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Updated: Jul 31, 2014 23:55
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Nikon 70-200 mm f/4 VR

The Nikon 70-200 mm f/4 is a lens many Nikonians must have been praying for. It is a compact and lightweight, FX-format compatible telephoto zoom lens, covering a focal-length range from 70 to 200 mm. Such a lens already existed for many years in the...

2 expert reviews

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Canon 24-70 mm 2.8 II

The Canon 24-70 II will surely find its way into the camera bag of many professional photographers who strive for the highest possible quality. The focal length range is almost universal, from wide angle (24mm) , through standard (35mm and 50mm), to...

2 expert reviews

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Nikon 70-200 mm

We have already published a Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR II review, carried out with the full-frame Nikon D800E as a test camera. Given the size and weight of this Nikon 70-200 mm 2.8 VR II lens, the large Nikon D800E camera is a more obvious combination than...

2 expert reviews

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Canon 40 mm STM

The test of the Canon 40 mm STM is performed on a Canon 650D, with the camera correcting for vignetting and chromatic aberration. The graphs below are based on jpg files created with the Canon 650D. Users of RAW files might observe - in theory - higher...

2 expert reviews

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Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm F2.8

With the advent of more professionally orientated Micro Four Thirds camera bodies, it makes sense that Panasonic would want to release a weather-sealed professional spec f/2.8 zoom. The price at around £999, is typical of these kinds of lenses.

2 expert reviews

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Fujinon XF 60 mm macro

The Fujifilm system cameras with interchangeable lenses are on the market since early 2012. Because they have their own Fuji mount, only Fujinon XF lenses will fit on these cameras. Fujifilm demonstrates its commitment by rapidly introducing a complete...

2 expert reviews

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Sony 16-50 mm 2.8

The Sony 16-50 mm lens is ruggedly built with a wide zoom ring and a not too small focus ring. The Sony 16-50 has an internal "Supersonic Wave" engine, which focuses fast and quietly. On the lens is a switch to choose between manual focusing and AF....

2 expert reviews

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Pentax 18-35mm f/4-5.6 AL SMC P-FA J

This lens is truly spectacular! I read the first review and I think the author has some f/b focus issues on his K10, the lens hasn't any distortion or vignetting, either wide open. Is light and fast and accurate on focussing. Photos taken with this...

3 user reviews

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Sony DSC-H5

"There is a lot to like about the Sony DSC H5. It takes a very good photo, offers a good selection of controls, a long zoom and image stabilisation. Considering the features it has it is still easy enough to use and it also has a fast shutter response."

2 expert reviews

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Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

The Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens features an awesome focal length range (one that completely covers the needs of many photographers) andan excellently-performing IS system in a nicely-sized body.

24 expert reviews | 648 user reviews

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Nikon 18-200mm

The Nikon 18-200mm VR has long been renowned as the best superzoom lens on the market. For a while though, it hasn't led the field for outright zoom range, losing out to the Sigma 18-250mm and Tamron 18-270mm, both of which have recently had radical...

5 expert reviews | 456 user reviews

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SIGMA 17-50/2,8 DC OS HSM - NIKON (583955)

Sigma's latest 'C' badged 17-70mm F2.8-4 is an excellent upgrade option for SLR shooters who've outgrown their kit zooms, and are looking for better image quality and more creative flexibility. It offers a fine balance of zoom range and maximum...

3 expert reviews | 243 user reviews

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Pentax 55

Does this wide aperture short telephoto lens for Pentax DSLRs justify the high price tag? Gary Wolstenholme investigates.

6 expert reviews | 210 user reviews

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Tamron 18

Gary Wolstenholme reviews the new Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC telephoto zoom lens for the Sony NEX system.

5 expert reviews | 206 user reviews

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AF-S DX 10-24 / 3,5-4,5G ED

While I hope to create a full Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G 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...

11 expert reviews | 147 user reviews

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Sony SAL135F28

A fast, high-performance telephoto prime lens with above-average close-up capabilities.One of the first Carl Zeiss lenses to go on sale for the Sony DSLRA100 camera, the 135mm F1.8 Sonnar T* is relatively large and heavy, with a massive front element....

4 expert reviews | 155 user reviews

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Tamron 200 - 500 / 5,0 - 6,3 DI LD

If you own or have used this lens, let us know what you think! Leave your comments and thoughts below. Get information and user reviews for this lens from Amazon: Tamron AF 200-500mm f/5.0-6.3 Di LD SP FEC (IF) Lens for Konica Minolta and Sony...

8 expert reviews | 102 user reviews

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Sigma 14mm F2.8 EX Aspherical for Pentax

Positions 1 and 7 are always set to conduct (i.e., are metallic areas). They are used for alignment purposes.

1 expert reviews | 34 user reviews

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Lensbaby Composer

The Lensbaby Composer shifts your point of view as much as it twists photographs.

17 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

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We test Spark - the latest creative lens from Lensbaby it is available for under £80.

2 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

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Tokina ATX 2,8 / 35 Pro DX Macro

Best lens in my kit now! Perfect lens for astrophotography, fits my Sony a500 perfectly with auto and manual focus working well, prompt service and delivery great business well done there. The lens works very well with astounding clarity and detail,...

9 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

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Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR

The Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR offers a good focal range, built-in VR (Vibration Reduction) and sturdy build-quality.

1 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

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Sigma 105 / 2,8

Another reasonably priced lens offering decent if not mind-blowing images

2 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

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Leica D Vario-Elmar 14-50mm f3.8-5.6 ASPH

Imatest showed the Leica D Vario-Elmar 14-150mm lens to be a good all-round performer and revealed only minimal edge softening at all focal length settings. Highest resolutions were obtained at wide apertures and wider angles of view, with a gradual...

1 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens

The Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens features a short wide angle focal length range with decent build quality at a relatively low cost

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews



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