With the appearance of new cameras, a frequently asked question from CameraStuffReview readers is: "Is it really noticeably better than its predecessor?"
What difference does it make whether I put a 35mm or a 50mm lens on my camera? In both cases, I get a picture that looks just like what I saw with my eyes. Should we throw the 35 mm and the 50 mm lenses on one big pile then? And let you choose the best lens for you from that?
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 cheaper D3400, so you can also buy it as a starter camera. But the Nikon D5600 offers a few important extra options, which you will enjoy in daily practice.
Canon 200D: MOST COMPACT SLR
The best lens for a Canon 200D after 75 lenses reviews with a Canon APS-C SLR
Because the 200D is the smallest SLR that Canon makes, you might think that it is also Canon's entry-level model, a simplified, stripped-down version for starters. The Canon 200D is certainly not that. The camera has the excellent 24-megapixel sensor of the much more expensive Canon 77D. The turning and tilting screen has the same specifications as that on the full-frame EOS 6D Mark II, and the 200D also features Canon's exclusive Dual Pixel AF, so that you can focus outstandingly in live view and video mode with the touch-sensitive screen. The 200D even has a separate button to quickly make a Wi-Fi connection, which makes photo sharing easy with the 200D. It is thus a very mature camera in a very small jacket. It is a camera that you can buy as a starter because it is so compact, but also a camera that you can enjoy as a hobbyist, certainly because you can almost always have it with you. Of course, all lenses with an EF or EF-S mount fit on the 200D. With all the off-brand lens, the choice is enormous. We have now reviewed more than 70. Because of the excellent sensor and the good video capabilities, the 200D needs lenses that are particularly suitable for this. These are our favorites for the 200D.
Canon 6D mk2: AFFORDABLE full-frame SLR
Selection of the best lenses for a Canon 6D mk 2 from nearly 50 reviewed lenses for a Canon full-frame camera
The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is Canon's least expensive full-frame camera. The camera offers, certainly in the updated version, a lot of value for the money. The Mark II has a new 26-megapixel Dual Pixel AF sensor. Thanks to the Dual Pixel AF, the camera also focuses quickly and precisely in live view. Handy for video, but also useful if you simply do not want to use the viewfinder for taking pictures. The normal autofocus system is also greatly improved and now has 45 autofocus points.
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.
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
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The end of the year is coming. A great time to take stock. Over the past weeks, I have studied the test overviews for the different focal lengths at which we have tested. Actually, the fields of view ("what is in the picture"): if you use a 12 mm on an Olympus or Panasonic camera, then there is as much in the picture as when you use an 18-mm lens on a camera with an APS-C sensor, or a 24-mm standard lens on a camera with a full-frame sensor.
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 85 mm lens, a telephoto zoom and a super wide-angle zoom. When I return from vacation, it's the super wide angle that I used most when making my holiday snaps. I have also tried to complement the set of 24 and 85 mm fixed focal lengths with a 14 mm lens. It doesn't work as well for me. Too often, I wanted to zoom in when I had the 14mm on it or zoom out when the 24mm lens was on the camera.
Almost everyone buys a camera with a standard zoom. The lens you get (since the price difference between a camera body and a body with kit lens is so small you can call it getting rather than buying) is amazingly good. Even if you find out after a while that you can't photograph everything with it. In bad weather or in the dark, you would actually want a lens with the same zoom range, but with higher brightness. And if possible, with even higher image quality. No problem.
The end of 2018 is coming. A great time to take stock. Over the past weeks, I have studied the test overviews for the different focal lengths at which we have tested. Actually, the fields of view ("what is in the picture"): if you use a 25 mm on an Olympus or Panasonic camera, then there is as much in the picture as when you use a 35-mm lens on a camera with an APS-C sensor, or a 50-mm standard lens on a camera with a full-frame sensor.