Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) has announced its list of the best photo gear items for 2021. This year marks the Association’s 30th anniversary, and according to the 2021 best gear list – everyone got a present this year. Among the top 40 products from the photo industry, there are nearly all major gear manufacturers.
Like every year, there are 40 products on TIPA’s list of the awarded gear. They are divided into five categories: Cameras, Lenses, Accessories, Services, and Tech and Design. Among Camera and Lens categories, there’s gear from Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fuji, Panasonic, Pentax, Sigma… As I mentioned, almost every major manufacturer was awarded.
Sadly, though, Olympus hasn’t found its place on the list this year. It’s probably no surprise considering that the company sold its imaging business to JIP last year. According to some reports, JIP will kill off the Olympus brand name in the future, too. Sigh.
Still, looks like the other gear makers are still going strong, at least according to TIPA. Each of them has a piece of gear to be proud of in 2021, despite a year that’s been very difficult for all of us. Take a look at the awarded cameras and lenses below, and find the full list on TIPA’s website. And of course, let us know if you agree with TIPA’s choice.
- Best APS-C camera entry-level: Canon EOS M50 Mark II
- Best APS-C camera advanced: FUJIFILM X-S10
- Best APS-C camera expert: PENTAX K-3 Mark III
- Best full-frame camera advanced: Nikon Z 6II
- Best full-frame camera expert: Nikon Z 7II
- Best full-frame camera professional: Sony Alpha 1
- Best photo/video camera advanced: SIGMA fp L
- Best professional video camera: Panasonic LUMIX DC-BGH1
- Best photo/video camera expert: Sony Alpha 7S III
- Best medium format camera: FUJIFILM GFX100S
- Best vlogger camera: Sony ZV-1
- Best prime wide-angle lens: Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift
- Best prime standard lens: Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM
- Best prime telephoto lens: Canon RF600mm f/11 IS STM
- Best wide-angle zoom lens: Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S
- Best standard zoom lens: Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD (Model B070)
- Best telephoto zoom lens: Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056)
- Best ultra-telephoto zoom lens: SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary
- Best portrait lens: SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art
- Bets macro lens: SIGMA 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art
[via Photo Rumors]