Category: Review

The new Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.0 OS C

Now, the concept of this Siggy is not new. There’ve been several iterations, most received quite well. That’s not always true with Sigma lenses. Sigma as a lens maker has had, with the photo community at least, a quality control

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Nikon and Sigma – Friends or Foes?

Since the introduction of the D7100 and D5300 and the advent of the Sigma Art and Contemporary lines, there have been numerous reports of interoperability issues that never existed before. These include the consistent issues of the OS remaining on,

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Nikon 70-200 f/4G ED VR AF-S Nikkor in the house!

After the Sigma 150-500 arrived, I knew it was too big for real use. Sure, you could take it out on a tripod and use it for some birding, but I’m a casual birder at best and an opportunistic shooter,

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Nikon 70-200/4 VR III and my lineup

In 2008, responding to my frustration with Canon to get the new bodies right (or at least, to reviews by others of Canon’s failures – I loved my 40D!) and the awesome high-ISO performance and incredible LCD of the Nikon

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Battle of the 17-55 f2.8’s

Both Nikon and Canon produce a DX (or APS-C) version of the 17-55 f2.8, but that doesn’t mean they are the same lens. In fact, far from it! While the focal-length and constant aperture are the same, the similarities end

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Tokina 12-24 f4 AT-X Pro DX

First, the plethora of (and seemingly ever-expanding) numbers and letters following a lens are amazing, aren’t they? TMV will now, in reviews, also explain those designations so when you jot down your remarks in some forum, you can show your

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Canon 17-40 f4 L USM

The Canon 17-40/4 L is a light, fast (constant f4) wide-angle zoom. It produces simply wonderful images (of course, the gear behind the viewfinder is somewhat important to this, as well!) for a very reasonable cost. The red ring and

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