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Sigma 35mm f1.2 Art review
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The Sigma 35mm f1.2 DG DN Art is a mild wide-angle lens designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and available in the Sony E and Leica L mounts, the latter working on Leica, Panasonic and Sigma L-mount bodies. The brightest 35mm lens with autofocus to date, it delivers attractive bokeh and impressive sharpness. Find out why you’ll want it in our review!…

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Nikon Z 85mm f1.8 S review
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The Nikon Z 85mm f1.8 S is a short telephoto lens designed for Nikon’s full-frame Z mirrorless system. It becomes the first native prime lens in the system aimed at portrait photographers who desire classic head-and-shoulders compositions with shallow depth-of-field effects. Thomas compares it to rivals in his in-depth review!…

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Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art review
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Sigma’s 50mm f1.4 ART is a high-end standard lens with autofocus for Canon, Nikon, Leica-L or Sony mounts. We’ve completely updated our original review, retesting it at higher resolutions and comparing it to new primes lenses from a variety of manufacturers. Find out why it remains one of the best 50mm lenses around in our review!…

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Sony FE 50mm f1.8 review
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The Sony FE 50mm f1.8 is the most affordable standard prime lens for Alpha mirrorless cameras with a bright f1.8 focal ratio that’s ideal for delivering shallow depth-of-field effects. There’s lots of 50mm options for Sony’s cameras, but the FE 50mm f1.8 is by far the most affordable with autofocus. Heres’s Thomas’s in-depth review!…

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Sony FE 55mm f1.8 ZA review
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Sony’s FE 55mm f1.8 ZA is a prime lens for full-frame Alpha mirrorless cameras that delivers close to standard coverage. It was one of the first lenses available for the FE mount, and has since been joined by a selection of alternatives, but it remains a popular option due to its compact size and decent quality. In his review Thomas compares it to several 50mm rivals.…

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Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM review
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Sony’s FE 16-35mm f2.8 G Master is a wide zoom for its full-frame mirrorless cameras. The fifth G Master lens, it completes a ‘trinity’ of f2.8 models, joining the FE 24-70mm f2.8 and FE 70-200mm f2.8. It aims for high resolution and attractive bokeh, while maintaining quality at all distances. Find out how it measures-up in our full review!…

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Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III review
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The Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD is a small and light wide-angle zoom with a fast f2.8 focal ratio that’s designed for Sony E-mount full-frame cameras. It nicely complements Tamron’s earlier 28-75mm f2.8 and comes in at a lower price than Sony’s FE 16-35mm f2.8. See how they compare in Thomas’s review!…

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Sony FE 50mm f1.4 ZA review
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The Sony FE 50mm f1.4 ZA is a standard prime lens designed for Sony’s E-mount mirrorless cameras and corrected for full-frame bodies. It’s Sony’s top-end option with Zeiss optics and a fast f1.4 focal ratio. Find out how it compares to the other options in Thomas’s full review!…

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Sony FE 35mm f1.8 review
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The Sony FE 35mm f1.8 is a mild wide-angle prime lens for its Alpha mirrorless cameras. It’s Sony’s third native 35mm lens that’s corrected for full-frame bodies, but pitched at a more affordable price and similar in build and quality to the FE 85mm f1.8. Find out why it’s a great option for the money in out full review!…

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Samyang AF 35mm f1.4 FE review – sample images
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The Samyang AF 35mm f1.4 FE is a mild wide-angle prime lens for Sony’s Alpha mirrorless cameras. Announced in 2017, it offers autofocus and at 540 EUR / 528 USD it is priced below the Sony FE 35mm f1.4 ZA, FE 35mm f1.8 or even the FE 35mm f2.8 ZA. Ahead of my full review, check out a selection of sample images!…

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