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DPReview picks the best lenses for Canon, Nikon and Sony

We've created a trio of new Buying Guides, covering lenses for Canon and Nikon DSLRs, as well as Sony mirrorless cameras. If you're thinking of adding to your lens collection, these guides may be just what you're looking for.

Buying Guide: The best lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras

Whether you've grown tired of what came with your DSLR, or want to start photographing different subjects, a new lens is probably in order. We've selected our favorite lenses for Sony mirrorlses cameras in several categories to make your decisions easier.

Venus Optics announces Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 FE lens, RF & Z mount versions "coming soon"

Venus optics has announced the pricing and availability of its Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 FE zoom lens.

Photokina 2018: Sony interview - 'I don’t care about competitors, I care about customers'

The importance of APS-C, a future a7S model in development and why customers want two card slots – read our full interview with Sony's Kenji Tanaka.

Sony users are reporting issue using 128GB SanDisk Extreme SD cards with a7 III

A handful of Sony users have noticed a particular model of SanDisk SD cards is showing errors when used with Sony a7 III camera.

Sony announces Alpha Female program offering $25,000 grants and mentorships

Sony has announced a new "Alpha Female" program, a creator-in-residence opportunity that will award six-month grants to five female filmmakers and photographers.

Sony to release 12 more E-mount lenses soon, focus on speed and AI

At Sony's press conference at Photokina the company announced that 12 more E-mount lenses will be arriving over the next two years. In addition, the company is working to utilize artificial intelligence in its technologies, with one application being Eye AF trained to detect animal eyes.

Hands-on with the Sony 24mm F1.4 G Master

The Sony 24mm F1.4 is the latest lens to join the company's premium G Master lineup. We've been shooting with one for a couple of days - here's what you need to know.

Cosina announces Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 lens for Sony E-mount systems

Cosina has announced its eighth lens designed specifically for Sony's E-mount system. The Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 lens is due out October 2018.

Sony announces lightweight FE 24mm F1.4 G Master prime

Sony has taken the wraps off of its new 24mm F1.4 GM full-frame lens, which the company claims is the lightest in its class. Despite its fast aperture, the 24mm F1.4 is remarkably light, weighing just 445 grams (15.7 ounces). The lens will set you back $1400 when it ships next month.

DPReview TV: Sony 24mm F1.4 GM

In this episode of DPReview TV we take a look at Sony's brand new 24mm F1.4 GM lens, a desirable focal length for many photographers. How does it perform? Chris and Jordan give us their first impressions.

Sony 24mm F1.4 GM sample gallery

We've had a little time to shoot with Sony's new wide/fast prime, both close to home and on the water in San Francisco. Check out our initial sample images.

Sony Cyber-shot HX95 and HX99 compact high-zoom 4K cameras announced in Europe

The Cyber-shot HX95 and HX99 are a pair of slim, compact high-zoom cameras featuring the BIONZ X image processing engine, front-end LSI, and 4K video recording and will be available in October for European customers.

Sony launches the Xperia XZ3 high-end smartphone

Sony just launched a new high-end smartphone. The XZ3 comes with the same 19MP camera module as the XZ2.

Nikon Z6 vs Sony a7 III: Specs and key features compared

Both Nikon and Sony now offer a $2000 mirrorless full-frame camera. Spec-wise, the two have a lot in common, but small differences between them might affect your preference.

Which is better: Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III

Now that Nikon has entered the full-frame mirrorless camera market, the natural question that comes up is how its first model, the Z7, compares to Sony's high resolution king, the a7R III. We take a look at how these two cameras stack up against one another.

Sony launches new line of rugged SD memory cards

Sony's new 'tough' SD cards are targeted at "photographers who are reliant upon their photographs remaining safe when their SD cards are removed from the camera". The cards are bend, water and drop-proof.

Sony takes five at the 2018-19 EISA awards

The European Imaging and Sound Association has announced the winners of its 2018-19 awards, with Sony doing particularly well and coming away with five of the eighteen prizes.

A wildlife photographer's perspective on the Sony a9

A veteran wildlife photographer and typically a Nikon shooter, Aaron Baggenstos took the Sony a9 on a recent trip to the Alaskan Wilderness. Find out his impressions of the camera and see some of the incredible images he was able to capture.

Sony claims top spot in full-frame interchangeable lens camera market, launches 'Be Alpha' campaign

In a press release issued this morning, Sony announced it has sold more full-frame cameras than any other brand in the US over the past six months, measured both by units sold and by value.

Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art for Sony E-mount sample gallery

Sigma full-frame Art lenses are finally available in Sony E-mount. Here's how the 85mm F1.4 Art looks on an a7R III and a7 III.

You can now use Elinchrom's ELB 500 TTL light with Sony, Olympus cameras

Elinchrom has released a firmware update for its Transmitter PRO that enables Sony and Olympus users to shoot with the ELB 500 TTL strobe.

Xperia XZ3 likely to come with Sony's new 48MP Quad-Bayer sensor

Sony's upcoming flagship smartphone is likely to be the first device to make use of the company's latest and greatest mobile image sensor.

Sony IMX586 smartphone sensor comes with 48MP and Quad Bayer design

Sony's latest high-end smartphone sensor uses Quad Bayer arrays for improved low light performance, higher resolution and improved dynamic range.

DPReview TV: the Sony 400mm F2.8 is a pretty sweet lens

Sony's new 400mm F2.8 G Master rounds out the company's commitment to provide a complete range of pro-level lenses to photographers who use the Alpha system. In this week's episode of DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan take this behemoth for a spin and share their first impressions of Sony's exciting new telephoto.

Buying guide update: The Sony RX100 VI is the best travel camera

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI earned high marks in our recent review, and we've revisited our collection of buying guides to reflect our final conclusions. Click through for links to our updated guides covering the best pocketable and long zoom compacts as well as the best choices for travel, which has a new winner (hint, hint).

Gitzo teams up with Sony to launch tripod and L-bracket designed for α-series cameras

Gitzo and Sony have teamed up to launch a new tripod and L-bracket designed specifically for Sony α-series cameras.

Updated: Which Sony RX100 should you choose?

There have now been seven variants of the Sony RX100 series, and at least six of them are still current models. Confused? Here's an updated look at their differences, and our recommendations among them now that we've tested the Mark VI.

Sony replaces RX100 V with RX100 VA, bringing RX100 VI processor and firmware

Sony has quietly updated its RX100 V, bringing a couple of the goodies from the RX100 VI travel zoom. The updated RX100 VA gains a new processor and various firmware tweaks but misses out on the VI's other hardware improvements.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 VI review

The Sony RX100 VI is a spectacularly capable travel camera, combining a flexible zoom range with impressive autofocus. But there's no getting around the fact that it's an expensive camera, and a longer lens comes with certain trade-offs. Read on for our full analysis.

Tamron releases updated firmware for 28-75mm F2.8 for Sony E-Mount

Tamron's version 2.0 firmware update for its 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD claims to have addressed reported issues with autofocus during video shooting.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery updated

With enough reach to land itself in 'travel zoom' territory, the Sony RX100 VI is well suited for a wide range of shooting situations. We've made a significant update to our initial sample gallery with plenty of samples from the past few weeks.

Sony's 400mm F2.8 G-Master will arrive in September for $12,000

Sony's previously announced 400mm F2.8 GM OSS received a full introduction today. The pro-grade lens will ship in September for $12,000, and aims to deliver superior autofocus and handling.

First Impressions: Sony FE 400 F2.8 GM OSS

Read our first impressions of Sony's new pro-level 400mm F2.8, from the sidelines of a professional soccer match.

Sample gallery: Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS

We first heard about Sony's pro-level FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS back in the winter. This past weekend we finally got a chance to try it out. Here are our very first samples.

Sony RX100 VI vs Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic ZS100: which is the best travel companion?

The launch of the RX100 VI, with its 24-200mm equiv. zoom, sees Sony enter the large sensor travel zoom market. This puts it squarely into competition with the much less expensive Panasonic TZ / ZS100 and 200. How do the three compare?

DPReview TV: Sony RX100 VI review

Sony recently announced the RX100 VI, the newest addition to its compact camera line. How does this new model stand out from the rest? Chris and Jordan take the camera for a spin and tell us what they think – and even manage to fit in some well earned hammock time in the process.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery updated

Our existing Sony RX100 VI sample gallery has been updated with more images from our initial outings with the camera.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI first impressions

DPReview's Technical Editor Richard Butler was in New York for the launch of the new Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI. Find out his first impressions of Sony's powerful new pocket zoom.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI: Video overview

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI is a 1"-type compact camera with a 20.1-megapixel Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor and a 24-200mm equivalent F2.8-4.5 zoom lens. We've been shooting with one since its launch and have prepared a brief overview video.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery

The Sony RX100 Mark VI offers a versatile new zoom lens, and we're just getting started putting it through its paces – take a look.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI: What you need to know

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI offers a 24-200mm equivalent zoom lens, 4EV image stabilization system and full-width oversampled 4K video capture. Here's what you need to know.

Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom

Sony has announced the Cyber-shot RX100 VI, a 1"-type compact camera with a 24-200mm equivalent F2.8-4.5 zoom lens, 315 phase detection points and the ability to shoot at 24 fps with autofocus.

Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 for E-Mount Sample Gallery

Tamron's 28-75mm F2.8 lens for E-mount is sharp, compact and is the first third-party standard zoom for the system. While we work through our full review, check out our preliminary sample gallery to get a feel for how it performs.

Sony reveals faster, higher-res OLED viewfinder display

Sony has unveiled a faster, higher-resolution OLED panel for use as an electronic viewfinder. The UXGA panel gives a 25% increase in each direction, compared with the 2.36M-dot finders in recent high-end models. The panel also promises a 240 fps mode to give a more lifelike preview.

Sony reveals camera strategy: aims to be the top camera brand by 2021

According to a recent investor presentation, Sony intends to occupy the top slot in the overall camera market by the end of 2020, beating back Canon and Nikon by boosting its interchangeable lens systems.

Video: A Sony flash 'feature' you may not like, and how to work around it

One man's feature is another man's bug. Photographer Robert Hall has discovered a quirk about how the live view and EVF on Sony's full-frame mirrorless cameras respond when you attach a flash. Fortunately, he's also found a way to work around it.

Video: Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 FE face and eye-detect autofocus test

Photographer David Oastler got his hands on an early copy of the Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Sony FE lens, and while he couldn't take pictures with it, he did get to test its focusing capabilities. The great news: this thing focuses just as fast a Sony native lens.

Brands, breakthroughs and bias: Here's why you've heard so much about Sony recently

If it feels like we've been writing a lot about Sony recently, you haven't been imagining things: we've been writing about its products and technologies quite a bit. Here's why.

Sony 24-105mm F4 G OSS sample gallery

Sony's 24-105mm F4 G OSS has been in the company's lineup since late 2017, and since then we've spent many-an-outing shooting with it. We've got a full gallery of samples from this versatile zoom.

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