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Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 review so far

17 Oct 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 budget FE 28-70mm f3.5-5.6, and is two-thirds the price of the FE 24-105mm f4, while boasting a brighter aperture than either. Check out Thomas's sample images!

Nikon Z 24-70mm f4S review so far

10 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. Ahead of our full review, check out a variety of sample images!

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!

Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC G2 review

30 Oct 2017 Thomas

Tamron's 24-70mm f2.8 VC G2 is the second version of its popular general-purpose zoom for full-frame DSLRs. The new model improves the AF, adds weather-sealing and supports customization via the TAP console. Thomas finds out if it's the best 24-70mm f2.8 in his in-depth review!

Sony FE 50mm f1.8 review so far

18 Oct 2017 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 50mm f1.8 is an affordable standard prime lens for Alpha mirrorless cameras with a bright f1.8 focal ratio that's ideal for delivering shallow depth-of-field effects. There's lots of 50mm options for Sony's cameras, but the FE 50mm f1.8 is by far the most affordable with autofocus.

Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 review so far

04 Oct 2017 Gordon Laing

Fujifilm's XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 is a general-purpose zoom for its X-mount mirrorless cameras, upon which it delivers a flexible 27-84mm equivalent range with a brighter than average aperture. The balance of features makes it one of the classiest kit zooms around. Check out my sample images!

Canon EF 24-105mm STM review so far

26 Sep 2017 Gordon Laing

The Canon EF 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM is a general-purpose 4.4x zoom designed for full-frame DSLRs. It's Canon's third 24-105mm, but the first with STM motors for smooth and quiet focusing in live view and movies. With great quality at half the price of the L version, it's a bargain!

Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4 review-so-far

18 Sep 2017 Gordon Laing

Fujifilm's XF 10-24mm f4 is an ultra-wide zoom for its X-mount cameras. Delivering a 15-36mm equivalent range, it's ideal for expansive landscapes, large architecture, or simply big group shots when you can't step back any further. My review-so-far!

Sony FE 85mm f1.8 review-so-far

11 Sep 2017 Gordon Laing

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. Check out my sample images!

Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS USM review-so-far

08 Sep 2017 Gordon Laing

Canon's EF-S 18-135mm IS USM is a general-purpose zoom for cropped-sensor DSLRs It sports a flexible 7.5x / 29-216mm range taking you from wide to tele - ideal for travel and general use - and a new AF system that's fast for action but smooth and quiet for movies. Check out my samples!

 

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.

 

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Sigma lens reviews


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Tamron lens reviews


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