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Sigma 24mm f3.5 DG DN review

12 Apr 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 24mm f3.5 DG DN is a compact prime lens designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and, at the time of testing, available in Sony e and Leica L-mounts. In my full review I'll compare it to the Sony 24mm f2.8 G!

Viltrox AF 85mm f1.8 II review

07 Apr 2021 Thomas

The Viltrox AF 85mm f1.8 II is the cheapest large aperture 85mm lens with autofocus for Sony E-mount, Nikon Z-mount and Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras. Find out how it compares to rival short telephotos in Thomas's review!

Sony FE 24mm f2.8 G review

23 Mar 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 24mm f2.8 G is a compact wide-angle prime lens for the e-mount mirrorless system. 24mm is a popular focal length, striking a very usable balance between 28mm and ultra-wide models. The 24 2.8 G delivers sharp results and fast focusing from a compact weather-sealed barrel. Find out if it’s the perfect wide prime for you in my…

Sony FE 40mm f2.5 G review

23 Mar 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 40mm f2.5 G is a compact lightweight prime lens designed for full-frame e-mount mirrorless cameras. 40mm delivers slightly wider than standard coverage, striking a compelling balance between traditional 35 and 50mm lenses. In my full review find out why it could be your next standard lens!

Sony FE 50mm f2.5 G review

23 Mar 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 50mm f2.5 G is a compact standard prime lens for full-frame e-mount mirrorless cameras. Announced in March 2021 and costing $599, it delivers natural-looking standard coverage that’s ideal for general-purpose use. Long enough for simple portraits and small group shots, but short enough for some natural and urban views, and a practical option for grabbing details around…

Sony FE 50mm f1.2 GM review

16 Mar 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 50mm f1.2 G Master is a standard prime lens with a very bright aperture for full-frame e-mount mirrorless cameras. The 50mm focal length delivers natural-looking coverage, but the fast 1.2 aperture allows very shallow depth-of-field effects, while Sony’s latest G Master optics promise both high resolution and smooth rendering. Here’s my full review!

Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro review

01 Mar 2021 Thomas

The Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS is a medium telephoto for Sony's mirrorless cameras. It was Sony's first Macro corrected for full-frame bodies, upon which it'll deliver 1:1 / 1x magnification. In our full review see how it compares to the newer Sigma 105mm DG DN Macro!

Sigma 28-70mm f2.8 DG DN review

24 Feb 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 28-70mm f2.8 DG DN is a general-purpose zoom for full-frame mirrorless cameras, available in Sony e or Leica L mounts. It provides a more affordable option for those who want a walkaround zoom with an f2.8 aperture but can’t stretch to pricier not to mention heavier models that zoom wider to 24mm. Check out my full review!

Sigma 65mm f2 DG DN review

16 Feb 2021 Thomas

The Sigma 65mm f2 DG DN is a compact prime lens designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and, at the time of testing, available in Sony e and Leica L-mounts. Find out if it's right for you in our review!

Canon RF 70-200mm f4L IS USM review

07 Feb 2021 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 70-200mm f4L IS USM is a compact telephoto zoom for the EOS R mirrorless system. It uses an extending barrel that makes it comfortably shorter and more transportable than the previous EF version. Check out my in-depth review!

Fujifilm XF 70-300mm f4-5.6 review so far

27 Jan 2021 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm XF 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 is a telephoto zoom lens for Fujifilm’s X-series mirrorless cameras. It slots between the existing XF 55-200mm f3.5-4.8 and the XF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6, has weather-sealing and optical stabilisation. Find out more in my preview.

Fujifilm XF 27mm f2.8 R WR review so far

27 Jan 2021 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm XF 27mm f2.8 R WR is a compact ‘pancake’ prime lens for Fujifilm’s X-series mirrorless cameras, on which it delivers roughly 40mm equivalent coverage for a natural standard field-of-view. It’s an updated version of the 2013 model, now with weather sealing and an aperture ring.

Sony FE 12-24mm f2.8 GM review

18 Jan 2021 Thomas

The Sony FE 12-24mm f2.8 G Master is an ultra-wide zoom 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 35mm f1.4 GM review

13 Jan 2021 Gordon Laing

The FE 35mm f1.4 G Master is a high-end wide-angle prime lens for Sony’s e-mount mirrorless system and one that’s corrected for full-frame bodies. It’s Sony’s fourth 35 in the native e-mount, but the first to join the flagship G-Master series. Find out why it’s their best 35 yet in my full review!

Canon RF 50mm f1.8 STM review

12 Jan 2021 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 50mm f1.8 STM is a low-priced standard prime lens for the EOS R mirrorless system. It becomes the cheapest model in the RF catalogue to date while also featuring a number of improvements. Check out my review to see how it compares to the older EF version!

Canon RF 24-105mm f4-7.1 STM review

04 Jan 2021 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 24-105mm f4-7.1 STM is a budget zoom for the full-frame EOS R mirrorless system. Costing less than half the price of the RF 24-105mm f4L, it actually turned out to be a lot better than I expected and in my review I’ll show you why it’s the kit zoom the Rf system has been waiting for!

Nikon Z 50mm f1.2 S review

21 Dec 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 if it's right for you in our full review!

Canon RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM review

14 Dec 2020 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM is the first super-zoom lens for Canon’s full-frame EOS R mirrorless system. It sports a flexible 10x optical range with IS and snappy focusing. Find out why one of the most affordable models in the system is one of the most compelling in my review!

Sigma 35mm f2 DG DN review

01 Dec 2020 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 35mm f2 DG DN is a mild wide prime lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras and available in Sony-e and Leica L-mounts. Launched alongside a new 24 and 65mm as part of Sigma’s I series, the 35 adopts vintage styling to stand out in a crowded market. Find out how it compares in my full review!

Sony FE 12-24mm f4G review

30 Nov 2020 Thomas

Sony's FE 12-24mm f4G is an ultra-wide zoom for its full-frame mirrorless cameras. It delivers the widest coverage in the e-mount lineup to date, and exploits the short sensor to mount distance of mirrorless to achieve a small and light barrel. Find out how it compares to new rivals in our in-depth review!

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

25 Nov 2020 Thomas

The Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG DN Art is an ultra-wide-angle lens designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and currently available in Sony E and Leica L mounts. We've now fully tested it against rivals for our full review!

Fujifilm XF 50mm f1.0 review

23 Nov 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 full review!

Sigma 105mm f2.8 DG DN Macro Art review

17 Nov 2020 Thomas

The Sigma 105mm f2.8 DG DN Macro Art is the first macro lens in Sigma’s DN-series, designed for mirrorless cameras with Sony E or Leica L-mounts. Check out my complete review to find out how the all-new optical design measures-up!

Nikon Z TC-1.4x TC-2.0x teleconverter review

14 Nov 2020 Thomas

The Nikon Z TC 1.4x and TC 2.0x are the first tele-converters for the Z-series mirrorless system. Introduced with the Z 70-200mm f2.8 pro zoom, they extend the reach of compatible lenses without the cost or bulk of buying a new model. Find out how they both perform on the Z 70-200mm in our in-depth review!

 

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