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    Telephoto lens hints and tips

    | Lenses | 14/08/2013 11:54am
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    A telephoto lens brings distant objects closer to you. Here are five hints and tips for getting the most out of long lenses…

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    Canon celebrates production of 90 million EF lenses

    | Lenses, News | 29/05/2013 10:29am
    Canon EF lens line up

    Canon announces production of 90 millionth EF lens showing the continuing growth and popularity of the Canon EOS system and EF lenses

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    Glossary of lens terminology: Canon, Tamron, Sigma and Tokina

    | Lenses | 05/04/2013 11:20am
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    Read our A-Z glossary to help you understand the lens terminology of Canon, Tamron, Tokina and Sigma lenses

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    Lensbaby Muse review

    | Camera & Gear Tests, Lenses | 10/08/2012 06:00am
    Lensbaby Muse review

    The Lensbaby Muse selective focus lens comes with a flexible barrel for artistic effects. Find out how we scored it in our review.

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    Land of the giants: The world’s largest lenses

    | Lenses | 19/05/2012 08:00am
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    Camera lenses come in many different sizes. We take a look at the unfathomably massive – the world’s largest consumer lenses.

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    Canon Lens Review: EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

    | Camera & Gear Tests, Lenses | 03/02/2012 15:41pm
    Canon Lens Review: 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

    Like many other full-frame lenses, the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lacks wide-angle potential on an APS-C camera but redeems itself with a very long telephoto reach, equivalent to 168mm.

    Unlike the even-pricier EF 24-70mm, this Canon lens has image stabilisation offering a 3-stop benefit in beating camera-shake.

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    Canon Lens Review: EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

    | Camera & Gear Tests, Lenses | 03/02/2012 15:32pm
    Canon Lens Review: 17-55mm f/2.8

    The EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM is the nearest thing to a fully professional, L-series lens in Canon’s stable, even if Canon never applies the ‘Luxury’ tag to EF-S lenses. The zoom range is quite modest on this Canon lens and image stabilisation is of an older, 3-stop generation, but image quality is sublime.

    The build feels particularly rugged and hard-wearing, and the upsized manual focus ring (compared with the EF-S 15-85mm) makes for silky smooth manual override of autofocus. This ability is thanks to its advanced, ring-type autofocus system.

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    Canon Lens Review: EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

    | Camera & Gear Tests, Lenses | 03/02/2012 13:38pm
    Canon lens review: EF-S 15-85mm

    With a class-leading 5.7x zoom range, this lens offers the widest-angle focal length in the group (on an APS-C camera), equivalent to just 24mm. The closest other lenses come is 27mm, and the difference is very noticeable when you want to exaggerate perspective or squeeze more into a shot.

    The effective 136mm maximum telephoto setting is equally useful, making the EF-S 15-85mm an incredibly versatile Canon lens.

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    Lens Review: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM

    | Camera & Gear Tests, Lenses | 26/12/2011 15:57pm
    Lens Review: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM

    With its generous zoom range and fairly fast maximum aperture of f/2.8, decreasing to f/4 at 50-70mm focal lengths, the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM looks an attractive proposition at its modest price.

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    Lens Review: Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM

    | Camera & Gear Tests, Lenses | 18/12/2011 15:52pm
    Sigma Lens Review: 17-50mm

    Sigma’s answer to the Canon EF-S 17-55mm is more compact and lightweight, and costs £200 less, but it offers many of the same attractions. The Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM zoom range is similar and the fast f/2.8 maximum aperture remains constant throughout the zoom range.

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