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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Last updated (29 July’13):
- Review by KenRockwell

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II is a standard lens features 50mm at focal length with maximum aperture of 1:1.8. The lens construction has 6 elements in 5 groups with diagonal angle of view at 46 degrees. Focus adjustment: Overall linear extension system with Micromotor, Closest focusing distance: 1.5 feet and has a filter size of 52mm. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens weighs 4.6 ounces and it measures 2.7 inches in diameter, 1.6 inches long.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Overall Rating: ★★★★½

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Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX

Last updated (27 July’13):
- Review by Bythom.com

Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX is a lightweight telephoto zoom lens features 55-200mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/3.5-5.6 and minimum aperture at f4-5.6. The lens construction has 13 elements in 9 groups inc. 2 ED elements and has diagonal angle of view at 28.8 degrees. The Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX lens weighs 0.6 pounds and it measures 2.7 inches in diameter and 2.7 inches long.

Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX
Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF

Last updated (08 January’13):
- Review by Mike

Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF is a high-performance standard lens. The lens features 7 elements in 6 groups at Lens Construction with 045m/1.5ft Closest Focusing distance and has a filter size of 52mm. The Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF weighs 7.9 ounces and it measures 2.5 inches in diameter, 1.7 inches long.

Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF
Overall Rating: ★★★★½

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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Last updated (26 July’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Photozone.de

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM is a standard zoom lens. The lens features 24-105mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/4. The lens construction has 18 elements in 13 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 84 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 45 cm (17.7 in) and has a filter size of 77mm. The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM lens weighs 23.6 Ounces and it measures 3.3 inches in diameter and 4 inches long.

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II

Last updated (26 July’13):
- Review by DigitalPhotographyGear.com

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II is a telephoto zoom lens features 55-250mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/4 to f/5.6. The lens construction has 12 elements in 10 groups, with including one UD-glass element and has diagonal angle of view at 27 degrees (at 50 feet) to 6 degrees (at 15 feet), with APS-C image sensors. Focus adjustment: DC motor, gear-driven (front focusing design), Closest focusing distance at 3.6 feet (0.31x maximum close-up magnification) and has a filter size of 58mm. The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS lens weighs 13.8 ounces and it measures 2.8 inches in diameter and 4.3 inches long.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

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Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor

Last updated (07 January’13):
- Review by SLRLensreview

The Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor features 50mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/1.4. The lens construction has 7 elements in 6 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 46 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 1.5ft.(0.45m) and has a filter size of 52mm. The Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor lens weighs 8.1 oz. (230g) and it measures 2.5 inches in diameter and 1.7 inches long.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★½

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Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS

Last Updated (19 July’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Ephotozine

Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS is a manual focus, wide-angle lens that designed for Nikon, Canon EF and EF-M, Fujifilm X, Olympus / Panasonic Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds, Pentax K, Samsung NX, or Sony A and E mount versions. It offers 16 mm focal length that equivalent to 24mm in the 35mm format. The lens construction consists of 13 elements in 11 groups, 2 aspherical lenses, 1 Extra-low Dispersion Element with Aperture Range: f/2.0-22 includes UMC Lens Coating. It measure (Diameter x Length) 3.39 x 3.42-inch (86 x 86.9 mm) and weight 1.26 lb (571 g).

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Overall Rating: ★★★★½

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Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x

Last Updated (19 July’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Whatdigitalcamera

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x is a High-Performance Telephoto Zoom Lens with a Built-in 1.4x Extender. It features Aperture Range f/4-32, Three-Mode Optical Image Stabilization, Ring USM Autofocus & Internal Focusing System, Power Focus Mode for Smooth Focus Shift, One Fluorite and Four UD Lens Elements, Fluorine Front & Rear Lens Coating, Highly Resistant to Dust and Water. The lens measure (Diameter x Length) 5.04 x 14.41″ (128.02 x 366.01 mm) and weight 7.98 lb (3.62 kg).

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Overall rating: N/A

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Nikon 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2

Last Updated (19 July’13):

Nikon 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 is a fast medium telephoto-length prime lens designed for Nikon 1 Cameras. It has 32mm focal length that is equivalent to a 86.4mm in the 35mm format with Aperture Range of f/1.2-16. It features Silent Wave Motor Autofocus, Nano Crystal Coat, Manual Focus Ring, M/A Manual Focus Override, Floating Element Design, includes Metallic Lens Barrel. The lens measure (Diameter x Length) 2.58 x 1.85″ (65.5 x 47 mm) and weight 8.29 oz (235 g).

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Overall Rating: ★★★★½

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Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS

Last Updated (17 July’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS is a zoom lens that equivalent to 24-76mm in 35mm Format, covering wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives. It features angle of View from 83.2-31.7° and an Aperture Range: f/3.5-22 with Maximum Magnification of 0.15x. The lens has 1 ED and 3 Aspherical Elements, Stepping Motor Autofocus, Optical Image Stabilization, and Super EBC Coating. It is designed specifically for the Fujifilm X-series of mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensors. It measure (Diameter x Length) 2.46 x 2.57″ (62.6 x 65.2 mm) and weight 6.88 oz (195 g).

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

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