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Canon EOS R10 review-so-far

24 May 2022 Gordon Laing

The Canon EOS R10 is a mid-range cropped-frame mirrorless camera with a 24 Megapixel APS-C sensor and 4k 60p video. In my hands-on first-looks review I'll show you everything I know so far!

Canon EOS R7 review-so-far

24 May 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 hands-on first-looks review!

Best lens for a vintage DSLR?

10 May 2022 Gordon Laing

Join me as I track down an ideal lens for Nikon's first DSLR, the D1! I narrowed my choices to a pair of older 35mm models and in this article and video I compare them head-to-head!

Nintendo GameBoy Camera retro review

04 May 2022 Gordon Laing

This retro review is dedicated to arguably the weirdest digital camera of the 90s, and certainly the most fun: it’s time to take a look at the Nintendo GameBoy Camera, 24 years later!

Nikon Z 800mm f6.3 VR S review

01 May 2022 Thomas

The Z 800mm f6.3 VR S is Nikon's longest telephoto prime for Z-mount so far. It has a large f6.3 focal ratio and is aimed at pro sports and wildlife photographers. Here's my review.

Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM II review

27 Apr 2022 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 G Master II is a high-end standard zoom aimed at event and wedding photographers. It becomes the second G Master lens to receive the Mark II treatment, and in my full review I’ll show you how it measures-up!

Sony VPL-XW5000ES 4k projector review so far

26 Apr 2022 Gordon Laing

The Sony VPL-XW5000ES is a native 4k home theatre projector with a laser light source and 2000 lumen output. In my hands-on preview, I’ll give you my first impressions, what’s new and what’s changed.

Fujifilm XF 23mm f1.4 R LM WR review

18 Apr 2022 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm XF 23mm f1.4 R LM WR is a wide-angle prime lens for X-mount mirrorless cameras. It delivers mild wide coverage equivalent to 35mm, while the bright f1.4 focal ratio allows shallow depth of field effects. Check out my full review!

Fujifilm XF 33mm f1.4 R LM WR review

11 Apr 2022 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm XF 33mm f1.4 R LM WR is a bright standard prime lens for X-mount mirrorless cameras with plenty of opportunity for shallow depth of field effects. Find out if it's right for you in my review!

Accsoon M1 HDMI recorder review

05 Apr 2022 Gordon Laing

The Accsoon M1 is an adapter that lets you use an Android phone as an HDMI monitor, recorder, or streamer. It could save you money and weight over a dedicated recorder, so find out if it's right for you in my review!

Sony Cyber-shot P1 retro review

30 Mar 2022 Gordon Laing

In the Year 2000, Sony launched the Cyber-shot P1, an impressively compact camera with 3.3 Megapixels and a 3x zoom that neatly folded into the candy-bar-styled body. In 2022 I take it out around Brighton for my latest retro review!

Nikon Z9 review so far

28 Mar 2022 Gordon Laing

The Z9 is Nikon’s flagship camera, engineered to delight pro sports and wildlife photographers, high-end videographers and pretty much everyone inbetween. Find out how it performed during an afternoon of track cycling at London’s Olympic Velodrome!

Sony FE PZ 16-35mm f4 G review

22 Mar 2022 Gordon Laing

The PZ 16-35mm f4G is an ultra-wide zoom for Sony’s full-frame mirrorless system. The power zoom employs motors to smoothly adjust the range and also allows the lens to be very compact. Find out why it’s a compelling general-purpose lens!

Fujifilm INSTAX mini EVO review

07 Mar 2022 Gordon Laing

The INSTAX mini EVO is a digital instant camera with a screen and a built-in printer to make physical copies. It can also be used as a wireless printer for your phone. But does it lack the vintage charm we know and love from analogue INSTAX cameras? Find out in my review!

Canon RF 14-35mm f4L IS USM review

28 Feb 2022 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 14-35mm f4L IS USM is a compact, ultra wide zoom for the EOS R mirrorless system. It’s the widest lens in the RF system to date. Find out if it's the best wide lens for you in my full review!

Nikon Z 400mm f2.8 TC VR S review

23 Feb 2022 Thomas

The Nikon Z 400mm f2.8 TC VR S is the first long telephoto prime for Z-mount aimed at pro sports and wildlife photographers. It's also only Nikon's second lens with an integrated 1.4x teleconverter. Find out how it performed in our in-depth review!

Panasonic Lumix GH6 review

22 Feb 2022 Gordon Laing

The Panasonic Lumix GH6 is the latest in a hugely popular series of mirrorless cameras aimed at hybrid shooters and videographers. Based on the Micro Four Thirds standard, the GH6 boasts 4k 120p, internal 5.7k ProRes, unlimited recording with active cooling and a new 25 MP sensor! Find out more in my review!

Nikon Z 28-75mm f2.8 review

21 Feb 2022 Thomas

The Nikon Z 28-75mm f2.8 is a general purpose zoom for full-frame Z-series mirrorless cameras, delivering a useful range and fast aperture at a low weight and reasonable price. Do you really need 24mm? Find out more in our review!

OM System Olympus OM-1 review

15 Feb 2022 Gordon Laing

The Olympus OM-1 is the flagship mirrorless camera from OM System, sharing the same name as the classic film SLR celebrating its 50th anniversary. OM System gave me a brief chance to try out the OM-1 for my hands-on preview, so I can tell you all about what’s new and how it fits into the line-up.

Sigma 20mm f2 DG DN review

09 Feb 2022 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 20mm f2 DG DN is a compact and affordable wide angle lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras, capturing broader coverage than a 24 without breaking the bank. Ideal for landscapes, astro, architecture, interiors, and also great for video whether you’re in front or behind the camera. Find out if it’s right for you in my full review!

Olympus CAMEDIA C-2000 Z retro review

02 Feb 2022 Gordon Laing

The Olympus C-2000 Z was a compact from 1999, featuring a 3x zoom, 2.1 MP sensor, and fine control over exposure. 23 years later I rescued a neglected sample from an antique shop and in this post will show you why it received rave reviews back in the day!

Sony VPL-VW290ES VW325ES 4k projector review

24 Jan 2022 Gordon Laing

The Sony VPL-VW290ES is a 4k home theater projector that’s known in North America as the VW325ES. Unlike many 4k projectors which employ pixel-shifting, the 290 / 325 is a native 4k model delivering very detailed images. Find out how it can transform your home movie viewing in my review!

Canon EOS R5C review

19 Jan 2022 Gordon Laing

The Canon EOS R5C is a hybrid cinema camera based on the EOS R5 and aimed at pro videographers. It resolves many of the frustrations of the original model, now able to avoid overheating thanks to a cooling fan and vents. There’s more besides so join me for my hands-on review of the R5C vs the original R5!

Nikon Z 24-120mm f4 S review

18 Jan 2022 Thomas

The Nikon Z 24-120mm f4 S is a 5x zoom for the Z mirrorless system, and the successor to the AF-S 24-120mm f4G VR from 2010. Find out if it's a worthy upgrade in our in-depth review!

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