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Lens reviews

Lens reviews by Amateur Photographer's experts, featuring camera lens tests, sample photos, specifications, and our verdicts on whether you should buy these optics.

  • Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM review

    Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM review

    Canon's full-frame, wideangle-to-fisheye zoom lens attempts to offer more than just a one-trick effect. Mat Gallagher finds out whether this lens really should have a place in your kit bag



    £1,180.00
  • AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G review

    AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G review

    Small, affordable and with a minimum focus of 16.3cm, Nikon’s 40mm f/2.8 micro lens may be suitable for more than just macro images. Richard Sibley finds out what it can do



    £240.00
  • Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro review

    Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro review

    Sigma’s popular tele-macro lens sees the addition of optical stabilisation and new lens coatings. Mat Gallagher discovers just how good this new version really is



    £999.99
  • Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC review

    Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC review

    Samyang’s 35mm f/1.4 lens costs around £1,000 less than comparable optics on the market. Tim Coleman finds out how its quality fares



    £315.00
  • Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G review

    Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G review

    After more than 30 years, Nikon has changed the optical design of its 50mm f/1.8 lens. But how does the new model compare to its predecessors? Richard Sibley investigates



    £199.99
  • Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD review

    Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD review

    This update to Tamron’s epic 15x superzoom is not only smaller and lighter, but it now includes a Piezo Drive motor for faster and silent AF. Mat Gallagher takes a look at the new features and finds out if it really is the ultimate travel lens



    £498.00
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM review

    Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM review

    Can a compact, professional-standard, mid-range zoom lens costing £1,200 really deliver? Mat Gallagher discovers that there’s more to life than an f/2.8 optic



    £1,600.00