Sony ZV-E10

Sony ZV-E10

Ideal for influencers and all those seeking a perfect solution for creating blogs or presenting live online, the Sony E10 checked all the boxes for TIPA members for design, features and shooting modes, making it ideal for single-person productions. Features such as a 3-inch vari-angle touchscreen LCD, a directional 3-capsule mic with a dedicated windscreen for crisp and … Read more

Laowa Argus FF II 35mm F0.95

Laowa Argus FF II 35mm F0.95

This f/0.95 maximum aperture lens is suited for many creative applications, including astrophotography, candid still and video imaging, very shallow depth of field portrait and nature studies, and, of course, use in very low light conditions. Another exciting feature for TIPA editors is its 15-blade aperture, which can be used to create remarkable bokeh effects. … Read more

Tokina atx-m 56mm F1.4

Tokina atx-m 56mm F1.4

With an equivalent focal length of 85mm on a full-frame camera, considered by many photographers as the prime “portrait” lens, this fast 56mm is also well suited to landscape, nature and candid street photography. TIPA editors remarked about how the F1.4 maximum aperture maximizes potential for low-light work, with the added bonus of the 9-bladed … Read more

SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary

SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary

When photographers ask TIPA editors about their recommendation for a lens for their travel camera bag, they point to a versatile wide to normal zoom that’s lightweight and compact. TIPA’s choice in this category this year is the SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary, which weighs in at just 290g/10.2oz. and is relatively small … Read more

Voigtländer NOKTON 50mm F1 Aspherical VM

Voigtländer NOKTON 50mm F1 Aspherical VM

The TIPA jury was very impressed by the lens-making craftsmanship entailed in creating this fast and handsome M-mount lens. The aspherical front element is heated, ground and polished (known as a GA, or “Ground Aspherical”) rather than mold-created, resulting in a simplified configuration and high-quality performance, even when shooting wide open. It features all-metal constriction, … Read more

NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S

NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S

When TIPA members looked at the field of prime telephoto lenses aimed at pro sports, wildlife, and all photographers who want to enjoy the benefits of a fast, vibration-reduction telephoto, the NIKKOR Z 400mm was a clear choice, especially when the bonus of a built-in 1.4X teleconverter for easy and instant switching to 560mm at … Read more

Canon RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM

Canon RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM

Wide angle zooms offer unique and flexible compositional capabilities that have strong appeal to landscape, nature and architectural photographers and videographers. TIPA members felt that Canon’s RF 14-35mm earns its L-series designation, known for its tack sharp, accurate color rendition images. Weather resistant, with fluorine coating, the lens incorporates an optical image stabilizer that compensates … Read more

Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II

Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II

The TIPA jury considered this lens as thoroughly designed to respond to the changed needs of today’s still, video and hybrid content creators. This second generation lens comes six years after the original G Master 24-70mm zoom. It is smaller and lighter, has enhanced (2X) AF tracking speed driven by four of Sony’s XD linear … Read more

Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II

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The 70-200 focal length is perhaps the most popular tele zoom range, considered essential piece of kit for expert and professional alike. The TIPA jury agreed that the Sony 70-200mm ups the ante on this classic focal length by incorporating a brand-new AF system with 4X the speed and a weight reduction of almost 30% … Read more

Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM

While this lens bears the “Macro” designation, and offers up to 1.4x life-size magnification, the TIPA members commented that it could serve double-duty as an excellent portrait lens as well. On the portrait side, and equally applicable for macro work, a spherical aberration control ring allows for the creation of images with a soft-focus look. … Read more