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February 24, 2021 Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN Review

Sometimes lens makers surprise you.  Most “connected” photographers have their own ideas of what a lens maker should do, and, as a gear reviewer, I typically hear most of those suggestions.  But clearly lens makers often have a different roadmap, and Sigma’s latest lens release is clearly one that no [Read more...]

February 24, 2021 Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DN Image Gallery

Sometimes lens makers surprise you.  Most “connected” photographers have their own ideas of what a lens maker should do, and, as a gear reviewer, I typically hear most of those suggestions.  But clearly lens makers often have a different roadmap, and Sigma’s latest lens release is clearly one that no [Read more...]

February 19, 2021 7Artisans 35mm F0.95 Review and Images

I had my first experience with a 7Artisans lens not quite a year ago when I reviewed the 55mm F1.4 from them.  I had seen 7Artisans mentioned a number of times because they fill an important niche in the market.  They design affordable wide aperture manual focus lenses in a variety of mounts, giving both […] [Read more...]

February 17, 2021 Fujinon GF 80mm F1.7 WR Image Gallery

All of my time spent with Fuji products to this point has been on the APS-C end of the spectrum, but I’ve had a lot of requests to dip my toes into the more extreme end of their business, which is their GFX lineup of medium format products.  Fuji has been unique in their marketing […] [Read more...]

February 10, 2021 Sigma 24mm F3.5 DN Review

In late 2019 I reviewed the Sigma 45mm F2.8 DN lens, and, while I loved the build of the lens, I concluded that it was a bit of an oddball.  It was released in concert with a couple of other lenses, one being the uber-premium 35mm F1.2 DN and the other being the 24-70mm F2.8 […] [Read more...]

February 5, 2021 Sigma 24mm F3.5 DN Image Gallery

In late 2019 I reviewed the Sigma 45mm F2.8 DN lens, and, while I loved the build of the lens, I concluded that it was a bit of an oddball.  It was released in concert with a couple of other lenses, one being the uber-premium 35mm F1.2 DN and the other being the 24-70mm F2.8 […] [Read more...]

February 3, 2021 Laowa 15mm F4.5 Shift Lens Review and Gallery

Laowa (Venus Optics) has never been a conventional lens maker.  Early Chinese lens designers typically made their reputation by offering up cheaper clones of existing lenses.  They chose the most conventional lens designs as those are the easiest to reproduce.  But not Laowa.  It is hard to find a “conv [Read more...]

January 25, 2021 Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM Review

Canon clearly has new life and momentum since developing the new EOS R5 (my review here) and EOS R6 (my review here), as these models are truly innovative and finally feel like cameras that can unleash the potential of Canon’s acclaimed RF-mount lenses.  There have been a number of truly exceptional Canon RF lenses re [Read more...]