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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!

Canon RF 14-35mm f4L IS USM review

23 Dec 2021 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. Ahead of my review, check out my sample images!

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!

Nikon Z 28-75mm f2.8 preview

14 Dec 2021 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 preview!

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!

Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG DN OS review

17 Nov 2021 Thomas

The Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG DN OS Sport is a long telephoto zoom designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras with Sony E and Leica L-mounts. It complements Sigma's 100-400mm f5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary for those who need more reach. Check out our in-depth review!

Canon RF 16mm f2.8 STM review

15 Nov 2021 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 16mm f2.8 STM is a compact ultra-wide prime lens for the full-frame EOS R mirrorless system, aimed at landscape, architecture, astro-photography and vlogging. Here's my in-depth review!

Nikon Z 40mm f2 review

26 Oct 2021 Thomas

The Nikon Z 40mm f2.0 is a compact and affordable standard prime lens for Nikon’s Z-series mirrorless cameras, slotting between the familiar 35 and 50mm focal lengths to offer something a little different. Find out if it's right for you in our review!

Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 DC DN review

19 Oct 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 DC DN is a general purpose zoom with a constant fast aperture for mirrorless cameras sporting cropped APSC sensors and available in Sony and Leica-L mounts. Its aim is a step-up in aperture and sharpness from often disappointing kit zooms. Find out in my full review whether it delivers the goods!

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

13 Oct 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 G Master Mark II is a high-end telephoto zoom for the e-mount mirrorless system and Sony’s first G Master lens to receive a Mark II redesign. Five and a half years after the Mark I, which jointly launched the G Master series, find out how Sony improved an already excellent lens ln my in-depth review!

Canon RF 5.2mm f2.8L Dual Fisheye

06 Oct 2021 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 5.2mm f2.8L Dual Fisheye is Canon’s first interchangeable lens for 180 degree VR capture and designed for the full-frame EOS R mirrorless system. Check out my quick preview of this unique lens!

Sigma 24mm f2 DG DN review

09 Sep 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 24mm f2 DG DN is a wide-angle prime lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras, and available in Sony-e and L-mount versions. It’s aimed at anyone who wants a fast-aperture wide angle prime without the cost or heft of 1.4 models. In my review, find out how it compares to a growing collection of rival options!

Sigma 90mm f2.8 DG DN review

09 Sep 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 90mm f2.8 DG DN is a short telephoto prime lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras, and available in Sony-e and L-mount versions. It’s aimed at anyone who wants a classic portrait lens in a compact barrel at a reasonable price. In my review, find out how it compares to a growing collection of rival options!

Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 review

06 Sep 2021 Thomas

The Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 is a compact mild wide-angle for Nikon’s Z-series mirrorless cameras, available in two versions. The special edition shares the vintage styling of the Z fc body, while the upcoming standard model looks like previous Z lenses. In my review I tested the SE version, but they're optically identical, so find out how it measured-up!

Canon RF 400mm f2.8L RF 600mm f4L review

20 Jul 2021 Gordon Laing

The RF 400mm f2.8 and RF 600mm f4 are the two largest and most expensive lenses for Canon’s full-frame mirrorless system to date. Unashamedly aimed at pro sports and wildlife photographers, they represent Canon at the top of their game. Find out why EOS R is ready for anything in my review of both lenses.

Nikon Z MC 50mm f2.8 review

18 Jul 2021 Thomas

The Nikon Z MC 50mm f2.8 is one of two macro lenses for Nikon Z mirrorless cameras. It achieves 1:1 (1x) magnification without the use of bellows or extension tubes and is corrected for full-frame. Check out our full review!

Nikon Z MC 105mm f2.8 VR S review

12 Jul 2021 Thomas

The Nikon Z MC 105mm f2.8 VR S is one of two macro lenses for Z-mount mirrorless cameras. It achieves 1:1 (1x) magnification without bellows or extension tubes and is corrected for full-frame cameras. Check out our full review!

Olympus 8-25mm f4 Pro review

05 Jul 2021 Gordon Laing

The Olympus 8-25mm f4 Pro is a wide to standard zoom for the Micro Four Thirds system. It delivers a 16-50mm equivalent range, taking you from ultra-wide to standard coverage, making it a very flexible walkaround option whether you’re shooting stills or filming video. Find out why it’s become my favourite general-purpose zoom for M43 in my review!

Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC review

17 Jun 2021 Thomas

The Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC is a long telephoto zoom designed for Sony’s mirrorless cameras and corrected for full-frame. It complements Tamron's 70-300mm or 70-180mm f2.8 for those who need more reach. Find out if it's right for you in our complete review!

Fujifilm XF 18mm f1.4 review

14 Jun 2021 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm XF 18mm f1.4 is a wide-angle prime lens for the X-series mirrorless system, delivering standard wide angle coverage equivalent to 27mm when mounted on an X-series body. I've now updated my first-looks review with sample images from a final production model!

Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro review

07 Jun 2021 Thomas

The Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro is a very special lens: one of only a handful that can deliver up to 5x magnification without the use of bellows or extension tubes. It’s corrected for full-frame cameras, and set to 5x can capture an area of just 4.8x7.2mm. In his review Thomas finds out if it’s the best macro for…

Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift review

10 May 2021 Thomas

The Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift is the widest shift lens available for full-frame cameras. The front-end can be shifted 11mm in any direction to minimise perspective distortions when shooting architecture or interiors. Thomas tests it in his latest in-depth review!

 

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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