Lens round ups

We round up all of the best lenses on the market, broken down into lens type, model, and a range of other criteria, if you’re looking for a new lens for your camera, check out our lens round ups to help you decide what lens to buy.

  • 50mm 12-way lens test

    50mm 12-way lens test

    September 3, 2013

    The 50mm focal-length lens is a true photographic icon and an essential piece of kit for any photographer’s kit bag, but there are quite a few to choose from. Richard Sibley and Andrew Sydenham test 12 such optics to assess their particular qualities

  • Third-party macro lenses

    Third-party macro lenses

    April 10, 2013

    Richard Sibley compares AP’s Fixed Focal Length Lens of the Year, the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro, with 90mm and 100mm optics from Tamron and Tokina, and explains why such focal lengths are so enduringly popular

  • Fast telephoto zoom lenses

    Fast telephoto zoom lenses

    March 27, 2013

    The fast, full-frame 70-200mm f/2.8 telephoto zoom is a very popular lens. We test five of the best proprietary and third-party versions

  • Lenses for Less than £60

    Lenses for Less than £60

    October 8, 2012

    You don't have to spend a fortune to bulk up your lens line-up. Richard Sibley looks at just what you can find for £60 or less

  • Last-generation lenses

    Last-generation lenses

    October 2, 2012

    We’ve chosen some excellent discontinued lenses that cost a lot less than their replacements yet are often a match in optical quality

  • Bargain lenses

    Bargain lenses

    March 14, 2011

    You don't have to spend a fortune buying lenses for your DSLR, as there are many excellent and interesting optics that cost less than £150. Richard Sibley rounds up a selection of bargain lenses

  • Macro lenses buying guide

    Macro lenses buying guide

    February 22, 2011

    Macro lenses are a great choice for garden photography, in our macro lenses buying guide we well you what to look out for when buying a macro lens

  • Round up of Fisheye Lenses

    Round up of Fisheye Lenses

    August 21, 2010

    There are fisheye lenses available in every DSLR manufacturer's mount, so use our buyer's guide to find the best one for you