Macro Wonder! – Panasonic Lumix 45mm F2.8 Leica DG Macro Elmarit ASPH Mega OIS

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The Micro Four Thirds system is now very comprehensive. Between Olympus and Panasonic, there are over 50 lenses to choose from. Additionally, Sigma, Samsung and Zeiss also make lenses with the MFT mount. Panasonic has collaborated with Leica for its high end lenses and the 45mm f2.8 Macro on our test bench this month is one of them. Design & Build Quality The 45mm f2.8 … [Read more...]

Travel Mate – Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

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If you are a frequent air traveller, you will understand the hassles of carrying a heavy and bulky kit on board. Mirrorless compacts offer a perfect solution to this problem, if you can compromise a little on resolution and low-light performance. For an amateur photographer, the first piece of lens will be the standard kit lens, mostly an 18-55mm in case of APS-C cameras. A … [Read more...]

Optically Improved – AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED

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Camera optics has seen a marked improvement during the last decade, and superzoom lenses are no longer considered untouchable by professionals. The AF-P 70- 300mm is a telephoto zoom lens for the beginners keen on some wildlife photography without burning a hole in their pockets. Design and Build Quality The AF-P 70-300mm is very light. Being an amateur lens, the build … [Read more...]

No Frills, Low Cost – Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye lens

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Samyang has been a pioneer in manufacturing highly affordable lenses which brought exotics like ultra wide and high speed lenses within the reach of many. Interestingly, Samyang makes only prime lenses and has been expanding their range of lenses rapidly of late. Also, Samyang lenses are often re-branded and sold under the name Rokinon. Samyang manufactures lenses in all the … [Read more...]

Portrait Master – Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM

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Sony G-Master lenses have been specially manufactured to provide high-resolution optics required for the latest highmegapixel cameras. These are still and video compatible and offer superior optics combined with high precision in mechanical and electronic components. The 85mm f/1.4 GM lens caters to portrait specialists who need that uncompromising sharpness combined with … [Read more...]