Best telephoto lens in the mid-price range: 8 models tested and rated

Best telephoto lens in the mid-price range: 8 models tested and rated

If you’re looking for an upgrade to your ‘budget’ telephoto but can’t stretch to a fully professional lens, there are some smart mid-range options to be had. We test 8 top optics to find out which is the best telephoto lens for your money.

Best budget prime lens: 8 top portraiture optics tested and rated

Best budget prime lens: 8 top optics tested and rated

A standard kit zoom lens can work reasonably well for portraiture, but a budget prime lens gives you greater versatility. We tested eight of the top options to see how they performed.

Best lens for portraits: 5 sensibly priced options tested and rated

Best lens for portraits: Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

What’s the best lens for portraits that you can buy without spending a fortune? Our friends at Photography Week recently tested five of the best sensibly priced portrait lenses.

Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro lens review

Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro lens review

Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro review: designed to be a fast lens in every possible way, this new wide-angle Tokina lens has a high-quality look and feel.

Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro lens review

Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro lens review

This new constant-aperture, ultra-wide lens for crop-sensor cameras goes large on zoom range and offers impressive image quality. Find out why in our Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro review.

Best 50mm lens for your camera: 8 ‘Nifty Fifty’ lenses tested and rated

Best 50mm lens for your camera: 8 'Nifty Fifty' lenses tested and rated

What is the best 50mm lens for your camera? We put eight of the top ‘Nifty Fifty’ lenses currently available to the test to see which offers the best combination of image quality and value for money.

Nifty Fifty Lens: how much blur do you get with a 50mm f/1.8

Nifty Fifty Lens: how much blur do you get with a 50mm f/1.8

If you love bokeh or shoot handheld after dark, a so-called Nifty Fifty lens is just what you need. Find out why as we explain the benefits of a 50mm f/1.8 lens.

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x review: 12 grand, but worth every penny?

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x review: 12 grand, but worth every penny?

The Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x costs a small fortune, but look at all you get for 12 grand. Find out how we rate it in our Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS review

Nikon AF-S 80-400mm ED VR lens review

Nikon AF-S 80-400mm ED VR lens review

Nikon’s first ever Vibration Reduction lens receives a long-overdue update. Is it the best Nikon lens ever? Find out how we rate it in our Nikon AF-S 80-400mm ED VR review.

Full Review: Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR superzoom

Full Review: Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR superzoom

The Nikon 18-200mm VR has long been renowned as the best superzoom lens on the market. For a while though, it hasn’t led the field for outright zoom range, losing out to the Sigma 18-250mm and Tamron 18-270mm, both of which have recently had radical redesigns. Nikon has now come up trumps with its new 18-300mm VR, which boasts the biggest zoom range of any SLR lens on the planet.