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Sigma 12-24mm f4 Art review
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The new Sigma Art AF 12-24/4.0 DG HSM is a worthy successor to Sigma’s AF 12-24mm 4.5-5.6 II DG HSM model from 2011. Optical performance is very good and other aspects of the lens are also improved: The focal ratio is now a constant f4.0, AF is faster, and you get compatibility with Sigma’s USB dock to fine tune…

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Canon EF 11-24mm f4L USM review

The Canon EF 11-24mm f4L USM is a high-end ultra-wide zoom lens designed for Canon’s full-frame EOS DSLRs. It’s the World’s widest rectilinear zoom lens, boasting minimal geometric distortion despite the extreme coverage. Ideal for shooting large buildings inside and out, expansive landscapes or simply very large group shots, find out how it performs in my Canon 11-24mm review!…

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Zeiss Otus 28mm f1.4 review
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The Zeiss 28mm f1.4 Otus is a unique lens. It is the only current f1.4 28mm lens for full-frame bodies and it delivers beautiful-looking images and superb quality across the board, even with the aperture opened to f1.4. This performance coupled with the tank-like build-quality and new design support Zeiss’ claim to have developed and…

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Sigma 20mm f1.4 Art review
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The Sigma 20mm f1.4 DG HSM Art is a one-of-a-kind lens: It simply is the widest full-frame f1.4 lens around and it also delivers very good image quality. As such the new Sigma is a very compelling addition to the catalogue of large aperture wide-angle lenses. Add Sigma’s build-quality of the “Art” series and the…

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Sigma 24mm f1.4 Art review
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The Sigma 24mm f1.4 DG HSM Art is a very compelling addition to large aperture wide-angle lenses: it combines very good performance overall with Sigma’s build-quality of the “Art” series. In optical performance this lens has only two flaws: It has some field curvature and a dip in resolution at the DX-corner but that does…

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Tamron 35mm f1.8 VC review
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The Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD is a very interesting addition to large aperture wide-angle lenses: it combines very good performance overall with image-stabilization that adds two stops of hand-hold-ability (in my tests) to its already bright f1.8 aperture. With this lens you can shoot under low-light conditions hand-held that you could not…

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Canon EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM

The EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM is a ‘pancake’ prime lens for Canon’s cropped-frame DSLRs with APS-C sensors. It delivers 38mm equivalent coverage which makes it an ideal walk-around lens, roughly similar in length to the classic 35mm options on full-frame or 35mm film bodies. The f2.8 focal ratio gathers more light than a typical kit…

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Canon EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM

Canon’s EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM is an ultra-wide zoom that’s compatible with full-frame DSLRs. It’s the successor to the EF 17-40mm f4L USM, losing a little on the long-end, but gaining a tad on the important wide-end, while also adding the benefit of image stabilization. Crucially it matches the coverage of the EF 16-35mm…

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