Tamron AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro (whew!)

Tamron set out to design a compact power zoom that would not skimp on quality or range and for the most part have succeeded in delivering both. There’s no question that a 13.9x tele is a remarkable feat, albeit...

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Canon EOS-1D Mark II N reviewed

The photos we've taken with the Canon EOS-1D Mark II N files are smooth and show almost no noise at ISO 100 and ISO 200 -- even ISO 400 and ISO 800 look very good. There is no sign...

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Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM telephoto mini-review

This lens is one of Canon’s hidden gems. The image quality and ability to focus in low light are invaluable. It’s on par with the 85mm f/1.8 in terms of quality. I’ve used my 100mm lens for portrait head...

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Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG macro lens launches

This medium telephoto macro lens is ideal for both digital SLR cameras and 35mm film SLR cameras. The design of this lens makes it suitable for taking pictures in all situations from infinity to 1:1 macro, both with natural...

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Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II LD Aspherical [IF] reviewed

The Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II LD Aspherical [IF] is a good lens. It's pretty sharp at all focal lengths, even wide open, but contrast does go up a notch when stopped down from f2.8 to f4. Chromatic...

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Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO HSM lens announced

Sigma unveils the APO 70-200 mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO HSM, a large aperture telephoto zoom lens - optimized for digital SLR cameras - with a minimum focusing distance of 100cm and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.5. The super...

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Tamron AF 55-200mm Di II LD macro reviewed

The Tamron AF 55-200mm Di II LD Macro is pretty small and light, and has a semi-matte back finish. The body is plastic and the wide zoom ring has a rubberized grip. Manual focus is achieved by rotating a very...

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Nikkor 18-200mm AF-S DX VR lens reviewed

One of the surprises with the D200 announcement was that it could be purchased with a new DX wide angle to telephoto zoom lens. Having a kit lens for consumer camera isn't new for Nikon, but this was a doozy:...

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Canon EF-S 17-55/2.8 IS USM lens

Canon today strengthens its EF-S lens series with the Image Stabilized wide angle EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM. With image quality and construction approaching that of Canon's renowned professional lenses, the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM becomes the fastest standard...

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Canon EOS 30D announcement and reactions

Just in time for the PMA show in Orlando, Canon have finally announced their oft-rumoured EOS 30D! This 8.2 megapixel camera features the same low-pass optical filter and DIGIC II processing as it's EOD 20D predecessor, but adds a 2.5"...

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Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor lens

Nikon has today announced the 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor, a macro lens with vibration reduction which Nikon claims is the first of its kind. Nikon has loaded the lens with a number of features in addition to vibration...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 photos

Mark Goldstein over at The Photography Blog has posted some shots taken with Pansonic's DMC-LZ5 prior to an uncoming review. Despite the nice specs, several commenters have pointed out the obvious flaws in the lens, notably fringing at the edges:...

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Sigma AF 17-70mm F2.8 - 4.5 DC Macro Zoom Lens

The Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO zoom lens has a minimum focusing distance of 20cm (7.9”) throughout the entire zoom range. A maximum magnification of 1:2.3 enables extreme close-up photography. An impressive achievement for a standard zoom lens. The new...

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Canon EF-S 17-85/4-5.6 IS USM lens reviewed

The Canon EF-S 17-85/4-5.6 IS USM is designed for use on the Canon EOS Digital Rebel, Digital Rebel XT and EOS 20D Digital SLRs. It's a general purpose lens with a field of view coverage equal to that which would...

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Olympus EVOLT E-500 with Olympus 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens

A well-designed compact 8-megapixel digital SLR camera, the Olympus Evolt E-500 offers a notably broad set of features for its class, including Olympus's signature dust-reduction system. Every time you turn on the E-500, its supersonic wave filter vibrates 35,000 times...

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Sigma's new macro zoom

Sigma have announced their new 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO lens. It can be used with wide variety of subjects and it is an ideal large aperture standard zoom lens for digital SLR cameras featuring APS-C size image sensor. This lens...

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Tamron 55-200/4-5.6 Review

Tamron's new offering for photographers who have bought a DSLR with an 18-55 kit lens, but now want something a little longer. A good choice? Read and find out my opion......

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Sigma 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 DG MACRO Lens (Pentax Mount)

This Sigma 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 DG MACRO digitally optimized lens covers all the focal lengths from 28mm wide angle to 300mm telephoto with 10.7:1 high zoom ratio as well as macro capability. The new multi layer lens coating and lens...

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Canon 50/1.8 Review

Though it's the cheapest lens in the Canon lineup ($70) the EF 50/1.8 is one of the best bargains around for both film and digital SLRs. Find out why!...

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens - First Impression Review

I've just taken delivery of a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens for my Canon EOS 20D have just spent the last hour out in the garden harassing every beetle and flower I could find. Since buying the...

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smc Pentax DA Fish-Eye 10-17mm lens

smc Pentax DA Fish-Eye 10-17mm lens : Pentax announced the smc Pentax DA Fish-Eye 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED [IF] lens. Designed exclusively for use with the Pentax line of digital SLRs, this interchangeable lens offers fish-eye to super wide-angle performance...

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Sigma 10-20mm DC for Konica Minolta & Pentax

December 6, 2005 - 09.00 GMTSigma announces that the new 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC lens, announced in November, is now also available for the Konica Minolta and Pentax digital SLR cameras. The lens allows enjoyment of super wide-angle photography...

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Pentax Announces First Pentax DA Fish-Eye Lens

Golden, CO. (November 30, 2005)...PENTAX Imaging Company has announced the smc PENTAX DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED [IF] lens. Designed exclusively for use with the PENTAX line of digital SLRs, this interchangeable lens offers fish-eye (180° diagonal angle of...

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Pentax, Konica Minolta, and Vivitar lenses posted to SLRgear.com

We've updated SLRgear.com to include even more fine SLR lenses for your review, bringing the site total to a whopping 285 lenses. We had a lot of requests for Pentax and Konica Minolta in particular, so we're looking forward...

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