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Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM

Canon’s tiny and lovely pancake lens..

Canon 35mm f/1.4L II

Canon’s updated fast 35mm prime, evaluated on Canon 5DS R..

Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art

Fast constant-aperture ultrawide zoom..

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art

Superwide optimized zoom lens..

Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art

Mid-range optimized groundbreaking f/2 zoom..

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

A whopping 4/3 stop faster than other lenses in its range..

Coastal Optics 60mm f/4 UV-VIS-IR APO Macro

A superlative multi-spectral lens with perfect color correction..

Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED

Nikon’s best-ever f/1.4 lens?.

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM

High speed normal lens optimized for Canon mirrorless..

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

Bread and butter all-around zoom..

Nikon Z7 IBIS and Focusing

Setup, IBIS performance, focusing..

Nikon Z7 Image Quality

Image quality..

Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S

Moderate wide angle expressly designed for Nikon Z cameras..

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S

Mid-range zoom expressly designed for Nikon Z cameras..

Sony Alpha A7S II

High performance full frame 12-megapixel sensor..

Sony Alpha A7R III

Attention to details: a solid upgrade over the A7R II..

Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM

Top-grade medium telephoto..

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

Pro-grade f/2.8 wide angle zoom..

Olympus Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 ED Telephoto

Beautiful bokeh, long reach fast speed, compact lens..

Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Distagon

Outstanding ultra wide angle performer..

Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Distagon

Outstanding wide angle, superb performer..

Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar

Manual focus normal lens for full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Sonnar

Manual focus telephoto lens for full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon

Autofocus wide angle for Sony full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2

All-around slightly wide angle/normal with close focus..

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar

Autofocus portrait lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless..

Sigma DP1 Merrill

28mm f/2.8 equivalent lens on APS-C sensor..

Sigma DP2 Merrill

45mm f/2.8 equivalent lens on APS-C sensor..

Milvus 25mm f/1.4

Highest performing 25mm from Zeiss ever..

Milvus 35mm f/1.4

Highest performing 35mm from Zeiss ever..

Milvus 50mm f/1.4

Outstanding build and optical quality in a normal lens..

Milvus 135mm f/2

On Otus, in effect. Milvus garb for the 135/2 APO, with improved lens coatings on one element. See the ZF.2/ZE 135/2 review pages..

15mm f/2.8 Distagon

Ultra high performance in an extreme wild wide angle lens..

18mm f/3.5 Distagon

A brilliant, but also colorful character..

21mm f/2.8 Distagon

Brilliant imaging, even wide open, but with a few quirks. (Review in progress) .

28mm f/2 Distagon

An artist’s drawing tool..

Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon

Fast high performance APO wide angle..

Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Rendering Style

Rendering style, bokeh and beauty..

Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Rendering Style

Rendering style, bokeh and 'transparency' without peer..

85mm f/1.4 Planar

True-to-life imagery..

135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar

Beautiful bokeh, razor sharp, superb color correction..

Leica 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH

Leica’s widest prime lens..

Leica 21mm f/3.4 Super-Elmar-M ASPH

Leica’s best-performing 21mm..

Leica 28mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH

Leica’s fast 28mm..

Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH (2010 FLE)

Leica’s superlative and most natural lens for the M..

Leica 35mm f/2 Summicron-M ASPH

Leica’s f/2 35mm for the M..

50/0.95 Noctilux Rendering Style

Understanding the Rendering Style of the Noctilux..

Leica 75mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH

Leica’s medium tele for Leica M..

Leica 180mm f/2.8 APO-Elmarit-R

World’s best mid-range telephoto lens..

Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon

Fast and ultra high performance moderate wide angle rangefinder lens..

Zeiss ZM 35mm f/2 Biogon

All around razor sharp performer..

Zeiss ZM 35mm f/2.8 C-Biogon

Ultra compact high performance moderate wide angle rangefinder lens..

Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 II ASPH

Fasted 35mm lens for Leica M, great ergonomics..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2018

2018-11-06 Revenge of the Beaver: Lundy Canyon Road Blocked by Felled Aspen

2018-11-01 Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Aperture Series: Aspen Against Sunset Glow

2018-11-01 Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Aperture Series: Beaver-Knawed Aspen Spotlighted for Destruction

2018-11-01 Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Aperture Series: Survivor Aspen

2018-10-30 Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Aperture Series at 70mm: Aspen Leaf Closeup

2018-10-29 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: Ascending Aspen

2018-10-29 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: Autumn Aspen in Deep Valley

2018-10-29 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: Yellow and Orange Fall Color

2018-10-27 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Aspen on Sagebrush Hillside Across Creek (Nikon Z7)

2018-10-27 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Bent Aspen, Deep Dusk (Nikon Z7)

2018-10-26 Shootout @ 35mm, Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S vs 35mm f/1.8 S: Stand of Bare Aspen by Creek

2018-10-26 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: Yellow Leaves on White Aspen Trunks

2018-10-24 Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 Aperture Series: Creek and Aspen and Essence of Eastern Sierra

2018-10-21 Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S Aperture Series: Twisted Aspen Trunks, Evaluating Focus Accuracy in Dim Light

2018-10-20 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: Bishop Creek Aspen

2018-10-20 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: Sprinter Van, Late Dusk

2018-10-20 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: View up Bishop Creek, Late Dusk

2018-10-20 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: White Aspen, Late Dusk

2018-10-20 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Aperture Series: Waterfall Amid Aspen (Nikon Z7)

2018-10-19 Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S Aperture Series: Sage, Aspen, and Waterfall

2018-10-19 Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S Aperture Series: Sage, Aspen, and Waterfall

2018-10-19 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: Evaluating Secondary Color

2018-10-19 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: Mountainside near Aspendell

2018-10-19 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: White Aspen, Late Dusk

2018-10-19 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series: Waterfall Amid Aspen (Canon EOS R)

2018-10-17 Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS Aperture Series @ 39mm: View Down Aspen-Lined Trail to Spire Lake Peak

2018-10-11 Nikon Z7 Long Exposures: ISO 400 vs ISO 64 (Trail Through Huge Aspen)

2018-10-10 Nikon Z7 Autofocus Accuracy: Pinpoint AF vs Magnified Live View Reference Frame

2018-09-30 Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM Aperture Series for Bokeh / Visual Impact: Aspen Trunks at Rock Creek

2018-08-31 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: Aspen and Pine Forest, Rock Creek

2018-06-24 Leica 75mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH Aperture Series: Two Aspen

2018-05-30 Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series @ 24mm: Lloyd on Bleached Aspen Log

2018-05-29 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Backlit Bare Aspen Trunks

2018-05-21 Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Aperture Series: Stand of White Aspen

2018-02-02 Sony A7R III Pixel Shift: Is it Viable Outdoors Even in Almost-Still Conditions?

2017

2017-12-10 Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR Aperture Series with Focus Stack: Aspen Against Mountain at Dusk

2017-10-22 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Aspens and Firs, Lingering Snow (Nikon D850)

2017-10-22 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Stunted Aspen, Last Light on Granite Bowl (Nikon D850)

2017-10-06 Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Precocious Cluster of Yellow Aspen Leaves

2017-09-26 Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Dead and Live Aspen, Dusk

2017-09-22 Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Focus Stacking Versus Single Frame

2017-09-02 Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 Aperture Series: White Aspen (Nikon D810)

2017-08-12 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Aperture Series: Aspen by Creek

2017-04-14 Fujifilm GFX + 63mm f/2.8 at Their Best, Aperture Series: Aspen and Firs by Lee Vining Creek

2016

2016-11-26 Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Two Aspen (Nikon D810)

2016-11-23 Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Aperture Series: Aspen Closeup (Sony A7R II)

2016-10-21 Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED Aperture Series: Orange Aspen by Towering Monolith

2016-10-21 Shootout: Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art vs 35mm f/1.4 Art: Aspen With Rust-Colored Trunk

2016-10-21 Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Aperture Series:Rocky Outcrop and Aspen Fall Color

2016-10-11 Shootout: Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED vs Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED: Beaver-Gnawed Dead Aspen

2016-09-05 Sony A7R II + Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar Aperture Series: Sunstar through Green Aspen

2016-09-04 Sony A7R II + Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM Aperture Series: Aspen at Edge of Beaver Pond Meadow, First Kiss of Sunlight

2016-05-10 Sony Has Inexpensive FE 50/1.4, but Zeiss Milvus Works on Nikon or Sony

2016-02-14 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar Aperture Series: Yellow Aspen at Meadow’s Edge, Blue Dawn (Canon 5DS R)

2016-01-13 Leica 180mm f/2.8 APO-Elmarit-R Aperture Series: Snow-Covered Bare Aspen (A7R II)

2015

2015-11-15 Zeiss ZE 21mm f/2.8 Distagon: Studying f/2.8, f/4, f/9 (Aspen Thicket)

2015-11-10 Sony A7S II + Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Aperture Series: Beaver Pond View Through Dual Aspen to Snow on High Peaks

2015-10-20 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series: Yellow Aspen

2015-10-08 Leica 28mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH Aperture Series: Red Aspen at Dusk (M240)

2015-10-07 Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 Distagon Aperture Series: Four Aspen at Dusk (Sony A7R II)

2015-10-05 Zeiss ZF.2 28mm f/2 Distagon: a Classic Design having Optical Demerits Yields Beauty

2015-10-02 Leica 28mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH in the field

2015-07-30 Leica 100mm f/2 Summicron-S ASPH Aperture Series: Aspen Amid Pines

2015-06-14 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Aperture Series: Aspen Trunks

2015-04-19 Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar Aperture Series “Sunstar Aspen”

2015-01-11 6-way Shootout at 35mm: Zeiss ZM 35/1.4 Distagon, 35/2 Biogon, 35/2.8 C-Biogon, Voigtlander Nokton 35/1.2, Leica 35/1.4 Summilux, Leica 35/2 Summicron

2014

2014-11-08 Zeiss Loxia 50/2 Planar Aperture Series: Understory Aspen Bokeh

2014-10-14 Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon: a Study in Quaking Aspen

2014-09-08 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Aperture Series 'Wet Aspen Trunk'

2014-08-31 Zeiss 28mm f/2 Distagon on Nikon D810: Aperture Series 'Twisted Aspen'

2014-08-24 Pentax 645Z+ 90/2.8 Aperture Series: Wet Aspen Trunk

2014-03-04 Leica 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH: Aperture Series 'Aspen Sunstar'

2014-01-23 Noctilux Rendering Style — Yellow Willows in Aspen Grove

2013

2013-11-23 Leica 75mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH: Aperture Series (Two Aspen in Lundy Canyon + Grassy Log Waterfall)

2013-10-28 Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Planar: Bokeh Study (Aspen at Dawn, Nikon D800E)

2013-10-24 Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M ASPH: Aperture Series (Green Aspen Trunk)

2012

2012-08-26 Olympus Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 ED Aperture Series (Black & White, Aspens)

2012-08-25 Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon vs Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G (Aspen)

2012-08-24 Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens Aperture Series (Aspen Trunks)

2011

2011-11-29 Leica 21mm f/3.4 Super-Elmar-M ASPH Aperture Series — Aspen

2007

2007-07-14 Roadside grab-shot — Springtime aspens

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