Lenses

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.
Read More

Photos Taken with a Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Telephoto Zoom Lens

Sigma has two zoom lenses at the 150-600mm focal lengths. Here are some sample images I've shot with the Sports version, which is bigger, heavier, and much more expensive than the Contemporary version, but also offers much improved optical performance.
Read More

Nikon AF-S 8-15mm F/3.5-4.5E ED Fisheye Zoom Lens - Hands-on Review

The Nikon AF-S 8-15mm fisheye zoom lens is optically excellent and opens up some fun creative opportunities. There are also some quirks when shooting with it.
Read More

Nikon AF-S 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED Fisheye Zoom Lens Sample Images

Here's a collection of sample images I've taken with the Nikon AF-S 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED fisheye zoom lens to give a sense of its performance in real-world shooting.
Read More

Zoom Range of the Nikon AF-S 8-15mm Fisheye Lens

The zoom range of this lens isn’t your typical closer-and-further-away views. Here are some practical examples.
Read More

Nikon AF Micro-NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED Macro Lens Sample Images

This is a collection of sample images I've taken with the Nikon AF Micro-NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED macro lens.
Read More

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Prime Lens Sample Images

Here's a collection of sample images that I've shot with the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art lens for Nikon DSLRs.
Read More

Sony FE 20mm ƒ/1.8 G Wide-Angle Prime Lens Sample Images

Here's a selection of photos I've taken with the Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G wide-angle prime lens on a Sony Alpha camera to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.
Read More

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Zoom Lens Sample Images

I've recently been out shooting with the Sony FE 70-200mm GM OSS zoom lens. Here are some photos I've taken with it.
Read More

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Prime Lens Sample Images - Flower & Garden Macro Photos

Here are some practical examples of using the Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS lens with some spring flower and garden photography.
Read More

Zoom Range of the Sony 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 Lens | Practical Examples

Here are some practical examples of the zoom range of the Sony FE 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 GM OSS zoom lens on a Sony Alpha full-frame mirrorless camera.
Read More

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Zoom Lens Sample Images

Here are some sample images I've taken with the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens, a versatile zoom for Canon EOS R series mirrorless cameras.
Read More

Examples of the Zoom Range of the Canon 24-105mm F4 IS USM Zoom Lens

Here are some practical examples of the zoom range of the Canon 24-105mm ƒ/4 IS USM lens, a kit lens option with the Canon R5 mirrorless camera.
Read More

How to Customize the Control Ring on the Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S Zoom Lens

A guide to customizing the behavior of the control ring on the Nikon Z 24-70mm ƒ/4 S zoom lens.
Read More

Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S Zoom Lens Sample Images

Here's a collection of photos I've taken recently with the Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S zoom lens. All of these were shot on a Nikon Z7 body.
Read More

Practical Examples of the Zoom Range of the Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens

Here are some practical examples of the zoom range of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S, with side-by-side examples shot at 24mm and 70mm.
Read More

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.
Read More

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.
Read More

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.
Read More

Lens Filter Size Chart for Olympus 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 Olympus M.Zuiko lenses.
Read More

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.
Read More

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.
Read More

Lens Filter Size Chart for Nikon 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 Nikon/Nikkor lenses.
Read More

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.
Read More

F Stop Chart - Lens Apertures for Full Stops, 1/2 Stops, & 1/3 Stops

This F Stop Chart shows full stops, 1/2 stops, and 1/3 stops when setting the aperture of digital camera lenses.
Read More

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.
Read More

Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Images

Sony's FE 12-24mm f/4 G lens is an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens designed for their full-frame cameras. For an unusually wide lens, it's remarkably true and sharp and doesn't suffer from the usual optical flaws you'd expect.
Read More

Sony FE 24mm ƒ/1.4 GM Lens Review

The Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM is a high-end fast prime designed for Sony's full-frame mirrorless cameras. Here's my hands-on review.
Read More

Photos Taken with a Sony FE 24mm ƒ/1.4 GM Wide-Angle Prime Lens

Here's a collection of photos I've taken recently with the Sony FE 24mm ƒ/1.4 GM wide-angle prime lens on a Sony a7R IV body.
Read More

Lumix S 24-105mm ƒ/4 Macro Zoom Lens Review

Here's my hands-on review of the Lumix S 24-105mm ƒ/4 macro, a versatile and high-quality zoom lens for Lumix, Sigma, and Leica cameras using the L-mount system.
Read More

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.
Read More

Practical Examples of the Zoom Range of the Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm ƒ/4 Zoom Lens

Here are some practical examples taken at each end of the zoom range of the new Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm f/4 macro zoom lens.
Read More

Photos Taken with a Sony 18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 E-Mount Lens

This is a selection of photos I've taken with the Sony 18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 E-Mount lens, a highly versatile zoom lens that's an especially good pairing with cameras in Sony'a Alpha range such as the a6000, a6400, and a6500.
Read More

Example of the Zoom Range of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro Zoom Lens

Here's a quick practical example of the zoom range of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro zoom lens.
Read More

Photos Taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens

Here are some photos I've taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens.
Read More

How to Switch Between Autofocus (AF) & Manual Focus (MF) on the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Zoom Lens

Here's how to switch between Autofocus (AF) and Manual Focus (MF) modes on the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens.
Read More

Examples of the Zoom Range of the Sony 18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 E-Mount Lens

The Sony E 18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 is a popular choice for APS-C mirrorless cameras like the new Sony a6400 or the Sony a6000. And it makes for a versatile zoom lens for everyday travel photography. Here are some practical examples of its zoom range.
Read More

Fujifilm XF 18-55mm ƒ/2.8-4 Zoom Lens Sample Images

Here's a collection of photos I've taken with the Fujifilm XF 18-55mm lens to give some practical examples of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
Read More

Practical Examples of the Zoom Range of the Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 Zoom Lens

The Fujifilm (Fujinon) XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS zoom lens, often included with Fujifilm X-series cameras such as the X-T4 and X-T30, is better than your average kit lens. Here are some practical examples of its zoom range from 18mm to 55mm.
Read More

Zoom Range of the Sony E 55-210mm ƒ/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens

Here are some quick practical examples of the zoom range of the Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 lens, a cost-effective and versatile telephoto zoom for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.
Read More

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.
Read More

Photos Taken with a Nikon 20mm ƒ/1.8G ED Wide-Angle Lens

Here's a collection of travel-style images I've taken with the Nikon 20mm ƒ/1.8G ED wide-angle prime lens to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
Read More

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.
Read More

Hands-on Review of the Sony FE 16-35mm ƒ/2.8 GM Wide-Angle E-Mount Zoom Lens

I've been shooting with the Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM zoom lens on a Sony a7 iii full-frame mirrorless camera. Here's my hands-on review.
Read More

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens | Sample Images

A collection of high-resolution sample photos taken with the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM E-Mount Lens designed for Sony full-frame cameras.
Read More

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM E-Mount Lens | Sample Images

A collection of photos taken with the Sony FE 16-35mm ƒ/2.8 GM lens to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
Read More

Photos Taken with a Sony Distagon T* 35mm ƒ/1.4 ZA Lens

Here's a selection of sample images I've taken with the Sony 35mm ƒ/1.4 ZA lens, one of Sony's high-end E-mount prime lenses.
Read More

Photos Taken with a Sony 50mm ƒ/1.4 ZA Prime Lens on a Sony a7 iii

The Sony 50mm ƒ/1.4 ZA lens is one of Sony's high-end lenses. On full-frame sensors it offers a normal perspective and is especially good for low-light and selective focus shooting. Here are some sample photos I've taken with it.
Read More

Sigma 105mm ƒ/2.8 Macro Sample Images

A selection of sample images I've shot with the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM macro prime lens.
Read More

Photos Taken with a Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED Lens | Sample Images

If I had to pick one lens to take with me to the ends of the earth, it would be this one: Nikon's 24mm ƒ/1.4G. Here are some example photos I've shot with it.
Read More

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.
Read More

Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G Zoom Lens Hands-on Review

Here's my hands-on review of the Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G, a compact, affordable, and highly versatile zoom lens.
Read More

Photos taken with a Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

A collection of photos I've taken with a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR zoom lens to give some examples of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
Read More

Hands-on Review of the Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Zoom Lens

Tamron's 28-300mm lens is designed as a versatile all-in-one zoom for full-frame sensor cameras, the type of lens you might choose to leave on your camera most of the time for things like travel photography. Here's my hands-on review.
Read More

Photos taken with a Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Lens | Sample Images

A collection of photos I've taken with the Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD under various settings and conditions to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
Read More

Photos Taken with a Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro Macro Lens

A collection of sample images taken with the Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting.
Read More

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.
Read More

Adding a Fisheye Lens to the Olympus Tough Waterproof Cameras

If the built-in lens on your Olympus Tough TG-5 or TG-4 isn't as wide as you'd like, there's a waterproof fisheye adapter lens that you can snap onto the front that will instantly add a super wide-angle perspective.
Read More

Photos Taken with a Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

A collection of photos of taken with the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that gives an idea of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.
Read More

Photos Taken with a Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G DX Zoom Lens

Here's a collection of photos I've taken with the Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G lens for DX cameras to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.
Read More

Adding an Arca-Style Foot to the Sigma 150-600mm Sports Lens

If you have a Sigma 150-600mm Sports and are looking to use it on Arca-style tripods or gimbals, here's a solution that's better than simply adding a quick release plate.
Read More

Photos Taken with a Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens

A collection of photos taken with the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting.
Read More

Nikon 50mm f/1.4G Prime Lens Sample Images

A collection of photos I've taken with a Nikon 50mm f/1.4G to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting.
Read More

Photos Taken with a Nikon 16mm f/2.8D Fisheye Lens

Here's a collection of photos I've taken with the Nikon 16mm f/2.8D Fisheye lens to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.
Read More

Photos Taken with a Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens

A collection of sample photos taken with the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting.
Read More

Photos Taken with a Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-f/5.6G VR ED Zoom Telephoto Lens

A collection of photos taken with the Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G under various conditions to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.
Read More

Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED Lens Sample Images

A collection of sample photos taken using the new Nikon 105mm f/1.4 lens with an emphasis on travel photography.
Read More

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.
Read More

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.
Read More

Shooting Macro Photos with the iPhone 7 and OlloClip Macro Pro Lens Set

If you're looking to get in even closer than the iPhone 7's camera can do, a snap-on lens like those in the OlloClip Macro Pro Lens Set can help.
Read More

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art Lens - Sample Images

A collection of sample images taken with Sigma's 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens.
Read More

Why Not to Use a Polarizer Filter When Shooting Panoramas

It's often a bad idea to use a polarizer filter when shooting panoramas. Here are examples showing why.
Read More

Review of the Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM Sports Telephoto Zoom

A hands-on review of the Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM telephoto zoom lens. It's the first lens in Sigma's new Sports line.
Read More

Review of the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary Supertelephoto Zoom Lens

Sigma has two super telephoto zoom lenses in their current range. Lately I've been putting the less expensive and smaller model through its paces.
Read More

Hands-On Review of the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Zoom Lens

Nikon has come out with a new version of its 24-70mm zoom lens that adds Vibration Reduction. I've been shooting with it for a few weeks now. Here's my review.
Read More

Review of the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens

I've been putting the new Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens through its paces. Here's what I found.
Read More

Nikon AF Micro-NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED Lens for General Flower Photography

Now that spring has finally arrived, here's a hands-on review of using the Nikon 200mm f/4D IF-ED macro lens for outdoor flower photography.
Read More

Review of the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S

A hands-on review of Sigma's flagship super telephoto zoom for sports and wildlife photography.
Read More

Calibrating the Autofocus of Lens & Camera Combinations

If you're finding that the autofocus isn't focusing exactly where you want it, some cameras offer calibration tools. Here's how they work.
Read More

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.
Read More

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.
Read More

Hands-on Review of the Nikon 35mm f1.4G Prime Lens

A 35mm lens might well be among the most useful primes out there. Here's how the Nikon 35mm f/1.4G stacks up in real-world shooting.
Read More

Nikon 16mm Fisheye Lens f2.8 Review

The Nikon 16mm fisheye lens packs a lot of dramatic punch into a tiny, lightweight package. Here's my hands-on review.
Read More

Taking Macro, Fisheye, and Wide-Angle Photos with an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

If you want to expand your lens choices with the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus you're going to need to attach something to the existing lens. I put the olloclip 4-in-1 kit for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus through its paces.
Read More

Hands-on Review of the Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-f/5.6G VR ED Telephoto Zoom Lens

The newest version of Nikon's 80-400mm telephoto zoom lens is quite different to the one it replaces. Here's how it stacks up in real-world shooting.
Read More

How to Tell the 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.
Read More

Using a Circular Polarizer CPL Filter with a Wide-Angle Lens

A circular polarizer filter, also known as a CPL filter, can be an extremely useful photographic tool, but they have to be used with care on an extreme wide-angle lens.
Read More