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The best lenses for the Nikon D850

In October 2017—Nikon’s 100th anniversary year—we published our Nikon D850 sensor review. The D850 scored an excellent 100 points, the first full-frame 35mm sensor to reach 100, which secured its number one position in our ...

The best lenses for the Sony A7R IV

In November 2019 we published our Sony A7R IV Sensor review. The Sony scored an excellent 99 points, securing a top-ten position in our Sensor ranking. In this article, we use the data from the ...

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm F2 ASPH lens review

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The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm F2 ASPH is a fast, moderately wide prime lens for Leica, Panasonic, and now Sigma L-mount cameras. Leica’s APO designation means that this is one of their best, most highly-corrected models. ...

Nikon Nikkor Z lens roundup

The announcement of the full-frame mirrorless Z camera system in August 2018 was a bold step for Nikon. Not only do the new Z6 and Z7 camera models do away with the mirrors and optical ...

Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S review

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The Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens has the Nikon Z mount and is designed for use with Nikon’s new mirrorless cameras. It sits alongside the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S, which was introduced with ...

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Canon RF 28-70mm F2.0 L USM lens review

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Announced at Photokina last year alongside Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R, the Canon RF 28-70mm F2.0 L USM is the world’s fastest 28-70mm zoom lens. As a large-aperture zoom, it has a ...

Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm F4 S lens review

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Announced at the CES event in Las Vegas in January, the Nikkor Z 14-30mm F4 S is a constant-aperture, moderate-speed, ultra-wide zoom that will appeal to a wide range of users. As the second F4 ...

DXOMARK Lens and Sensor now available in Chinese

Launching Sensor and Lens data in Chinese on dxomark.com/cn. ...

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM review

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Canon announced the RF 50mm f/1.2L USM at the same time as the EOS R, its first full-frame mirrorless camera. Consequently, it has the Canon RF lens mount that has a diameter of 54mm and ...

Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm F1.8 S lens review

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One of the original three lenses launched alongside the mirrorless Nikon Z cameras, the Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S is a moderately fast, mildly wide-angle prime lens designed specifically for the Nikon Z system. The ...

Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm F4 S lens review

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The Nikkor Z 24-70mm F4 S is a constant-aperture, moderate-speed zoom for the full-frame mirrorless Nikon Z-series cameras and is offered as a kit lens for both the Nikon Z 6 and the high-resolution Z ...

Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm F1.8 S lens review

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Announced as part of a trio of lenses for Nikon’s new full-frame mirrorless Z system, the Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm F1.8 S is a moderately fast standard lens with a relatively complex optical design. It ...

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM A for Canon review: Third-party option

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Sigma introduced the Art version (A) of its 24-70mm f/2.8 lens in February 2017, bringing with it the familiar if somewhat subdued cosmetic design of the company’s Art series models, along with optical image stabilization ...

Sigma 24-70mm F/2.8 DG OS HSM A for Nikon review: Good value standard-zoom

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Sigma introduced the Art version of its 24-70mm f/2.8 lens in February 2017, bringing with it the familiar-looking exterior design with a mix of metal and “thermally stable composite” material, along with rubber sealing around ...

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 review: Affordable tele-zoom

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Tamron introduced the second generation (G2) of its popular 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC lens in September 2016, bringing a new look to match that of more recent SP optics, along with improved weather sealing. Inside, Tamron ...

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens review: Highest-rated wide-angle zoom

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Sony’s FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens is part of its flagship G Master line of performance optics. With this lens, Sony strove for both peak performance and consistency across its focal range — and the ...

Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens review: Compact and optically excellent tele-zoom

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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. ...

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS lens review: solid choice

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The Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS is a short-telephoto prime for Sony full-frame mirrorless E-mount cameras such as the high-end a9 and the earlier A7 models. Besides being a G-Master model with high-grade ...

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