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February 25, 2020 Pergear 25mm F1.8 Image Gallery

I’ve been interacting with Pergear for a couple of years now as a distributor of other brands, then a retailer of those brands, but now they have gotten their feet wet with actually producing a Pergear branded lens…and at a serious bargain!  The Pergear 25mm F1.8 sells for only $68 USD, making it perhaps the [&h [Read more...]

February 24, 2020 Laowa 65mm F2.8 Ultra 2x Macro Review

Last year I reviewed the rather superb Laowa 100mm F2.8 2x Macro lens for full frame cameras.  That lens featured a rare (at that price point) APO (Apochromatic) optical design that delivered incredible sharpness and extremely low chromatic aberrations.  And now I hold the much smaller “mini” version for AP [Read more...]

February 20, 2020 Laowa 65mm F2.8 2x Macro Image Gallery

Last year I reviewed the rather superb Laowa 100mm F2.8 2x Macro lens for full frame cameras.  That lens featured a rare (at that price point) APO (Apochromatic) optical design that delivered incredible sharpness and extremely low chromatic aberrations.  And now I hold the much smaller “mini” version for AP [Read more...]

February 17, 2020 Fujinon XF 16-80mm F4 OIS Review

Fuji shooters have had a binary choice between two standard zooms – the XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 OIS (my review here) and the XF 16-55mm F2.8 (my review here).  One offered image stabilization, the other offered a weather-sealed build and larger maximum aperture.  But now there is a third choice – the Fujinon XF 1 [Read more...]

February 14, 2020 Fujinon XF 16-80mm F4 OIS Image Gallery

Fuji shooters have had a binary choice between two standard zooms – the XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 OIS (my review here) and the XF 16-55mm F2.8 (my review here).  One offered image stabilization, the other offered a weather-sealed build and larger maximum aperture.  But now there is a third choice – the Fujinon XF 1 [Read more...]

February 12, 2020 Tamron 20mm F2.8 OSD M1:2 (F050) Review

A couple of months ago I had a look at the Tamron 24mm F2.8 OSD M1:2 along with the 35mm F2.8 OSD M1:2 lenses.  These lenses were part of a trio of highly similar prime lenses from Tamron designed specifically for Sony FE (full frame E-mount).  The third lens was not ready at the time, […] [Read more...]

February 3, 2020 Canon RF 85mm F1.2L Review

Nearly 5 years ago Canon released its first prime lens to include a new technology called Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics.  When I reviewed that lens – the Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II – I concluded that it was the best non-supertelephoto lens that Canon had ever made.  I bought one myself not long thereafter and [Read more...]

January 31, 2020 Tamron 20mm F2.8 OSD M1:2 Image Gallery

A couple of months ago I had a look at the Tamron 24mm F2.8 OSD M1:2 along with the 35mm F2.8 OSD M1:2 lenses.  These lenses were part of a trio of highly similar prime lenses from Tamron at different focal lengths.  The third lens was not ready at the time, and it was (to […] [Read more...]