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8 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at nothing but lenses: the Canon 85mm f1.8, the Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7, Canon 40mm f2.8 and Sigma 150-600mm f5.6-6.3.

  • Derrick Story explains why the $369 Canon 85mm f1.8 has remained in his bag for 20 years.
  • Kirk Tuck risked getting spray painted to test the $398 Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7. It's a short review. "Why? Because it's all good and no bad." With lots of colorful (and amusing) images.
  • Lloyd Chambers describes the $149 Canon 40mm f2.8, "The 40mm f2.8 STM is a lens I rather like; it makes an excellent body cap, weighing only 125 grams and is corrected optically in a pleasing way."
  • In Sigma Telephoto Lens Throwdown: Part I, Roman Kurywczak compares the $1,089 Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary to the Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM. Part II will compare the Sigma to the Canon EF 200-400mm f4L IS USM with internal 1.4x extender.

More to come...

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