Really helpful cameras and lenses

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[ Updated 19 October 2022 ]

Medium Format 
Editor’s Alternative:
Fujifilm GFX 50S Mark II
Fujifilm GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR lens
Fujinon GF100-200mm f/5.6 R LM OIS WR lens
Really helpful
Fujinon GF 23mm f/4 R LM WR lens

DSLR Cameras – Professional 
Editor’s Alternative:
Canon EOS-1S X Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

DSLR Cameras – Superior
Editor’s Alternative:
Nikon D7500
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

DSLR Cameras – Entry Degree
Editor’s Alternative:
Nikon D3500

Mirrorless Cameras – Full Body
Editor’s Alternative:
Nikon Z9 
Canon EOS R3
Sony Alpha 7 IV
Sony Alpha 1
Nikon Z6 II
Panasonic Lumix DC-S5
Canon EOS R6
Panasonic DC-S1H
Sony ILCE Alpha 9 II
Panasonic Lumix DC-S1
Nikon Z7
Really helpful:
Leica M11
Leica SL2-S 
Sony α7S III
Sony α7C
Nikon Z5
Canon EOS R5

Mirrorless Cameras – APS-C
Editor’s Alternative: 
Fujifilm X-H2
Canon EOS R10
Fujifilm X-H2S
Canon EOS R7
Fujifilm X-T4
Fujifilm X-T3
Canon EOS M50
Sony ILCE-α6500
Really helpful 
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Nikon Z fc
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Fujifilm X-E4

Mirrorless Cameras – M4/3
Editor’s Alternative:
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III
Really helpful:
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6
Panasonic GH5 Mark II

Lenses – Full Body
Editor’s Alternative: 
Tamron 20-40mm f/2.8 Di III VXD lens
Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM lens
Sony FE 50mm f/2.5 G (SEL50F25G) lens
Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (Mannequin A057) lens
Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD (Mannequin B061) lens
Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM (SEL14F18GM) lens
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Artwork lens
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Mannequin A063) lens
Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 lens
Nikkor Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S lens
Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 macro lens
Leica APO-Summicron SL 35mm f/2 ASPH lens
Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM (SEL35F14GM) lens 
Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD lens (A071)
Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens
Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens
Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM lens
Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM 
Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM
Canon RF 600mm f/11 IS STM
Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM
Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Canon RF 50mm f/1.2 L USM
Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS lens SEL24105G
Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 G-Grasp
Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S
Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Mannequin A022
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD (F004)
Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 G ED
Really helpful: 
Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD E-mount lens (Mannequin A067)
Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens
Nikkor Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S lens
Sony 50mm f/1.2 GM (SEL50F12GM) lens
Sony FE 40mm f/2.5 G (SEL40F25G) lens
Sony FE 24mm f/2.8 G (SEL24F28G) lens
Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD (Mannequin A058) lens
Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens
Laowa 14mm f/4 Zero-D DSLR lens
Leica Tremendous-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH lens
Tamron 70-300 f/4.5-6.3 Di RXD III lens (Mannequin A047)
Nikkor Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3
Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S
Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM
Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 (S-R2060)
Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM 
Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 (SEL2860)
Nikkor Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR

Lenses – APS-C
Editor’s Alternative: 
Fujinon XF56mm f/1.2 R WR lens
Canon RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens
Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3DC Macro OS HSM
Fujinon XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR
Sony SAL85F14Z Planar T* 85mm F1.4 ZA
Really helpful:
Canon RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens
Fujifilm XF 33mm f/1.4 R LM WR lens
Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens
Fujinon XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR lens

Lenses – M4/3
Editor’s Alternative:
M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4 PRO lens
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4.0 PRO lens
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS
Panasonic DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens (H-X1025)
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6 ASPH/POWER O.I.S
Really helpful
M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO II
Laowa ‘C-Dreamer’ 7.5mm f/2 MFT

Fastened Lens Cameras
Editor’s Alternative:
Fujifilm X100V
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VII
Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II
Panasonic Lumix LX100 II

Fastened Lens Cameras – Waterproof
Editor’s Alternative:
Olympus Powerful TG-5

Fastened Lens Cameras – Lengthy Zoom 
Editor’s Alternative:
Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Mark IV

Fastened Lens Cameras – Journey Zoom
Editor’s Alternative:
Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ220

Digicam Luggage
Editor’s Alternative:
Lowepro Professional Trekker 450 AW Digicam Backpack

Really helpful:
SanDisk Excessive Transportable SSD V2

Really helpful: 
Canon Speedlite EL-1

Software program
Editor’s Alternative:
Serif Affinity Picture
Really helpful:
ACDSee Picture Studio Final 2021
PortraitPro 21

Editor’s Alternative: 
ASUS ProArt Show PA148CTV Skilled Monitor 
Eizo ColorEdge CS2740
Eizo CG2730
Really helpful:
ASUS ProArt PA27UCX-Okay Monitor
Gigabyte M32U Gaming Monitor
ASUS ProArt Show PA279CV
BenQ SW321C PhotoVue Photographer Monitor

Color Administration
Editor’s Alternative:
Datacolor Spyder X Elite

Editor’s Alternative:
Canon PIXMA G660 MegaTank
Canon PIXMA PRO-200 A3+ Picture Printer
Canon PIXMA PRO-100S
Epson SureColor SC-P600
Really helpful
Epson SureColor SC-P906
Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300
Epson Premium EcoTank ET-7700

Editor’s Alternative:
Epson Perfection V850 Professional Picture Scanner

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All cameras and lenses examined at Picture Review are subjected to Imatest analysis, which makes use of a check goal/software program analysis system developed by Norman Koren in Boulder, Colorado (USA). The system gives goal measurements for:
– Picture sharpness and the camera’s capacity to report wonderful element;
– Chromatic aberration;
– Color recording high quality, tonal response and color noise;
– Digicam tonal response and dynamic vary.
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Along with picture high quality testing, our camera reviews embrace an examination of progressive options, construct high quality, ease of use, and skill to shoot in low-light situations.

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