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Canon RF 85mm f2 Macro review

19 Oct 2020 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 85mm f2 Macro IS STM is a short telephoto lens for the full-frame EOS R mirrorless system, and one of the most affordable in the system to date. Perfect for portraits and close-ups, find out why it's a no-brainer for EOS R owners in my review!

Canon RF 600mm / 800mm f11 review

12 Oct 2020 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 600mm and 800mm f11 are very compact super-telephoto lenses for the full-frame EOS R mirrorless system. Find out why they're more usable than you'd think in my full review!

Sigma 105mm f2.8 DG DN Macro Art review - preview

30 Sep 2020 Thomas

The Sigma 105mm f2.8 DG DN Macro Art is the first macro lens for Sigma’s DN-series of lenses designed specifically for mirrorless cameras with Sony E or Leica L-mounts. Sigma has developed a completely new optical design and added a de-clickable aperture ring and a custom function button. Check out my preview!

Canon RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1L review

28 Sep 2020 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 100-500mm is a telephoto zoom for the full frame EOS R mirrorless system. Physically it’s only 15mm longer and an impressive 200g lighter than the earlier EF 100-400, while zooming 100mm further. In my full review I'll compare them both!

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

21 Sep 2020 Thomas

The Nikon Z 70-200mm f2.8 VR S is a pro telephoto zoom designed for Nikon’s full-frame Z-series mirrorless cameras. Alongside the earlier Z 24-70mm f2.8 and newer Z 14-24mm f2.8, it completes the holy trinity for the Z system, providing 14-200mm at f2.8. Find out whether it meets or surpasses its already excellent predecessor in our in-depth review!

Nikon Z 14-24mm f2.8 S review - preview

17 Sep 2020 Thomas

The Nikon Z 14-24mm f2.8 S is a professional ultra-wide angle zoom for Nikon’s full-frame Z-series mirrorless cameras. It’s the third native zoom with a fast f2.8 focal ratio and together with the Z 24-70mm and Z 70-200mm, completes the trinity of pro zooms for Nikon's Z system. Check out my preview!

Nikon Z 50mm f1.2 S review - preview

16 Sep 2020 Thomas

The Nikon Z 50mm f1.2 S becomes the third standard prime lens for Nikon’s full-frame Z-series mirrorless cameras. A popular focal length for street photography and general-purpose use, it features a bright f1.2 focal ratio. Find out more in our preview!

Fujifilm XF 50mm f1.0 review so far

03 Sep 2020 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm XF 50mm f1.0 is a very bright prime lens for X-series mirrorless cameras, upon which it delivers short telephoto coverage that’s ideal for portraits. It’s also the first f1.0 lens with autofocus for mirrorless cameras. Find out what it can do in my hands-on review-so-far!

Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG DN Art review

26 Aug 2020 Thomas

The Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG DN Art is a mild telephoto lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras with E-mount and L-mount. It’s the second large aperture prime lens in Sigma's ART series for mirrorless cameras. Find out why it's the best 85mm we've tested in our full review!

Canon RF 35mm f1.8 Macro review

17 Aug 2020 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS Macro STM is a mild wide-angle lens for the EOS R full-frame mirrorless system. It’s the smallest, lightest and cheapest lens for the system to date, and a flexible all-rounder with 1:2 close-up capabilities. Find out why it's a must-have lens for all EOS R owners!

Sony FE 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 OSS review

11 Aug 2020 Thomas

The Sony FE 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 is a small and relatively light super-zoom with a huge 10x zoom-range. Together with useful close-up capabilities, it's an ideal travel companion. Find out if it's right for you in our full review!

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

20 Jul 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. Find out how it compares to rival super-zooms in our full review!

Nikon Z 24-200mm f4-6.3 VR review

13 Jul 2020 Thomas

The Nikon Z 24-200mm f4.0-6.3 VR is the first super-zoom designed for Nikon’s mirrorless cameras with Z-mount and corrected for full-frame sensors. Check out our complete review!

Sony FE 12-24mm f2.8 GM review

07 Jul 2020 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 12-24mm f2.8 G Master is an ultra-wide zoom lens with a constant f2.8 aperture, designed for Alpha full-frame mirrorless cameras. It becomes the widest full-frame f2.8 zoom and means Sony now offers focal lengths from 12 to 200mm with a constant f2.8 aperture. Find out more in my review!

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 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!

 

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