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Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Nikon-mount test: The standard


Announced in January 2014, the Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM is a high-speed premium AF lens with an image circle designed to cover full-frame sensors. When fitted to an APS-C camera, however, the angle of ...

Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro EF-S: Wonderfully wide


Announced in September 2015, the new $479 Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX (Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8) is a wide-angle zoom lens for Canon, Nikon and Sony APS-C DSLRs. Updated from Tokina’s popular 11-16mm f/2.8, this ...

Ricoh GR II sensor test: Modest update


As a high-end compact with the focus on portability and high image quality, the original Ricoh GR was a highly-regarded model. Adding Wi-Fi connectivity, improved buffering, and extended battery life to the original’s GR 28mm-equivalent ...

Sony Xperia M5 Mobile test: Solid camera performance in a mid-range device


With an overall DxOMark Mobile score of 79, the Sony Xperia M5 camera provides solid image quality results across most situations. Its 21.5MP sensor helps it capture image detail, while also keeping noise under control. ...

Canon PowerShot G9 X sensor test: Attractive all-rounder


Canon’s G series of enthusiast compacts are some of the best-known and most enduring range of digital cameras, though inevitably over the years they’ve undergone some fundamental changes. — Not the least is the move ...

Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX: Wonderfully wide


Announced in September 2015, the new $479 Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX (Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8) is a wide-angle zoom lens for Canon, Nikon and Sony APS-C DSLRs. Updated from Tokina’s popular 11-16mm f/2.8, this ...

OnePlus 2 Mobile Review: Excellent for still photos


With a DxOMark Mobile score of 76 points, the OnePlus 2 mobile offers solid camera performance. It’s particularly strong for still photography, achieving a mobile photo sub-score of 80, compared to 67 for video. Still ...

Leica SL sensor test: Best-performing Leica to date


The Leica SL was predicted in some quarters but was a surprise for others. As a mirrorless camera, it marks a move away for the company from the use of the rangefinder or an optical ...

Samyang 85mm F1.4 AS IF UMC Pentax: High image quality at bargain-basement price


The Samyang 85mm F1.4 AS IF UMC is a high-speed manual focus lens available in a wide range of mounts, including Sony A and E, Fujifilm X, Micro Four-Thirds, and Pentax K, as well as ...

HTC One A9 Review – HTC is back in the game


With a DxOMark Mobile score of 78 points, the One A9 performs noticeably better than other recent HTC smartphones, and after several devices with disappointing imaging results, puts the Taiwanese manufacturer back into competition with ...

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (Nikon) Review: Bargain DX super-zoom


The new Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3) is a super-zoom lens for Canon, Nikon and Sony APS-C sensor DSLRs. Offering a wide-angle through to long telephoto focal length in a single ...

Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art Nikon mount test: Performance redefined


After releasing the highly-regarded 35mm and 24mm f1.4 DG HSM Art series primes, Sigma has introduced an ultra-fast, high-grade 24-35mm f2 DG HSM Art zoom intended to appeal to enthusiasts who might favor convenience over ...

Best lenses for the Sony A77 II: 48 lens roundup

The number of APS-C semi-professional cameras remains remarkably small, with the Sony A77 II being one of the most well-rounded models in both sensor performance and features. The body is only half the equation, of ...

Tamron SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) Canon: Redefining the standard?


Along with the 35mm f/1.8 reviewed previously, third-party maker Tamron also announced an almost identical-looking 45mm f/1.8 model. Like its sibling, this new high-grade prime features image stabilization, one ED glass element, and two aspheres. ...

Nikon D5 Preview: A performance powerhouse

Following Nikon’s announcement in November 2015 about having developed of a new flagship FX-format DSLR, rumors about its specifications have abounded. Well, speculation can now cease, as the Japanese manufacturer has officially launched the new ...

Nikon D500 Preview: DX sensor, FX performance

Nikon’s long-awaited upgrade to its venerable D300s DX-format DSLR has finally arrived in the shape of the new Nikon D500. Announced alongside the flagship FX-format D5, the new Nikon D500 shares much of its bigger ...

EOS M10 Review: Updated mid-range Canon hybrid


Launched in October 2015, the Canon EOS M10 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (hybrid) featuring an 18Mp APS-C sensor. Replacing its predecessor, the EOS M2, the new EOS M10 sits behind the higher-resolution 24.2Mp ...

Leica Q sensor test: Leica’s best low-light camera


The Leica Q borrows heavily from the Leica rangefinder form, yet dispenses with tradition by adopting a fixed 28mm Summilux lens developed especially for a new full-frame 24-Mpix CMOS sensor, and features the highest-resolution electronic ...

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