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Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 OS Art review
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The Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 OS Art is a standard zoom for full-frame DSLRs, available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. It upgrades its decade-old predecessor with ART-level optics and stabilisation. Find out if it’s a worthy addition to the ART series in Thomas’s review!…

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Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM review

Canon’s EF 50mm f1.8 STM is a low-priced standard prime lens for the EOS range of DSLRs. It’s the long-awaited replacement for the EF 50mm f1.8 II, Canon’s most successful lens, yet one that’s 24 years old. The latest version promises smoother out-of-focus effects and a closer focusing distance. Find out why it’s a no-brainer in my Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM review!…

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Tamron 45mm f1.8 VC review
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The Tamron SP 45mm f1.8 Di VC USD is an interesting addition to the increasing choice of large aperture standard lenses: it combines very good performance with image-stabilization that adds 2-3 stops of hand-hold-ability to its f/1.8 aperture. With this lens you can shoot under low-light conditions hand-held that you could not cover with a…

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Zeiss Otus 55mm f1.4 review
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The Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus is a standard lens with ambitious goals and a price tag to match, claiming to offer ‘truly spectacular, world-class performance without compromise’. Announced in 2012, but only released in November 2013, it certainly took a long time to complete. The Otus 1.4/55, as Zeiss refers to it, is actually the…

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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 STM

Canon’s EF-S 18-135mm may not have the reach of the EF-S 18-200mm, but still delivers a respectable general-purpose range of 29-216mm on cropped-frame bodies (again it’s not compatible with full-frame models). It’s a more affordable model, often supplied as an optional kit lens on some newer bodies, and like the EF-S 18-200mm, includes Image Stabilisation…

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Canon EF-S 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS

The Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS was announced in August 2008 alongside the EOS 50D DSLR. One of the most-requested Canon lenses in recent times, it equips EF-S compatible bodies with a long 11.1x super-zoom range that’s equivalent to 29-320mm. So at one moment you could be shooting a wide-angle landscape, before quickly zooming-in to grab…

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Canon EF-S 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM

The Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM is a general-purpose lens designed for Canon’s range of cropped-frame DSLRs, which means all bodies apart from those belonging to the 5D or 1D series. Announced alongside the EOS 7D in September 2009, the EF-S 15-85mm IS USM effectively replaces Canon’s popular EF-S 17-85mm IS USM, as the…

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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM review

The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM was announced in August 2005 as a lightweight standard zoom lens for professionals. Introduced on the same day as the EOS 5D, it’s an ideal match for Canon’s ‘affordable’ full frame body, although equally suited to other full-frame bodies including the 1Ds Mark II and 35mm models. It’s…

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