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  1. Olympus ED 50mm f/2.0 Macro review

    Olympus ED 50mm f/2.0 Macro review

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    This Four Thirds lens has 'macro' on the side but only a 1:2 magnification ratio. It relies on the 2x crop factor to bring objects up to size. Despite this, the 50mm lens feels more like a 100mm on Olympus bodies

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    Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro review

    Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro review

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    There's a lot of 'retro' about this Sony lens, from its appearance and finely ridged focus ring to the grumbling autofocus motor. The autofocus also seems as slow and imprecise as anything from 25 years ago

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    Pentax smc-DA 12-24mm f/4 ED AL (IF) review

    Pentax smc-DA 12-24mm f/4 ED AL (IF) review

     

    The Pentax 12-24mm has a big price tag but is compact and lightweight. The big zoom ring facilitates smooth zooming with an even progression from start to finish. The focus ring is equally smooth but has a longer travel than most ultra-wide competitors

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    Olympus Zuiko 4-45mm f/3.5-5.6 review

    Olympus Zuiko 4-45mm f/3.5-5.6 review

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    Despite being mainly a kit lens, the Olympus 14-45mm has a lot going for it. A new multi-coating helps keep ghosting and flare to a minimum, while an aspherical element adds to the quality

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    Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM review

    Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM review

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    At the budget end of the market, Sigma and Tamron are the major scrappers and Sigma's 10-20mm lens is the cheaper of the two. Despite its low cost compared with lenses from Nikon and Canon, the Sigma feels robust and has silent HSM autofocus

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    Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM review

    Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM review

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    In typical cheapskate fashion, at least when it comes to lens hoods, Canon doesn't supply one with this lens, which when added takes the overall price to about £500

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