Lens Reviews

Vintage Macro Lenses

Vintage macro lenses are some of the most useful manual focus lenses. When the macro lenses are stopped down, the image quality is excellent.

With many of them being manual focus lenses, there is little that can go wrong with them. There is a decent supply of them on the used market and the value to performance ratio for the majority of lenses for macro photography is difficult to beat.

Lens adapters are inexpensive so they can easily be used on any interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras. They will also work well on compatible DSLR or film SLR cameras.

November 27, 2020
Vivitar 55mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review [Komine]

There is lots of lore and hype built up around this Komine lens, and it is all deserved. This is the sharpest standard focal length vintage macro lens I have ever used. The Vivitar 55mm f/2.8 macro lens is sharper than the Canon, Nikon, Minolta, and Olympus macro lenses I have tested. Vivitar Auto Macro […]

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April 21, 2019
Tamron SP Di 90mm f/2.8 Macro AF Lens Review

Used copies of the Tamron SP Di 90mm f/2.8 Macro lens have the best price/performance. The lens is sharp from f/5.6-f/11 with no chromatic aberration. Weighing 418g (14.7oz), the lens is the lightest macro lens I have reviewed in the 90-105mm focal length range. Working distance is comparable to 105mm lenses because the front element […]

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April 21, 2019
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.5 Macro 52B Adaptall 2 Lens Review

Tamron's 90mm f/2.5 SP Macro 52B Adaptall 2 lens produces sharp images at f/8 & f/11. Used on any crop body camera, at f/5.6, the soft corners won't be an issue. There are 26 Adaptall 2 adapters that can be swapped onto the lens. Any 35mm film SLR mount can be easily found, which makes […]

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April 12, 2020
The 5 Best Nikon FM Lenses

The Nikon FM is an excellent SLR film camera. This web page will go over the 5 best lenses for the Nikon FM, as well as a handful of alternative lenses. More details are further down, but if you're short on time, here is the list: Kit Lens - Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series E Wide […]

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December 4, 2020
Lester A. Dine 105mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review

This lens review of the Lester A. Dine 105mm f/2.8 applies to more than this lens. The lens was made by Kino Precision in the 1980s and the lens was rebadged and sold under several brand names. Other than some cosmetic differences a Kiron 105mm f/2.8 Macro review would be identical to this one. That's […]

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March 4, 2020
The 7 Best Canon Rebel XTi Lenses

Here are the best lenses for the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, known as the 400D in Europe and KISS Digital X in Asia. A wide variety of focal lengths for several types of photography are mentioned. Additionally, each section will have additional alternatives for lower or higher price ranges. There are more than enough […]

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March 26, 2020
The 5 Best Canon TLb Lenses

The Canon TLb is an incredible camera. If you don't have a lens or are looking for a new lens, this article will go over the top 5 lenses to use with your Canon TLb. Additional details are below, however here's the list if you're in a rush: Down below the best Canon camera lenses, […]

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March 17, 2020
The 5 Best Canon AE-1 Lenses

The Canon AE-1 is a famous camera that sold over a million copies while it was produced from 1976-1984. If you don't have a lens or are looking for a new lens, this will cover the top 5 lenses to use with your Canon AE-1. The Canon AE-1 uses the Canon FD mount, which was […]

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May 2, 2019
Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series E Pancake Lens Review

The Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series E has remained a popular lens for more than 40 years. It was originally designed as a budget lens, but became popular with professionals. Often referred to as a pancake lens, the lens is short and light. With caps on the lens, it can easily fit into a jacket pocket. […]

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January 25, 2022
Guide to the 6 Best Nikon D7100 Lenses

If you already know the focal length of lens you are looking for, find out about the best lenses for the Nikon D7100 below. Best Zoom Lens for Nikon D7100 - Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Best Wide Angle Lens for Nikon D7100 - Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX II Best Telephoto Lens for […]

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