Dslr lens reviews

 

Dslr lens reviews

Dslr lens reviews

No of lenses tested:59
No of converters tested:6

Latest Dslr lens reviews:

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 II, Canon 10-22, Canon 100-400, Nikon 180mm, Canon 28-300 L, Canon 20mm f/2.8, Tamron 150-600, Tokina 16-28mm FF, Canon 70-300 is, Canon 28 2.8 is, Canon 17-55 is, Sigma 120-300 f/2.8, Sigma 100-300 f/4

Lens ratings

Lens ratings

Canon lenses A-Z

Canon Dslr Lens reviews

lens reviews
Canon lenses on Amazon

Canon Aps-C lens reviews

Best value Canon lenses

Zoom lens reviews

Canon 10-22 review
Sigma 10-20mm review
Tokina 11-16mm review
Canon 15-85mm review
Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 is review
Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 review
Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 Vc review
Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is review
Canon 18-55mm Stm is review
Canon 15 85 vs Canon 24 105
Sigma 18-35 f1.8 review
Canon 24-70 f2.8 L review
Canon 24 105 review
Canon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 is L review
Canon 70 200 f4 review
Canon 70-200mm f2.8 review
Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 is review
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Vc review
Sigma 100-300mm f/4 APO DG EX HSM review
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 HSM review
Soligor 100-400/4.5-6.3 review
Canon 100-400 review
Canon 400 vs 100-400
Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 review
Tamron 150-600 review

Prime lens reviews

Samyang 8mm f3.5 review
Samyang 14mm f2.8 review
Canon 20mm f/2.8 review
Canon 28/2.8 is lens review
Sigma 35 f1.4 review
Canon 35mm f2 review
Canon 40mm f2.8 STM review
Canon 50mm f1.4 review
Canon 50mm f1.8 II review
Canon 60mm f/2.8 Macro review
Canon 85mm f/1.8 review
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro
Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro review
Canon 135mm f2 review
Canon 200mm f2.8 review
Canon 200mm f2.8+2x teleconverter
Canon 300mm f4 is review
Canon 400mm f5.6 review

Teleconverters

Kenko 1.4 dgx review
Kenko Pro300 1.4 dgx review
Kenko Pro300 2x dgx review
Canon 2x MkII review
Soligor 2x converter review
Kenko 3x converter review

Canon Full frame Dslr lens reviews

Coming soon.
Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 review
Canon 24-70 f4 review
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 is II review

Nikon lenses A-Z

Nikon Dslr Lens reviews

lens reviews
Nikon lenses on Amazon

Nikon Aps-C lens reviews
Zoom lens reviews

Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 review
Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 review
Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 review
Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 review
Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 review
Nikon 16-85mm vs 18-105mm
Nikon 16-85mm vs Tamron 17-50
Sigma 24-105mm OS Hsm review
Nikon 70-210mm f/4-5.6 AF review
Nikon 70-200mm f/4 Vr
Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Vr
Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 review

Prime lens reviews

Nikon 35mm f/1.8 review
Nikon 50mm f/1.4G review
Nikon 105mm Af-D micro review
Nikon 105mm Vr micro review
Nikon 105mm f2.5 review
Nikon 180mm AF review
Nikon 300mm f4 review

Other coming or new lenses

Canon 16-35mm f/4 is USM lens
Canon Ef-S 10-18mm (Aps-C)
Af-s Nikkor 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens
Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III
Tokina 70-200mm f/4
Olympus 300 f/4 prime
Samyang 12mm f/2
Tamron 150 600 f5-6.3-Di Vc USD tele
Tamron 16-300mm
Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 macro

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Lens reviews

At above links can be find the reviews of various Canon and Nikon digital camera lenses for Dslr cameras. I don’t do currently scientific tests about resolution, vignetting or chromatic aberration, but more concentrate on the lens value in usage: what purpose is it good for, the price is realistic for the quality and usage value someone get, what are the alternatives on the market, which is perhaps better in some ways, what are the advantages and disadvantages of the given product. I make pictures with each lens and I attach several pictures for the reviews to really can see what the lens is good for, at different apertures.

What are the qualities I concentrate on the reviews ?

There are several factors that are important for lens testing. Below I list some of them which is very important to really see a value of a photographic lens.

Sharpness

Sharpness is an essential quality of a photographic lens. Although some people say sentences like, sharpness is not important, rarely any serious photographer use not sharp lenses. Say a bird or wildlife photographer or sports photo reporter to change their super expensive several thousand dollar lens to something less sharp would be an interesting idea. If I want to shoot a tiny bird from a distance as a bird photographer, every fraction of sharpness is definitely needed to see the details of the small bird.

Brightness

Brightness is also a very simple quality of a lens. Simply bright lenses can make sharper images in low light and in daylight as well. The brightness of the lens has to do with the diameter of the glass used. Bigger glass-usually more light, more detail-better images.

Mechanical quality

If we spent a sum for a lens, we hope we can use it not just several days, or months but extended period of time. For high money we want the lens to be durable, perhaps survive serious abuse, without problem. If the lens is simply falls apart by itself not very wise thing to spent to much money on it.

Focal length

Focal length defines the angle of the lens we can work with. There are ultra wide angle, wide angle, normal, telephoto and super telephoto lenses, depending on the focal length. Focal length is essential to know especially at single focal length lenses.

Ultra wide angle lenses

We call wide angle lenses of focal length of 6-15mm on Aps-C sensor sized cameras, or 6-24mm focal lenght on Full frame cameras.

Wide angle lenses

We call wide angle lenses of focal length of 15-30mm on Aps-C sensor sized cameras, or 24-50mm focal lenght on Full frame cameras.

Normal lenses

We call a normal lens with a focal length of 30mm on Aps-C sensored cameras or 50mm on Full frame cameras.

Telephoto lenses

We call a lens telephoto if the focal lenght of the lens is more than 50mm on Full frame cameras, or more than 30mm on Aps-C sized cameras.

Super telephoto lenses

We call a lens super telephoto if the focal length of the lens is 400mm and longer. Super telephoto lenses are used by wildlife or bird photographers, and sport shooters. The good quality super telephoto lenses are usually the most expensive lenses with excellent sharpness and other optical qualities. The price range of this lenses can be from 1000 dollars to 18000 dollars or even more.

Autofocus operation

If we shoot action, sports or wildlife quick autofocus operation is essential. For landscapes, macro,product photography or wide angle work perhaps no so much.

Lens reviews – Zoom lenses

Zoom lenses or vari-focal lenses are a versatile tools for several purposes. There are different types of zoom lenses. There are super zoom lenses with a huge range between wide angle and telephoto, mid range zooms with usually not so long telephoto range, and some zooms which only in telephoto or wide angle, or ultra wide angle range.

Lens reviews – Prime lenses

Prime lenses or single-focal lenses are specialized lenses for a purpose. Mostly used for telephoto or macro work, where the possible highest optical quality needed. Prime lenses are more simple than zoom lenses, usually has better brightness and sharpness but not so versatile. There are wide angle and long telephoto primes as well.

Lens reviews – Teleconverters

Teleconverters are relatively smaller optical elements or lenses which used to give a lens a more magnification. There are 1.4x,1.7x, 2x, and 3x converters. The number shows the increase in focal length you get. The converters typically works best with prime lenses of 135mm focal length or longer. At the same time the lens going to get longer and darker. The 1.4 converters “robs” 1 stops of light, 2x converters 2 stops of light.

Lens reviews – Most popular Canon lenses

Most popular Canon lenses are the 50mm lenses, the 18-55is, 15-85is, 17-55is, the 70-200 L zoom lenses, the 100mm macro, the 85mm f1.8 portrait lens, the Canon 24 105 L, the 400mm f5.6 super telephoto, the 300mm f2.8 L, the 500mm f4 L.

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