Sony 200-600mm vs Sigma 150-600mm vs Tamron 150-500mm

Sony 200-600mm, Sigma 150-600mm and Tamron 150-500mm side by side on a wooden bench

The lens choice for Sony E-mount users has grown considerably in the past few years. I remember testing several cameras with the 100-400mm GM and 1.4x teleconverter, which at the time were the only options to get close to a 600mm reach (excluding adapted lenses of course). Today, there is …

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NiSi 15mm f4 Review (with NiSi 15mm f4 vs Laowa 15mm f2)

Until recently, NiSi was a brand you would only associate with lens filters, and they have received a lot of positive feedback from the photography community over the years. I too was left with a very good impression when I had the chance to try the V5 Pro kit a …

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Sigma 35mm 1.2 Art vs Sony 35mm 1.4 ZA vs Samyang AF 35mm 1.4 – The complete comparison

Sigma 35mm 1.2 vs Sony 35mm 1.4 vs Samyang 35mm 1.4

The full-frame E-mount series has grown exponentially in the last couple of years. This is mainly thanks to a massive effort from Sony but also the result of third-party manufacturers investing in the system.

Today, photographers have a lot of choice when it comes to lenses. Take the classic 35mm focal length: there are no fewer than 10 products designed specifically for the E-mount. In this article, we take a look at three of the most interesting options if you need autofocus and a fast aperture.

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Samyang Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AF vs Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 – The complete comparison

samyang 85mm 1.4 af vs sony 85mm 1.8-5

In terms of price, the Samyang Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AF is the first 85mm lens in the FE catalogue to compete on an an equal footing with Sony’s own 85mm f/1.8 lens. Both cost in the region of $600 US, making them more affordable than the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 (which currently retails for around $900 US) and the expensive Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM.

The main difference between them, of course, is that the Samyang Rokinon lens has a marginally faster aperture than the Sony lens – an appealing characteristic given that it is first and foremost a portrait lens. This raises the question of whether it is worth considering the Sony lens at all if you can have a faster aperture at the same price by opting for Samyang’s alternative. In this comparison, our goal is to provide you with the answer!

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Sony E 50mm f/1.8 vs Sigma 56mm f/1.4 vs Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 – The complete comparison

sigma 56mm vs sony 50mm vs sony 55mm-4

The Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary is the latest prime to join Sony’s range of APS-C E-mount lenses. With an equivalent coverage of 84mm in 35mm terms and a very fast 1.4 maximum aperture, it has all the characteristics you’d expect from a portrait lens, making it a very desirable product for Sony users.

Within the Sony E-mount range, there are already quite a few lenses with an equivalent 70-85mm focal length, two of which are the E 50mm f/1.8 OSS (75mm equivalent) and the FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA (82.5mm equivalent). In this comparison, we’re going to be taking a look at how these three primes compare.

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