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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 prime ...

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 out ...

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 out ...

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 the ...

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 predecessor. ...

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 is ...

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 mount ...

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 set, ...

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 ideal ...

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 model ...

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 over ...

Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM S Canon and Nikon mount lens test: Prime image quality in a zoom?

Sigma’s has recently revamped the 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM as new high-grade Sports series model. It’s a promising combination offering far more flexibility that a 300mm f2.8 prime yet at $3,599, it’s close to ...

Best lenses for the Nikon D5200

Following the recommendations for Nikon D7100, we’ve had the opportunity to assess another of the firm’s 24-Mpix DX format cameras – the mid-range D5200 - with over 120 Nikkor and third-party prime and zoom models ...

Nokia Lumia 925 overview: Lower pixel count, lower IQ?


Although this model adopts the same PureView technology as the vaunted 41Mpix Nokia 808, and the more recent Nokia Lumia 1020, this slim-line model has a camera with a much more modest 8.7-Mpix CMOS sensor, ...

Canon PowerShot G16 test: Small Wonder


Canon has revamped the exterior and bolstered the spec, but while the firm hasn’t announced any enhancements to the new G16 model’s sensor, we were intrigued to see if any improvements to image quality had ...

Canon PowerShot S120 test: Pocket marvel?


Featuring a more compact body and a smaller zoom, Canon’s PowerShot S120 is the latest iteration of the popular alternative to the firm’s PowerShot G series. Read on to see how well it performed our ...

Nikon D610 test: What’s new?


In less than a year the Nikon D610 replaces the hugely popular full frame 24mpix D600 and features a new, improved shutter mechanism and some minor improvements to the auto white balance system. Although the ...

Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM A Sony mount lens test: Ultra high performance?


As the first model in Sigma’s high-grade ART series the 35mm f1.4 HSM A set the bar very high for image quality when measured on Canon and Nikon bodies. The lens is also available in ...

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