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How to photograph fireworks

03 Jul 2020 Gordon Laing

Firework displays can be spectacular but present a number of challenges to capture on-camera. In my simple guide I'll share my tips and techniques for photographing fireworks whether you're shooting New Year, 4th July or any other celebration!

RevoRing filter adapter review

30 Jun 2020 Ben Harvey

The RevoRing is a cunning filter adapter from H&Y that saves you from carrying, fitting and swapping multiple step-down rings. A variable mechanism allows it to adapt one larger filter to multiple lenses, and fit it quickly too. Check out our review!

DJI Mavic Air 2 Review

29 Jun 2020 Adam Juniper

The DJI Mavic Air 2 is a mid-range drone aimed at anyone who wants a step-up from entry-level models without breaking the bank. Find out why Adam was impressed in his review!

Panasonic Lumix G100 review

24 Jun 2020 Gordon Laing

The Panasonic Lumix G100 is a compact mirrorless camera designed for vlogging and creative video, as well as photography. I tried it out for my first-looks review!

Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS review

22 Jun 2020 Thomas

The Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 G Master is a pro telephoto zoom for Alpha mirrorless cameras. One of the first G Master lenses, it delivers high resolution details with attractive rendering. Find out in our review if it's still the best option!

Sigma 100-400mm f5-6.3 DG DN review

18 Jun 2020 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 100-400mm f5-6.3 DG DN OS is an affordable telephoto zoom designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and available in Sony e and L-mount versions. Find out how it performs in my review!

Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm review

15 Jun 2020 Gordon Laing

The Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm f3.5-5.6 is a general-purpose zoom for the full-frame L-mount system. One of the smallest, lightest and most affordable L-mount lenses to date, it’s a great walkaround option with wider than average coverage. Find out why it could become your favourite in my review!

Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD preview

11 Jun 2020 Thomas

The Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD is an all-in-one zoom for Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras. It's lighter and more affordable than having both Tamron's 28-75mm f2.8 and 70-180mm f2.8, albeit lacking the constant f2.8 aperture. Ahead of my review, find out what the new zoom offers!

Samsung Galaxy S20 review

09 Jun 2020 Gordon Laing

The Galaxy S20 is Samsung’s flagship phone for 2020 and its best yet for photography. Available in three models, the top-end Ultra packs three cameras, one with 108 Megapixels and another with an optical zoom. All can also film 8k video. Check out my sample images from the S20!

Ricoh WG-70 review

08 Jun 2020 Ken McMahon

The Ricoh WG-70 is a rugged compact that’s waterproof to 14 metres, can withstand a 1.6m drop and can be used down to -10C. Find out if it's the tough camera for you in our review!

MacBook Air battery repair

03 Jun 2020 Gordon Laing

Has your MacBook battery failed? Is Apple quoting a fortune for a repair, if it's even possible? Find out how I fixed my 2011 MacBook for only $55!

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

01 Jun 2020 Thomas

The Tamron 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VXD is a telephoto zoom for Sony’s Alpha mirrorless cameras with a bright f2.8 aperture and an affordable price. Find out how it compares to the Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM in our review!

Sony ZV-1 review - preview

26 May 2020 Gordon Laing

The Sony ZV-1 is a compact camera aimed at vloggers and video creators, inheriting the sensor and lens of the RX100 V(A), but adding a mic input, hotshoe, an upgraded built-in mic, side-hinged screen and a bunch of software improvements. Find out if it’s a G7X killer in my preview!

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!

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…

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