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August 23, 2019 Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 RXD (A046) Review

Tamron released their new 28-78mm F2.8 RXD lens for Sony full frame mirrorless (FE) last year to great fanfare, as it provided a legitimate alternative to the very large and very expensive Sony 24-70mm F2.8 G Master lens.  The 28-75 RXD went on to be the best selling lens of the year (period!) in its […] [Read more...]

August 20, 2019 Sigma 500mm F4 Sport Image Gallery

While I’ve done a wide variety of reviews along the way, I’ve rarely taken on the challenge of reviewing super-teles from any brand.  That kind of lens isn’t really a part of my personal workflow, and I feel that the kinds of tests needed for such a lens are somewhat outside the scope of my […] [Read more...]

August 19, 2019 Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM Review

I recently completed a six-way comparison of all the currently available autofocusing lenses for Sony’s full frame mirrorless (FE) platform. These lenses cover a wide range of price points, from $379 (all prices USD) for the Viltrox AF 85mm F1.8, to $598 (Sony 85mm F1.8), $699 (Samyang AF 85mm F1.4), $1199 (Zeiss Batis 85m [Read more...]

August 12, 2019 Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Review

I recently completed a six-way comparison of all the currently available autofocusing lenses for Sony’s full frame mirrorless (FE) platform. These lenses cover a wide range of price points, from $379 (all prices USD) for the Viltrox AF 85mm F1.8, to $598 (Sony 85mm F1.8), $699 (Samyang AF 85mm F1.4), $1199 (Zeiss Batis 85m [Read more...]

August 5, 2019 Godox AD200 Pro Review

Godox has developed a strong following for their lighting products due to a winning combination of good engineering, reliable performance, and reasonable pricing.  That trend continues to the Godox AD200 Pro Flash unit.  While Godox styles this a “pocket flash”, that is only relative to the larger flash hea [Read more...]

August 2, 2019 Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 Image Gallery

Samyang has previously released a couple of very compact autofocusing prime lenses for Sony, though with only moderately wide maximum apertures of F2.8.  People loved the size of the lenses, but the autofocus systems were not always quite there.  Fast forward to 2019 where Samyang has just hit a home run with the AF 85 [Read more...]

July 27, 2019 Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 RXD (A046) Image Gallery

Tamron released their new 28-78mm F2.8 RXD lens for Sony full frame mirrorless (FE) last year to great fanfare, as it provided a legitimate alternative to the very large and very expensive Sony 24-70mm F2.8 G Master lens.  The 28-75 RXD went on to be the best selling lens of the year in its first […] [Read more...]

July 26, 2019 Tamron 35-150mm F2.8-4 VC OSD (A043) Review

When Tamron announced the 17-35mm F2.8-4 OSD last year, I was initially nonplussed. I was surprised to see them releasing a lens without VC (which has become a mainstay on Tamron lenses), a lens with a less sophisticated autofocus system, and delivering such a lens in the Canon EF/Nikon F mount where they already have […] [Read more...]