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As the only lens reaching 400mm currently in the lineup, the Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS is an important addition for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras such as the action-oriented A9 and some A7 variants. It will also appeal to owners of such cropped-sensor APS-C models as the A6000, on which it offers nearly the equivalent field of view of a 200-600mm lens.
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.
Although you would be forgiven for thinking all the lenses in the Milvus range from Zeiss are new from the ground up, this is not the case. Several of the models use the optical designs from the now-renamed Classic range and have been re-shelled. The Milvus 2/100M is one of those. It has the same 9-element design and high-speed f/2.0 maximum aperture as its predecessor, but it adopts upgraded T* coatings and a modern-shaped, anodized outer barrel with matching hood, reminiscent of the Otus models.
Two years after the launch of the first lens in its highly-respected Art line, Sigma has finally added a 85mm f/1.4 model. In case you’re unfamiliar with Sigma’s Global Vision, the Art primes are the company’s high-speed f/1.4 models that have have been developed to compete in image quality with the very best lenses from Canon and Nikon, and can even give legendary lens maker Zeiss a run for its money.
Announced in February 2016, the $2598 Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS (Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8) is a short-to-mid telephoto zoom lens for such Sony full-frame a7 series cameras as the a7R II. The “GM” in the full lens name signifies that the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 belongs to Sony’s “G Master” lineup of pro-grade optics.
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.
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 Nikon version.
Following its intriguing 24-70mm f2.8 stabilized model, Tamron has added a high-speed ultra-wide 15-30mm f/2.8 version, also with stabilization. Read on to find out how well the Canon-mount model performs.