Canon EF-M 22mm f/2.0 STM

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Canon has been working enthusiastically on the EOS M series APS-C mirrorless cameras for quite some time. These cameras have the advantage of having the largest sensors in the ‘truly compact’ mirrorless cameras. The 22mm f/2.0 STM ‘pancake’ lens takes pride in fast and quiet autofocus enabled by the stepper motor. Design and Build Quality The 22mm f/2 STM is an ultra-slim an … [Read more...]

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...]

Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Milvus

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This lens from Zeiss, is the widest in their current range. While a lens with the same focal length was offered by Zeiss earlier, this is a new iteration introduced as a part of the new Milvus range. As with all Zeiss D-SLR, this is a manual focus only lens but with electronic contacts. This particular model is available in Canon and Nikon mounts. Zeiss is one of the few … [Read more...]

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art

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Sigma has been steadily taking on the giants in imaging with its latest series of Art, Sport and Contemporary-labelled lenses. The Art lenses in itself has established as the signature of quality in optics, build quality and mechanical precision. The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens is its answer to competitors in the heavily contested fast portrait lens sphere. Design and … [Read more...]

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG |Art

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The 135mm, being an Art-series lens, certainly has a reputation to keep. 135mm can rightly be considered an essential focal length in the ‘true’ telephoto range. This telephoto range produces just the right amount of compression effect for portraits and still life. Combined with a wide aperture, this Art lens is believed to deliver shallow depth-of-field along with pleasing bok … [Read more...]