Author: Klaus

Price: $1400 USD SpecificationsOptical construction17 elements in 12 groups (4x aspherical)Number of aperture blades13 (rounded)min. focus distance0.4m (max. magnification: 1:6.2)Dimensionsφ81.0 x 108.8mmWeight745gFilter sizeφ72mmHoodpetal-shaped, bayonet mount, suppliedOther features dust- & moisture resistant Ref.: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/a024_50_12/

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Nikon has lots of fancy lenses in their lineup. These keep us excited, but in terms of volume, the bread-and-butter lenses are certainly outselling them by some factors. One of them is certainly Nikkor Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR, which will surely find its way into the bags of many consumer-grade Z cameras. The massive 8.3x zoom range makes it an ideal companion for more casual photography, specifically for traveling, where many people simply prefer to avoid the bulk and weight of having to carry big setups. An 8.3x zoom lens isn’t going to be the sharpest knife in town, but let’s…

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Laowa finally did it. It took them a LONG while, but they finally released their first autofocus lens. And it wouldn’t be Laowa if it wasn’t something extreme. Matching with their 10-year anniversary, they released another 10 – the Laowa AF 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF. In this review, we’ll have a look at the Nikon Z-mount version. The lens is also available in Sony E-mount, as well as Canon R and L-mount, although the latter two are only available as fully manual versions. 10mm may smell like APS-C, but it’s actually a full-format lens. Thus, we are talking about an ultra-wide…

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18mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100m – all T1.5 in Sony E-mount with electronic coupling but no AF. The whole set will cost $25,950 / €23,000 (excl. VAT). Individual lenses are also available. Ref.: Zeiss News Page

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70-200mm f/2.8s are among the most popular lenses among enthusiast photographers – for a reason. They are fast enough to substitute prime lenses in this range … most of the time … while providing the flexibility of a zoom lens. They are used in a very broad range of applications – press work, wedding photography, still life, and even landscape photography. Among the most desirable options on the market is the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II. The MK I wasn’t a bad lens by any means, but the MK II represents a quite substantial upgrade. Other than the…

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A mild update to the OM-1 … the OM-1 II:Ref.: OM-1 II A rebadged Sigma Sports (full format lens) … a bit pricey in comparison: Ref.: M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-600mm F5.0-6.3 IS A cosmetically updated 9-18mm lens – basically just a renaming from Olympus to OM System: M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 II

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