Tamron’s New 150-600mm is the Sharpest ‘Budget’ Birder Lens

Tamron 150-600mm Lens DxO

DxO Labs has ran the new Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens through its DxO Mark tests and indicates that it beats out other “budget” super-telephoto lenses, including Canon’s classic (and more expensive) 100-400mm L lens. Of course, it offers an additional 200mm on the telephoto end over the Canon lens as well.

The Tamron lens was also pitted head-to-head against the Sigma 150-500mm and edged it out as well. Check out the entire comparison and test results over at DxO Mark.

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens Review

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The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens is built for APS-C format cameras, providing a 27-52.5mm equivalent full frame field of view. At 1.78 lbs, the lens is not quite a bear; however, you’ll definitely notice an increase and size and weight from other variable aperture zoom lenses built for APS-C cameras (e.g., Canon’s EF-S 18-135mm IS STM and Nikon’s 18-105mm VR). I equate the feel close to the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens. [Read more...]

Olloclip Offers Multiple Lens Options for iPhones

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Olloclip is a slide-on lens system for the iPhone. There are several options available – with each setup offering multiple lens options in a single unit. There are fisheye, macro, telephoto and polarizer options available. For example, the 4-in-1 for the iPhone 5/5s features a fisheye & wide angle lens on one side and a 10x and 15x macro lens on the other. [Read more...]