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Shutter Shootout 2018—Lens Edition

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Last year, we celebrated March with the Shutter Shootout, and pitted cameras, new and old, against each other. This year: lenses!

Again, this is all for FUN! March is for rain showers, college hoops, and busted brackets. At B&H, we thought we would get in on the tournament madness and allow lenses to battle through their brackets to see which is best… or most popular!

To vote for the lens you like best in each matchup, head over to the B&H Photo Video Twitter account—@BHPhotoVideo—and share your opinion on which lens or lenses should advance toward the championship!

Good luck to all our Shutter Shootout—Lens Edition—contenders!

Again, this is all for fun, laughs, and smiles. If your favorite lens did not get invited to the big dance, rest assured they are probably competing at an invitational tournament somewhere else!

Top Left Bracket

1. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II

2. Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E

3. Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM

4. Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art

5. Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di

6. Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO

7. Olympus ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

8. Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8

 

Bottom Left Bracket

1. Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L

2. Nikon 6mm f/2.8s

3. Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH

4. Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II

5. Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo

6. Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2

7. Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH

8. Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Tilt-Shift

Top Right Bracket

1. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II

2. Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8E

3. Sony FE 70-200 f/2.8 GM

4. Pentax FA* 70-200mm f/2.8

5. Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8

6. Tamron SP 70-200 f/2.8 Di

7. Olympus ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

8. Panasonic Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

 

Bottom Right Bracket

1. Nikon Noct 58mm f/1.2

2. Lomography Petzval 58mm f/1.9

3. Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6

4. Nikon 50mm f/1.2

5. Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8

6. Nikon 500mm f/8 N Reflex

7. Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH

8. Nikon PC 19mm f/4E Tilt-Shift

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