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


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 ...

Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN A MFT and NEX mount lens tests: High performance, accessible price

As a short telephoto prime for Sony NEX and Olympus and Panasonic cameras, the re-categorized A series Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN prime fills a gap not yet occupied by the camera maker’s own models. ...

Olympus PEN E-P5 test: Is it mightier than the rest?


Following on from the enormous success of the OMD- E-M5, the firm has now upgraded its flagship PEN E-P model with a ‘5-axis’ stabilized 16-MPix MOS sensor. Read on to find out how well ...

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II lens test: Updated design and new lower price


As the equivalent to a 150-600mm this lens perhaps more so than any other in the range demonstrates just how much smaller MFT mount lenses can be compared with APS-C format offerings. Read on ...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II lens test: Versatility and solid image performance


As arguably the most versatile model in Nikon’s range of telephoto lenses, the 200-400mm f/4 is very popular with professional users and enthusiasts alike. At a shade under $7,000, however, it’s quite a substantial ...

Samsung Galaxy S4: “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 ...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2.0G ED VR II lens test


Nikon has had a 200mm f/2 in its range since 1977 and has been regularly updated over the years to maintain its position as one of the highest performing lenses in the maker’s range. ...

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD Nikon mount lens test: can this updated lens outperform its legendary predecessor?


Tamron has an excellent reputation for macro lenses and their 90mm focal length is practically legendary. The latest version has a new state of the art optical design and adds image stabilization (vibration reduction) ...

Pentax K-50 test: attractive performance but is there any improvement on earlier iterations?


Following on from the distinctive styling of the K-30, the new Pentax K-50 is a mid-range, sensitively priced DSLR featuring a tried-and-tested stabilized 16-MPix CMOS sensor with fine-tuned image processing and sensor sensitivity of ...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm and 400mm f/2.8G ED VR lens tests: legendary performers in the range


After the publishing the test results on the Nikon 500mm and 600mm f/4 super-telephoto lenses, we’ve now turned our attention to the 300mm and 400mm f/2.8 versions.  Read on to see how well these ...

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition: Super Hero…

The photographic industry is split into many sectors, ranging from pure photography to social media (and thus from Pro SLR to smartphone). Some sectors are more “niche” than others. The GoPro HERO3 comes from ...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II lens test: does it live up to the Zeiss name?


After analyzing the sensor performance of the new Sony RX100 II we’ve now had the opportunity to assess its Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 28-100mm (equivalent), f/1.8-4.9 zoom.  Read on to see how well the ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 lens test: first 1/1.7inch format lens tested


Featuring a 12-Mpix back-illuminated 1/1.7inch type CMOS sensor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 is highly portable compact camera with a hugely versatile, image stabilized 28-200mm (equivalent) f/2.0-5.9 zoom. This is our first lens test on ...

Best lenses for you Canon EOS 6D: Part III – Wide-angle telephoto and super-zoom models

This is the third and final installment of a three part series on choosing the most suitable lenses for Canon’s entry-point into full frame photography, the EOS 6D camera. The 20-Mpix CMOS sensor used ...

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A Canon mount lens test: fixed focal length quality in a zoom?


After the runaway success of the full-frame 35mm f/1.4, Sigma is taking the initiative with this new ultra-high speed, pro-level standard zoom designed for APS-C format cameras. The specification is particularly promising, but does ...

Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A Canon and Nikon mount lens tests: good all-round performer


After achieving an excellent reputation for its imaging characteristics, Sigma has revised this popular high-speed APS-C format standard lens, adding it to its high-performance Art line. Read on to see how well this new ...

Best lenses for you Canon EOS 6D: Part II – Moderate telephoto and standard models

This is the second of a three part series on choosing the most suitable lenses for Canon’s entry-level full frame camera, the EOS 6D. The 20-Mpix CMOS’ sensor used is similar in architecture to ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 test: performance and pocketability?


Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-LF1 is new highly portable compact camera with a 28-200mm (equivalent) f/2.0-5.9 Leica-branded zoom sitting in front of a 12-Mpix back-illuminated 1/1.7inch type CMOS. It’s also the first of its type to ...

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