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Canon EOS R7 review

08 Dec 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 in-depth review!

Tamron 20-40mm f2.8 Di III review

07 Dec 2022 Thomas

The Tamron 20-40mm f2.8 Di III is a wide-angle zoom designed for full-frame Sony mirrorless. See how it compares to Sony's FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM and Tamron's 17-28mm f2.8 Di III in my review!

Sony A7R V review

28 Nov 2022 Gordon Laing

The Sony A7R Mark V is a full-frame mirrorless camera with 61 Megapixels, 8k video and a new AF system with AI to better track subjects. Check out my in-depth review!

Voigtlander 65mm f2 APO-Lanthar Macro review-so-far

22 Nov 2022 Thomas

The Voigtländer 65mm f2 APO-Lanthar Macro is designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and delivers 1:2 magnification. How does it compare to other macro lenses? Find out in my review-so-far!

Fujifilm instax SQUARE Link review

21 Nov 2022 Gordon Laing

The instax SQUARE Link is a portable printer that connects to your phone over Bluetooth and prints onto instax square paper. Find out if it's the best wireless printer for you in my review!

Fujifilm XT5 review

14 Nov 2022 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm X-T5 is a mirrorless camera with a 40 Megapixel APSC sensor, 6.2k video, built-in stabilisation, tilting screen and the classic control dials many of you love from previous models. Check out my full review!

Nikon Z 600mm f4 TC VR S review-so-far

04 Nov 2022 Thomas

The Z 600mm f4 TC VR S is a long telephoto for Z-mount aimed at pro sports and wild-life photographers. It has an f4 focal ratio and a built-in 1.4x teleconverter. Find out more in my review so far!

How to photograph fireworks

04 Nov 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!

Canon EOS R6 Mark II review so far

02 Nov 2022 Gordon Laing

The Canon EOS R6 Mark II is a full-frame mirrorless camera with a new 24 Megapixel sensor and uncropped 4k up to 60p. Find out all about it in my review so far!

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

01 Nov 2022 Thomas

The Tamron 50-400mm f4.5-6.3 is a zoom lens for Sony’s Alpha mirrorless cameras sporting a huge 8x range from standard to long telephoto. Find out how it compares in my full review!

Canon RF 24mm f1.8 STM review

17 Oct 2022 Gordon Laing

Canon’s RF 24mm f1.8 is a compact wide lens for EOS R cameras, that’s capable of decent results from distant landscapes to close details. Find out more in my full review!

Nikon COOLPIX 950 retro review

14 Oct 2022 Gordon Laing

Back in 1999, Nikon launched not one, but two legendary digital cameras: the D1 DSLR and the COOLPIX 950. In this retro review I try out the 950 23 years later!

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!

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!

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