Posts Tagged ‘lenstest’

DxOMark: The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Series Lens ‘Comes Seriously Close’ to the Otus

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We have our own Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens on the way for full review, but until then it’s interesting to see what some of the big names in gear review are saying about this optical beast and how it compares to the Otus it was meant to compete with.

Today, one of the biggest of those reviewers, DxOMark, released the results of its tests — and news is good if you’re planning to pick one of these beauties up. Read more…

Sigma 50mm DG HSM Art Lens Tested, See How it Stacks Up Against the Otus

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Sigma made quite a splash at CES this year when the company not only announced that a 50mm f/1.4 lens would be added to its superb Art series, but claimed that this lens would be so good that its competition wouldn’t be Nikon or Canon, but the indisputably exceptional $4,000 ZEISS Otus.

Well, thanks to the website Xitek and their recently posted lens test results, we finally get to see if the 50mm’s bite measures up to its bark. Read more…

DxOMark Rates Zeiss 55mm FE for Sony A7/A7R as Best Autofocus Lens Ever

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Camera weenies can argue until they drop about subjective qualities like bokeh yumminess or ergonomics. For the folks who like to stick with numbers, however, there’s software maker and testing titan DxOMark, which recently declared the Zeiss 55mm FE the best autofocus lens it’s ever tested. Read more…

Tamron 150-600mm Telezoom Shootout

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There’s been a lot of interest in the newly released Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 SP Di VC USD lens. (For those wondering what the initials mean, VC means vibration control, the others all read ‘marketing drivel’.) But meaningless initials or not, with a price under $1,100, a superior range, and vibration control, this lens has created a lot of excitement.

Recently, the good people at Imatest have developed an ultra-high resolution, backlit chart printed on photographic film that is perfect for testing long telephoto lenses in the lab. The combination of a new, cool Imatest setup and a new, cool lens proved irresistible, so we decided to compare the new Tamron with the older Tamron 200-500mm, Sigma 50-500mm OS, and Canon 100-400 IS lenses. Read more…

A Creative Test of the Tamron 18-270mm That’ll Give You the Zoom Creeps

You’ve probably seen a good number of sample photos and videos from camera and lens tests before, but probably not quite like this. Filmmaker Anders Øvergaard puts a creative twist on the idea of “test videos” with this sample footage shot with only a Canon 550D/Rebel T2i and Tamron 18-270mm lens.
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