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Nikon Z 50mm f1.8S review so far

12 Dec 2018 Thomas

The Nikon Z 50mm f1.8S is a standard prime lens for Nikon’s full-frame Z mirrorless cameras. A popular focal length for street photography and general-purpose use, it’s the third native Z lens to be released, but up against adapted rivals including Nikon’s own AF-S 50mm f1.8G. Thomas shares his results, samples and comparisons!

Sigma 56mm f1.4 review

10 Dec 2018 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 56mm f1.4 is a short-telephoto lens available for Sony E (APSC) or Micro Four Thirds mounts, on which it delivers equivalent coverage of 84 or 112mm respectively. The focal length and bright f1.4 focal ratio make it ideal for events as well as street or tighter urban views. Find out why it's become a favourite in my review!

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 review

04 Dec 2018 Thomas

The Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 is a short telephoto prime lens for Sony’s e-mount mirrorless cameras. It’s a perfect lens for portraits, weddings or events whether mounted on a full-frame or a cropped body and includes optical stabilisation. Find out how it compares to Sony’s 85mm lenses in Thomas’s review!

Sony FE 85mm f1.8 review

26 Nov 2018 Thomas

Sony's FE 85mm f1.8 is a short telephoto lens for Sony mirrorless cameras. Costing one third of the FE 85mm f1.4 G Master, it represents a fairly light and relatively affordable option for anyone wanting to shoot portraits, street or details. In Thomas's review he compares it against rivals from Zeiss, Tamron, Sigma and Sony!

Nikon Z 35mm f1.8S review

14 Nov 2018 Thomas

The Nikon Z 35mm f1.8 S is the first wide-angle prime lens for Nikon’s mirrorless Z-system. A popular focal length for street photography and general-use, it features an f1.8 focal ratio and fast and quiet focusing. Thomas compared it to several rivals for his in-depth review!

Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 review

05 Nov 2018 Thomas

The Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 is a general-purpose zoom for Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras. It offers a classy step-up from Sony’s entry-level FE 28-70mm f3.5-5.6, and is less than half the price of the FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM. Find out if it's the ideal kit zoom for Sony full-framers in Thomas's review!

Canon RF 24-105mm f4L IS USM review so far

29 Oct 2018 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 24-105mm f4L IS USM is a general-purpose zoom for Canon’s EOS R mirrorless system. It delivers a popular range that takes you from wide-angle to short telephoto, with a constant f4 focal ratio, optical stabilisation and Nano USM focusing. Ahead of my full review, check out my sample images!

Canon RF 50mm f1.2L USM review

25 Oct 2018 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 50mm f1.2L USM is a standard prime lens for Canon’s EOS R full-frame mirrorless system. One of the first four native RF lenses, Canon claims it’s their ultimate 50mm in terms of quality. To find out I compared it against the classic EF 50mm f1.2L USM in my in-depth review!

Nikon Z 24-70mm f4S review

22 Oct 2018 Thomas

The Nikon Z 24-70mm f4S is a general-purpose zoom for Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless cameras. The lens features a constant f4 focal ratio, fast and quiet focusing, and a compact design that’s a perfect match for Z bodies. Thomas puts it through his vigorous tests for his full review!

Sony FE 24mm f1.4 GM review so far

20 Sep 2018 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 24mm f1.4 G Master is a wide-angle prime lens designed for full-frame Alpha mirrorless cameras. The lens delivers a popular field-of-view with a bright f1.4 focal ratio that's ideal in low-light and for a shallow depth-of-field. I've been shooting with a final sample, so check out my review-so-far!

Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 review

11 Sep 2018 Thomas

The Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 is a small, light and wide zoom for Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts. Thomas tested it against Tamron's own 15-30mm f2.8, Nikon's 18-35mm f3.5-4.5 and Tokina's 17-35mm f4, so if you're looking for a wide-zoom for a full-frame body check out his Tamron 17-35mm review!

Sigma 105mm f1.4 Art review

01 Aug 2018 Thomas

The Sigma 105mm f1.4 ART is one of the brightest portrait lenses available, undercutting its only rival from Nikon on price, while giving it a run for its money on performance. Find out if the Bokeh Master is the best portrait lens in our Sigma 105mm f1.4 review!

Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 review - preview

20 Jul 2018 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 is an ultra wide zoom designed for Fujifilm's X-Series mirrorless cameras. It delivers the widest coverage in the system to date, making it ideal for landscape, architectural and astrophotography. It's an unashamedly high-end lens and you can find out more in my preview!

Sony FE 400mm f2.8 GM OSS review so far

27 Jun 2018 Gordon Laing

The FE 400mm f2.8 GM OSS is the first super-telephoto for Sony's full-frame Alpha mirrorless system. Aimed at pro sports and wildlife photographers, it boasts sharp results across the frame, very fast autofocus and is comfortably lighter than rivals. I tried it out for my review-so-far!

Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 ART review

04 Jun 2018 Thomas

The Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 ART is an ultra-wide angle zoom lens designed for full-frame cameras and available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. Find out how this latest addition to the acclaimed ART series performs in Thomas's in-depth review!

Canon EF-M 11-22mm review so far

22 May 2018 Gordon Laing

Canon's EF-M 11-22mm is an ultra-wide zoom lens for EOS mirrorless cameras with APSC sensors, upon which it delivers an 18-35mm equivalent range, making it ideal for landscape, architecture, large group shots or vlogging at arm's length. Find out more in my review-so-far.

Leica 50-200mm f2.8-4 review

21 May 2018 Gordon Laing

The Leica DG 50-200mm f2.8-4 is a high-end telephoto zoom designed for Panasonic and Olympus mirrorless cameras, upon which it delivers equivalent coverage of 100-400mm. In my in-depth review I'll compare it to the Olympus 40-150mm to help you choose the best telephoto zoom!

Olympus 17mm f1.2 PRO review so far

16 May 2018 Gordon Laing

The Olympus 17mm f1.2 PRO is a bright wide lens, aimed at Olympus and Panasonic mirrorless owners who want the best performance and fastest aperture at this flexible focal length. Check out my video overview and sample images!

Tamron 70-210mm f4 VC review

09 May 2018 Thomas

The Tamron SP 70-210mm f4 VC is a telephoto full-frame zoom available for Canon and Nikon DSLRs. It's a first from Tamron coupling a slightly longer reach of 210mm and constant f4 aperture, allowing a reduction in size, weight and price compared to f2.8 models. Check out our review!

Canon EF-M 22mm f2 review so far

18 Apr 2018 Gordon Laing

Canon's EF-M 22mm f2 is a compact prime lens for EOS mirrorless cameras, upon which it delivers classic 35mm equivalent coverage. The f2 focal ratio can introduce a little blurring and the focusing is smooth, but the key selling point is the size and walk-around flexibility. Find out more in my review-so-far.

Leica 200mm f2.8 review

29 Jan 2018 Gordon Laing

The Leica 200mm f2.8 is a high-end telephoto for Micro Four Thirds bodies. Mounted on a Panasonic or Olympus mirrorless, it delivers 400mm equivalent coverage, or 560mm when fitted with its supplied 1.4x tele-converter. In my in-depth review I compare it to the Olympus 300mm!

Sony E 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 review

15 Jan 2018 Gordon Laing

The Sony E 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 is a general-purpose 7.5x zoom for its cropped-frame mirrorless bodies, including the A6000, A5000 and NEX series, on which it delivers an equivalent range of 27-203mm. Compact and light but capable of quality results, find out if it's for you in my review!

Tamron 100-400mm VC review

09 Jan 2018 Thomas

Tamron's 100-400/4.5-6.3 VC is a long telephoto zoom that's corrected for full-frame sensors and available in Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts. It's the first 100-400mm from Tamron and comes hot on the heels of Sigma's 100-400mm Contemporary. Find out how they compare in our review!

Sony FE 24-105mm f4G OSS review so far

06 Nov 2017 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 24-105mm f4G OSS is a general-purpose zoom for Sony's full-frame mirrorless cameras that takes you from wide-angle to short telephoto. Sporting a constant f4 focal ratio, optical stabilisation, weather-sealing and a light body it's an ideal walk-around lens. Check out my samples so far!

 

Looking for all my lens reviews at cameralabs? Here’s a complete list of my lens reviews, previews and sample images pages, although some of the oldest are in the process of being added and or updated. Don’t worry, you can still find them by using the search tool above.

 

Canon lens reviews


Fujifilm lens reviews


Nikon lens reviews


Olympus lens reviews


Panasonic lens reviews


Sigma lens reviews


Sony lens reviews


Tamron lens reviews


Zeiss lens reviews


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