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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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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-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 STM review-so-far

  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…

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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 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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