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Panasonic Lumix S1H review so far

25 May 2020 Gordon Laing

The Panasonic Lumix S1H is a full-frame mirrorless camera aimed at pro videographers, boasting 6K video at 24p / 3:2, 5.9K up to 30p in 16:9, as well as 4K / C4k in 10 bit up to 60p. In my new update I've tested the 5.9k RAW output!

Benefits of mirrorless vs DSLR

21 May 2020 Gordon Laing

I switched from DSLRs to mirrorless cameras over ten years ago. While I was initially drawn by their smaller size and weight, it's the technological advantages that sealed the deal. Find out my top benefits of mirrorless vs DSLR!

Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM review

19 May 2020 Thomas

The Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 is a bright standard zoom for its full-frame Alpha mirrorless cameras aimed at events and portraiture. It launched the G Master series but in the face of new rivals is it still your best choice? Find out in our review!

Fujifilm XT4 review

11 May 2020 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm X-T4 is a high-end mirrorless camera with a 26 Megapixel APSC sensor, 4k up to 60p, 15fps bursts, built-in stabilisation and a fully-articulated touchscreen. Is it the best APSC camera to date? Check out my in-depth review!

Best travel coffee: Aeropress Tutorial

06 May 2020 Gordon Laing

My favourite coffee maker is a compact, human-powered brewer that costs only 30 pounds or dollars: it’s the Aeropress, it can be used indoors or out, and in my tutorial I’ll share all the tips and tricks I’ve learned from using one over the best part of ten years!

Canon EF-EOS R Filter adapter review

04 May 2020 Gordon Laing

The Canon EF-EOS R Filter adapter lets you mount EF DSLR lenses onto an EOS R mirrorless camera, while exploiting the spare space inside the adapter to accommodate drop-in filters. I tested the polarizer version in my review!

Tidal Hifi review

30 Apr 2020 Gordon Laing

This is my one-year review of Tidal, a music streaming service with Hifi sound quality that on some albums even exceeds CD quality. In my review I'll explain how to enjoy the best quality from Tidal and upgrade your music streaming!

DJI Mavic Air 2 review - preview

28 Apr 2020 Adam Juniper

The DJI Mavic Air 2 brings longer flight times, 48 Megapixel photos, 4k 60p video and a new controller to this mid-range model. Find out more in our preview!

Canon RF 15-35mm f2.8L IS USM review

27 Apr 2020 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 15-35mm f2.8L IS USM is a bright ultra-wide-angle zoom for the full-frame EOS R system. By widening the short-end to 15mm, the RF 15-35mm becomes Canon’s widest zoom with an f2.8 focal ratio and in a key advantage over the EF 16-35mm f2.8, also includes optical IS. Find out how they compare in my full review!

Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN review

23 Apr 2020 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN is a standard lens designed for mirrorless cameras with 'cropped' sensors. Sigma offers it in Sony e, Canon EF-M and Micro Four Thirds mounts. Find out why it could be your ideal next lens in my full review!

Canon EOS R5 review - preview

21 Apr 2020 Gordon Laing

The Canon EOS R5 is a high-end full-frame mirrorless camera with built-in stabilisation, 20fps shooting, 8k video and dual card slots. The third EOS R body looks set to transform Canon’s full-frame mirrorless system. Find out all the facts so far in my preview!

Nikon Z 20mm f1.8 S review

16 Apr 2020 Thomas

The Nikon Z 20mm f1.8 S is an ultra wide-angle prime lens for Nikon’s Z-series mirrorless cameras. It’s the widest native prime lens for the Z system to date but up-against a variety of alternatives including native zooms or adapted DSLR lenses. In our full review, we’ve tested it against a selection of models to help you choose the best…

Tamron 20mm f2.8 Di III M1:2 review

14 Apr 2020 Thomas

The Tamron 20mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 is an ultra-wide prime lens for Sony’s E-mount mirrorless cameras. It's part of a three lens series from Tamron all of which let you focus closer than most rivals. Find out if it's right for you in our review!

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

09 Apr 2020 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 the shortest and lightest 70-200mm f2.8 lens to date. Find out why it's not just event shooters who'll love it in my in-depth review of the first killer lens for the EOS R system!

Tamron 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VXD review - preview

07 Apr 2020 Thomas

The Tamron 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VXD is a telephoto zoom for Sony’s Alpha mirrorless cameras and corrected for full-frame sensors. It complements Tamron's other e-mount zooms with fast f2.8 focal ratios: the 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD and the 28-75mm f2.8 Di III RXD. Check out our preview!

Sony FE 20mm f1.8 G review

30 Mar 2020 Thomas

The Sony FE 20mm f1.8 G is an ultra-wide prime lens designed for Alpha mirrorless cameras. It captures comfortably more than a 24mm, making it ideal for expansive landscapes, tight interiors, wide astro photography, as well as vlogging or environmental portraiture. Find out why you'll want it in our in-depth review!

Fujifilm X100V review

16 Mar 2020 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm X100V is a high-end compact camera featuring a 26 Megapixel APSC sensor, fixed 23mm f2 lens, hybrid viewfinder, tilting touch-screen and 4k video. It features a raft of upgrades over its predecessors including weathersealing. Check out my final in-depth review!

Rode NT-USB Mini review

11 Mar 2020 Gordon Laing

The Rode NT-USB Mini is a compact USB microphone designed for gamers, podcasters, musicians, streamers or voiceovers. It’s a smaller and more affordable alternative to the original NT-USB from 2014, a microphone I personally use for most of my YouTube video voiceovers. In my review I’ll compare the features and quality of both mics.

Canon SELPHY Square QX10 review

09 Mar 2020 Gordon Laing

The Canon SELPHY Square QX10 is a portable wireless photo printer designed to make small square prints of images on your phone. Squarely targeting the popular INSTAX format, I've compared them in my review!

Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 11 review

04 Mar 2020 Gordon Laing

The INSTAX Mini 11 is the latest low-cost instant camera to use Fujifilm's popular INSTAX Mini film. Find out why it's the best yet in my review!

PowerVision PowerEgg X review

02 Mar 2020 Adam Juniper

The PowerEgg X is a drone, a gimbal-stabilised camcorder and camera. Buy the more expensive Wizard edition and it can even fly in the rain and land on a pond. Find out if it's right for you in Adam's review!

Canon EOS 1Dx III review

24 Feb 2020 Gordon Laing

The EOS 1Dx Mark III is Canon's latest flagship DSLR aimed at professional sports and wildlife photographers. I've been testing a final production body to bring you new tests, samples and a new video review of the movie mode!

Olympus OMD EM1 III review so far

12 Feb 2020 Gordon Laing

The Olympus OMD EM1 III is a high-end mirrorless camera aimed at photographers and videographers who value speed, robustness and portability. It has a 20 Megapixel sensor, 4k up to 30p, built-in stabilisation with up to 7.5 stops of compensation and 18fps bursts with autofocus, all packed into a tough weather-proof body. I went hands-on for my review-so-far!

Samsung Galaxy S20 review so far

11 Feb 2020 Gordon Laing

The Galaxy S20 is Samsung’s flagship phone for 202 and its best yet for photography. Available in three models, the top-end Ultra packs three cameras, one with 108 Megapixels and another with a 10x optical zoom. All can also film 8k video. Find out more in my hands-on preview!

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