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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!

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!

Laowa 100mm f2.8 2x Macro APO review

04 May 2021 Thomas

The Laowa 100mm f2.8 2x Macro APO from Venus Optics is one of very few macro lenses which can focus from infinity to 2x magnification. Plus this full-frame lens is available in a wide variety of mounts including DSLR and mirrorless. Find out how it performs in our review!

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!

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!

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!

Nikon Z 14-24mm f2.8 S review

10 Nov 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 completes the trinity of pro zooms for Nikon's Z system. Check out my full review!

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 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!

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…

Nikon D780 review - preview

07 Jan 2020 Gordon Laing

The Nikon D780 is a DSLR with a 24 Megapixel full-frame sensor, uncropped 4k video with autofocus, 7fps bursts and a tilting touchscreen. Essentially upgrading the best-selling D750 with the live view and movie benefits of the Z6 mirrorless, it looks set to be a tempting option for those who still prefer DSLR viewfinders and bodies. Check out my preview.…

Nikon COOLPIX A1000 review

30 Dec 2019 Ken McMahon

The Nikon COOLPIX A1000 is a pocket super-zoom camera with a 35x range that updates the earlier A900 with a decent electronic viewfinder, touch screen, some new controls, and RAW shooting, all at a price that’s very competitive. In his full review, Ken compares it against its major rival from Panasonic!

Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 III review

23 Dec 2019 Thomas

The Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 III is an exotic and unusual lens: one of only three f0.95 models available for full-frame bodies at the time of writing, and by far the cheapest too. Available in Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z-Mounts, we tested it against luxury f0.95 rivals in our full review!

Nikon Z 24mm f1.8 S review

25 Nov 2019 Thomas

The Nikon Z 24mm f1.8 S is a wide-angle prime lens for Nikon’s Z-series mirrorless cameras. It’s the widest native prime in the series so far, delivering classic coverage with a bright aperture. Like other native Z lenses though, it’s up against adapted F-mount options, so in his complete review, Thomas publishes a series of in-depth comparisons!

Nikon Z 58mm f0.95 Noct review

18 Nov 2019 Thomas

The Nikon Z 58mm f0.95 S Noct is a prime lens for Nikon’s full-frame Z-series mirrorless cameras with standard coverage coupled with anything but a standard aperture. It features a unique f0.95 focal ratio gathering almost 4 times more light than f1.8 lenses, earning the "Noct" title. Find out why Thomas describes it as an extraordinary lens in his full…

Nikon Z50 review - preview

10 Oct 2019 Gordon Laing

The Nikon Z50 is a mid-range mirrorless camera with a 20.88 Megapixel APSC sensor, 4k video, viewfinder, tilting touchscreen and 11fps bursts. Announced in October 2019, it’s Nikon’s first DX-format mirrorless camera, which means it uses a cropped APSC sensor. I went hands-on for my preview!

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