Best Camera Lenses 2012

eisa-tipa winnersGetting a hard time of choosing which Camera Lenses to buy?

Take a look at these updated award winning Camera Lenses for the year 2012 chosen by TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) and EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association )


TIPA Awards 2012

Best Professional DSLR Lens: Canon EF 8–15mm f/4L USM fisheye lens

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Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye is a Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens with 180° Diagonal Angle of View. It has 15mm of focal length with maximum aperture of 4.0, and closest focusing distance up to 0.16m / 6.2 in. The lens construction consist of 14 elements in 11 groups and features UD glass for suppression of chromatic aberration, a Subwavelength coating for reduced ghosting, a Fluorine coating that keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to a minimum.

See Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Best CSC Fixed Focus Lens: Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

The Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 features 12mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.0. The lens construction has 11 elements in 8 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 84 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 0.2m and has a filter size of 46mm. The Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 lens weighs 130g and it measures 56mm in diameter and 43mm long.

See Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Best CSC Expert Lens: Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

The Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 G Vario ASPH MEGA OIS features 14-42mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/3.5-5.6. The lens construction has 12 elements in 9 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 75 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 0.30m/1ft and has a filter size of 52mm / 2.05 in. The Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 G Vario ASPH MEGA OIS lens weighs 5.82 oz (165 g) and it measures 2.39″ (60.6 mm) in diameter and 2.50″ (63.6 mm) long. This lens is a WINNER of TIPA AWARDS 2012 as Best CSC Expert Lens. It sold with price only $149.00 at Amazon online store.

See Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 G Vario ASPH MEGA OIS Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Best Expert DSLR Lens: Sigma 180mm F2.8 EX APO DG HSM OS Macro

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX APO DG HSM OS Macro is a high-speed macro lens that offers a magnification ratio of 1:1 and a focal length of 180mm. The lens created for compatible with Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Sigma DSLR Cameras. It features Optical Stabilizer Function, FLD Glass Elements that Reduce Aberration, Floating Inner Focusing System, Multi-Coating Reduces Ghosting and Flare, Hyper Sonic Motor for Quiet Focusing, and has Focus Distance of 18.5″ / 47cm. The lens measures (Diameter x Length) 3.74 x 8.03″ (95 x 203.9 mm) and weight 3.6 lb (1.63 kg).

See Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX APO DG HSM OS Macro Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Best CSC Entry-Level Lens: Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC

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Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Di III VC is a new camera lens which has 18-200mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/3.5-6.3. The lens features such as a stepping motor that is an ideal match for the Contrast-detection AF system and a VC (Vibration Compensation) to delivers a stable viewfinder image with excellent tracking performance that eliminates the blurring images. The lens measures Length 96.7mm (3.8in) x Entire Length 102.0mm (4.0in) x Diameter 68mm (2.7in) with weight Approx. 460g (16.2oz).

See Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Di III VC Review Roundup & Sample Photos

EISA Awards 2012-2013

European Compact System Lens 2012-2013: Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH

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Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS is the first constant-aperture standard zoom lens for a mirrorless system camera. The lens equivalent to 24-70mm with angle of view from 84 to 34 degrees and 0.17 – 0.34x of Magnification. It constructions consists of 14 elements in 9 groups with minimum focus distance up to 9.84″ (25 cm) and 58 mm of filter size. The lens measures (Diameter x Length) Approx. 2.66 x 2.91″ (67.6 x 73.8 mm) and weight 10.76 oz (305 g).

See Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS Review Roundup & Sample Photos

European Macro Lens 2012-2013: Sigma APO Macro 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

The Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro features 150mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.8. The lens construction has 19 Elements in 13 Groups and has diagonal angle of view at 16.4 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 38 cm / 15 in and has a filter size of 72mm. The Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro lens weighs 41.6oz and it measures 3.1in/79.6mm in diameter and 5.9in/150mm long.

See Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Review Roundup & Sample Photos

European Lens 2012-2013: Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC USD is a full-size high-speed standard zoom lens that comes with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization to handle shooting in low-light conditions and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) for quiet AF (Auto Focus) operation. The lens construction consists of 17 lens elements in 12 groups, including three low-dispersion, two high-refractive-index and three glass-moulded aspherical elements. The lens measures (D x L) 88.2mm x 108.5mm and weight 825g.

See Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC USD Review Roundup & Sample Photos


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1 Comment »

Comment by Marcia Salazar
2013-03-20 22:12:37

Amazing lenses. They are used for different purposes. I like one that can take perfect landscape shots rather than portrait images. For sure, these lenses are quite expensive.

 

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