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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 […]

December 4, 2017 Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 VC USD Review

Several years back Tamron started a new revolution of affordable supertelephoto zoom lenses with the SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC USD. The lens was an instant success and spawned a whole new class of such lenses. About this time last year Tamron launched a second generation of that lens (G2), and it showcased their new build […]

November 30, 2017 Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Image Gallery

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 […]

November 29, 2017 Nikon D850 Image Gallery

A friendly subscriber (who wishes to remain anonymous) offered to loan me his hot new Nikon D850 and some lenses that I personally own in Canon mount so that I can do some direct comparisons with the Canon 5D Mark IV and equivalent lenses (Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC + Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 VC G2).  […]

November 25, 2017 EF Lens on Sony – Adapter Galleries

One of the great things about Sony mirrorless is the ability to use lenses adapted from other systems like Nikon F or Canon EF.  It allows me, for example, to continue to use my extensive collection of Canon EF mount lenses along with a variety of vintage M42 and Pentax K mount lenses on Sony […]

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 […]

November 13, 2017 Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 VC Image Gallery

Earlier this year Sigma released a relatively affordable 100-400mm lens that delivered excellent optics competitive with the much more expensive first party options from Canon, Nikon, and Sony.  I was impressed by the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 OS Contemporary when I reviewed it, but noted that its autofocus system, while accurate, wasn’t quite fast enough for […]