The Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD is a 35mm third-party prime lens that features Tamron’s cutting-edge Vibration Compensation (VC) system, which has consistently been one of the best image stabilization systems since it was introduced. When you’re looking for a prime lens, you often need to choose between a fast aperture or some
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The Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S is a standard 50mm prime lens for Nikon’s Z-mount mirrorless. A 50mm lens is one of the great prime focal lengths because the ‘nifty fifty’ is a versatile portrait, landscape, and general-purpose lens. Nikon’s Z-mount mirrorless system is a benchmark because it is built to potentially increase image
The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary is part of Sigma’s Contemporary range which aims to offer compact and lightweight general-purpose lenses that are also high performance. This range produces consumer lenses rather than professional ones, and the affordable prices are reflected in that. This particular lens is made for Sony E-mount, Canon EF-M mount,
Today we’re going to take an in-depth look at the professional-grade Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, and see if the performance matches its good looks. You could go with your camera brand and buy their 24mm lenses, or you could look at the usually cheaper but often just as good third-party lenses such as
The Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AF is a full-frame lens made for a variety of camera mounts. It comes as an autofocus version, which is a welcome addition by Rokinon as previous versions were manual focus only. Rokinon has always been known for manual focus lenses, but it’s trying to establish itself as a reliable budget
The Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG MACRO Art lens is the first prime macro of Sigma’s Art range, built for optical quality which is an Art Series priority instead of autofocus speed or image stabilization. This lens comes in Sigma L-mount, Canon EF, and Sony E-mounts. Strangely, Sigma has left Nikon out of this party, at
The Laowa 105mm f/2 STF is a bit of a quirky one from a fairly new lens manufacturer, and it’s interesting enough to catch our attention. This lens is a fully manual Smooth Transition Focus (STF) lens, so it may take those used to autofocus a while to get to grips with the workings. It
The Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM lens replaces the discontinued Canon EF 200mm f/1.8L USM lens, but does it have what it takes to fill those legendary shoes? This is a professional lens, and it comes with a professional price tag, as well as a host of features and top-class optics. Though this is
Are you looking for medium telephoto third-party lenses for Canon systems, or do you prefer Canon’s own lenses? It’s worth shopping around for third-party lenses these days as the quality is much higher than it used to be and you can usually get them at a fraction of the price of the big brands. Most
The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM was launched to replace the rather elderly Mark I version that was first released in 1998. The EF 35mm Mark II shares a lot of main specs with the Mark I, and key features are very similar. Underneath the surface, though, is where Canon’s quest for excellence is
Drones are the new must-have technology, and make an ideal gift for teenagers (or born-again teenagers!). But if you’re looking for a drone as a birthday gift then it can be confusing if you don’t know much about drones. There’s just so many to choose from. The great news is that we have done all
The Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM was created for use in Canon’s compact system cameras. It’s a standard zoom lens that has an equivalent focal length of 29-88mm on a full-frame camera, so it’s pretty versatile. This lens features a stepping motor (STM) for smooth continuous autofocus while in live view or shooting video.
The Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens came out in 2004, so it’s been around for a while. Most photographers like to have at least one zoom lens in their kit, and the EF-S 17-85mm covers a good range of view from wide-angle to telephoto. It also boasts Canon’s second-generation optical image stabilizer (IS).
There are many image editing programs out there, but Capture One has always appealed to the professional user for several reasons. It’s an all-in-one package that offers tethered shooting for image capture, powerful photo organizing, and very detailed image editing. There is nothing quite like Capture One on the market, and even the closest rival,
No matter how much gear we like to acquire, most photographers don’t have a tilt-shift lens in their collection. Many new (and even some experienced) photographers aren’t even aware of what a tilt-shift lens can do, but we’re here to help. This type of lens is more popularly known for making life-sized things look like
The Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens is one of two lenses created for the Canon EOS M mirrorless camera. The EF-M 22mm isn’t compatible with other Canon camera bodies, so DSLR owners will have to give this pancake lens a miss. It’s a fast prime lens featuring a constant aperture of f/2, along with
Entry-level DSLRs are now ten a penny, but the Canon EOS Rebel T7i (EOS 800D outside the US) still stays top of the tree in Canon’s entry-level DSLR range. This version is an update to the EOS Rebel T6i (EOS 750D), which was released in 2015, and it comes with some extra features like an