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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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Tamron TC-X14 / TC-X20 teleconverter review
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With their second generation telephoto zooms Tamron also offers two new 1.4x and 2x teleconverters (dubbed TC-X14 and TC-X20) which are specifically designed to work with the SP 70-200/2.8 VC G2 and the SP 150-600/5.0-6.3 VC G2. I had the chance to extensively test the Tamron SP 70-200/2.8 VC G2 (model A025) with the TC-X14 and…

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Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC G2 review
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Tamron’s SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 is a 2.9x telephoto full-frame zoom available in Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts. It’s the second generation (A025) model with closer focusing, improved AF and stabilisation, and compatibility with Tamron’s USB “TAP-in” console. In his review-in-progress, Thomas finds out if it’s worth spending the extra.…

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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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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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Sigma 85mm f1.4 Art review
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The Sigma 85mm f1.5 Art is a short telephoto prime lens designed for full-frame bodies and available in Canon EF, Nikon and Sigma mounts. It’s a highly anticipated update to the previous 85mm f1.4 from Sigma and anyone following the Art series won’t be disappointed as Thomas declares it the best 85mm f1.4 with autofocus he’s tested!…

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Nikon 70-200mm f2.8E VR review
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The 70-200mm f2.8E is Nikon’s latest version of the classic, bright, telephoto zoom. Nikon’s done a complete optical redesign to improve performance. They’ve also made some external changes, swapping the focus and zoom rings and adding extra function buttons to the lens. Find out if it’s worth the extra in our Nikon 70-200mm f2.8E review!…

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Tamron 150-600mm G2 review
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The Tamron SP 150-600/5-6.3Di VC USD G2 (A022) is a nice upgrade of Tamron’s original 150-600/5-6.3 (A011) super-telephoto zoom. It has improved optics and weather sealing, effective image stabilization, and solid build. But its price tag puts it at the top of comparable 150-600mm zooms right there with the Sigma’s 150-600mm “Sports” and even above…

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Leica DG 100-400mm f4-6.3 review

The Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f4-6.3 is a super telephoto zoom for Micro Four Thirds. On an Olympus or Panasonic body, it delivers an equivalent range of 200-800mm: the longest reach of any native lens in the system, ideal for wildlife and sports. Find out if it’s worth paying the premium over the 100-300mm in Gordon’s review! …

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Nikon 105mm f1.4E review
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The Nikon 105mm f1.4E ED is a unique lens. It is the only current f1.4 105mm lens for full-frame bodies and it delivers beautiful-looking images with very attractive Bokeh and very good contrast and sharpness across the full-frame sensor, even with the aperture opened to f1.4. This performance coupled with the build-quality of a professional…

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