Lenses

Gear reviews and how-to guides for on lenses digital cameras.

Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 Sample Images

Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Images

The Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 is a moderately wide-angle lens for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras. With a maximum aperture of ƒ/2.8, it’s fast, but the highlight features are how small and light it is.

Lens Diameter

Lens Filter Size Chart for Pentax Lenses

If you’re looking to add a polarizer, UV, or ND filter to your lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter/filter size. Here’s a lens filter size chart for Pentax lenses.

Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD

Lens Filter Size Chart for Tamron Lenses

If you’re looking to add a polarizer, UV, or ND filter to your lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter/filter size. Here’s a lens filter size chart for Tamron lenses.

Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG Lens

Lens Filter Size Chart for Sigma Lenses

If you’re looking to add a polarizer, UV, or ND filter to your lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter/filter size. Here’s a lens filter size chart for Sigma lenses.

FujiFilm X-T3 with Fujinon 16mm f/1.4 lens

Lens Filter Size Chart for Fujifilm / Fujinon Lenses

If you’re looking to add a polarizer, UV, or ND filter to your lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter/filter size. Here’s a lens filter size chart for Fujifilm/Fujinon lenses, including their X series and GFX series lenses.

Sony FE 2.8 - 16-35mm GM Lens

Lens Filter Size Chart for Sony Lenses

If you’re looking to add a polarizer, UV, or ND filter to your lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter/filter size. Here’s a lens filter size chart for Sony E Mount and A Mount lenses.

Lens Diameter Marking

Lens Filter Size Chart for Canon Lenses

If you’re looking to get a polarizer, UV, or ND filter for your lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter/filter size. Here’s a lens filter size chart for Canon lenses.

Sony FE 12-24mm G f/4 Zoom Lens

Sony FE 12-24mm F/4 G Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Review

The Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G zoom lens has an ultra-wide perspective that adds a lot of drama and packs a lot of scene into the frame, but it manages to do it without the distracting parts that you often get at such extreme focal lengths.

Lumix S 24-105mm Sample Images Header

Lumix S 24-105mm ƒ/4 Zoom Lens Sample Images

I’ve recently been out shooting with the new Lumix S 24-105mm ƒ/4 on the also-new Lumix S1 full-frame mirrorless camera. Here are some images taken with the combination with an emphasis on examples showing how the lens performs in real-world shooting.

Sony E 16mm f/2.8 Sample Images

Photos Taken with a Sony E 16mm ƒ/2.8 Lens

The Sony E 16mm ƒ/2.8 lens is fast and tiny, making it a very attractive option for travel photography. Here’s a collection of travel photos to give a sense of how it performs under real-world conditions.

LensBaby SOL 45

Hands On with the LensBaby SOL 45

LensBaby have released a new model in their range of special effects lenses. This one, the SOL 45, has a focal length of 45mm and combines selective focus and tilting. Here’s my review and some photos taken with it.

Nikon 18-55mm Lens Sample Images Collage

Nikon 18-55mm VR Lens Sample Photos

Here are some samples of photos I’ve taken with Nikon’s AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.

Nikon D3400

Nikon 18-55mm Lens Zoom Range

Here are some practical examples that show the zoom range of the Nikon 18-55mm lens in case you’re trying to decide which lens bundle to go with.

Sigma USB Dock UD-01

Using Sigma’s USB Dock for Lens Updates and Tweaking

Sigma has a USB dock for its newer lenses that allows you to update the lens’s firmware and customize some of the lens’s core functions like autofocus and optical stabilization. Here’s how the USB dock works and what you can do with it.

New Wide-Angle Lenses from Nikon

Nikon has announced three new wide-angle lenses: a 28mm f/1.4 and 8-15mm fisheye zoom for FX sensor cameras and a 10-20mm ultra-wide zoom for DX sensor cameras.

New Lenses from Nikon

Nikon has announced updates to some of its pro telephotos, as well as a new, versatile DX zoom lens that is an especially good fit for travel photography.

Sigma 35mm f1.4 for Nikon

Sigma 35mm f1.4 for Nikon Hands-on Review

Sigma’s 35mm f1.4 prime lens is a direct competitor to Nikon’s version. But there’s a very big difference in price. Here’s how the Sigma performs in real-world shooting.

Lens Diameter Marking

How to Find the Lens Diameter of a Camera Lens

When buying filters or lens caps you need to know the diameter of your lens. But you don’t need to break out a ruler. You just need to know the code. And once you know what to look for, it’s easy. Includes lens filter size charts for major brands.

Tiffen Variable ND Filter Review

An ND filter blocks light, meaning you can use a slower shutter speed or larger aperture. The Tiffen Variable ND Filter sounds great on paper, offering flexibility and convenience. Here’s how it performs in practice.