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Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM
Saturday, 03 November 2018 00:00
The Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM is a small and light macro lens for the EOS-M system. It is also one of the few fixed focal points for this sys...
Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 @ super 35
Monday, 29 October 2018 00:09
The ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 is the fourth lens in the Batis range and the first 135mm for Sony cameras with an E-mount. It is also the longest telephoto l...
Review: Tamron 17-35mm
Sunday, 28 October 2018 00:09
For the SLR cameras from Nikon and Canon, Tamron has released a new wide-angle zoom with variable aperture: the Tamron 17-35 mm f/2.8-4.0 DI OSD. The ...
Review Canon EF-S 18-55mm III
Thursday, 04 October 2018 00:09
The Canon EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 DC III is a standard zoom lens that you cannot purchase separately in the Canon store but can buy in the photo trade...
Review Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 II POWER OIS LUMIX G X VARIO
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 06:52
The lens design of the Panasonic 35-100 mm f/2.8 II is identical to the lens design of the Panasonic 35-100 mm f/2.8. But the appearance has changed s...
Review Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 01:05
The new Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD is a compact telephoto zoom for Canon and Nikon full frame and APS-C SLRs. The lens is built for high optical pe...
Review Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Art
Sunday, 16 September 2018 00:09
A lens design for a 105mm f/1.4 lens with 17 lens elements, incorporating 2 elements of FLD glass and 2 of SLD glass, in 12 groups. A weight above one...
Review Sigma 70mm f/2.8 Macro Art
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:09
The Sigma 70 mm EX DG Macro f/2.8, a macro lens legendary for its image quality and modest AF speed, is no more. Shame! Or not? In 2018, Sigma release...
Review Nikon AF-P 70–300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR @ DX
Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:09
Is the image quality of a lens designed for FX visibly better on a DX camera? With the Nikon AF-P 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR, in any case, it is. The ...
Samyang 24mm f/2.8 FE Review
Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:44
The Samyang 24 mm f/2.8 FE is the latest addition for the Sony E-mount system. It is a very compact and light wide angle. The lens has autofocus, and ...
Review Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art
Sunday, 22 July 2018 00:09
The Sigma 85 mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art is a sublime portrait lens. The sharpness is exceptional, and the bokeh is fantastic. And that's not only at full ape...
Review Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (model A036)
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 01:56
The Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD is a new, bright standard zoom for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. It is the first zoom lens that has been releas...
Review Sony A7R III
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:09
For almost two years, the Sony A7R II was at the top of our list of camera reviews, until the A7R II was dethroned by the Nikon D850. At the end of la...
Review Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR
Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:09
The Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300 mm f/4.5-6.3 G ED is a nice, light telephoto zoom that has a range on the DX cameras for which it is designed of no le...
Review Sigma 16mm f/1.4 Contemporary
Friday, 22 June 2018 00:09
The Sigma 16mm 1.4 DC DN Contemporary is a bright documentary lens with a fixed focal length, available in Sony E and micro-43 mount, specially design...
Best lens for Nikon D5600
Saturday, 16 June 2018 00:33
The Nikon D5600 is a camera that you can do a great deal with as an amateur photographer. This SLR camera is just as easy to use as the slightly cheap...
Review Nikon AF-S 180–400 mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR @ DX
Monday, 11 June 2018 10:38
The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR is a real super telephoto. Thanks to the built-in teleconverter, you can zoom a full 560mm with th...
Tokina FíRIN 20 mm F2 FE AF review
Sunday, 10 June 2018 00:28
There was already a Tokina Firin 20mm f/2 MF: a bright full-frame wide-angle lens for Sony system cameras, such as the Sony A7 II, A7R III, A7s or the...
Review Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE on APS-C
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 03:59
The Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE is the latest offering from Samyang for the Sony E-mount system. The lens is suitable for the full-frame cameras, and the...
Review Panasonic 50-200mm f/2.8-4 LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT
Monday, 04 June 2018 00:09
Panasonic's newest ultra-telephoto zoom lens is the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 50-200 mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH (~100-400mm on a 35mm sensor camera), the third len...
Review: Samyang 35mm f/1.4 FE @ full frame
Monday, 28 May 2018 00:09
The Samyang 35mm f/1.4 FE is a bright wide angle for the Sony E-mount cameras. Just like the slightly earlier released Samyang 50mm f/1.4 FE, this Sam...
Review Sigma 24-70 mm f/2.8 Art
Sunday, 06 May 2018 00:09
VERSATILE, ARTISTIC WORKHORSE: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art A 24 to 70mm zoom is the standard lens for many photographers. With a range from big ...
Review Nikon AF-S 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR
Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:38
Nikon has expanded its already substantial range of lenses with the AF-S NIKKOR 180-400 mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR. This is the first telephoto lens in th...
Review PANASONIC G9
Friday, 30 March 2018 05:09
From Portugal to the Arctic Circle (@-25 degrees Celsius), the Panasonic Lumix G9 was my trusty companion for action, sports and nature photography. B...
Review Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD @ FX
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:09
In 2014, we tested a Tamron f/2.8 70-200 mm in the Canon version. Today, we are describing the latest version of this lens, this time in the version w...
Review: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.2 PRO
Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:09
The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO has been for sale since the end of 2017 for a suggested retail price of € 1,299 incl. sales tax. It is th...
Review: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm f/1.2 PRO
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 00:09
The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO is a moderate wide angle that, together with the simultaneously announced 45 mm f/1.2 and the previously ...
Review Sony α7R II
Sony α7R II: dream camera for the quality-conscious pro(-sumer) In the summer of 2015, the Sony α7R II was introduced: the flagship of the mi...
Review Canon 10-18 mm
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM delivers a high image quality. Do you already have a wide angle lens? Precisely for novice photographers,...
Review Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss
Personally, I drive a Volkswagen Golf. And if there's a Ferrari Testarossa in front of the door, of course, the question arises of how much fa...
Review Nikon D5300 DSLR + GPS + Wifi
In December 2012, the Nikon D5200 hit the market. However, in October 2013, the Nikon D5300 had already been announced: another 24 megapixel N...
Review Panasonic 12-32mm (m43)
The Panasonic 12-32 mm lens is a super light and spectacularly compact lens with a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) mount. In 35 mm-equivalent (mm @ FF...
Review Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro M.Zuiko Digital ED (m43)
The Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40 mm f/2.8 PRO lens is the first model from the new, professional M.ZUIKO PRO lenses series from Olympus. T...
Review Panasonic 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G VARIO & Panasonic GX7 (Micro 43)
We get asked daily for the ideal combination of a compact camera for interchangeable lenses, including a lens with such a big focal length ran...
Review Nikon AF-S DX 18-140 mm f/3.5-5,6 G ED VR (N DX)
Would you like a Nikon camera with interchangeable lenses and yet only one lens on your camera? Choice enough. Since a few weeks ago, you can ad...
Review Sigma 17-70 mm contemporary
The Sigma 17-70 mm C is the first Sigma lens to be released in the Contemporary series ("High performance, yet compact and lightweight, true a...
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