Lens Reviews

Why I Love Cheap Manual Focus Telephoto Lenses

1800 1013 Echo Lens Photography

Dylan makes the case for cheap manual focus telephoto lenses, and offers some tips on how to buy, shoot, and enjoy them.

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Nikon Nikkor Z 20mm f/1.8 S Lens Review

1600 900 James Tocchio

James reviews the Nikon Nikkor Z 20mm F/1.8 S, the newest ultra-wide prime lens for Nikon Z series cameras.

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Ugly Lens, Beautiful Photos – My Experience With Cheap Gear

687 386 Milo Krims

Milo Krims sold their pristine Mamiya C330, bought a rather worn replacement, and was surprised by the quality of the images it made.

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Shooting the Anamorphic Sirui 50mm Lens is Like Shooting a Digital X Pan

2560 1440 Rich Stroffolino

Rich introduces us to the Sirui 50mm Anamorphic lens, and compares the images it makes with the infamous Hasselblad X Pan.

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Finding Perspective with the Nikon Nikkor 28mm F/3.5 AIS 

2000 1125 Hemant Chatterji

Hemant discovers the affordable wide-angle Nikon Nikkor 28mm F/3.5 lens, and shares his journey away from the standard 50mm focal length.

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Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 R WR Review – The Goldilocks Lens

2000 1125 Clayton D'Arnault

Clayton reviews the Fujifilm XF 27mm F/2.8 R WR, a weather sealed pancake lens for Fuji’s X Series mirrorless cameras.

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The Nikon Series E 75-150mm f/3.5 – The People’s Telephoto Lens

2000 1125 Josh Solomon

Josh reviews the Nikon Series E 75-150mm zoom lens, a low-priced lens with solid performance and serious utility.

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Minolta MD 28mm f/2.8 Lens Review

2000 1125 Sroyon Mukherjee

Sroyon reviews the Minolta MD 28mm F/2.8, a lens which doesn’t typically get much praise among classic lens lovers.

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Mamiya Sekor 55mm F/1.4 USM Lens Review

2000 1125 Albert Silver

Albert Silver reviews the Mamiya Sekor 55mm F/1.4 fast prime universal screw mount lens on film and digital cameras.

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A Final Salute to Nikon’s AF-D Lenses

2000 1331 Jim Graves

Jim Graves takes a fond look at Nikon’s AF-D series of lenses – the company’s first autofocus lenses that combine affordability and quality.

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Minolta RF Rokkor-X 500mm F/8 Mirror Lens Review

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James reviews the Minolta RF Rokkor-x 500mm F/8 mirror-lens. History, specs, use today, and image quality within – Check it out!

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TTArtisan 50mm f/0.95 Lens Review – Ultra-fast, Ultra-affordable

2000 1125 Nick Clayton

Nicholas reviews the supposed Noctilux-killer; the ultra-fast and ultra-affordable TTArtisan 50mm F/0.95 Leica M mount fast prime lens.

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The Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM – Don’t Call it the Japanese Summilux

2000 1125 Eric Charles Jones

A quick review of the Canon 50mm F/1.4 in Leica Thread Mount – commonly referred to as “The Japanese Summilux.”

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Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens Review

2000 1125 Clayton D'Arnault

Clayton reviews the Sony E 16-55mm F/2.8 G, the most expensive E-mount Sony lens available, to determine if it’s worth the price.

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