Standard Zoom Lenses Compared

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The 24-70mm is probably the most used zoom range in full frame systems. For most of us who have grown beyond the quality of inexpensive kit lenses, the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens presents a desirable longterm goal. This month, we requested all major lens manufacturers to send their premium standard zoom lenses for a comparative review along with the most appropriate bodies. Sigma … [Read more...]

The Smart Cam Bout: Google Pixel XL vs iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S7

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In 2003, when we pitted the leading five Smartphone cameras against two mid-priced compact cameras, the cameras blew the lids off the phones by a very wide margin. However, Smartphones have come a long way since, and have all but replaced low and mid-segment compact cameras. Now cameras have become the main features of Smartphones, and even hardcore photography professionals … [Read more...]

Pocket Rocket-PANASONIC LUMIX DMC-GM5

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The Panasonic GM5 is currently the smallest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC) in the Micro Four Thirds Standard. The Micro Four Thirds System pioneered by Panasonic remains the only system in the world of mirrorless cameras to have both smaller bodies and smaller lenses. Panasonic has attacked the market with a series of cameras aimed at different segments. The … [Read more...]

Fight to Finish…!

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The compact camera is not dead yet nor is it going to die very soon. It is in fact reinventing itself and camera manufacturers have rightly decided to emphasise and work on two aspects of these cameras which Smartphones cannot get close to or match, at least, not in the short term. These two aspects relate to (1) size of the sensor and (2) the zoom ratio. Depending on which … [Read more...]

Best Ammo for Full-Frame Canons-Macro lenses for Canon Full-Frame cameras

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Last month (August 2014), we carried a comparative review of Macro lenses for Nikon FX bodies. This time, it is the turn of Macro lenses for Canon Full Frame bodies. As mentioned last month, we approached all lens manufacturers for their Macro lenses. While the initial list included Sigma also, the representative for the company politely informed us that they did not have any … [Read more...]