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September 16, 2017 Sigma DN Series Lenses (for Sony) Galleries

After I finished taking a look at the Zeiss Touit series for Sony APS-C mirrorless, I wanted to also take a look at Sigma’s offerings for Sony E-Mount.  These are the Sigma DN lenses, and include a 19mm, 30mm, and 60mm f/2.8 lenses in their ART series along with, oddly, a 30mm f/1.4 lens that […]

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 5, 2017 Zeiss Touit Series |12mm, 32mm, 50mm| Galleries

I’ve had the privilege of testing some autofocus Zeiss lenses designed for Sony’s E-Mount mirrorless cameras.  Zeiss has a couple of autofocus lines for mirrorless, including the full frame Batis line and then this APS-C mount Touit (pronounced “too-it”) series.  The Touit line includes (at the present) a wide angle 12mm f/2.8 Distagon T* lens, […]

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 […]

August 22, 2017 Canon EOS SL2/200D/Kiss X9 Image Gallery

Canon released the first SL series camera (SL1/100D) about four years ago, and, while it didn’t make an immediate splash, it grew in popularity for those looking for the compactness of a mirrorless body (or near to it) in a DSLR.  The SL2/200D/Kiss X9 (Canon confusingly has different names for its cameras in different markets) […]

August 15, 2017 Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM Review

Last year Canon introduced a novel concept that might have been lost on a lot of Canon shooters due to it being implemented on a lens for Canon’s mirrorless EOS M system – the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM that I reviewed here. That concept was a macro lens with a built-in LED ring […]

August 5, 2017 Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 35mm f/1.4 Review

There are few focal lengths more important to a lens makers lineup than the 35mm focal length. It, along with the 50mm, tend to makeup the most commonly used focal lengths for those using prime lenses. When Zeiss launched the Milvus lineup in 2015 the initial “batch” included six lens, one of which was a […]

July 24, 2017 Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 VC HLD Review

Tamron has long been the company that pushes the envelope in “all-in-one” zoom design and have held the top honors of having the largest zoom range in a DSLR lens for most of the past ten years. Years ago I used the Tamron 18-270mm VC lens with a 15x zoom range for a period of […]