The general-purpose zoom lens costs about $100 more than Canon's equivalent, but Sigma thinks its image quality means the lens is worth the extra money.
Featuring the same focal length as a popular model from Canon, the new Sigma 24-105mm lens looks as though it will be a fierce competitor to the old workhorse.
The new lens, part of Sigma's high-end "art" product line, will ship in November, but its true competitiveness won't be known until Sigma reveals its price.
A wide-angle zoom lens designed for Canon and Nikon APS-C cameras, the Tokina 12-24mm offers good value and performance in a well-built package.
Typical price: $899.00
A midrange Zeiss and 5.8x power zoom fill some holes in the E-mount lineup.
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The 24mm is an excellent wide-angle lens for Nikon cameras, if you can stomach the price. It's fast, robust and delivers clean, crisp images at most apertures.
Typical price: $2,695.00
One of Canon's most popular lenses gets better optics, coatings, and bokeh--but costs $1,000 more and doesn't get image stabilization. New wide-angle prime lenses do get it, though.
Two new models offer Nikon shooters a flexible all-in-one or travel lens and an image-stabilized alternative to the company's midrange zooms.
Unlike its pricier f2.8 alternative, the $1,500 24-70mm f4 model can compensate for camera shake. Also new for December: an $850 image-stabilized 35mm f2 lens.
Displays don't get much thinner than the x2401 from Hewlett-Packard. It'll arrive in November for $249.