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Canon RF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM review

08 Aug 2022 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 100mm f2.8L IS USM is a high-end macro lens for Canon’s EOS R mirrorless system that’s capable of 1.4x magnification on a full-frame body. In my review I’ll compare it against the highly-regarded EF version.

How to backup photos

02 Aug 2022 Gordon Laing

In this article I’ll show you how I backup my photos, videos and other precious files, using a combination of portable drives and cloud storage.

Nikon 500mm f5.6E PF VR review

01 Aug 2022 Thomas

Nikon's AF-S 500mm f5.6E VR S was introduced in 2018. Does it still hold up to Nikon's newest long telephoto lenses for their Z system? Find out in my in-depth review!

Nikon Z 400mm f4.5 VR S review

26 Jul 2022 Thomas

The Nikon Z 400mm f4.5 VR S is a relatively compact telephoto prime lens for the full-frame Z-mount mirrorless system. How's it perform especially when used with teleconverters? Find out more in my full review!

Viltrox AF 24mm f1.8 review

25 Jul 2022 Thomas

The Viltrox AF 24mm f1.8 is an affordable wide-angle prime lens with autofocus for Nikon Z and Sony mirrorless cameras with full-frame sensors. Find out if it's a worthy alternative in our in-depth review!

Fujifilm XH2S review

16 Jul 2022 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm X-H2S is a high-end mirrorless camera with a new 26 MP stacked sensor, 40fps bursts, IBIS and 6.2k video. I've now completed my final in-depth review!

Voigtlander 50mm f2 APO-Lanthar review

11 Jul 2022 Thomas

The Voigtländer 50mm f2 APO-Lanthar is a standard prime lens designed for mirrorless cameras and corrected for full-frame sensors. Find out whether it's worth considering although it is manual focus only in my full review!

Viltrox AF 50mm f1.8 review

06 Jul 2022 Thomas

The Viltrox AF 50mm f1.8 is a compact and affordable standard prime lens with autofocus for Nikon Z and Sony mirrorless cameras. Find out if it's a worthy alternative to the 50mm f1.8 lenses from Sony and Nikon in our in-depth review!

How to photograph fireworks

03 Jul 2022 Gordon Laing

Firework displays can be spectacular but present a number of challenges to capture in-camera. In my simple guide I'll share my tips and techniques for photographing fireworks!

Insta360 ONE RS 1-inch 360 Edition review

28 Jun 2022 Gordon Laing

The ONE RS 1-inch 360 Edition from Insta360 captures immersive photos or videos you can explore in headsets or scroll-around on screens, but what makes it stand out are larger 1in sensors. Find out how it performs in our review!

Fujifilm INSTAX mini Link 2 review

17 Jun 2022 Gordon Laing

The INSTAX mini Link 2 is a portable wireless printer for your phone that uses the popular mini instant format. It includes a new Air mode that uses the printer like a digital spray-can. Intrigued? Check out my review!

Samyang 800mm f8.0 review

06 Jun 2022 Thomas

The Samyang 800mm f8.0 is a long telephoto squeezed into a barrel just 172mm long, 1kg in weight, and at a low price too. Is it too good to be true? Possibly, as Thomas discovered in his latest review.

Sony E 15mm f1.4 G review

01 Jun 2022 Gordon Laing

The Sony E 15mm f1.4 G is a fast wide prime lens designed for Sony’s mirrorless cameras with cropped APSC sensors. Find out if it's the best lens for you in my review!

Sony E 11mm f1.8 review

01 Jun 2022 Gordon Laing

The Sony E 11mm f1.8 is an ultra-wide prime lens designed for Sony’s mirrorless cameras with cropped APSC sensors. Find out how it performs in my review!

Sony E 10-20mm f4 G PZ review

01 Jun 2022 Gordon Laing

The Sony E 10-20mm f4 G PZ is an ultra-wide zoom designed for Sony mirrorless cameras with cropped APSC sensors. Find out how this compact Power Zoom performs in my review!

Sigma 16-28mm f2.8 DG DN review

01 Jun 2022 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 16-28mm f2.8 DG DN is a wide zoom designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Available for Sony-e and Leica-L mounts, it provides the allure of a bright, fixed aperture zoom at a more affordable price and lighter weight than traditional 16-35 2.8 models. Here’s my full review!

Canon EOS R7 review-so-far

24 May 2022 Gordon Laing

The Canon EOS R7 is a high-end cropped-frame mirrorless camera with a 32MP APSC sensor, 4k 60p video and IBIS. Canon’s calling it their ultimate APSC camera. Find out why in my hands-on first-looks review!

Canon EOS R10 review-so-far

24 May 2022 Gordon Laing

The Canon EOS R10 is a mid-range cropped-frame mirrorless camera with a 24 Megapixel APS-C sensor and 4k 60p video. In my hands-on first-looks review I'll show you everything I know so far!

Best lens for a vintage DSLR?

10 May 2022 Gordon Laing

Join me as I track down an ideal lens for Nikon's first DSLR, the D1! I narrowed my choices to a pair of older 35mm models and in this article and video I compare them head-to-head!

Nintendo GameBoy Camera retro review

04 May 2022 Gordon Laing

This retro review is dedicated to arguably the weirdest digital camera of the 90s, and certainly the most fun: it’s time to take a look at the Nintendo GameBoy Camera, 24 years later!

Nikon Z 800mm f6.3 VR S review

01 May 2022 Thomas

The Z 800mm f6.3 VR S is Nikon's longest telephoto prime for Z-mount so far. It has a large f6.3 focal ratio and is aimed at pro sports and wildlife photographers. Here's my review.

Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM II review

27 Apr 2022 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 G Master II is a high-end standard zoom aimed at event and wedding photographers. It becomes the second G Master lens to receive the Mark II treatment, and in my full review I’ll show you how it measures-up!

Sony VPL-XW5000ES 4k projector review

26 Apr 2022 Gordon Laing

The Sony VPL-XW5000ES is a native 4k home theatre projector with a laser light source and 2000 lumen output. Find out how it performs in my full review!

Fujifilm XF 23mm f1.4 R LM WR review

18 Apr 2022 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm XF 23mm f1.4 R LM WR is a wide-angle prime lens for X-mount mirrorless cameras. It delivers mild wide coverage equivalent to 35mm, while the bright f1.4 focal ratio allows shallow depth of field effects. Check out my full review!

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