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Canon has released some awfully impressive mirrorless lenses, but with all that top-level performance often come high prices as well. That is why, at $349, the Canon RF-S 55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM is a breath of fresh air. How much performance and image quality can it offer at that low price?
In the DSLR days, Canon made a few surprising good wide angle lenses for their APS-C cameras, one of which was the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, which offered …
Lately, Tamron released the Tamron 28-70mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2. Despite being popular among consumers, we weren’t overly impressed by their 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD (aka G1) …
Tamron has announced the launch of a new 20-40mm F2.8 Di II VXD zoom lens for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. This constant F2.8 zoom lens offers a unique focal length range and is constructed of 12 elements in 11 groups, including four LD (low dispersion) elements, two GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) elements and one Hybrid Aspherical element.
Nikon has announced the release of the Nikkor Z 17-28mm F2.8, a new wide-angle zoom lens for Nikon Z mirrorless camera systems. It seems to essentially be a ‘Nikonized’ version of Tamron’s 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens.
The Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM is a large and heavy alternative to Canon and Nikon’s 70-200’s with a good reputation. It is also more affordable. But does it desserve its reputation ?
While Sony has been the undisputed leader in terms of the number of professional-grade mirrorless system lenses for many years, they are at least facing competition regarding the quality of individual lenses. Some of their 1st generation pro glass has been getting a bit long in the tooth. And one of these lenses was the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM – not a bad lens by any standard but it has its weak spots.
Sony’s brings you the world’s lightest full frame F4 wide-angle power-zoom lens. A new power zoom system in a compact lens is suitable for small crews or solo shooting. Watch the video to see what it can do.
The FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II is an updated “holy trinity” standard zoom, packing evolved optics and AF performance into a convenient, compact, lightweight zoom design that offers maximum mobility for both stills and movies. It is an ideal match for high-performance compact α system bodies, and will cover a wide range of shooting situations.