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

17 Jun 2021 Thomas

The Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC is a long telephoto zoom designed for Sony’s mirrorless cameras and corrected for full-frame. It complements Tamron's 70-300mm or 70-180mm f2.8 for those who need more reach. Check out our sample images in our review so far!

Fujifilm XF 18mm f1.4 review

14 Jun 2021 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm XF 18mm f1.4 is a wide-angle prime lens for the X-series mirrorless system, delivering standard wide angle coverage equivalent to 27mm when mounted on an X-series body. I've now updated my first-looks review with sample images from a final production model!

Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS retro review

11 Jun 2021 Gordon Laing

The Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS was a high-end super-zoom camera launched in 2001, sporting a 10x / 37-370mm equivalent range, and becoming Canon’s first digital camera to include optical image stabilisation! Find out how it performs 20 years later!

Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro review

07 Jun 2021 Thomas

The Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro is a very special lens: one of only a handful that can deliver up to 5x magnification without the use of bellows or extension tubes. It’s corrected for full-frame cameras, and set to 5x can capture an area of just 4.8x7.2mm. In his review Thomas finds out if it’s the best macro for…

Nikon COOLPIX 900 retro review

04 Jun 2021 Gordon Laing

The COOLPIX 900, launched in 1998, was Nikon’s third digital camera, but I’d argue their first aimed at photographers. 1.2 Megapixels, a 3x optical zoom, white balance presets and a cunning split-body, the 900 had it all! Find out why it was one of my favourites in my retro review!

Nikon Z MC 105mm f2.8 VR S preview

03 Jun 2021 Thomas

The Nikon Z MC 105mm f2.8 VR S is one of two macro lenses for Nikon's Z-mount mirrorless cameras. It achieves 1:1 (1x) magnification without the use of bellows or extension tubes and is corrected for full-frame cameras. Check out our preview for more details!

Nikon Z MC 50mm f2.8 preview

03 Jun 2021 Thomas

The Nikon Z MC 50mm f2.8 is one of two macro lenses for Nikon's Z-mount mirrorless cameras. It achieves 1:1 (1x) magnification without the use of bellows or extension tubes and is corrected for full-frame cameras. Check out our preview!

Canon EOS R3 review so far

02 Jun 2021 Gordon Laing

The Canon EOS R3 is high-end mirrorless camera aimed at pros who demand the fastest speed and toughest body. It’s Canon’s most powerful mirrorless camera to date, and In my latest update I got to see it in person!

Panasonic Lumix GH5 II review so far

25 May 2021 Gordon Laing

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mark II is a mirrorless camera based on the Micro Four Thirds format aimed at hybrid shooters and videographers. Announced in May 2021, it’s the successor to the four year old GH5, a popular workhorse for pro-videographers. Updates include live streaming direct from the camera, expanded video modes and log as standard. Find out more in…

Lunar Eclipse Photography

21 May 2021 Gordon Laing

A Total Lunar Eclipse is one of Nature's most spectacular displays and a great deal easier to photograph than a Solar Eclipse, not to mention more frequent too. In my guide I'll explain how to photograph a lunar eclipse or blood moon!

Canon PowerShot 600 retro review

20 May 2021 Gordon Laing

The PowerShot 600 was Canon’s first consumer digital camera, launched in 1996 and sporting a fixed 50mm equivalent lens, PC Card storage and half a Megapixel. In this episode of Dino Bytes, I’ll see how the PowerShot 600 compared to rivals at the time and how it performs 25 years later!

Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift review

10 May 2021 Thomas

The Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift is the widest shift lens available for full-frame cameras. The front-end can be shifted 11mm in any direction to minimise perspective distortions when shooting architecture or interiors. Thomas tests it in his latest in-depth review!

Sony DSC F1 retro review

09 May 2021 Gordon Laing

Sony launched its first consumer digital camera, the DSC-F1 in 1996. It boasted 0.3 Megapixels, 4 MB of built-in memory and a lens housing that rotated 180 degrees for comfortable waist-level shooting or selfies. Find out how it all began in my retro review!

Laowa 100mm f2.8 2x Macro APO review

04 May 2021 Thomas

The Laowa 100mm f2.8 2x Macro APO from Venus Optics is one of very few macro lenses which can focus from infinity to 2x magnification. Plus this full-frame lens is available in a wide variety of mounts including DSLR and mirrorless. Find out how it performs in our review!

Fujifilm GFX 100S review

03 May 2021 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm GFX 100S is a medium format mirrorless camera with 100 Megapixels, built-in stabilisation and 4k video. This fourth model in the GFX series inherits the sensor from the flagship GFX 100 but packs it into a more compact and much more affordable body. Find out why it's the best GFX to date in my review!

Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG DN Art review

27 Apr 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG DN Art is a wide angle lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras in Sony e and Leica L-mounts. Successor to Sigma’s first Art lens, the new model has high aspirations so I’ve compared it against Sony’s FE 35 1.5 GM as well as Sigma’s f1.2 and f2 models! Find out which is the best 35 for…

Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 40 review

21 Apr 2021 Gordon Laing

The INSTAX Mini 40 is the latest instant camera to use Fujifilm’s enormously popular INSTAX Mini film. It's essentially the Mini 11 with vintage styling, but as you'll find out in my review, that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Sony FE 14mm f1.8 G Master review

20 Apr 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 14mm f1.8 G Master is an ultra-wide angle prime lens for the full-frame e-mount mirrorless system. It’s not only Sony’s widest prime lens to date, but one of only two 14mm lenses in existence with a bright f1.8 aperture. Find out everything you need to know in my full review!

DJI Air 2S review

15 Apr 2021 Adam Juniper

The DJI Air 2S is a mid-range drone with a half hour flight time, powerful obstacle avoidance, and a one-inch sensor camera capturing 5.4k video or 20 Megapixel photos. It makes a number of improvements over its predecessor to become arguably the best consumer drone to date. Check out our review!

Sigma 24mm f3.5 DG DN review

12 Apr 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 24mm f3.5 DG DN is a compact prime lens designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and, at the time of testing, available in Sony e and Leica L-mounts. In my full review I'll compare it to the Sony 24mm f2.8 G!

Viltrox AF 85mm f1.8 II review

07 Apr 2021 Thomas

The Viltrox AF 85mm f1.8 II is the cheapest large aperture 85mm lens with autofocus for Sony E-mount, Nikon Z-mount and Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras. Find out how it compares to rival short telephotos in Thomas's review!

Sony A1 review

05 Apr 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sony Alpha 1 is a high-end mirrorless camera with a 50 Megapixel full-frame sensor, built-in stabilisation, 30fps bursts and a wide array of video modes including 4k 120p and 8k 30p. It’s positioned above the A7 and A9, combining speed, high resolution and pro video with a price tag to match. Find out if it's the ultimate mirrorless in…

Canon EOS R5 fw v1.3 update

30 Mar 2021 Gordon Laing

In March 2021, Canon released new firmware for the Canon EOS R5, R6 and 1Dx Mark III which brings a selection of updates. In this article and video I'll show you what's new!

Sony FE 24mm f2.8 G review

23 Mar 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 24mm f2.8 G is a compact wide-angle prime lens for the e-mount mirrorless system. 24mm is a popular focal length, striking a very usable balance between 28mm and ultra-wide models. The 24 2.8 G delivers sharp results and fast focusing from a compact weather-sealed barrel. Find out if it’s the perfect wide prime for you in my…

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