The ultra widea angle Samyang 12mm F2.0 lens is available for various mirrorles cameras, that is Canon M, Fuji X, Sony E (18mm FF equivalent) and Micro 43 mounts (24mm FF equivalent). It is available under various brand names, Samyang, Rokinon and Walimex Pro being the most popular ones.
Sony 18-135 travel zoom is the newest addition to Sony's APS-C E mount lineup, coming about 2 years after the last one. This gap really indicated that Sony does not put much attention on their APS-C lenses, so who knows, it might also be the last one. It is known as the lens nobody really asked for, being a 9th lens to cover the normal zoom range (SEL1855, SELP1650, SEL1670Z, SELP18105, SELP18200, SEL18200, SEL18200LE and the Tamron 18-200) and the 5th travel zoom. Given that there is only one wide angle zoom available and really no telephotos (SEL55210 with F6.3 at the long end is more of a snapper) it is really a strange decision on Sony's part. But given the fact the lens is there, is it worth buying and how does it compare to the Sony lineup or the competition?
The lens is relatively light and small - compared to Fuji's older 23mm prime - the F1.4 it 1cm shorter and 120g lighter. Many shooters also report that the F2 lens focuses faster, although thgough my very short tests made on the F1.4 I have to say that I don't notice any large differences between the AF systems of the two lenses.
For a long time this was the only native macro option for the X Mount system. Of course, as will be pointed out by many it is not a "real" macro lens because it doesn't have 1:1 magnification, but rather is limited to 1:2. This however is plenty enough for most of people most of the time and unless you are a strictly macro photographer or are required to print large images of super tiny objects, you will be fine, with 24mpix you will have some space to crop.
Hello everyone and welcome to my next review. This time I'm tackling the better side of the Fujifilm kit lenses - Fujinon XF 18-55. You can really see the differences between this lens and its XC counterpart (16-50) right at a first glance - it is much sturdier, build out of metal and probably most important of all, it has an aperture ring . Overall, to be honest, there istn't really that much to say about the performance of the lens other than it is really great.
Hello and welcome to the review. Today I will be talking a litte about one of the lenses in Sony's affordable array that I have most ambivalent feelings about - the mighty 70-200 F4 zoom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dNNhKZTAIM Let's start with built quality - it is superb. The lens is all metal with a metal detatchable tripod …
The Sony 13-35 F4 is a fruit of cooperation between Sony and Zeiss, is one of the earliest lenses to come out for the Sony Full Frame system and thus is also very close to the original idea of compactness of mirrorless cameras (the idea that we can now consider officially abandoned in my opinion). …