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Announced in September 2016, the Sigma 500mm f/4 DG HSM S (Sigma 500mm f/4) is a super-telephoto prime lens for professional sports, wildlife, and press photographers, and for paparazzi. Available in Sigma, Nikon, and Canon lens mounts, the Sigma 500mm f/4 has been designed specifically for use on full-frame DLSRs such as the EOS 5DS R. This review reports on the performance of the Canon mount version.
Renowned German lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss’s latest Milvus range of DSLR lenses for Canon and Nikon are marketed to offer high-quality optical performance in a similar price bracket to such high-resolution options as Sigma’s Art range or Canon’s L-series lenses.
The latest Milvus range of DSLR lenses for Canon and Nikon from renowned German lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss are marketed to offer high-quality optical performance in a similar price bracket to such high-resolution options as Sigma’s Art range or Canon’s L-series lenses. The manual-focus Milvus range offers all-metal dust- and splash-proof construction, large rubberized focus ring, smooth manual focus control, as well as engraved focus distance and depth of field scales. Announced in September 2015, the $1117 Carl Zeiss Milvus 2/35mm ZE Canon (Milvus 35mm f/2) is an EF-mount lens designed specifically for full-frame Canon DSLRs, such as the EOS 5DS R.
The EOS M5 is the latest addition to Canon’s expanding range of mirrorless models, and is the most enthusiast-oriented to date. It features a 24MP APS-C-format CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel AF across 80% of the frame, first seen on the EOS 70D. Enabling focus tracking during movie capture as well as improved subject acquisition in stills during Live View, this sensor-based phase detection technology is being rolled out across Canon’s lineup, including in the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.
Announced in February 2016, the $749 Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (Tamron 85mm f/1.8) is a fast, short telephoto prime lens available in Canon, Nikon, and Sony lens mounts. This review considers the performance of the Canon version.
Canon has launched the 3rd iteration of its popular EF 16-35mm f/2.8L wide-angle zoom lens, predominantly for full frame press, sport and action photographers. Significant improvements to outer field sharpness on the new $2199 EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III also make it a viable option for landscape or astrophotography on the 50Mp EOS 5DS R, as well as wedding or event photography on the EOS 5D Mark IV. Although headline specifications are basically the same as its predecessor, improvements to the new lens’s durability, including water and dust resistance, equip the new lens better for the hammer of pro shooting in fast-paced, all-weather environments. Despite being specifically intended for use on full frame Canon DSLRs, the new EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III also remains compatible with Canon APS-C sensor cameras, such as the 7D Mark II, where it offers a less wide-angle and less useful 26-52mm equivalent focal range.
Taking aim squarely at the Canon EF11-24mm f/4L USM, this new 12-24mm f/4 lens from Sigma is part of its “Art” range of lenses. These lenses are designed to offer the optimum image quality possible without worrying about the normal compromises of cost, size or weight, and they are advertised as perfect for today’s range of ultra-high resolution camera sensors, where lens performance is more closely scrutinized than ever before — any degradation in performance will show up quickly and clearly.