Articles tagged "lens-reviews"

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Field review: Fujifilm XF 70-300 F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR

The Fujifilm Fujinon XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a very versatile, compact telephoto zoom lens. But how does it perform? Read our review to find out.

Field review: Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN

The Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens is a very compact, lightweight standard zoom lens for full-frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras. Read our review to find out how it performs.

DPReview TV: Sony 50mm F1.2 GM review

It's rare that Chris and Jordan review a lens with almost no faults, but the Sony 50mm F1.2 GM hits the mark. Watch their review to find out just how good it is.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 review

The Fujifilm XF 70-300 F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a long tele-zoom lens for X-mount cameras. How does it stack up for optical quality? Chris and Jordan put it to the test to find out.

DPReview TV: Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 review

The Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN is small, but how does it perform optically? Chris has the answers. Meanwhile, Jordan begins his stint filming episodes with the Pentax K-01. Let the fun begin.

DPReview TV: Panasonic 70-300 F4.5-5.6 review

Chris made it out of quarantine in time to review the new Panasonic 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 lens for L-mount. The temperature may be -20ºC, but in Calgary that's almost shirtsleeve weather.

DPReview TV: Tamron 70-300 F4.5-6.3 review

The Tamron 70-300mm F4.5.6-3 Di III RXD for E-mount provides similar coverage to Sony's own 70-300mm lens, but at a fraction of the price. Is this another winner from Tamron? Watch our review to learn more.

DPReview TV: Battle of the 70-200mm F2.8 zooms (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic)

Who makes the best 70-200mm F2.8 zoom lens? We tested the latest models from Canon, Nikon, Sony and Panasonic to find out.

Field review: The Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 IS Pro goes to Oz

Find out how the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 Pro does as a travel companion on a trip to Oz. We didn't find many wizards or scarecrows, but we did see plenty of lizards and landscape scenes along the Australian coast.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm 50mm F1.0 review

The Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR promises to be great for portraiture. Does it live up to the hype? And how does it compare to Fujifilm's own 56mm F1.2? Watch our review to find out.

DPReview TV: Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art review

Sigma has been cranking out some fantastic lenses lately, and the new 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art joins the club. Find out why we like this fast, compact lens. (Includes updated sample gallery.)

DPReview TV: Sony 12-24mm F2.8 review

Sony's new 12-24mm F2.8 GM is the widest fast aperture zoom for full frame. Based on our tests it's a worthy recipient of Sony's 'GM' moniker.

DPReview TV: Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 review

The Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD provides a wide zoom range in compact, weather-sealed design. Find out why it's Chris and Jordan's new favorite travel lens.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm GF 45-100mm F4 OIS review

The Fujifilm GF 45-100mm F4 OIS promises to be a professional standard zoom for Fujifilm's medium format system. Does it deliver the goods? Our review tells you what you need to know.

DPReview TV: Laowa 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine review – Do you need an ultra-wide for video?

Ultra-wide lenses pose special challenges when shooting video, but can create dramatic effects. We review the Laowa 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine lens, which shares the same optical formula as the company's 12mm F2.8 lens for full frame cameras.

DPReview TV: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art review

The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN lives up to Sigma's 'Art' standard, giving first-party lenses for E-mount and L-mount a run for their money. We put it to the test and came out impressed.

DPReview TV: Olympus 12-45mm F4 Pro review

The new Olympus 12-45mm F4 Pro lens promises to be a high quality, compact zoom for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Does it live up to the hype?

DPReview TV: Fujifilm 35mm XC vs XF. Same performance for half the price?

The Fujifilm XC 35mm F2 prime lens has the same optical formula as the company's XF 35mm F2 WR prime but costs half as much. How can this be? Chris and Jordan explain the differences.

DPReview TV: Pentax DA* 11-18mm F2.8 lens review

It's Pentax week on DPReview TV, so Chris and Jordan review the DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ultra-wide zoom for Pentax APS-C cameras. Do they like it? They sure do! Enough to inspire Jordan to sing. And sing some more. Get out your earplugs.

DPReview TV: The great ultra-wide sunstar shootout

We compared sunstars from eight ultra-wide full frame zoom lenses, including both DSLR and mirrorless lenses, from Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sigma, Sony and Tamron. Which one is best? Watch the video and tell us what you think in our reader poll.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm 16-80mm F4 hands-on quick review

The Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR is a versatile, everyday lens for X-mount cameras. We show you how it compares for image quality, and Jordan tells us why he thinks its a great lens for shooting video.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 review

Fujifilm's GF 50mm F3.5 'pancake' lens is a relatively compact optic for the company's GFX line of medium format cameras. What do you give up in exchange for the small size? According to Chris, not much.

Sony FE 35mm F1.8 Review

Sony's FE 35mm F1.8 answers a lot of a7-series photographers' prayers. But was it worth the wait? Find out in our full review.

Nikon Z 35mm F1.8 S Review

The Nikon Z 35mm F1.8 S is one of a trio of optics unveiled right at the start of the Z system – and with a classic focal length and usefully wide aperture, its appeal should be broad. But is it any good?

DPReview TV: Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 S review

This week Chris and Jordan review the Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 S for Z-mount, a lens many photographers consider to be the foundation of the 'holy trinity' of zoom lenses. Does it measure up to the high expectations set by Nikon? Tune in to find out.

Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro Review

The Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro is a lightweight, versatile lens for Canon's new EOS R system. Promising good close focus capabilities and built-in stabilization, is this the perfect lens for EOS R and RP shooters? Find out in our full review.

HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW review

The HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW is a high quality standard prime lens for Ricoh's full-frame Pentax DSLRs. Ricoh has made great claims about its pro-grade construction and excellent sharpness – how does it stack up?

DPReview TV: Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 quick review

Want a compact, wide angle prime for your X-mount camera? If so, Fujifilm's new XF 16mm F2.8 might just be the lens for you. In this quick review, Chris and Jordan put it to the test – which, somehow, involved shooting through the glass floor of a skyscraper.

DPReview TV: Sigma 70mm F2.8 Macro Art lens review

This week on DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan test Sigma's latest macro lens, the 70mm F2.8 DG Macro Art. Find out why they like it in this uniquely Canadian presentation.

DPReview TV: the Laowa 24mm F14 Probe may look strange, but it sure is fun

This week we take a look at one of the most unusual optics we've seen for quite a while. The Laowa 24mm F14 Macro Probe lens may look like something out of a science fiction movie, but as Chris and Jordan discover, it opens the door to some pretty cool photo opportunities.

DPReview TV: Tamron 70-210mm F4 vs. Canon and Nikon OEM lenses

70-200mm F4 zoom lenses may not get as much attention as their faster F2.8 siblings, but for many photographers these lenses hit the perfect sweet spot of price, performance, and weight. This week, we shoot the new Tamron 70-210mm F4 alongside the equivalent Canon and Nikon models to see how they stack up.

Tamron 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD Review

The Tamron 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD is a lightweight telephoto zoom lens for DSLR cameras that comes in at an MSRP of $799. How does it perform? Find out in our full review.

Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience

DPReview staffer Carey Rose has taken the Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 along for everything from a city-side boat ride to a bachelor party across the mountains. Find out how the little Leica fared.

Astrophotography with the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art lens

Could Sigma's new 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens become the new standard for shooting the night sky? Our resident astrophotographer, José Francisco Salgado, took it on assignment and tells us what he discovered.

Has a new champion been crowned? Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art lens review

The Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art has been the talk of the portrait shooter town as of late, and for good reason since many testers have shown it to be the sharpest 85mm lens ever made. With that said, does it really live up to the hype? Read more

Updating a classic: Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM lens review

Was the third time the charm for the Canon 16-35mm F2.8L? To find out check out our full review. Read more

The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review

Canon threw everything but the kitchen sink at its overhaul of the 35mm F1.4L, and the Mark II version's performance does not disappoint – if you can get past a very steep price tag. Read more

Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review

The Sigma 12-24mm F4 comes at a fraction of the cost of the Canon 11-24mm F4L, but the real question is: can it match its performance? Read more 

Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Micro Four Thirds Lens Review

The Sigma 30mm F1.4 DN DC Contemporary was announced in February 2016, and sits atop Sigma's line of DN mirrorless lenses, with a 2-stop advantage over their previous 30mm F2.8 offering. As a Micro Four Thirds lens, how does it compare to the Panasonic Leica 25mm F1.4?  Read more

Fast and light: Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED lens review

The Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED is one of Nikon's widest prime lens offerings and is part of a lineage of fast and sharp full frame primes. Coming in at just under $800 it's a lot of lens for the price, but does its performance live up to the expectations? Read more

Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary for Sony E-mount lens review

The Sigma 30mm F1.4 DN DC Contemporary was announced in February 2016, and sits atop Sigma's line of DN mirrorless lenses. It's currently the only APS-C F1.4 autofocus lens available for Sony E-mount and has an MSRP of $339. Can it best the Sony 35mm F1.8 OSS? Read more

From another planet: Venus LAOWA 15mm F4 Wide Angle Macro quick review

A full-frame, ultra-wide angle macro lens from a very new brand provides a unique option for users of many different systems and lens mounts. Combining a 1:1 macro, wide angle of view and shift lens into a single body, the Venus LAOWA 15mm F4 is a lens with more than a few tricks up its sleeve. This article explores those abilities and provides some real world samples from both full-frame and APS-C cameras. Read more

Upgrading a classic: Canon 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM Mark II review

The king is dead, long live the Mark II. After 15 long years, Canon finally upgraded one of the biggest-selling telezooms of all time - the 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM. Is it a worthy successor to the venerable, but still very capable original? Read more

Long and short of it: Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro review

Tamron's 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 takes the superzoom concept it made famous a few steps forward. It offers a significant increase in telephoto range, and also goes wider to bring real wide-angle capability to the superzoom category for the first time. It's also earned a 'Macro' designation with its close focusing ability. Is it truly a super zoom? Take a look at our analysis. Read more 

Super Zoom? Tamron SP 150-600mm F5.0-6.3 Di VC USD Field Test

Tamron announced the SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD at the end of 2013, and as one of the cheapest ways to reach past a 400mm focal length, it quickly became popular with amateur wildlife and sports photographers. We've previously published a lab test for this lens, but in order to get the complete impression, we wanted to spend some time with it out in the field. Read more

A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens

Lomography isn't a company we've historically talked about much on DPReview; with its emphasis on low-fi, 'shoot from the hip' photography using plastic film cameras, it's a long way from the typical interests of our readers. But last year the company came up with an interesting idea: to recreate a classic 19th century portrait lens for modern SLRs. The result is the Petzval 85mm F2.2, which is available now to fit Canon or Nikon SLRs. So what's it like? Read more

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD lab test report

The Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD is one of a select group of supertelephoto zooms for full frame SLRs that reaches or exceeds 400mm focal length, while still being reasonably portable. Its trump card over its closest competition lies in its longer focal length - at 600mm full zoom, it'll let you get your subjects that bit larger in the frame. But does this result in an unacceptable compromise in optical quality? See the lens test data and our analysis

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD  Lab Test Review
The Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD is one of a select group of supertelephoto zooms for full frame SLRs that reaches or exceeds 400mm focal length, while still being reasonably portable. This type of lens is the tool of choice for small or distant subjects when large heavy primes are impractical, ranging from birds and wildlife, through sports, to aircraft and the like. The Tamron's trump card over its closest competition (the Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM and the various 400mm telezooms from the camera makers) lies in its longer focal length - at 600mm full zoom, it'll let you get your subjects that bit larger in the frame.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lab test report

The AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G is Nikon's latest moderate wideangle prime, designed for full frame SLRs like the D610. It sits in the lineup between the budget, DX-only AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G and the premium, half-stop faster AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G. It also faces stiff competition from the highly-regarded Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM. So how does it measure up in terms of optical quality? See the lens test data and our analysis

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lab Test Review
The AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G was announced at the beginning of 2014. It joins a growing family of modernised full-frame primes from Nikon with the same maximum aperture, alongside the AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G, AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G and AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G. At around $600 / £500 at the time of writing, it looks well matched to 'budget' full frame cameras like the Nikon D610, on which it will offer a classic moderate wideangle view.
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