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Nikon 500mm f5.6E PF VR review

01 Aug 2022 Thomas

Nikon's AF-S 500mm f5.6E VR S was introduced in 2018. Does it still hold up to Nikon's newest long telephoto lenses for their Z system? Find out in my in-depth review!

Nikon Z 400mm f4.5 VR S review

26 Jul 2022 Thomas

The Nikon Z 400mm f4.5 VR S is a relatively compact telephoto prime lens for the full-frame Z-mount mirrorless system. How's it perform especially when used with teleconverters? Find out more in my full review!

Viltrox AF 24mm f1.8 review

25 Jul 2022 Thomas

The Viltrox AF 24mm f1.8 is an affordable wide-angle prime lens with autofocus for Nikon Z and Sony mirrorless cameras with full-frame sensors. Find out if it's a worthy alternative in our in-depth review!

Voigtlander 50mm f2 APO-Lanthar review

11 Jul 2022 Thomas

The Voigtländer 50mm f2 APO-Lanthar is a standard prime lens designed for mirrorless cameras and corrected for full-frame sensors. Find out whether it's worth considering although it is manual focus only in my full review!

Viltrox AF 50mm f1.8 review

06 Jul 2022 Thomas

The Viltrox AF 50mm f1.8 is a compact and affordable standard prime lens with autofocus for Nikon Z and Sony mirrorless cameras. Find out if it's a worthy alternative to the 50mm f1.8 lenses from Sony and Nikon in our in-depth review!

Samyang 800mm f8.0 review

06 Jun 2022 Thomas

The Samyang 800mm f8.0 is a long telephoto squeezed into a barrel just 172mm long, 1kg in weight, and at a low price too. Is it too good to be true? Possibly, as Thomas discovered in his latest review.

Sony E 15mm f1.4 G review

01 Jun 2022 Gordon Laing

The Sony E 15mm f1.4 G is a fast wide prime lens designed for Sony’s mirrorless cameras with cropped APSC sensors. Find out if it's the best lens for you in my review!

Sony E 11mm f1.8 review

01 Jun 2022 Gordon Laing

The Sony E 11mm f1.8 is an ultra-wide prime lens designed for Sony’s mirrorless cameras with cropped APSC sensors. Find out how it performs in my review!

Sony E 10-20mm f4 G PZ review

01 Jun 2022 Gordon Laing

The Sony E 10-20mm f4 G PZ is an ultra-wide zoom designed for Sony mirrorless cameras with cropped APSC sensors. Find out how this compact Power Zoom performs in my review!

Sigma 16-28mm f2.8 DG DN review

01 Jun 2022 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 16-28mm f2.8 DG DN is a wide zoom designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Available for Sony-e and Leica-L mounts, it provides the allure of a bright, fixed aperture zoom at a more affordable price and lighter weight than traditional 16-35 2.8 models. Here’s my full review!

Nikon Z 800mm f6.3 VR S review

01 May 2022 Thomas

The Z 800mm f6.3 VR S is Nikon's longest telephoto prime for Z-mount so far. It has a large f6.3 focal ratio and is aimed at pro sports and wildlife photographers. Here's my review.

Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM II review

27 Apr 2022 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 G Master II is a high-end standard zoom aimed at event and wedding photographers. It becomes the second G Master lens to receive the Mark II treatment, and in my full review I’ll show you how it measures-up!

Fujifilm XF 23mm f1.4 R LM WR review

18 Apr 2022 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm XF 23mm f1.4 R LM WR is a wide-angle prime lens for X-mount mirrorless cameras. It delivers mild wide coverage equivalent to 35mm, while the bright f1.4 focal ratio allows shallow depth of field effects. Check out my full review!

Fujifilm XF 33mm f1.4 R LM WR review

11 Apr 2022 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm XF 33mm f1.4 R LM WR is a bright standard prime lens for X-mount mirrorless cameras with plenty of opportunity for shallow depth of field effects. Find out if it's right for you in my review!

Sony FE PZ 16-35mm f4 G review

22 Mar 2022 Gordon Laing

The PZ 16-35mm f4G is an ultra-wide zoom for Sony’s full-frame mirrorless system. The power zoom employs motors to smoothly adjust the range and also allows the lens to be very compact. Find out why it’s a compelling general-purpose lens!

Canon RF 14-35mm f4L IS USM review

28 Feb 2022 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 14-35mm f4L IS USM is a compact, ultra wide zoom for the EOS R mirrorless system. It’s the widest lens in the RF system to date. Find out if it's the best wide lens for you in my full review!

Nikon Z 400mm f2.8 TC VR S review

23 Feb 2022 Thomas

The Nikon Z 400mm f2.8 TC VR S is the first long telephoto prime for Z-mount aimed at pro sports and wildlife photographers. It's also only Nikon's second lens with an integrated 1.4x teleconverter. Find out how it performed in our in-depth review!

Nikon Z 28-75mm f2.8 review

21 Feb 2022 Thomas

The Nikon Z 28-75mm f2.8 is a general purpose zoom for full-frame Z-series mirrorless cameras, delivering a useful range and fast aperture at a low weight and reasonable price. Do you really need 24mm? Find out more in our review!

Sigma 20mm f2 DG DN review

09 Feb 2022 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 20mm f2 DG DN is a compact and affordable wide angle lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras, capturing broader coverage than a 24 without breaking the bank. Ideal for landscapes, astro, architecture, interiors, and also great for video whether you’re in front or behind the camera. Find out if it’s right for you in my full review!

Nikon Z 24-120mm f4 S review

18 Jan 2022 Thomas

The Nikon Z 24-120mm f4 S is a 5x zoom for the Z mirrorless system, and the successor to the AF-S 24-120mm f4G VR from 2010. Find out if it's a worthy upgrade in our in-depth review!

Nikon Z 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 review

10 Jan 2022 Thomas

The Nikon Z 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 VR S is a telephoto zoom with a 4x range. It is the first Z-mount lens reaching beyond 200mm and only the second which can use Nikon's Z-teleconverters. Find out how it performs in our review!

Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di III G2 review

15 Dec 2021 Thomas

The 28-75mm f2.8 Di III VXD G2 is the second edition of Tamron's standard zoom for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Currently available in the Sony e-mount, find out what's improved and whether it's worth getting in our in-depth review!

Tamron 35-150mm f2-2.8 Di III review

09 Dec 2021 Thomas

Tamron's 35-150mm f2-2.8 Di III is a unique proposition for full-frame mirrorless cameras, combining an unusually bright aperture with a useful 4.3x range from mild wide-angle to telephoto. Find out how it performs in our in-depth review!

Canon RF 100-400mm f5.6-8 review

23 Nov 2021 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 100-400mm f5.6-8 is a low-cost telephoto zoom for the full-frame EOS R mirrorless system that’s aimed at sports and wildlife. Here's my full review!

 

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