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Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens review

Composed of 15 glass elements and weighing in at a 2 pounds, the Pentax Star series 50mm F1.4 is no ordinary 50mm lens. The $1,200 premium prime seeks to compete with the likes of the Sigma Art series, and it easily… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Lensbaby Sol 45 Review

  • “Sweet spot” of focus can be moved by tilting…
  • Unique bokeh blades for textured backgrounds
  • Crazy compact and lightweight
  • Inexpensive
  • Manual focus
  • Somewhat awkward operation
Our Score 8

Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW Review

  • Exceptional build quality
  • Impressive image quality
  • Very fast autofocus performance
  • Pleasing subjective character
  • Dust-proof and weather resistant
  • Big, heavy
  • Expensive for a 50mm
Our Score 9

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Review

  • Excellent value
  • Great build quality
  • Virtually no chromatic aberration
  • Optically stabilized
  • Strong vignetting at 24mm
  • Sharpness is merely decent
Our Score 8

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 Art Review

  • Great build quality
  • Dust and splash proof
  • f/2.8 maximum aperture
  • Very sharp
  • Virtually no chromatic aberration
  • Bulky, heavy
  • Doesn’t support filters
  • Short zoom range
Our Score 8

Lensbaby Burnside 35 Review

  • Variable vignette control
  • Beautiful, Petzval-style bokeh
  • Good center sharpness
  • Solid build quality
  • Fun, if challenging, user experience
  • A wider aperture would have been nice
  • All-manual operation unforgiving to novices
Our Score 8

Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary Review

  • Excellent build quality
  • Dust- and splash-proof
  • F/1.4 maximum aperture
  • Nine aperture blades
  • Great value
  • Strong chromatic aberration at f/1.4
  • Noticeably soft at widest apertures
Our Score 8

Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.2 Pro Review

  • Pleasing “feathered bokeh” effect
  • F/1.2 aperture
  • Very sharp, even wide open
  • Weather-sealed design
  • AF/MF clutch
  • Held back by MFT sensors
Our Score 10

Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm F1.2 Pro Review

  • Pleasing “feathered bokeh” effect
  • f/1.2 maximum aperture
  • Sharp, even wide open
  • Weather-sealed
  • AF/MF clutch
  • Chromatic aberration at wide apertures
  • Held back by MFT sensors
Our Score 9