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Tamron SP 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD Nikon mount: Shooting for the top


Tamron has added a new moderate wide-angle Nikon F-mount SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens to its range. It features a sophisticated optical layout with VC image stabilization, two ED glass elements and two ...

Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1.8G ED Review: High-quality wide-angle lens for landscape and architecture photography


The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED (Nikon 24mm f/1.8G) is the seventh f/1.8 prime G-type lens to be added recently to the Nikkor lineup. Designed to maximize the resolution potential of sensors such as ...

Best lenses for the Canon EOS 5DS R: Optics for travel, wildlife & portrait photography

In Part 2 of our best lenses for the Canon EOS 5DS R review, we’re looking at the best optics for travel, wildlife, portrait and event photography. Whether you’re looking for a versatile zoom for ...

AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Review: Updated Nikon standard zoom for press, weddings, portraits, and events


Launched back in August 2015, but only recently available due to unexpected shipping delays, the new AF-S Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR (Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E) is an updated version of Nikon’s FX-mount fast-aperture standard zoom. ...

Panasonic LUMIX G 25mm F1.7 ASPH Micro-Four-Thirds mount lens test: Attractive option


Announced at the IFA 2015 in Berlin, this new Micro-Four-Thirds Panasonic LUMIX G 25mm F1.7 ASPH lens is a welcome addition to Panasonic’s existing range. Read on to find out how well this new model ...

Best lenses for the Canon EOS 5DS R: Best standard zoom & popular prime lens roundup

Our technicians have tested no fewer than 130 lenses on Canon’s 50.6Mp EOS 5DS R Digital SLR. With the results for both prime and zoom lenses covering a diverse range of focal lengths, we’ve got ...

Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM A Canon mount test: Tempting new addition


Sigma has expanded the line up of high-end, high speed Art series lenses with this model, currently the widest in the range. Read on to find out how well this new model performs. ...

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II lens test: Promising all-round option?


As an equivalent to a 28-300mm, this mark II version is an update to the earlier retro-looking model by the same name. It features the darkened chrome cosmetics and finely-machined zoom and focus rings of ...

Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS lens test: Attractive option


Another Sony lens that’s not new, exactly, but one we’ve been asked in our forums to review is the Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS. Featuring the maker’s G moniker indicating high-end construction, this ...

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II sensor test: Solid performer


This camera is the follow-up to the EM-10 from 2014 and features a similar 16-Mpix Live MOS sensor, but gains a similar (but not identical) 5-axis body stabilization system that helped make the upper-level OM-D ...

Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS lens test: Balanced performer


As an 24-105mm equivalent, this model features a constant f/4 maximum aperture, four-stop optical stabilizer in a compact design boasting no fewer than four aspherical lens elements, a Zeiss badge, and a $1,000 price tag ...

Your best shots for Double Eleven when it comes to smartphones

November 11 is Singles’ Day in China, traditionally a holiday for bachelors and a day to celebrate singlehood. The commercial holiday, which is also known as “Double 11”  is now a 24-hour shopping frenzy, similar ...

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM test: New benchmark for open-aperture performance


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 well ...

Zeiss Loxia 2/50 Sony E-mount lens test: High-grade manual focus option


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 manual ...

Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art Canon mount test: Redefining expectations


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 zoom ...

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Mobile test: Challenging for the top


With the ink barely dry on the press release for the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 smartphone launched on the October 26, 2015, we’re delighted to bring you our full analysis of its photographic capabilities.Yes, our ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Review: Top-ranking Four-Thirds sensor


Launched in July 2015, the $1,198 GX8 is Panasonic’s latest Micro-Four-Thirds mirrorless hybrid camera. Announced as an update to its predecessor, the GX7, the GX8 becomes the highest-resolution Micro-Four-Thirds offering in the Panasonic lineup, featuring ...

Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III Micro-Four-Thirds mount lens test: Accessibly-priced addition to the range


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. ...

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