An Artist at Work: 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...]

Canon EF-M 22mm f/2.0 STM: Movie Mate

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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...]

A superlative ultra wide angle lens! – Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Milvus Lens

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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...]

Another Sharpness King – 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...]

Sigma 100-400mm f/5 – 6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary

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The 100-400mm focal range is much sought after by all nature and wildlife lovers. All the major manufacturers have such a lens in their range. With us this month is Sigma’s 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary. In recent times, every Sigma lens tested by SP has been special. Will the 100-400 repeat the success? Design & Build Quality The Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG O … [Read more...]