular update to the maker’s mid-range EOS 60D model. It shares a number of features with the firm’s existing SLR ...

Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens test: good performance, bargain price

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When launched, the EOS-M complete with the EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM zoom was $899, but the kit can now be had for as little as $345. With lens available separately for $269 that ...

Canon EOS 70D test: how does the new dual pixel CMOS AF sensor perform?

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Canon’s new EOS 70D model features a new CMOS sensor that uses twin photodiodes at each pixel location that allows AF during video capture, but how does that affect stills output? Read on to ...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R lens test: Sharp, but not without some compromise…

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Following the separate assessment of the modified sensor in Sony’s special edition RX1R high-end full-frame compact we’ve now analyzed its fixed focal length Carl Zeiss Sonnar 2,0/35 lens. Sony claim this new model has ...

Best lenses for your Olympus PEN E-P5: Zooms and Primes

The depth of high quality primes and zooms for the PEN is, arguably, the most compelling reason to invest in the Micro Four Thirds system over rival mirrorless camera offerings. If you’re already a ...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Review: pushing the limits?

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Following on from the unexpected buzz surrounding the original RX1 full-frame compact from Sony with its fixed focal length Zeiss 35mm f/2 lens, the firm has now introduced a follow up with a modified ...

Best lenses for your Pentax K-50: Pentax lens overview

Announced in June this year, the K-50 is an accessibly priced environmentally sealed DSLR featuring a built-in stabilization and a 16-MPix APS-C size CMOS sensor. As Pentax has yet to introduce a full-frame DSLR ...

Sigma APO 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Nikon mount lens test: solid performance, accessible price

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Sigma’s range of telephoto zooms can put the premium marques to shame in terms of choice, and this one is not only hugely versatile but can boast stabilization and a ultrasonic type motor while ...

Sony Xperia Z: “Chasseur d’Images” test

Chasseur d'Images, the first European magazine dedicated to photography, has chosen to rely on DxOMark Mobile technology for its new section devoted to smartphone image quality measurement. In its July issue, the magazine reviewed ...

Best lenses for your Olympus OMD E-M5 / Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

As with previous guides, this review is intended to help you make the right choice when selecting lenses, in this instance, for the micro Four Thirds Olympus OMD E-M5 and the rival offering from ...

Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN A MFT mount lens test: Accessibly priced, compact and a good performer?

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Sigma’s range of DN lenses are specifically designed for mirrorless cameras. The 30mm f/2.8 is the equivalent to a 60mm on a MFT camera and has recently been updated but, at $199, the price ...

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