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Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art Lens Available for Pre-order

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Recently announced Sigma 50mm High Quality Art Lens is now available for pre-order, recent review over the web shows the Sigma 50mm art lens image quality is similar to Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus, but the Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus cost is $3,990 [B&H] and on the other hand Sigma Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM art lens will cost you only $949 only.

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens $949 Available for Pre-Order at B&H

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Sony A7 and A7R Recommended Lenses

Sony-A7-vs-A7r-image-1We have selected some of the best available for A7 and A7R fullframe Mirrorless camera, Sony A7 features 24.3MP Full Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor and Phase + Contrast based AF system, on the other hand Sony A7R comes with 36.4MP Full Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor , no optical low pass filter and only contrast based AF system…
.. + both camera Compatible with Sony E-mount and full frame lenses and you can use your A mount lenses with LA-EA4 adaptor (available at Amazon).

Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA

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Standard 35mm High Quality Lens for your FullFrame E Mount A7 and A7R Mirrorless Camera, the lens features “Sonnar” optical design, f/1.8 aperture is excellent choice for indoors and low-light situation. Carl Zeiss used liner AF motor for fast Smooth, Quiet Autofocus for Video

Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Major Features

  • Carl Zeiss Sonnar Optics
  • Large f/1.8 Aperture
  • Aspherical Lenses–Distortion Control
  • Smooth, Quiet Autofocus for Video
  • ED Element Fights Chromatic Aberration
  • Circular Aperture
  • Direct Manual Focus to Fine-Tune Focus

We highly recommend you to buy this lens, it features excellent optics  and fully compatible  with your A7 andA7R camera.

Buy Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA from Amazon || B&H


Excellent Portrait Lens- Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens

The 55mm F1.8 lens is a perfect match for Sony A7 and A7R camera, the 55mm T* FE f/1.8 ZA Lens gives you ultra sharp output even at MAX aperture and gives you creamy and curvy bokeh with its Nine-Blade Circular Diaphragm, take a look at the major features below.

Sony-Sonnar-TFE-55mm-f1.8-ZSony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens is made buy Zeiss and comes  with a high price and gives you amazing image quality.

Buy Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lensfrom Amazon and B&H


Excellent alternative to kit Lens – Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS
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Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS is a E-mount lens designed for FullFrame Sensors, hence the lens will work flawlessly with your A7 and A7R fullframe Mirrorless camera. Carl Zeiss® T* coating, five aspherical elements, and one ED glass element combine to deliver stunning image quality.

Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Major Features

  • Sony E Mount Full-Frame
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • One ED and Five Aspherical Elements
  • Carl Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization

The lens also features Dust- and moisture-resistant design enables ensured performance when working in inclement environmental conditions.

Buy Carl Zeiss 24-70mm F4  Lens from | B&H Store


Covers wide range – Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens

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Sony Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens covers a wide range, features optical image stabilization, built with One ED and Three Aspherical Elements, comes at and affordable price…

Major Features

  • Sony E Full-Frame Mount
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/36
  • One ED and Three Aspherical Elements
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Seven-Blade Circular Diaphragm

You can use it as primary lens for your A7 / A7R FF mirrorless camera, available at pre-order (B&H and Amazon) and will arrive in your hand on 1st week of Jan 2014.


 Sony A7 and A7R Lenses Status

Sony and Carl Zeiss Lenses

  • Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA – IN STOCK
  • Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA – New Item, Available for pre-order
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS – New Item, Available for pre-order – Expected availability: End of February 2014
  • Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS – Available as Kit lens with A7 camera, Sold separately also
  • Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS – No info available

Samyang FF E-mount lenses coming on October 2014 for ( A7 and A7R )

  • Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
  • Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
  • Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC
  • Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
  • Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC

Also see – Sony A7 vs Sony A7R

Nikon D5300 Recommended Lenses

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Nikon D5300 DSLR features 24.2MP DX-Format Sensor, EXPEED 4 Processor and Multi-CAM 4800DX Autofocus Sensor other features include Wi-Fi and GPS Connectivity.

All lenses listed here are fully compatible with your DX format D5300 DSLR and will do Full time AF in Still and Video mode, we only have one FX format lens in our list – 50mm F1.8 for portrait purpose, Since we have no other option (no 50mm lens available for DX format camera from Nikon). But keep in mind that 50mm F1.8 lens is a AF-S Lens and it will do AF with your D5200 DSLR.


 

Best All in one Third Party Lens

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens

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Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Lens from Amazon & B&H

Before we begin with our standard Lens recommendation I must tell you the name of best Lens I have ever used with My Nikon D5300 camera, The lens captures excellent images, the focal length of the lens covers a very essential distance and Sigma 18-35mm lens can be used for a wide variety of applications, from Landscape, Architecture or portraits. Focus is not only sharp, but extremely sharp. The bokeh is so creamy. Sigma made a exceptional lens.


 

All-rounder / multi-purpose lens for Nikon 5300

Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II lens

all rounder lens for Nikon D3200

Buy Nikon 18-200mm ED VRII Lens from Amazon

With Nikon 18-200mm you get more range and VRII image stabilization but you have to pay more money, the lens features excellent sharpness at tele and wide end. The bokeh of this lens is nice and smooth and on the core specification side we have 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements, 3 aspherical lens elements to correct chromatic aberrations and lens aberration, other features include Zoom lock switch, Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) to reduced flare. Overall the Nikon 18-200mm is best travel lens for Nikon D5300 DSLR.
The Good: Covers a wide range, sharp at wide end and tele end, at 18mm image quality at corner is bit soft, VRII image stabilization system.
The Bad: Price & bit heavy.


 

Zoom Lens for Nikon D5200

Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

zoom lens for Nikon D3200

Buy Nikon 55-300mm ED VR AF-S DX Amazon

Nikon 55-300mm lens image quality is excellent and  available at $399, the lens captures sharp images at tele+ wide-end and also comes with VRII image stabilization, The build is plasticy but inside we have 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements to minimize to chromatic aberrations, HRI (High Refractive Index) Lens Element, New Tripod Detection Mode to stop optical IS when Tripod is used, Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for fast, accurate and quiet autofocus and 7-blade rounded diaphragm provides more natural out-of-focus blurred background. Nikon 55-300mm is Excellent Zoom Lens for Nikon D5300 DSLR.
The Good: Excellent Image Quality, 300mm range and Affordable
The Bad: Minor distortion issue at tele-end as other zoom lenses.


Portrait Lens for Nikon D5300

Nikon 50mm AF-S F1.8 FX Lens

portrait lens for Nikon D3200

Buy Nikon 50mm AF-S F1.8 Lens from Amazon

Nikon 50mm AF-S F1.8 FX Lens will work as a (50 X 1.5) 75mm lens in your D5300 DSLR due to sensor crop factor, in-return you get more working distance and creamy background blur in your images. Recommend for anyone who is beginner in photography and interested in first prime lenses for portrait and low light shooting.
The good: excellent image quality, sharp images with smooth background.
The Bad: None

We have one more recommendation here, Nikon 35mm F1.8 covers more range and suitable for friends and family shooting under low light condition, you can also use Nikon 35mm as a portrait lens.


Macro Lens for D5300

Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX
Macro Lens for Nikon D3200

Buy Nikon 40mm F2.8 AF-S DX from Amazon

Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX is Highly recommended lens for your Nikon D5300 DSLR, the 40mm lens gives razor sharp images, excellent background blur (Bokeh) and features Nikon SWM motor for fast and accurate Auto focus. The 40mm lens can be also used for portrait and low-light photography.
The Good: Sharp images, affordable
The Bad: None


Wide angle Lens for Nikon D5300

Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX
wide lens for Nikon D3200

Buy Nikon 10-24mm from Amazon

Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX is the best Wide angle Lens for Nikon D5300, the 10-24mm is a DX format lens made for DX format camera like Nikon D3200 and D7100, the lens images are sharp and it captures excellent color and contrast, the lens comes with Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements to fight with chromatic aberration and Three aspherical lens elements to minimize coma and other types of lens aberration.
The 10-24mm lens offers Close focusing to 0.8 feet and Internal Focus (IF) with Nikon SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast and pin-point focusing.
The Good: Solid Build, Image quality and sharpness.
The Bad: Price

You can ask you question in the comment box below

Canon 700D Recommended Lenses

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Take a look at the list of recommended lenses for Canon T5i / 700D. we have sorted out the best and affordable lenses available in the market today, feel free to ask any canon lens related question and get answer from our expert.

Best Zoom Lens for Canon 700D

Canon 70-300mm Lens

Buy Canon EF 70-300mm IS Lens from Amazon | B&H

The 70-300mm IS lens features a very good quality of optics under affordable price, the Lens also features IS so you can shoot handhold the lens at shutter speeds 3 steps slower than would otherwise be possible, the 70-300mm IS lens is the best lens available in canon that comes at an affordable price.

Looking for more affordable option Try EF-S Canon 55-250mmIS Lens, The compact and affordable EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS offers a good telephoto performance. Center of the lens performance is best, the lens performance degrades a bit at the wide-end and long-end. The AF is slow but focus accuracy is not a problem.Buy from Amazon || B&H

Best Portrait Lens for Canon 700D

Canon 50mm

Buy Canon EF 50mm F1.8 Lens from Amazon | B&H

The 50mm F1.8 is a affordable portrait lens with exceptional image quality, It takes sharp images and creates beautiful and smooth bokeh when used at F1.8 or F2.8 aperture.

 

Best Macro Lens for Canon 700D

Canon 60mm

Buy Canon EF-S 60mm F2.8  USM from Amazon | B&H

The EF-S 60mm F2.8 Macro lens is made for Canon APS-C fromat camera like canon 650D / 600D / 60D and 7D, the 60mm captures images at 1:1 image ratio and features Ultra Sonic Motor with full-time manual override, the minimum focus distance of 7.8″ or 20 cm.

Best All-rounder  Travel Zoom Lens

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens from Amazon

The Canon 18-135mm STM is a newly announced lens and highly recommended for travel purpose and video shooting, It cost you approx $429 but covers a very wide range and features newly developed STM motor, so you can use this lens for video shooting without any trouble noise of AF motor. It also comes with 4 stop Image stabilization for still images and Dynamic IS (Movie Shooting Mode only) that uses a wide image stabilization correction range to help ensure steady video even when shooting while walking. The 18-135mm is a real all-rounder lens.

For Video purpose we recommend you to buy Canon STM series Lens

 

Nikon D5200 Recommended Lenses

Nikon D5200 Recommended LensesWe created a list of best and affordable lenses available for D5200 DSLR, take a look at the D5200 Recommended lenses and ask your questions to us.

All lenses listed here are fully compactible with your DX format D5200 DSLR and will do Full time AF in Still and Video mode, we only have one FX format lens in our list – 50mm F1.8 for portrait purpose, Since we have no other option (no 50mm lens available for DX format camera from Nikon). But keep in mind that 50mm F1.8 lens is a AF-S Lens and it will do AF with your D5200 DSLR.

All-rounder / multi-purpose lens for Nikon 5200

Nikon 18-105mm AF-S DX f/3.5-5.6G ED VR – AFFORDABLE

multipurpose lens for nikon d3200

Buy 18-105mm AF-S DX ED VR Lens from Amazon

The Nikon 18-105mm all rounder lens, the is affordable compared to Nikon D18-200mm (Below) and a good all-rounder travel zoom lens. The sharpness is excellent at wide and tele-end and comes with 1 ED and 1 aspherical lens element, the lens features nice bokeh, Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization to helps you to capture sharp images under low-light condition.
The Good: Covers wide range, sharp at wide and tele-end and affordable lens,
The Bad: Minor chromatic aberrations and lens aberration

 

Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II lens

all rounder lens for Nikon D3200

Buy Nikon 18-200mm ED VRII Lens from Amazon

With Nikon 18-200mm you get more range but you have to pay more money, the features excellent sharpness at tele and wide end, Lens also comes with second generation VRII image stabilization. The bokeh of this lens is nice and smooth and on the core specification side we have 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements, 3 aspherical lens elements to correct chromatic aberrations and lens aberration, Zoom lock switch, Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) to reduced flare. Overall the Nikon 18-200mm is best travel lens for Nikon D5200 DSLR.
The Good: Covers a wide range, sharp at wide end and tele end, at 18mm image quality at corner is bit soft, VRII image stabilization system.
The Bad: Price & bit heavy.


 

Zoom Lens for Nikon D5200

Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

zoom lens for Nikon D3200

Buy Nikon 55-300mm ED VR AF-S DX Amazon

Nikon 55-300mm lens image quality is excellent and  available at $399, the lens captures sharp images at tele-end and wide-end and features VRII image stabilization, The lens is made up of 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements to minimize to chromatic aberrations, HRI (High Refractive Index) Lens Element, New Tripod Detection Mode to stop optical IS when Tripod is used, Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for fast, accurate and quiet autofocus and 7-blade rounded diaphragm provides more natural out-of-focus blurred background. Nikon 55-300mm is Excellent Zoom Lens for Nikon D5200 DSLR.
The Good: Excellent Image Quality, 300mm range and Affordable
The Bad: Minor distortion issue at tele-end as other zoom lenses.


Portrait Lens for Nikon D5200

Nikon 50mm AF-S F1.8 FX Lens

portrait lens for Nikon D3200

Buy Nikon 50mm AF-S F1.8 Lens from Amazon

Nikon 50mm AF-S F1.8 FX Lens will work as a (50 X 1.5) 75mm lens in your D3100 DSLR due to sensor crop factor, in-return you get more working distance and creamy background blur in your images. Recommend for anyone who is beginner in photography and interested in first prime lenses for portrait and low light shooting.
The good: excellent image quality, sharp images with smooth background.
The Bad: None

We have one more recommendation here, Nikon 35mm F1.8 covers more range and suitable for friends and family shooting under low light condition, you can also use Nikon 35mm as a portrait lens.


Macro Lens for D5200

Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX
Macro Lens for Nikon D3200

Buy Nikon 40mm F2.8 AF-S DX from Amazon

Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX is Highly recommended lens for your Nikon D3200 DSLR, the 40mm lens gives razor sharp images, excellent background blur (Bokeh) and features Nikon SWM motor for fast and accurate Auto focus. The 40mm lens can be also used for portrait and low-light photography.
The Good: Sharp images, affordable
The Bad: None


Wide angle Lens for Nikon D5200

Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX
wide lens for Nikon D3200
Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX is the best Wide angle Lens for Nikon D3200, the 10-24mm is a DX format lens made for DX format camera like Nikon D3200 and D5100, the lens images are sharp and it captures excellent color and contrast, the lens comes with Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements to fight with chromatic aberration and Three aspherical lens elements to minimize coma and other types of lens aberration.
The 10-24mm lens offers Close focusing to 0.8 feet and Internal Focus (IF) with Nikon SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast and pin-point focusing.
The Good: Solid Build, Image quality and sharpness.
The Bad: Price

Canon 6D Recommended Lenses

Canon EOS 6DCanon 6D is a entry level full frame camera by Canon which comes around $2000 price range, the core specification of Canon 6D is excellent and  it features 20.2 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor, 14-bit A/D Conversion, 100-25600 ISO Range, 11 Point AF points, 63-zone Dual-Level Metering Sensor and Built-in GPS Receiver and Wi-Fi Transmitter, Canon 6D is a excellent camera for semi-professional photographers.

Best All-rounder Lens for Canon 6D

Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8 II USM
The Lens is more sharp than the previous model, the lens features constant F2.8 aperture and a Ring-type USM and high-speed CPU with optimized AF algorithms enable silent and fast autofocusing, on the core specification we have 1 Super UD lens element and 2 UD lens elements to minimize chromatic aberration, 2 types of aspherical lenses are combined to help reduce spherical aberration.
Buy New Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8 II USM from Amazon |

Best Zoom Lens For Canon 6D

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6LUSM
Canon 70-300MM is a L series Lens and gives you a very wide coverage of 70 to 300mm, the overall sharpness of this lens is excellent almost the entire focal length, the lens also have features Image Stabilization and Ultra Sonic motor for fast Auto focusing.
Buy Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6LUSM Amazon || B&H |||| Amazon UK

Best Portrait Lens for Canon 6D

Canon 50mm F1.4
If you are looking for affordable solution, Canon 50mm F1.4 is best lens for you, the lens have very nice bokeh with excellent color and contrast output.
Buy 50mm F4.1 Lens from Amazon

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens
Canon 50mm F1.2L Lens is a excellent lens, this high-performance, weather-resistant lens delivers all the superb image resolution and contrast you expect in a Canon L-Series lens.
Buy Canon 50mm F1.2 Lens from Amazon

Best Macro Lens for Canon 6D

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM
The mid-telephoto macro lens features Canon’s Hybrid Image Stabilization Technology, near-silent Ultrasonic focusing and high quality optics with dust and moist resistance body, highly recommended for canon 6D DSLR.
Buy Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM form Amazon

 

Nikon D600 Recommended Lenses

Nikon D600Nikon D600 is a entry level Full Frame DSLR camera by Nikon, the camera features excellent core specification under $2K price range, the Nikon D600 is one of the the best semi-professional camera available in market.

select the best lens according to your needs and requirements, all the FX lenses listed below are fully compatible with Nikon D600, for more details read the article below

Best Travel Zoom Lens for Nikon D600

Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S
Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-SNikon 24-58mm is affordable and sharp travel zoom lens for Nikon D600 DSLR, the lens features Vibration Reduction technology (VR II) delivers noticeably sharper photos and HD videos, Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor uses ultrasonic (inaudible) vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation, other features include Internal Focusing, M/A Focus Mode Switch, Super Integrated Coating and ED (Extra-Low Dispersion Glass).
Buy Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S Lens from Amazon

 

Best Zoom Lenses for Nikon D600

#1 Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II This fast f/2.8 Zoom-Nikkor lens is perfect for sports, photojournalism and wildlife photography.
Buy Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 VR II Lens from Amazon || Amazon UK

#2 NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II –
NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II This versatile Nikon super-telephoto zoom lens is perfect for sports and wildlife shooting offering constant maximum aperture and VR II Image Stabilization.
Buy NIKKOR 200-400 F4 ED VR II Lens from Amazon


Best Portrait Lenses for Nikon D600

#1NIKON 85mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens
NIKON 85mm f/1.8G AF-S LensAffordable and comes with excellent optics, this updated medium telephoto f/1.8 lens is designed for shooting stills or D-Movie HD videos. The AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G features Nikon’s Internal Focus (IF) system providing fast and quiet AF and produces sharp and clear images at all apertures.
Buy Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens from Amazon

 

#2 NIKON 85mm f/1.4G AF-S
NIKON 85mm f/1.4G AF-S
Updated classic mid-range telephoto lens delivers incredibly sharp images and its fast f/1.4 aperture ensures a bright viewfinder image as well as beautiful background blur.
Buy Nikon 85mm F1.4 Lens from Amazon

 

Best Macro Lenses for Nikon D600

#1 NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S
NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-SThe 60mm prime lens captures crisp sharp images and with features excellent color reproduction with smooth Bokeh, also include an internal focusing (IF) design that enables the use of polarizers and speed-light systems and a M/A focus mode that allows you to quickly transition between autofocus and manual operation.
Buy NIKKOR 60mm F2.8 Lens from Amazon || Amazon UK

#2 NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
This medium telephoto Micro lens is ideal for extreme close-up and portrait work with greater working distances, the lens also have Vibration Reduction to capture sharper still images and video capture during low shutter speed, Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet auto focusing – Non-rotating front design is convenient for use with circular polarizing filters and the R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System.
Buy NIKKOR 105mm F2.8 Lens from Amazon || Amazon UK