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Cameralabs Cafe Podcast episode 003

13 Nov 2019 Gordon Laing

The Cameralabs Cafe podcast returns where Gordon and Doug discuss the health and future of the Micro Four Thirds system, take a look at the new Olympus OMD EM5 III and revisit the Lumix G9 which keeps getting better! So grab a drink and join us in the Cameralabs Cafe for a catch-up of all the photography news and reviews!

Nikon Z 24mm f1.8 S review so far

13 Nov 2019 Thomas

The Nikon Z 24mm f1.8 S is a wide-angle prime lens for Nikon’s Z-series mirrorless cameras. It’s the widest native prime in the series so far, delivering classic coverage with a bright aperture. Like other native Z lenses though, it’s up against adapted F-mount options, so in his review-so-far, Thomas publishes his initial results and samples!

Nikon Z 58mm f0.95 Noct review so far

11 Nov 2019 Thomas

The Nikon Z 58mm f0.95 S Noct is a prime lens for Nikon’s full-frame Z-series mirrorless cameras with standard coverage coupled with anything but a standard aperture. It features a unique f0.95 focal ratio gathering almost 4 times more light than f1.8 lenses, earning the "Noct" title. Ahead of his review, Thomas shares his results, comparisons and samples so far!

Samyang AF 35mm f1.4 FE review

04 Nov 2019 Thomas

The Samyang AF 35mm f1.4 FE is a mild wide-angle prime lens for Sony's Alpha mirrorless cameras. It offers a bright aperture and autofocus, and is priced below the Sony FE 35mm f1.4 ZA, FE 35mm f1.8 and even the FE 35mm f2.8 ZA. Find out why it gives you a lot of bang for your buck in Thomas's full…

DJI Mavic Mini review - preview

30 Oct 2019 Adam Juniper

The DJI Mavic Mini is a compact and lightweight drone weighing just 249g, with a half hour maximum flight time and a 12 Megapixel camera with 2.7k video on a three-axis stabilised gimbal. Announced in October 2019, it brings aerial photography and video to the most portable form factor to date from DJI. Find out more in Adam's preview!

Sigma Art lenses transform Lumix S

28 Oct 2019 Gordon Laing

Sigma's Art lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras transform the Leica-L mount system, bringing focal lengths, apertures and - crucially - prices that were previously unavailable. They're particularly appealing to Lumix S owners who, due to the high cost of Leica's own lenses, have been limited to Panasonic's initial three lenses so far. Find out why you'll want to invest in…

Canon EOS 1Dx Mark III review - preview

24 Oct 2019 Gordon Laing

The EOS 1Dx Mark III is Canon's latest flagship DSLR aimed at professional sports and wildlife photographers. Teased in a development announcement in October 2019, Canon's unveiled a handful of specs to whet our appetites, so in my preview I'll tell you everything we know so far!

Canon RF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM review so far

24 Oct 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM is a bright telephoto zoom for the full-frame EOS R mirrorless system. It’s shorter and lighter than the EF version and focuses closer too, although - spoiler alert - the barrel now extends as you zoom it. I went hands-on for my first-looks preview!

Fujifilm X-Pro 3 review so far

23 Oct 2019 Gordon Laing

Fujifilm’s X-Pro 3 becomes the joint flagship body in the mirrorless X-series, alongside the X-T3, sharing the same 26 Megapixel APSC sensor with phase-detect autofocus across the entire frame, but adding the hybrid optical and electronic viewfinder beloved of earlier models coupled with a cunning approach to displays and some neat processing extras. Find out everything in my hands-on preview!

Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG DN Art review so far

21 Oct 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG DN Art is an ultra-wide-angle lens designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and available in the Sony E and Leica L mounts, the latter working on Leica, Panasonic and Sigma L-mount bodies. Ahead of our in-depth review, I tried the L-mount version on a Lumix S1R and Sigma fp to bring you a broad range of…

Olympus OMD EM5 III review so far

17 Oct 2019 Gordon Laing

The Olympus OMD EM5 III is a mid-range mirrorless camera aimed at those who value portability and handheld use without compromising features and quality. It inherits the 20 Megapixel sensor from the EM1 II which finally brings it confident autofocus and 4k video, while also boasting improved built-in stabilisation in a slightly lighter but still weather-sealed body. Check out my…

Sigma fp review - sample images

16 Oct 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sigma fp is a 24 Megapixel full-frame camera with 4k video, Cinema DNG and an L-mount. It's Sigma's first body to employ the L-mount and the company is steadily making all of its ART prime lenses as well as selected zooms available in native versions. Ahead of my review, check out my sample images and movies!

Canon EOS M200 review

14 Oct 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon EOS M200 is an entry-level mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, tilting touchscreen and cropped 4k video. Successor to the EOS M100, it becomes Canon’s smallest, lightest and cheapest mirrorless in the current range. Find out if it's the ideal budget camera in my full review!

Nikon Z50 review - preview

10 Oct 2019 Gordon Laing

The Nikon Z50 is a mid-range mirrorless camera with a 20.88 Megapixel APSC sensor, 4k video, viewfinder, tilting touchscreen and 11fps bursts. Announced in October 2019, it’s Nikon’s first DX-format mirrorless camera, which means it uses a cropped APSC sensor. I went hands-on for my preview!

Canon EOS 90D review

07 Oct 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon EOS 90D is an upper mid-range DSLR with a 32.5 Megapixel APSC sensor, Dual Pixel AF for live view and movies, 45-point AF through the viewfinder, 10fps shooting, uncropped 4k video at 25 or 30p, and a fully-articulated touchscreen. Find out whether this new DSLR is right for you in my full review packed with comparisons!

Sony A9 II review - preview

03 Oct 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony A9 II is a high-end 24.2 Megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera, aimed at professional sports photographers. It combines the core A9 features of 20fps silent shooting and zero blackout with a raft of body upgrades from the A7r IV and the latest AF and processing to become Sony’s most professional body. Find out more in my preview!

Canon SX70 HS review

02 Oct 2019 Ken McMahon

The Canon SX70 HS is a super-zoom camera with DSLR-styling, 20 Megapixels and a 65x / 21-1365mm optical zoom. The SX70 HS keeps the body, zoom and flip-screen of its predecessor, but upgrades the resolution and viewfinder while adding 4k video and 10fps. Find out if it's still King of the super-zooms in our full review!

Canon EOS M6 II review

30 Sep 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon EOS M6 Mark II is a mid-range mirrorless camera with a 32.5 Megapixel APSC sensor, uncropped 4k video at 25 or 30p with Dual Pixel AF, 14fps shooting with autofocus, a tilting touchscreen and slide-on electronic viewfinder. Find out how it compares to the EOS M50, EOS 90D, Sony A6400 and Fujifilm X-T30 in my in=depth review!

Sony E 70-350mm f4.5-6.3 G OSS review

26 Sep 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony E 70-350mm f4.5-6.3 G OSS is a telephoto zoom for its E-mount mirrorless cameras with APSC sensors, like the A6000 series. It's designed as a premium option for those who demand better quality and desire longer reach without the even higher cost or bulk of the full-frame and G Master options. Find out why it comes recommended in…

Nikon COOLPIX B600 review

24 Sep 2019 Ken McMahon

The Nikon COOLPIX B600 is DSLR-styled 'bridge' super-zoom camera sporting a 60x / 24-1440mm range at an affordable price. In his review, Ken compares it to models above and below it in Nikon's range as well as Canon's best-selling PowerShot SX70 HS. Find out which super-zoom will be best for you in his full review!

Sony FE 35mm f1.8 review

23 Sep 2019 Thomas

The Sony FE 35mm f1.8 is a mild wide-angle prime lens for its Alpha mirrorless cameras. It’s Sony’s third native 35mm lens that’s corrected for full-frame bodies, but pitched at a more affordable price and similar in build and quality to the FE 85mm f1.8. Find out why it's a great option for the money in our full review!

Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 G review

17 Sep 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 G is a high-end general-purpose zoom for E-mount mirrorless cameras with APSC sensors, like the A6000 series. It’s Sony’s first f2.8 zoom designed for APSC mirrorless and one that owners of its higher-end cameras in the series have been crying out for. Find out if it meets expectations in my full review!

Sigma 35mm f1.2 Art review

16 Sep 2019 Thomas

The Sigma 35mm f1.2 DG DN Art is a mild wide-angle lens designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and available in the Sony E and Leica L mounts, the latter working on Leica, Panasonic and Sigma L-mount bodies. The brightest 35mm lens with autofocus to date, it delivers attractive bokeh and impressive sharpness. Find out why you'll want it in our…

Nikon Z 85mm f1.8 S review

10 Sep 2019 Thomas

The Nikon Z 85mm f1.8 S is a short telephoto lens designed for Nikon’s full-frame Z mirrorless system. It becomes the first native prime lens in the system aimed at portrait photographers who desire classic head-and-shoulders compositions with shallow depth-of-field effects. Thomas compares it to rivals in his in-depth review!

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