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Lens & Filter Reviews

Updated: Oct 21, 2014 22:00
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Tamron 28

The fourth version of Tamron's popular 10.7X superzoom since 1999, this 28-300mm ($600, street) is the first Tamron to offer image stabilization. Called "VC" for "Vibration Compensation," the system is the industry's first to use a three-coil design...

22 expert reviews | 479 user reviews

alaAverage 4.2

Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

The Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II Tilt-Shift Lens is, optically and physically, the highest quality 24mm Canon-mount lens I've reviewed to date.

11 expert reviews | 375 user reviews

alaAverage 4.2

Sony 30 mm / F 2,8 DT SAM MACRO

Available for under £160, is Sony's 30mm macro lens the perfect macro lens for photographers on a budget?

3 expert reviews | 88 user reviews

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8

We tested the review lens on two camera bodies, the OM-D E-M5 and OM-D E-M10, which were effectively indistinguishable for both the regular Imatest tests and normal shooting. Autofocusing was as fast as each camera supports and generally very quiet,...

4 expert reviews | 72 user reviews

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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm F1.4 G

Nothing spectacular. Typical current Nikkor quality. Marginally better than 1.8G, which seems to be better value for money.

2 expert reviews | 64 user reviews

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B+W NL 4 Macrolens +4 E 77

I have had many bookshelf speakers and my favorite were Polk audio RTi-A1...well that was until I try these beasts! The B&W 686 are very small bookshelf speakers, but they sound BIG!!!. The sound is very clean and solid, the build quality is very well...

2 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

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Olympus ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6, ZUIKO DIGITAL

The Olympus ED 40-150mm F/4-5.6 has been designed specifically for use with the E-400 series of D-SLRs and is also compatible with Olympus's full range of D-SLRs – and the Micro FourThirds E-P1 via an adapter.

1 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

alaAverage 4.2

Samyang 24 mm / F 1,4 ED AS UMC

This manual focus wide angle lens, offers a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture for a budget price of around £480, Gary Wolstenholme reviews.

2 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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Pentax 10

Designed for the Pentax K-Af Mount, this 10-17mm offers a zoom function on top of its fisheye capabilities.

1 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens

The Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III does not offer image quality and sharpness comparable to primes or L series lenses. However, it is a good introductory lens for amateur photographers who are still finding their interests in various streams of...

1 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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Tiffen Filter 82 mm

I like Tiffen filters because the mounting ring is metal, not plastic. They are at least assembled in the USA. And the price is right: it's the same or less than other brands. I also like purchasing these as Add-On items with free shipping, too. The...

2172 user reviews

alaAverage 4.2

Tiffen Filter 67 mm

As the name implies "Essential Kit" it is essential for anyone that invests in an expensive digital SLR camera. It comes with 3 Tiffen filters and a case. I shoot most of my pictures outdoors and a good circular polarizer filter is essential general...

1977 user reviews

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Sigma 30 mm / F 2,8 EX DN

The Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM is a fast normal angle lens for APS-C cameras, but suffers from a lack of sharpness and a good amount of barrel distortion.

21 expert reviews | 1784 user reviews

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Tiffen Filter 46 mm

Amazing background tones with colorful skies and detailed cloud contrast even at high noon. Immediate reaction from people. Extremely convenient design allows to keep it on lens indefinitely.

1418 user reviews

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Canon 28 - 135 / 3,5 - 5,6 IS USM

When someone is looking for a decent quality but very affordable walk-around lens,the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens is one of the lenses I will often recommend to them.The 28-135 IS is an upper-mid-grade consumer lens with image...

8 expert reviews | 1240 user reviews

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Tiffen 55MM Combo Kit -UV protector, Circular Polarizer and a Fishbomb 2...

Love it! These allow me to be more creative in my photos and the price was not bad at all! I bought a few different ratings and sizes for my other lenses.

1023 user reviews

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Filter - Special Effect Filter (62 mm Attachment)

The effect from this filter is not very noticable. at all.. from the preview images and reviews I was expecting something along the lines of an Instagram filter, where things really change. But Alas, it is nothing like that and post processing will...

963 user reviews

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Tiffen 55mm Digital HT #812 Warming Glass Filter

I'm really enjoying this filter! I wanted a lensbaby but couldn't afford it quite yet and ended up buying this one. Works very well! Doesn't have an extreme blurring effect around the edges, but layering 2 probably would. I was taught that a good...

889 user reviews

alaAverage 4.2

Tiffen 52mm Hot Mirror Filter

This filter does not work like a lineal polarizer, it is more like a circular polarizer. I compared this product with my Sunpak circular polarizer in front of my laptop screen and the Sunpak turned completely black the screen, and the Tiffen "lineal"...

816 user reviews

alaAverage 4.2

Sigma 18 - 200 / 3,5 - 6,3 DC /ASP./IF

I bought this for my Pentax K-30, and one of the factors leaning me towards this lens was the OS or optical stabilizer. When I received the lens it turned out that the manual says "The optical stabilizer is a feature not supported for Pentax cameras"...

732 user reviews

alaAverage 4.2

Nikon Zoom-Nikkor - Zoom lens - 17 mm - 55 mm - f/2.8 G ED-IF AF-S DX - Nikon F

While I hope to create a full Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools.This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content management...

12 expert reviews | 711 user reviews

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Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizer

I can't tell you if the lens cover is good or not. I have to return this item. This is more of a review on Amazon's distribution center in North Las Vegas. Horrible job. Received the item today. My order was two polarized lens covers, a camera lens,...

703 user reviews

alaAverage 4.2

Tiffen 43CP 43CP 43mm Circular Polarizing Filter (Gray)

Filter looks fine, however the Canon lens cap for the camcorder did not fit very well on the filter, so I will have to get another lens cap.

679 user reviews

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Tiffen 72mm Neutral Density 0.9 Filter

Tiffen is comparable in quality with any brand, including Canon when it comes to a normal skylight filter. Particularly reasonable in value and a good protective cover for either a camera or camcorder lens.

622 user reviews

alaAverage 4.2


The M Zuiko Digital 14-150mm F4-5.6 sees Olympus extending its Pen series lens range into superzoom territory, providing an upgrade option for compact camera owners who've grown used to having 10x or greater zoom ratios. Typically it's distinctly small...

30 expert reviews | 553 user reviews



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