Lens Reviews

This page contains all hands-on, detailed Lens Reviews that have been published at Photography Life. Since most reviews are quite large in content thanks to extensive coverage, comparisons to other lenses and large sample images, they span across multiple pages for easier reading experience. Our lens evaluations and conclusions are based on our overall experience from using lenses for both personal and professional photography needs. Photography Life is not affiliated with any lens manufacturer and does not receive any fees or endorsements from individuals or companies for publishing reviews.

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Canon
Rating
  1. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
  2. Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
  3. Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
  4. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  5. Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8 L IS USM
  6. Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM
  7. Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
  8. Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM
  9. Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM
  10. Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM
Fujifilm
Rating
  1. Fuji XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II
  2. Fuji XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS
  3. Fuji XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
  4. Fuji XF 14mm f/2.8 R
  5. Fuji XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR
  6. Fuji XF 35mm f/1.4 R
  7. Fuji XF 50mm f/2 R WR
  8. Fuji XF 56mm f/1.2 R
  9. Fuji XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR
Hasselblad
Rating
  1. Hasselblad XCD 25mm f/2.5
  2. Hasselblad XCD 90mm f/2.5 V
IRIX
Rating
  1. IRIX 11mm f/4
Nikon
Rating
  1. Nikon 1 10-100mm VR
  2. Nikon 1 10-30mm VR
  3. Nikon 1 10mm f/2.8
  4. Nikon 1 30-110mm VR
  5. Nikon 1 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR
  6. Nikon 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6 DX VR
  7. Nikon 105mm f/1.4E
  8. Nikon 105mm f/2.8G VR Macro
  9. Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G
  10. Nikon 16-35mm f/4 VR
  11. Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-4E VR
  12. Nikon 18-300mm VR
  13. Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D
  14. Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G
  15. Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR AF-P
  16. Nikon 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR
  17. Nikon 19mm f/4E PC
  18. Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E VR
  19. Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED
  20. Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR
  21. Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E VR
  22. Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G
  23. Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G VR
  24. Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED
  25. Nikon 24mm f/1.8G ED
  26. Nikon 24mm f/3.5D PC-E
  27. Nikon 28-300mm VR
  28. Nikon 28mm f/1.4E ED
  29. Nikon 28mm f/1.8G
  30. Nikon 300mm f/2.8G VR II
  31. Nikon 300mm f/4D AF-S
  32. Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
  33. Nikon 35mm f/1.4G
  34. Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED
  35. Nikon 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
  36. Nikon 400mm f/2.8G VR
  37. Nikon 40mm f/2.8G DX
  38. Nikon 45mm f/2.8D PC-E
  39. Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED VR
  40. Nikon 500mm f/5.6E PF
  41. Nikon 50mm f/1.2 Ai-S
  42. Nikon 50mm f/1.4G
  43. Nikon 50mm f/1.8G
  44. Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
  45. Nikon 58mm f/1.4G
  46. Nikon 600mm f/4E FL ED VR
  47. Nikon 600mm f/4G ED VR
  48. Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL VR
  49. Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II
  50. Nikon 70-200mm f/4G VR
  51. Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E VR AF-P
  52. Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
  53. Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G DX VR AF-P
  54. Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
  55. Nikon 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR
  56. Nikon 85mm f/1.4G
  57. Nikon 85mm f/1.8G
  58. Nikon NIKKOR-H Auto 28mm f/3.5 Ai
  59. Nikon NIKKOR-S Auto 50mm f/1.4 Ai
  60. Nikon Noct-NIKKOR 58mm f/1.2
  61. Nikon TC-20E III
  62. Nikon Z 1.4x and 2.0x Teleconverters
  63. Nikon Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S
  64. Nikon Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena
  65. Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S
  66. Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S
  67. Nikon Z 17-28mm f/2.8
  68. Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR
  69. Nikon Z 20mm f/1.8 S
  70. Nikon Z 24-120mm f/4 S
  71. Nikon Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR
  72. Nikon Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3
  73. Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S
  74. Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S
  75. Nikon Z 24mm f/1.8 S
  76. Nikon Z 26mm f/2.8
  77. Nikon Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR
  78. Nikon Z 28-75mm f/2.8
  79. Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8
  80. Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S
  81. Nikon Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S
  82. Nikon Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S
  83. Nikon Z 40mm f/2
  84. Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S
  85. Nikon Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S
  86. Nikon Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S
  87. Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8
  88. Nikon Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S
  89. Nikon Z 800mm f/6.3 PF VR S
  90. Nikon Z 85mm f/1.2 S
  91. Nikon Z 85mm f/1.8 S
  92. Nikon Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
  93. Nikon Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
  94. Nikon Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR
  95. Nikon Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S Macro
Olympus
Rating
  1. Olympus 300mm f/4 IS PRO
  2. Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm f/4 PRO
  3. Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro
  4. OM System 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO
Panasonic
Rating
  1. Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 12mm f/1.4 ASPH
Pergear
Rating
  1. Pergear 14mm f/2.8
  2. Pergear 35mm f/1.4
Samyang
Rating
  1. Samyang 35mm f/1.4
Sigma
Rating
  1. Sigma 1.4x Teleconverter
  2. Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary
  3. Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM
  4. Sigma 14mm f/1.4 DG DN Art
  5. Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art
  6. Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary
  7. Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art
  8. Sigma 2.0x Teleconverter
  9. Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art
  10. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
  11. Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
  12. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
  13. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
Sirui
Rating
  1. Sirui Venus 35mm t/2.9 Anamorphic
Sony
Rating
  1. Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6
  2. Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM
  3. Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
  4. Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G
  5. Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS
  6. Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM
  7. Sony FE 24mm f/2.8 G
  8. Sony FE 2x Teleconverter
  9. Sony FE 35mm f/1.8
  10. Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens
  11. Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS
Tamron
Rating
  1. Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD
  2. Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD
  3. Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD
  4. Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8
  5. Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 G2
  6. Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3
  7. Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 VC
  8. Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD
  9. Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro VC USD
Tokina
Rating
  1. Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8
  2. Tokina 300mm f/4 ATX
TTArtisan
Rating
  1. TTArtisan 100mm f/2.8 Macro 2:1 Tilt-Shift Field
Venus Optics
Rating
  1. Venus Optics 90mm f/2.8 Macro 2x Field
  2. Venus Optics Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6
  3. Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D
  4. Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro
Viltrox
Rating
  1. Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8
  2. Viltrox AF 35mm f/1.8
Zeiss
Rating
  1. Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/1.4 ZF.2
  2. Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2.0 ZF.2
  3. Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2
  4. Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2
  5. Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8
  6. Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8