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Canon SELPHY CP1500 review

03 Oct 2022 Gordon Laing

The Canon SELPHY CP1500 is a compact photo printer that can make lab-quality 6x4in postcard prints from your phone, computer or camera. Find out why you'd want it in my review!

Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC review

21 Sep 2022 Thomas

The Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC is a long telephoto zoom designed for Sony’s E-mount and Fujifilm's X-mount mirrorless cameras and corrected for full-frame. Find out if it's an interesting alternative to Sony's or Fujifilm's own lenses in our complete review!

Fujifilm XH2 review

08 Sep 2022 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm X-H2 is a high-end mirrorless camera with a new 40 Megapixel APSC sensor and 8k video. Check out my full review!

Viltrox AF 35mm f1.8 review

06 Sep 2022 Thomas

The AF 35mm f1.8 from Viltrox is a mild wide prime lens designed for mirrorless full-frame cameras with Nikon Z-mount or Sony E-mount. Is it a good alternative to Nikon's and Sony's 35mm f1.8 lenses? Find out in my in-depth review!

Nikon D1 retro review

30 Aug 2022 Gordon Laing

In 1999, Nikon launched the D1, the first DSLR the company entirely designed by itself. 23 years later I take this 2.7 Megapixel classic out for a retro review!

Sigma 24mm f1.4 DG DN Art review

29 Aug 2022 Thomas

The 24mm f1.4 DG DN Art from Sigma is a wide-angle prime lens designed for mirrorless full-frame cameras with L-mount or Sony E-mount. Is it a good alternative to Sony's FE 24mm f1.4 GM lens? Find out in my in-depth review!

Tamron 50-400mm f4.5-6.3 Di III VC review-so-far

25 Aug 2022 Thomas

The Tamron 50-400mm f4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (model A067) is a zoom lens designed for Sony’s Alpha mirrorless cameras and corrected for full-frame sensors. It covers a huge 8x zoom-range from a "standard" 50mm angle-of-view up to a long telephoto reach of 400mm. How does it compare to other telephoto zoom lenses? Find out in my review-so-far!

Sigma 20mm f1.4 DG DN Art review

22 Aug 2022 Thomas

The 20mm f1.4 DG DN Art from Sigma is an ultra-wide prime lens designed for mirrorless full-frame cameras with L-mount or Sony E-mount. Is it a worthy alternative to Sony's FE 20mm f1.8 G lens? Find out in my in-depth review!

Voigtlander 35mm f2 APO-Lanthar review

15 Aug 2022 Thomas

The Voigtländer 35mm f2 APO-Lanthar is a mild wide-angle prime lens designed for mirrorless full-frame cameras from Sony and Nikon. Find out whether it's worth considering although it is manual focus only in my full review!

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!

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