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July 13, 2020 Dulens APO 85mm F2 Review

As you probably know, I review a wide variety of lenses.  I’ve increasingly found myself reviewing lenses from brand-new lens makers in recent years.  It seems like the rise of mirrorless cameras in particular has triggered a lot of fresh creativity, and there are some excellent alternatives out there to the esta [Read more...]

July 10, 2020 Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Review

The Sony 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS is one of Sony’s older full frame E-mount lenses, but I’ve just gotten around to reviewing it because of the release of the new Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 RXD.  Not all lenses age well, and that is particularly true here when compared to a much newer (and much better) competitor.&nbs [Read more...]

July 6, 2020 Tamron SP 85mm F1.8 VC Long Term Review

In 2020 I’ve been doing a series of long term review of lenses that have managed to stay in my own personal kit for years on end.  I evaluate these lenses using my current review techniques and with the unique insight that comes with knowing how well the lenses have held up to real world […] [Read more...]

June 29, 2020 Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 RXD (A071) Review

Tamron continues to flesh out their lineup for Sony FE (full frame mirrorless) with another intriguing new entry.  Even those who buy expensive, full frame cameras sometimes want a single lens solution for outings or travel where bringing a big kit along isn’t really an option. The Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 RXD helps t [Read more...]

June 20, 2020 Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 RXD Image Gallery

Tamron continues to flesh out their lineup for Sony FE (full frame mirrorless) with another intriguing new entry. The Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 RXD helps to fill the role of a competent all-in-one/travel lens for full frame mirrorless, though with a much better optical performance on most measures than what I typically see.  [Read more...]

June 18, 2020 Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DN OS Review

A lot of people will be very excited upon the announcement of this newest Sigma lens – the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DN OS for Sony FE (full frame mirrorless).  The 100-400mm zoom range is one of the most popular for those who want some serious reach for birding, wildlife, or sports, but who aren’t interested [&hel [Read more...]

June 18, 2020 Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DN OS Image Gallery

A lot of people will be very excited upon the announcement of this newest Sigma lens – the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DN OS for Sony FE (full frame mirrorless).  While the Sony FE 100-400mm G Master lens is an excellent lens (my review here), it is also very expensive and thus out of the range […] [Read more...]

June 15, 2020 7Artisans 55mm F1.4 Review + Image Gallery

Photography is expensive, so a lot of the gear that I end up reviewing is often outside the budget of many people.  Fortunately there has been a rise in the past 3-4 years of what I classify as “boutique third party brands”.  These are smaller startup lensmakers who don’t have a widely established rep [Read more...]