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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Canon EF 50mm f1.2L USM review

The Canon EF 50mm f1.2L USM is a prime lens with a standard focal length of 50mm and the joint-fastest focal ratio in the Canon lens catalogue – a position shared with the EF 85mm f1.2L USM. Announced in August 2006, the EF 50mm f1.2L USM is one of the most aspirational and exotic mass-produced…

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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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Canon EF-S 10-18mm IS STM review-so-far

The EF-S 10-18mm STM is a compact and light ultra-wide zoom for Canon’s cropped-frame DSLRs with APS-C sensors. The company has long-offered the excellent EF-S 10-22mm USM zoom, but it’s priced beyond many budgets. The new model is optically slower and loses a little on the long-end, but it matches the ultra-wide-end in coverage, while…

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Canon MP-E65 f2.8 1-5 x Macro

If you’re really into photographing tiny subjects like insects, consider Canon’s MP-E65 which can achieve greater than 1x magnification without attachments. At its closest focusing distance of 24cm, the MP-E65 can deliver 5x reproduction for spectacular close-ups, which combined with the f2.8 aperture can also achieve very blurred background effects. It’s manual focus only, but…

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Canon EF 100mm f2.8L IS USM Macro

Close-up fanatics wanting a top-quality Macro lens should consider the EF 100mm f2.8L, which works on cropped and full-frame bodies, delivers 1x magnification and boasts Canon’s first Hybrid Image Stabilisation system which counteracts both lens shift and angular motion. The ‘L’ build quality is dust and moisture-resistant, and the out-of-focus effects look great thanks to…

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Canon EF 100mm f2.8 USM Macro

Canon’s EF 100mm f2.8 Macro is a close-up lens which will work on both cropped and full-frame bodies. The maximum magnification is 1x, allowing you to reproduce subjects at actual size on the frame for excellent close-ups, while the f2.8 aperture enables blurred backgrounds. The USM focusing is quick and quiet and there’s also full-time…

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