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December 29, 2017 Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Review

Wow!  It has been a long, long time I have received a new Canon L series prime lens.  It was two years ago that I reviewed the excellent Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II, and since that point I have reviewed no new L series prime lenses and only two Canon L series zooms (the somewhat […]

December 8, 2017 Tamron Canada Extends Lens Warranty to 10 Years!

Those who own Tamron lenses purchased within the last ten years here in Canada got a great treat yesterday – Tamron Canada has announced an unparalleled 10 year warranty on all Tamron lenses purchased in Canada.  Canon and Nikon only offer a one year warranty, so this is a pretty mind-boggling warranty duration!  Take a […]

November 21, 2017 Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM ART Review

Sigma has done a fairly amazing job of reinventing themselves as a company in the past five years. It can be easy to forget that Sigma was known not as a maker of mostly “cheap” lenses not all that long ago, and often their primary claim to fame was delivering a less expensive product than […]

November 13, 2017 SainSonic Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 Review

For a long time the landscape of lenses has been concentrated on a few major lens makers. The first party players, making lenses for their own cameras, and a few established third parties like Zeiss, Sigma, and Tamron. In the last decade a Korean company, Samyang/Rokinon, has broken in and has become a significant player […]

October 10, 2017 Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Review

There are few lenses more important to a lens makers lineup than the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. A 24-70mm is valued because of the versatility of its zoom range, which covers a number of very important focal lengths, including 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 70mm. All of these (save perhaps 70mm), are focal lengths that prime […]

September 28, 2017 Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review

One of my most popular articles that I’ve ever written was entitled, “Why I chose a Canon 6D over a 5D Mark III”. The original Canon 6D was a bit of a unicorn: on paper it wasn’t very impressive, with a weak AF system and some obvious limitations imposed by Canon to create separation from […]

September 6, 2017 Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 VC G2 Image Gallery

While doing my recent review of the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 OS ART I got a persistent question from my readers and viewers, “When are you going to review the new Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2 lens?”  The answer is now!  The G2 version of Tamron’s popular stabilized 24-70mm lens was delayed for a while in the […]

September 1, 2017 Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM ART Review

There are few lenses more important to a manufacturer’s lineup than a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, making Sigma’s 24-70 ART one of their most significant releases this year. 24-70mm is an extremely versatile focal length, covering wide angle (24mm), standard/normal (35/50mm), and short telephoto for portraiture (70mm). Professionals love them because of that versatility in framing […]