Lens Review

Voigtlander Ultra Wide-Heliar 12mm f/5.6 Aspherical III M Mount Lens Review

1800 1013 Drew Chambers

Drew reviews the outrageously wide Voigtlander Ultra Wide-Heliar 12mm f/5.6 Aspherical III in Leica M mount!

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Leitz Tele-Elmar 135mm f/4 – Leica’s Secret Sonnar

1800 1013 Sroyon Mukherjee

An intriuging look at a less often discussed Leitz M mount lens reveals an under-appreciated gem for Leica photographers.

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Canon FD 85mm F/1.2 L – Finding My Ideal Focal Length with Canon’s Legendary Portrait Lens

1800 1013 Stephen Hennessy

Stephen reviews the Canon FD 85mm F/1.2 L, a super fast prime portrait lens which has made 85mm his go-to focal length.

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Nikon PC-Nikkor 35mm f/2.8 – the First 35mm Perspective Control (Shift) Lens

1800 1012 Yuan Oliver Jin

Oliver reviews the Nikon PC-Nikkor 35mm f/2.8, a highly specialized shift lens for landscapes and cityscapes.

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Sony FE 100mm F/2.8 STF (Smooth Trans Focus) Lens Review

1800 1013 James Tocchio

James reviews one of the most interesting lenses being manufactured today, the Sony FE 100mm F/2.8 STF Smooth Trans Focus lens.

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Kobalux Wide 28mm F/3.5 LTM Lens Review

1800 1012 James Tocchio

The Kobalux Wide 28mm F/3.5 LTM lens is an uncommon and uncommonly tiny Japanese lens that harkens back to old-world quality at a reasonable price!

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Nikon Nikkor 50mm F/1.8 Longnose Lens Review – The Forgotten Favorite 

1800 1013 Hemant Chatterji

A brief review of the Nikon Nikkor 50mm F/1.8 Longnose standard prime lens. With sample photos, history, and specifications.

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Minolta MC Fisheye Rokkor X 7.5mm F/4 Lens Review

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James shoots and reviews the Minolta MC Fisheye Rokkor X 7.5mm F/4, the widest lens that Minolta ever produced.

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Minolta MC Rokkor X 85mm F/1.7 Fast Prime Portrait Lens Review

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James shoots Minolta’s first and fastest manual focus prime lens, the Minolta MC Rokkor X 85mm F/1.7. Plus sample shots and a buyer’s guide.

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Nikon Micro Nikkor 55mm F/3.5 Macro / Standard Lens Review

2560 1438 Josh Solomon

Josh reviews a classic Nikon Nikkor lens, the Micro Nikkor 55mm F/3.5 macro lens. It’s a standard fifty and a macro lens in one!

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Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8 Zoom Lens Review

2800 1575 Jeb Inge

Jeb examines the performance of one of the best zoom lens values available today.

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Value Proposition – the Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f/3.5 Zoom Lens

2800 1572 Josh Solomon

Finding hidden gems is sort of what we do. Today we’re looking at a great value lens with few compromises; the Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm zoom.

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The AF Nikkor 24mm F/2.8D is Nikon’s Best Value Wide-Angle Lens

2000 1125 Jeb Inge

A little more than one year ago, while preparing to emigrate to Europe, I decided to put together a proper kit that could shoot nearly any type of photo. I settled on a Nikon F100…

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Olympus Zuiko 40mm F/2 Lens Review – Maitani’s Smallest Zuiko

2800 1575 Dustin Vaughn-Luma

I’ve spent the past few months shooting a rare and interesting lens from Olympus’ glory days, the Olympus Zuiko 40mm F/2 in OM mount. This lens combines many of the things that photo geeks (past…

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