Camera lens review: Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 DI VC USD G2

November 2017 issue Tech

The new golden age of photography continues with an updated lens from Tamron. Packed with high-end glass, a fast and quiet autofocus system, second-generation vibration stabilization with three modes, and a solid mechanical feel, the SP 70-200mm f/2.8 lens Di USD VC G2 boasts one additional feature that’s immensely attractive: a highly competitive price.© Ellis Vener In this close-up you can see the extraordinary depth captured by the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. HOW IT... Continue Reading >

In praise of great glass: AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E

October 2017 issue Tech

If you use Nikon cameras and want to step up your portrait and events game, the AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED is right up your alley. It’s a superb short telephoto lens on an FX-series Nikon and a slightly longer telephoto on DX-format Nikons. Images made with this lens have crisp definition, and the autofocus is swift, sure, and nearly silent. Nikon users will be hard pressed to find a better lens for portraits or low-light photography.Nikon has a history of making fine 105mm lenses, but the... Continue Reading >