Published 07/12/16

Best lens lists for popular DSLRs in time for the holidays

DxOMark’s camera-specific ratings reveal some surprising winners from Tamron and Sigma


With the holidays fast approaching, its a perfect time to give your readers ideas for the right lens to get or give. DxOMark 'Best lenses' recommendations are an ideal resource for you to pass along, or to get you started on your own version. Because our lens ratings are specific to each camera body they are tested with, they can also be used as a basis for letting your readers know when upgrading their camera body might produce improved results with the lenses they already have.

Our lens recommendations are specific not only to individual camera bodies, but to category of lens. We have separate lists for prime and zoom lenses, and rate wide-angle, standard, and telephoto versions separately, to provide the most precise rankings possible.

As a small sample of some of the surprising result in our lists, the Sigma 20 mm f/1.4 was the highest-performing wide angle lens on the Nikon D5, and Tamrons 60mm Macro topped Nikons own when tested on the Nikon D500. Our exhaustively researched and documented recommendations include dozens of similarly-interesting camera and lens combination ratings that you can use in your articles and reviews.

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Our new Best Lenses recommendation series includes

Best prime DX Lenses for the Nikon D500 and Best zoom DX lenses for the Nikon D500

Best prime lenses for the Nikon D5 and Best zoom lenses for the Nikon D5

Best prime lenses for the Canon 5D Mark IV and Best zoom lenses for the Canon 5D Mark IV

Best zoom lenses for the EOS-1Dx Mk II and Best prime lenses for the EOS-1Dx Mk II

We hope you help your readers make the most of this Holiday season by taking advantage of our extensive camera and lens rating database, and our customized lens recommendations.

1st Published 7 December 2016 08:49 Posted by Ben Jones
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