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  1. Tokina AT-X M100 Pro D 100mm f2.8 Macro review

    Tokina AT-X M100 Pro D 100mm f2.8 Macro review

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    Apart from an extra 10mm in focal length, the Tokina macro lens bears more than a passing resemblance to the 90mm Tamron. Similarities include noisy and slow Autofocus, a non-rotating front element and the same push-pull mechanism on the focus ring

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    Pentax smc D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro review

    Pentax smc D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro review

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    The Pentax 100mm Macro looks like an old-school lens, with its lockable aperture ring at the back and a huge 'clamp' switch on the side, for locking focus. Autofocus itself is hit and miss, with a noisy motordrive

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    Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro review

    Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro review

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    The first surprise of this lens is that it doesn't feature a whisper-quiet hypersonic Sigma motor. Instead, you get a conventional focus ring by the front element, which doesn't enable manual override in Autofocus mode.

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    Canon EF-S 7-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM review

    Canon EF-S 7-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM review

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    The standard zoom kit lens for the Canon EOS is notoriously second-rate but the EF-S 17-85mm is worlds apart, offering stellar image quality and handling. Even wide-open images were razor-sharp all the way down to 0.35m

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    Tamron AFSP 7-50mm f/2.8 XRDi-II LD ASP review

    Tamron AFSP 7-50mm f/2.8 XRDi-II LD ASP review

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    Similar in size and weight to its Sigma rival, the constant f/2.8 Tamron features a layout of zoom ring at the body end and focus ring by the front element. It's available in Canon, Nikon and Sony/Minolta fit

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    Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 review

    Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 review

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    The Sony 11-18mm is designed for APS-C-sized sensors rather than for full-frame use. As such, the lens is compact but still feels sturdy, and is finished to Sony's usual high standards. Generously proportioned zoom and focus rings mean easy operation

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    Olympus 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 review

    Olympus 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 review

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    With its zoom range of 11-22mm, this lens sounds wide until you put it on an Olympus body, where the 2x crop factor turns it into a 22-44mm lens. This means the angle of view is less than with any other lens in its class

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