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August 23, 2022 TTArtisan 50mm F2 Review and Gallery

It was just a few months ago that I was reviewing a much more extreme instrument from TTArtisan – the 50mm F0.95.  That lens was designated for use on APS-C, but it did a reasonable job of covering the full frame image circle as well, with heavy, though correctable, vignette and just a small percentage […] [Read more...]

August 15, 2022 Sigma 24mm F1.4 DN ART Review

The original 24mm F1.4 ART was (I believe) the only Sigma ART lens that I missed reviewing at its time of release (in 2015).  I rectified that in 2018 when I reviewed the newly released version of the lens for Sony FE (full frame mirrorless).  My review of that lens was mixed, as I felt […] [Read more...]

August 15, 2022 Sigma 24mm F1.4 DN ART Image Gallery

The original 24mm F1.4 ART was (I believe) the only Sigma ART lens that I missed reviewing at its time of release (in 2015).  I rectified that in 2018 when I reviewed the newly released version of the lens for Sony FE (full frame mirrorless).  My review of that lens was mixed, as I felt […] [Read more...]

August 11, 2022 Techart LM-EA9 MF to AF Adapter Review and Gallery

Early on  photography was a hobby, not a career for me.  I engaged with other photographers on Flickr, a place where my collective photos have had 30 million views at this point.  In one of the Flickr communities I became aware that some photographers were getting amazing images utilizing vintage film-era lenses o [Read more...]

August 8, 2022 Sigma 20mm F1.4 DN ART Review

It was April 2016 when I reviewed Sigma’s first 20mm F1.4 ART lens, a lens designed for full frame DSLRs.  I came away very impressed with the optical performance of the lens and felt like the greatest negatives were a curved front element that precluded the use of filters, a lack of weather sealing in […] [Read more...]

August 8, 2022 Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG DN ART Image Gallery

It was April 2016 when I reviewed Sigma’s first 20mm F1.4 ART lens, a lens designed for full frame DSLRs.  I came away very impressed with the optical performance of the lens and felt like the greatest negatives were a curved front element that precluded the use of filters, a lack of weather sealing in […] [Read more...]

August 1, 2022 Meike 85mm F1.8 STM Image Gallery

Meike is one of many newer lens companies who have specialized in inexpensive manual focus lenses (though they also have a lineup of slightly higher end cine lenses).  I’ve spent time with three Meike manual focus lenses in the past, including a very inexpensive 50mm F1.7 and a more expensive 50mm F1.2.  I’ve also [Read more...]

August 1, 2022 Meike 85mm F1.8 STM Review

Meike is one of many newer lens companies who have specialized in inexpensive manual focus lenses (though they also have a lineup of slightly higher end cine lenses).  I’ve spent time with three Meike manual focus lenses in the past, including a very inexpensive 50mm F1.7 and a more expensive 50mm F1.2.  I’ve also [Read more...]