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


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


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


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 ...

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A Nikon mount lens test: Unrivalled Standard Zoom


Sigma’s move away from the value-end of the market has resulted in some very high-quality yet sensitively priced lenses such as the full-frame 35mm f1.4 HSM A and this lens, the APS-C format 18-35mm ...

Sony NEX-5T test: Minor update to popular mirrorless model


The Sony NEX-5T is an update of the firm’s NEX-5R model, introduced last year. It retains all of the features of its predecessor including the same 16-Mpix APS-C sized CMOS sensor but adds adding ...

Best lenses for the 24M-Pix Sony SLT-A77: Primes and Zooms

Following our recommendations for the flagship Sony SLT-A99, we’ve had the opportunity to assess the firm’s semi-professional 24-Mpix DT (APS-C) format model - the SLT-A77 - with a sizeable collection of Sony and third-party ...

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO lens test: Pro worthy performer


Introduced alongside the firm’s new top-of-the-range OM-D E-M1 model, this new pro-grade standard zoom is the long awaited rival to Panasonic’s constant aperture G X Vario 12-35mm f2.8 ASPH model. Read on to find ...

Nikon D5300 test: Filter-less DSLR with promise


The Nikon D5300 is the successor to the year old D5200 featuring a similar 24-Mpix CMOS sensor of it predecessor but lacking an optical low pass filter for improved clarity. Read on to find ...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f1.4 G lens test: Premium performer?


Nikon’s manual focus ultrafast Noct-Nikkor was in production for 20 years and was removed from the line-up two years before the introduction of the APS-C Nikon D1 in 1999. While this high-grade model eschews ...

Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH Power OIS lens test: Brighter, lighter, smaller and more affordable


Panasonic is refreshing older lenses in its line-up with a more modern looking exterior finish and, with this model, a new optical design that makes it smaller, lighter and more modestly priced than its ...

Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm f1.7 and 20mm f1.7 II ASPH lens tests: Has Panasonic improved its classic standard prime?


Panasonic has refreshed one its most popular and best loved lenses in its line-up, the diminutive 20mm f1.7 ASPH. Although the new model has a revamped exterior finish, the firm says the optical construction ...

Sigma 50-500 mm f4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Canon mount lens test: Modest price, good performance


Sigma’s full-frame 50-500mm f4.5-6.3 stabilized telephoto zoom is a promising looking model for wildlife, nature and sports. At $1,660 it’s temptingly priced for a lens of this potential, but how well does the Canon ...

Sony Alpha 7R test: Highest ever full-frame image quality?


The Sony Alpha 7R is the most expensive of the two full-frame Alpha 7 mirrorless models announced earlier in the month. Externally the two share the same body and much of the same feature ...

Nikon 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm VR f4.0-5.6 lens test: Ultimate travel companion?


Launched after the power-drive (PD) zoom model of the same focal length and relative aperture for the Nikon 1 system, this lens is lighter, more compact version that should single it out as a ...

Canon PowerShot G16 lens test: High speed, High IQ?


Following our sensor review of the new Canon PowerShot G16, we were curious to analyze the performance of the stabilized 5x optical zoom. As the equivalent to a 28-140 mm f1.8-2.8, it’s a high-speed ...

Olympus OM-D E-M1 test: Pro grade body, Pro grade Sensor?


Olympus always said the OM-D was a new line of cameras, and sure enough, after the delightful E-M5 the firm announced the flagship E-M1. With a new exterior design and a long-list of improvements ...

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