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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.
Announced in February 2016, the $1099 Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM A (Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 A) is a fast-aperture telephoto zoom lens for Canon, Nikon, and Sigma APS-C lens mounts. Part of the Sigma Art series of high-end optics, the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 A is a rare beast for APS-C shooters, featuring a bright, constant f/1.8 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range. Offering an equivalent 80–160mm focal length on such Canon APS-C DSLRs as the EOS 7D Mark II, its focal range makes it a versatile option for shooting sports, wildlife, news, events, weddings, and portraits.
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.
With this G2 model, Tamron has updated its popular 150-600mm introduced in late 2013. During its short life span, the Tamron 150-600mm has become a classic of its kind. At around $1400, the new G2 version has faster AF and enhanced stabilization over its predecessor, quoted as the equivalent to 4.5 stops.
With an all-new 20.9-Mpix APS-C CMOS sensor achieving a native ISO up to 51200, and capable of 10 fps in RAW with a 200-shot buffer, the D500 is the latest semipro-oriented crop camera model from Nikon. Read on to find out how well its sensor performs.
With an all-new 24.2Mpix APS CMOS sensor, a 45-point all cross-type viewfinder for stills, and a Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for live view or when recording video, the Canon EOS 80D is the latest model in the maker’s double-digit series. Read on to find out how well the sensor in the Canon EOS 80D performs.
A wide-angle is a must-have lens for landscape and architectural photographers, with a versatile wide-angle zoom often favored by those shooting press, weddings, events, or street photography. That there are different DSLR sensor sizes (35mm full-frame or cropped APS-C) means that it’s important to buy a lens designed specifically for each format. This is especially true for wide-angle zoom lenses, because although a full-frame format wide-angle will still work on APS-C, the crop means it’s not really wide-angle.
The new Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3) is a super-zoom lens for Canon, Nikon, and Sony APS-C-sensor DSLRs. Offering a wide-angle through to long telephoto focal length in a single optic, it’s an ideal all-in-one shooting option for photography day trips and convenient general use when you don’t want to keep changing lens.