wHAT IS THE BEST LENS FOR Sony A7 mk2?
Of 25 lenses for Sony A7 mk2 we have reviewed, we selected 7 good, compact and affordable lenses.
The Sony A7 II is one of the most affordable full-frame cameras. But it's definitely not a stripped-down starter model. The camera has all the features that make the second-generation A7 cameras so popular: built-in image stabilization, good autofocus, fold-out screen, many setting options and programmable buttons. And of course, a full-frame sensor in an extremely compact body. The 24-megapixel sensor can produce images with high sharpness and good dynamic range, even in low light. Such a good camera naturally deserves good lenses. These are now plenty, and the selection of high-quality and affordable lenses is fortunately still growing.
Canon 800D: SLR FOR STARTERS WHO WANT TO GROW
We selected the best lenses for a Canon 800D from 75 lens reviews with a Canon APS-C SLR
The Canon EOS 800D, or Canon T7i as it is called in North America, is a camera that is very suitable for starters and for photographers who want to grow. The camera offers an interface that guides starting photographers and helps them step by step through taking pictures. But you can turn that interface off and just use all the advanced features that the 800D offers.
Canon 1300D: STAND-OUT STARTER SLR
The best lens for a Canon 1300D out of 75 lens tests for a Canon APS-C SLR
The Canon 1300D is an ideal choice for starting photographers looking for their first camera with interchangeable lenses, or who just do not want to spend too much money on their equipment. The 1300D is light and inexpensive, but at the same time it offers a lot of quality. The 18-megapixel sensor has been a trusted choice in Canon cameras for years and offers good image quality. Compared to its predecessors, the 1300D has been expanded with Wi-Fi and NFC, so that photos can be shared easily. Of course, all lenses with an EF or EF-S mount fit on the 1300D. With all the non-maker brands, the choice is enormous. We have now done 75 lens reviews for lenses that you can use on a Canon 1300D. And there are some really great ones that are good and affordable and still light. These are our favorites for the Canon 1300D.
Sony A7R mk2: WHAT IS THE BEST LENS FOR THE BEST SYSTEM CAMERA?
The Sony A7R II combines compact dimensions with extraordinarily good performance. The big difference between the A7R II and the A7 is in the amazing 42-megapixel sensor of the A7R II and the fantastic images that you can make with it. (Also see our Sony A7R II review). With a Sony A7R II, you get incredibly sharp and detailed pictures, with a high dynamic range. You only realize that added value if you also choose the best lenses. With really good lenses, you not only see a lot of detail in the center of the image, but the corners are also beautifully sharp. Fortunately, the choice of quality lenses is growing. We have reviewed 25 lenses and make recommendations based on our measurement results and practical experience of which lenses you can best buy for the Sony A7R II.
What separates the men from the boys? The women from the girls? The camera tester from the sports photographer? A good telephoto lens.
Beste Camera van 2016
First, we looked for the best standard lens. Those are lenses for which the field of view corresponds with that of a 50-mm lens on a camera with a full-frame sensor. A standard lens is one of the most frequently purchased lenses with a fixed focal length. And since CameraStuffReview appeared, a couple of pearls have appeared on the market. The lenses with the highest image quality scores of the standard lenses that we have reviewed have been awarded a Good Stuff Award 2016 by CameraStuffReview. For a bit over a week, an overview appears each day with the lenses and cameras that won a Good Stuff Award 2016.
Good Stuff Awards 2016
CameraStuffReview assigns Awards to cameras or lenses that we have thoroughly tested ourselves. Unfortunately, we cannot test all the cameras that come out, since serious testing takes time. A great deal of time. We also do not get any money for these Awards—unless you use the links to Dutch camera shops that we place with our reviews. Through those, we receive a small commission.
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The end of the year is coming. A great time to take stock. In recent weeks, I have studied the lists of reviews for the different focal lengths that we have tested. Actually, they are fields of view (“what you see in the picture): if you use a 12 mm on an Olympus or Panasonic camera, then the same amount appears in the photo as if you take a picture with an 18mm lens on a camera with an APS-C sensor, or with a 24 mm lens on a camera with a full-frame.
A great portrait with a beautifully blurry background. How hard can it be? The internet is full of them. You’ll see. Or, if you’ve been into photography for a while, then you’ve already found out. To lend a hand, we’ve chosen a few great portrait lenses for you. And it’s not that you can only take great portrait shots with them, by the way. Good lenses with a focal length between 85 and 105mm have long been leading our list of the best lenses. They’re that good.
My ideal photo bag is filled with a bright 24mm and an 85mm lens, a telephoto zoom and a super-wide angle zoom. When I come back from vacation, it’s the super-wide angle that I have used the most for taking my vacation snapshots. I have tried before supplementing the set of 24 and 85mm fixed focal lengths with a 14mm lens. It does not work as well for me. Too often, I wanted to zoom in a bit when I had the 14mm on the camera, or to zoom out when I had the 24 mm lens mounted.
Nearly everyone buys a camera with a standard zoom. The lens that you get then, since because the price difference between a camera body and body with a kit lens is so small that you can more accurately talk about “getting” than “buying,” is amazingly good. Even though you find out after a while that you cannot photograph everything with it. In poor weather or in the dark, you really want a lens with the same zoom range, but higher brightness. And if possible, with higher image quality. It’s possible.
What difference does it make whether I put a 35mm or a 50mm lens on my camera? I get a picture in each case that looks just like what I saw with my eyes. Should we just throw the 35 mm and the 50 mm lenses into one big pile? And choose the best lens for you from all of them?
The end of the year is coming. A great time to take stock. In recent weeks, I have studied the lists of reviews for the different focal lengths that we have tested. Actually, they are fields of view (“what you see in the picture): if you use a 12 mm on an Olympus or Panasonic camera, then the same amount appears in the photo as if you take a picture with an 18mm lens on a camera with an APS-C sensor, or with a 24 mm lens on a camera with a full-frame sensor.
If you are looking for a new camera, perhaps your first camera with interchangeable lenses, then you can easily become overwhelmed by the enormous selection. All the brands generally make different cameras in the same price class. Add in older models that are still being sold, and you end up with a nearly unmanageable list. CameraStuffReview has reviewed more than 100 of the most popular cameras, and we highlight the differences for you.
A difference of 10% in resolution is simple to measure. Can you see that as well? Is a 10% difference something for you to worry about, or is that 20%? Try it yourself on the basis of the practice shots in this article: if you mouseover the picture, you can see the measured resolution.
You might wonder whether a measured sharpness corresponds with what your own eyes see in a practice shot. Manufacturers think so. In the design of a lens, manufacturers calculate the resolution (MTF) of lenses. The publish calculated – and a few publish measured – MTF values of a lens. They determine that MTF in different ways, so that it is difficult to compare the diagrams from different manufacturers with each other. In addition, lenses in practice are usually not quite as good as in theory.
CameraStuffReview had published 230 lens reviews by the end of 2015: 140 reviews of zoom lenses and 90 reviews of lenses with a fixed focal length. From that, we have made a selection for photographers with different target levels. We chose the best lenses for starters, amateurs and pro(-sumers). How did we choose? In the "Road map for buying a lens," we explained the selection criteria and classifications. We do not make recommendations for lenses that we have not tested in both practice and in the lab. We think you can only make a serious recommendation on the basis of serious test results. We strive to complete our reviews at a pace that is higher than the pace at which new lenses are released, so that we can offer an increasingly complete overview of the market.