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Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS review

22 Jun 2020 Thomas

The Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 G Master is a pro telephoto zoom for Alpha mirrorless cameras. One of the first G Master lenses, it delivers high resolution details with attractive rendering. Find out in our review if it's still the best option!

Sigma 100-400mm f5-6.3 DG DN review

18 Jun 2020 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 100-400mm f5-6.3 DG DN OS is an affordable telephoto zoom designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and available in Sony e and L-mount versions. Find out how it performs in my review!

Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm review

15 Jun 2020 Gordon Laing

The Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm f3.5-5.6 is a general-purpose zoom for the full-frame L-mount system. One of the smallest, lightest and most affordable L-mount lenses to date, it’s a great walkaround option with wider than average coverage. Find out why it could become your favourite in my review!

Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD preview

11 Jun 2020 Thomas

The Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD is an all-in-one zoom for Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras. It's lighter and more affordable than having both Tamron's 28-75mm f2.8 and 70-180mm f2.8, albeit lacking the constant f2.8 aperture. Ahead of my review, find out what the new zoom offers!

Tamron 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VXD review

01 Jun 2020 Thomas

The Tamron 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VXD is a telephoto zoom for Sony’s Alpha mirrorless cameras with a bright f2.8 aperture and an affordable price. Find out how it compares to the Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM in our review!

Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM review

19 May 2020 Thomas

The Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 is a bright standard zoom for its full-frame Alpha mirrorless cameras aimed at events and portraiture. It launched the G Master series but in the face of new rivals is it still your best choice? Find out in our review!

Canon EF-EOS R Filter adapter review

04 May 2020 Gordon Laing

The Canon EF-EOS R Filter adapter lets you mount EF DSLR lenses onto an EOS R mirrorless camera, while exploiting the spare space inside the adapter to accommodate drop-in filters. I tested the polarizer version in my review!

Canon RF 15-35mm f2.8L IS USM review

27 Apr 2020 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 15-35mm f2.8L IS USM is a bright ultra-wide-angle zoom for the full-frame EOS R system. By widening the short-end to 15mm, the RF 15-35mm becomes Canon’s widest zoom with an f2.8 focal ratio and in a key advantage over the EF 16-35mm f2.8, also includes optical IS. Find out how they compare in my full review!

Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN review

23 Apr 2020 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN is a standard lens designed for mirrorless cameras with 'cropped' sensors. Sigma offers it in Sony e, Canon EF-M and Micro Four Thirds mounts. Find out why it could be your ideal next lens in my full review!

Nikon Z 20mm f1.8 S review

16 Apr 2020 Thomas

The Nikon Z 20mm f1.8 S is an ultra wide-angle prime lens for Nikon’s Z-series mirrorless cameras. It’s the widest native prime lens for the Z system to date but up-against a variety of alternatives including native zooms or adapted DSLR lenses. In our full review, we’ve tested it against a selection of models to help you choose the best…

Tamron 20mm f2.8 Di III M1:2 review

14 Apr 2020 Thomas

The Tamron 20mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 is an ultra-wide prime lens for Sony’s E-mount mirrorless cameras. It's part of a three lens series from Tamron all of which let you focus closer than most rivals. Find out if it's right for you in our review!

Canon RF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM review

09 Apr 2020 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM is a bright telephoto zoom for the full-frame EOS R mirrorless system. It’s the shortest and lightest 70-200mm f2.8 lens to date. Find out why it's not just event shooters who'll love it in my in-depth review of the first killer lens for the EOS R system!

Sony FE 20mm f1.8 G review

30 Mar 2020 Thomas

The Sony FE 20mm f1.8 G is an ultra-wide prime lens designed for Alpha mirrorless cameras. It captures comfortably more than a 24mm, making it ideal for expansive landscapes, tight interiors, wide astro photography, as well as vlogging or environmental portraiture. Find out why you'll want it in our in-depth review!

Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG DN Art review

13 Jan 2020 Thomas

The Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG DN Art is a general-purpose zoom with a bright and constant f2.8 focal ratio, designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and available in the native Sony E and Leica L mounts. Find out if it's a viable alternative to Sony and Panasonic's own premium zooms in our full review!

Nikon Z 70-200mm f2.8 VR S review - preview

08 Jan 2020 Thomas

The Nikon Z 70-200mm f2.8 VR S is a professional telephoto zoom designed for Nikon’s full-frame Z-series mirrorless cameras. The ninth Z-mount lens becomes only the second zoom in the series with a fast f2.8 focal ratio and complements the Z 24-70mm f2.8 S standard zoom; and it is the first Z-Nikkor to have optical image stabilization. Find out more…

Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 III review

23 Dec 2019 Thomas

The Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 III is an exotic and unusual lens: one of only three f0.95 models available for full-frame bodies at the time of writing, and by far the cheapest too. Available in Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z-Mounts, we tested it against luxury f0.95 rivals in our full review!

Nikon Z 24mm f1.8 S review

25 Nov 2019 Thomas

The Nikon Z 24mm f1.8 S is a wide-angle prime lens for Nikon’s Z-series mirrorless cameras. It’s the widest native prime in the series so far, delivering classic coverage with a bright aperture. Like other native Z lenses though, it’s up against adapted F-mount options, so in his complete review, Thomas publishes a series of in-depth comparisons!

Nikon Z 58mm f0.95 Noct review

18 Nov 2019 Thomas

The Nikon Z 58mm f0.95 S Noct is a prime lens for Nikon’s full-frame Z-series mirrorless cameras with standard coverage coupled with anything but a standard aperture. It features a unique f0.95 focal ratio gathering almost 4 times more light than f1.8 lenses, earning the "Noct" title. Find out why Thomas describes it as an extraordinary lens in his full…

Samyang AF 35mm f1.4 FE review

04 Nov 2019 Thomas

The Samyang AF 35mm f1.4 FE is a mild wide-angle prime lens for Sony's Alpha mirrorless cameras. It offers a bright aperture and autofocus, and is priced below the Sony FE 35mm f1.4 ZA, FE 35mm f1.8 and even the FE 35mm f2.8 ZA. Find out why it gives you a lot of bang for your buck in Thomas's full…

Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG DN Art review so far

21 Oct 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG DN Art is an ultra-wide-angle lens designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and available in the Sony E and Leica L mounts, the latter working on Leica, Panasonic and Sigma L-mount bodies. Ahead of our in-depth review, I tried the L-mount version on a Lumix S1R and Sigma fp to bring you a broad range of…

Sony E 70-350mm f4.5-6.3 G OSS review

26 Sep 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony E 70-350mm f4.5-6.3 G OSS is a telephoto zoom for its E-mount mirrorless cameras with APSC sensors, like the A6000 series. It's designed as a premium option for those who demand better quality and desire longer reach without the even higher cost or bulk of the full-frame and G Master options. Find out why it comes recommended in…

Sony FE 35mm f1.8 review

23 Sep 2019 Thomas

The Sony FE 35mm f1.8 is a mild wide-angle prime lens for its Alpha mirrorless cameras. It’s Sony’s third native 35mm lens that’s corrected for full-frame bodies, but pitched at a more affordable price and similar in build and quality to the FE 85mm f1.8. Find out why it's a great option for the money in our full review!

Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 G review

17 Sep 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 G is a high-end general-purpose zoom for E-mount mirrorless cameras with APSC sensors, like the A6000 series. It’s Sony’s first f2.8 zoom designed for APSC mirrorless and one that owners of its higher-end cameras in the series have been crying out for. Find out if it meets expectations in my full review!

Sigma 35mm f1.2 Art review

16 Sep 2019 Thomas

The Sigma 35mm f1.2 DG DN Art is a mild wide-angle lens designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and available in the Sony E and Leica L mounts, the latter working on Leica, Panasonic and Sigma L-mount bodies. The brightest 35mm lens with autofocus to date, it delivers attractive bokeh and impressive sharpness. Find out why you'll want it in our…

 

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Tamron lens reviews


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