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Choosing the right camera lens is of the utmost important. Luckily, Digital Trends’ expert reviews will help you choose a model based on rating, focal length, and a variety of other metrics.

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Eufy Security Smart Lock Touch review: Wi-Fi makes it even better

Eufy is entering the smart lock market. Will the Eufy Smart Lock Touch have what it takes to be a contender? Read our review.
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Pentax D FA Star Series 85mm f/1.4 review: One big issue

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Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III review: Top-notch telephoto

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Tamron’s 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 superzoom beats expectations

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Lensbaby Velvet 28 review: Meet the wide-angle McDreamy lens

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Sigma 20mm F1.4 Art review: More than a landscape lens

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Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G lens review: A superb landscape lens

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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-45mm F4.0 Pro review: Small, but sturdy

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Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art review: A true work of art

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Sigma 35mm F1.2 Art review: Perfectly impractical

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Nikon Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 review: Wide, sharp, and spectacular

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Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens review

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Sigma 40mm F1.4 Art lens review

40mm is an awkward focal length, but the Sigma 40mm F1.4 Art is so good that you'll want to use it in place of your 35 or 50mm. Extremely sharp across the frame, it's one of the best prime lenses we've ever tested, and offers beautiful subjective qualities.
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Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art review

With spot-on autofocus, excellent image quality, and lots of character, the Sigma 28mm F1.4 Art is one of the best wide-angle prime lenses ever made. It's not cheap, but it’s still less than the competition and offers plenty of value for the money.
Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm F/4 S

Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 review

The widest lens available in Nikon's mirrorless Z mount, the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S pulls off a number of wins, including accommodating screw-in filters. It's also very sharp and considerably more compact than many ultra-wide zooms. Is it enough to warrant its $1,300 price?

Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S review

Nikon’s new mirrorless cameras now have a bright, versatile workhorse zoom that can be used without an adapter. So just how does the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S stack up? We put it through the paces to see if this premium lens is worth its $2,300 price.
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Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Edge 35 Optic review

The Lensbaby Edge 35, part of the Composer Pro optic swap system, creates tilt-shift-like blur without the tilt-shift price. Made for photographers who buck tradition, it opens up new ways to work with blur in your images. But is this type of special effect lens a real tool, or just a toy?
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm f/4 Pro review

Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro review

The Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 IS Pro packs in a versatile zoom range, great close-up capabilities, and impressive optical stabilization inside a single lens. It's the closest thing Olympus makes to a lens you'll never have to take off of your camera. But can one lens really do it all, or is it simply too good to be true?
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Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S review

The Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S shows the potential for Nikon's new mirrorless Z-mount with excellent sharp-ness. However, its emphasis on image quality means it is actually larger and heavier (and considerably more expensive) than the comparable F-Mount DSLR lens. So is it worth it?
Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED review

Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED review

There’s no such thing as a perfect lens, but the Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED comes incredibly close. The original 105mm f/1.4 delivers exceptional quality mixing beautiful bokeh and sharp subjects. The lens’ bulky size, however, means photographers will want to be conservative on the shutter speed.
Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm F/4 review

Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S review

If you're fine with f/4, Nikon's first zoom lens for its full-frame mirrorless Z system will impress you with sharp, colorful images and smooth autofocus performance. The Z 24-70mm f/4 S offers a useful focal length range and, at $1,000, it's a high-quality lens that won't completely break the bank.
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Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S lens review

Nikon made big promises with the new Z mount lenses, but now that they are finally here, did Nikon overpromise? The Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S doesn’t use the Z mount to slim down, but it does capture im-pressive images with sharp centers, smooth bokeh and impressively little distortion. One performance factor, however, may be lacking.
Canon EF 85mm f1.4L IS lens review

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS lens review

Combining both a fast f/1.4 aperture and optical image stabilization, the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM rejects the choice between speed and stability, finally delivering a prime lens that gives photographers the best of both worlds. The $1,600 prime is worthy of joining any enthusiast or pro’s kit.
Sigma 105mm F1.4 Art lens Review

Sigma 105mm F1.4 Art review

The Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art is the best portrait lens we have used. While its size and weight takes getting used to, you get superb images in return for the effort.
Lensbaby Sol 45 review

Lensbaby Sol 45 review

The Lensbaby Sol 45 is a gateway drug into the world of creatively blurred, expressive photos that make pixel peepers’ brains hurt. It brings Lensbaby’s telltale effect, the “sweet spot” of focus, to a new low price and compact size. Read our review to see if purposefully blurred photos are worth $200.
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Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens review

Made 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 succeeds, giving Pentax DSLR shooters a great option for a high-end normal focal length lens.
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Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 Art review

With no shortage of competition, it’s difficult for a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens to stand out these days. But thanks to a low price and optical image stabilization, the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 Art offers exceptional value to enthusiasts and professionals while filling the role of a durable workhorse lens.
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Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 Art review

After a decade of standing uncontested, Nikon’s venerable 14-24mm f/2.8 finally has some very strong competition in the form of the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 Art lens. It’s a lens for a small niche, but it could be the new ultra-wide zoom to beat.
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Lensbaby Burnside 35 review

Using a secondary aperture iris, the Burnside 35 lets you dial in a variable amount of vignetting independently of the main aperture. It’s like Instagram’s vignette slider for people who prefer to get it right in-camera.
Sigma 16mm F1.4 Contemporary review

Sigma 16mm F1.4 Contemporary review

At just $449, the Sigma 16mm F1.4 Contemporary is a fast, wide-angle lens for mirrorless cameras that won’t break the bank.
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.2 Pro review

Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.2 Pro review

At $1,200, the Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.2 Pro might be expensive, but the premium price is matched by excellent performance. This lens sets a new standard for Micro Four Thirds.
Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm F1.2 Pro review

Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm F1.2 Pro review

The Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro is a technically excellent lens that goes beyond objective image quality to become something special.
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Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F1.2 Pro review

The Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F1.2 Pro is the best wide-angle Micro Four Thirds lens you can buy.
Lensbaby Sweet 80 review

Lensbaby Sweet 80 review

Unlike standard lenses, the Lensbaby Sweet 80 is a different way to separate your subject from the background.

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