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Lens Reviews



I'm no expert, and I know that most of these lenses are better pieces of glass than I am a photographer, but hopefully you'll find these lens reviews and articles helpful.

Canon EFS 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS II Zoom Lens Review.

A cracker of a lens at a bargain price

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens Review.

A zoom lens that's sharp, light, and cheap!



Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 Prime Lens Review.

A great budget prime that will out-strip the performance of your kit-lens.


ef_50_250pxlsFast, Light, Sharp and Cheap – The Canon 50mm f/1.8 EF II Prime Lens.

Great price, great lens, shame about the build quality, but hey, it's £100!

The Metal Master - Canon's Mk.1 50mm f/1.8.

A rare but exceptional piece of glass.

Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Mk II Zoom Lens Review.

A great value zoom that helps you take great photographs, as long as you play to its strengths.


Canon EF 35-105mm F/4.5-5.6 dSLR Lens Review.

A budget zoom that delivers the goods.

Canon EF 75-300mm f4-5.6 Zoom Lens Review.

Another eBay bargain, this time a budget zoom with an amazing focal length!

Become A Lens Hoody.

Increase the clarity and contrast of your photos with this simple addition to any lens.

A Macro By Other Means.

Using an EF-S zoom as a simple macro lens.

A Trio Of Macro Solutions.

Some ideas to get you into cheap macro photography.

lensbaby_with_350d_250pxlsLensbaby Composer.

Loads of good stuff about this great lens system.

old_m42_vid_250pxlsOld M42 Lenses On Canon EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT.

Give old M42 lenses a new lease of life on the front of your modern dSLR. (And save a few quid at the same time!)


Canon dSLR Macro Photography On The Cheap.

M42 lenses and extension tubes - the way to go!

pentacon_29mm_250pxlsA Wide Angle Alternative For Your dSLR: The Pentacon 29mm f/2.8 M42 Lens Review.

One of my favourite lenses - a wide angle of view and perfect for all-day shooting.


Helios 35mm F/2.8 M42 SLR Lens Review.

On a crop-sensor dSLR this old m42 lens gives a really natural perspective for your photography.

helios_135mm_250pxlsLens Review: Helios 135mm F/2.8 M42 Manual Lens.

This great old telephoto helps me to see in a whole new way.


Hanimex 200mm f/3.3 M42 Lens Review.

A great hunk of metal and glass that actually takes quite nice photographs.

Soligor 90-230mm f/4.5 M42 Manual Focus Zoom Lens Review.

Grab one of these, a mount adapter, some extension tubes, and you've got a great macro set-up.

(Plus also check out this post with some more macro shots using the Soligor 9-230mm).

Minolta MC Rokkor – PG F/1.4 50mm Lens Review.

It only works well on manual focus Minolta Film SLRs, but what a great lens!