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 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
  6. Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM
Fujifilm
Rating
  1. Fuji XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
  2. Fuji XF 16-55mm f/2.8
  3. Fuji XF 35mm f/1.4
  4. Fuji XF 50mm f/2 R WR
  5. Fuji XF 56mm f/1.2 R
IRIX
Rating
  1. IRIX 11mm f/4
Venus Optics
Rating
  1. Venus Optics Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6
  2. Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D
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 AF-P
  7. Nikon 105mm f/1.4E
  8. Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G
  9. Nikon 16-35mm f/4 VR
  10. Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-4E VR
  11. Nikon 18-300mm VR
  12. Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D
  13. Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G
  14. Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR AF-P
  15. Nikon 19mm f/4E PC
  16. Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E VR
  17. Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED
  18. Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR
  19. Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E VR
  20. Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G
  21. Nikon 24-85mm VR
  22. Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED
  23. Nikon 24mm f/1.8G ED
  24. Nikon 24mm f/3.5D PC-E
  25. Nikon 28-300mm VR
  26. Nikon 28mm f/1.4E ED
  27. Nikon 28mm f/1.8G
  28. Nikon NIKKOR-H Auto 28mm f/3.5 Ai
  29. Nikon 300mm f/2.8G VR II
  30. Nikon 300mm f/4D AF-S
  31. Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
  32. Nikon 35mm f/1.4G
  33. Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED
  34. Nikon 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
  35. Nikon 400mm f/2.8G VR
  36. Nikon 40mm f/2.8G DX
  37. Nikon 45mm f/2.8D PC-E
  38. Nikon 500mm f/4E VR
  39. Nikon 50mm f/1.2 Ai-S
  40. Nikon 50mm f/1.4G
  41. Nikon 50mm f/1.8G
  42. Nikon 55-300mm VR
  43. Nikon 58mm f/1.4G
  44. Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL VR
  45. Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II
  46. Nikon 70-200mm f/4G VR
  47. Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G DX VR AF-P
  48. Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
  49. Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E VR AF-P
  50. Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
  51. Nikon 800mm f/5.6E VR
  52. Nikon 85mm f/1.4G
  53. Nikon 85mm f/1.8G
  54. Nikon Noct-NIKKOR 58mm f/1.2
  55. Nikon NIKKOR-S Auto 50mm f/1.4 Ai
  56. Nikon TC-20E III
  57. Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S
  58. Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S
  59. Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S
  60. Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S
  61. Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S
Samyang
Rating
  1. Samyang 35mm f/1.4
Sigma
Rating
  1. Sigma 1.4x Teleconverter
  2. Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM
  3. Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art
  4. Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary
  5. Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art
  6. Sigma 2.0x Teleconverter
  7. Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art
  8. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
  9. Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
  10. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
  11. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
Sony
Rating
  1. Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS
  2. Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS
  3. Sony FE 2x Teleconverter
  4. 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 SP 24-70mm f/2.8 VC
  3. Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8
  4. Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3
  5. Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 G2
Tokina
Rating
  1. Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8
  2. Tokina 300mm f/4 ATX
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