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John Riley reviews the new full-frame Sigma 35mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary lens for E-mount and L-mount mirrorless cameras.

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John Riley reviews Nikon's premium Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 S prime lens, an unusually bright 50mm lens that offers auto-focus, weather-sealing, and OLED display. Find out how it performs on the Nikon Z7 in our review.

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John Riley reviews the Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S lens, Nikon's premium f/2.8 ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame Z-mount cameras.

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John Riley reviews the new Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD (A047) lens for Sony E / FE-mount mirrorless cameras.

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John Riley reviews the new Fujifilm XF Fujinon 50mm f/1.0 R WR lens, the large aperture auto-focus lens from Fujifilm for X-Mount cameras.

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The Mitakon Speedmaster 17mm f/0.95 is a fast wide-angle lens for Micro Four Thirds and David Thorpe has been putting it to the test.

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Samyang has released a new lens simulator that is designed to provide a virtual experience of Samyang lenses from the comfort of your own home and John Riley has been putting it to the test to find out how easy it is to use and, more importantly, how useful it is.

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The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art is a new lens from Sigma that's designed to be used with full-frame mirrorless cameras so John Riley's paired it with the Sony A7R III to find out how it performs.

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John Riley has been putting the AF 35mm f/1.8 FE full-frame, auto-focus lens from Samyang to the test which is designed to be used with Sony's full-frame and APS-C E-Mount mirrorless cameras.

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John Riley reviews the SMC Pentax-FA 24-90mm f/3.5-4.5 AL [IF] vintage lens for full-frame SLR/DSLRs.

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We've been playing around with a crystal sphere known as the Refractique Lensball to find out just how good they are for creative photography.

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John Riley reviews the new Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD full-frame lens for E-Mount cameras.

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