The new lens, with a fast F2.8 design, can counteract camera shake with vibration compensation that Nikon and Canon competitors currently lack.
Versatile, sturdy, and built with high-quality optics, the Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM offers a good value, although it's not exactly cheap.
For Photokina, the Japanese lensmaker announces it's brought image stabilization to two lenses geared for full-frame SLRs. They'll work on Canon, Sony, and Nikon cameras.
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.
Find out how the new Panasonic 12-35mm lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras performs in the real world.
Olympus' 8-megapixel ultrazoom generally improves over the SP-550UZ, but suffers from many of the same problems.
The Olympus SP-510UZ is packed with cool features, but a not-so-wide lens, sluggish performance, and noisy images steal its fire.
Olympus' SP-550UZ has great ergonomics, but disappointingly slow performance and soft, noisy images drag it down.
Canon today announced the EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM lens, a successor to its EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM lens that was launched in 2008.
The third-party lensmaker's new supertelephoto won't cost much more than an earlier 200-500mm model with no image stabilization.