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Sony A7S III review

28 Jul 2020 Gordon Laing

The Sony A7S III is a high-end full-frame mirrorless camera aimed at pro videographers. It films 4k 120p, has a flip-screen, the best EVF to date and much more! Find out why it could be the best pro video camera in my review!

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

20 Jul 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. Find out how it compares to rival super-zooms in our full review!

Canon EOS R5 review

20 Jul 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. My review now includes a full report on the R5 for photography!

Nikon Z 24-200mm f4-6.3 VR review

13 Jul 2020 Thomas

The Nikon Z 24-200mm f4.0-6.3 VR is the first super-zoom designed for Nikon’s mirrorless cameras with Z-mount and corrected for full-frame sensors. Check out our complete review!

Canon EOS R6 review so far

09 Jul 2020 Gordon Laing

The Canon EOS R6 is an upper mid-range full-frame mirrorless camera with 20 Megapixels, 4k 60p video, built-in stabilisation, bursts up to 20fps and a fully-articulated touchscreen. Find out all you need to know in my hands-on first-looks review!

Canon RF 600mm / 800mm f11 review so far

09 Jul 2020 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 600mm and 800mm f11 are very compact super-telephoto lenses for the full-frame EOS R mirrorless system. Find out why they're more usable than you'd think in my hands-on first-looks review!

Canon RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1L review so far

09 Jul 2020 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1L IS USM is a telephoto zoom for the full frame EOS R mirrorless system. Physically it’s only 15mm longer and an impressive 200g lighter than the earlier EF 100-400, while zooming 100mm further. Check out my hands-on preview!

Canon RF 85mm f2 Macro review so far

09 Jul 2020 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 85mm f2 Macro IS STM is a short telephoto lens for the full-frame EOS R mirrorless system. Announced in July 2020 and available from October, it’s one of the more affordable lenses in the system to date. Check out my preview!

Sony FE 12-24mm f2.8 GM review

07 Jul 2020 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 12-24mm f2.8 G Master is an ultra-wide zoom lens with a constant f2.8 aperture, designed for Alpha full-frame mirrorless cameras. It becomes the widest full-frame f2.8 zoom and means Sony now offers focal lengths from 12 to 200mm with a constant f2.8 aperture. Find out more in my review!

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!

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!

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