Lens reviews by Amateur Photographer, featuring camera lens tests and specifications


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Is this budget fast prime lens the perfect choice for Alpha 7 users? Andy Westlake tests out the Sony FE 50mm f/1.8


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It's nicknamed the 'Bokeh Dreamer', but is the Laowa 105mm f/2 (T3.2) STF worth investing in for portraiture? Michael Topham puts this unique lens to the test


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With a long zoom range at a tempting price, Nikon’s AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens could be outstanding. Phil Hall tries it out on a wildlife photography trip…


After years in the wilderness, the classic 50mm lens is experiencing something of a comeback, thanks in part to compact system cameras giving these once-unloved lenses a new lease of…


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Richard Sibley tests the Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM lens for Sony Alpha 7-series cameras


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Samyang 50mm f1.2 AS UMC CS

Does Samyang's fast prime for mirrorless cameras represent a bargain at under £300? Michael Topham gives it a thorough test in this Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS review


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The market wasn’t exactly short of 35mm lenses before Tamron introduced the second of its new range of fixed-focal-length optics. Damien Demolder investigates whether we need another.


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Fujinon XF 35mm f/2 R WR Side View

Is the new Fujinon XF 35mm f/2 R WR superior to the older XF 35mm f/1.4R? Michael Topham investigates


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A new era begins for Tamron, famous for its zooms, as it moves into the premium fixed-focal-length lens market. We test the first, the Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC…


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