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Canon RF 100-400mm f5.6-8 review

23 Nov 2021 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 100-400mm f5.6-8 is a low-cost telephoto zoom for the full-frame EOS R mirrorless system that’s aimed at sports and wildlife. Here's my full review!

Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG DN OS review

17 Nov 2021 Thomas

The Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG DN OS Sport is a long telephoto zoom designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras with Sony E and Leica L-mounts. It complements Sigma's 100-400mm f5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary for those who need more reach. Check out our in-depth review!

Canon RF 16mm f2.8 STM review

15 Nov 2021 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 16mm f2.8 STM is a compact ultra-wide prime lens for the full-frame EOS R mirrorless system, aimed at landscape, architecture, astro-photography and vlogging. Here's my in-depth review!

Nikon COOLPIX 300 retro review

07 Nov 2021 Gordon Laing

Launched in 1996, the Nikon COOLPIX 300 was more than just a digital camera. Sure it could capture 0.3 MP images, but also let you jot notes or record voice memos. In this retro review, I tried out the COOLPIX 300, 25 years after its launch!

Fujifilm INSTAX Link Wide review

02 Nov 2021 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm INSTAX Wide Link is a portable instant photo printer that connects to your phone over Bluetooth and prints any picture onto the largest INSTAX Wide paper. Find out if it's the best instant photo printer in my review!

Nikon Z 24-120mm f4 S preview

31 Oct 2021 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. The new lens has a dedicated focus ring, an extra function button and is a member of Nikon's "S-Line" class of lenses. Find out more in our preview!

Nikon Z 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 preview

28 Oct 2021 Thomas

The Nikon Z 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 VR S is a telephoto zoom with a 4x range. It is the first Z-mount lens reaching beyond 200mm and only the second which can use Nikon's Z-teleconverters. Find out more in my preview!

Nikon Z 40mm f2 review

26 Oct 2021 Thomas

The Nikon Z 40mm f2.0 is a compact and affordable standard prime lens for Nikon’s Z-series mirrorless cameras, slotting between the familiar 35 and 50mm focal lengths to offer something a little different. Find out if it's right for you in our review!

Sony A7 IV review

22 Oct 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sony A7 IV is a mid-range full-frame mirrorless camera with 33 Megapixels, 10fps bursts, 10-bit 4k up to 60p, webcam capabilities and a flip-out screen. Find out if this feature-packed camera will share the success of the Mark III in my in-depth review!

Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 DC DN review

19 Oct 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 DC DN is a general purpose zoom with a constant fast aperture for mirrorless cameras sporting cropped APSC sensors and available in Sony and Leica-L mounts. Its aim is a step-up in aperture and sharpness from often disappointing kit zooms. Find out in my full review whether it delivers the goods!

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

13 Oct 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 G Master Mark II is a high-end telephoto zoom for the e-mount mirrorless system and Sony’s first G Master lens to receive a Mark II redesign. Five and a half years after the Mark I, which jointly launched the G Master series, find out how Sony improved an already excellent lens ln my in-depth review!

Canon RF 5.2mm f2.8L Dual Fisheye

06 Oct 2021 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 5.2mm f2.8L Dual Fisheye is Canon’s first interchangeable lens for 180 degree VR capture and designed for the full-frame EOS R mirrorless system. Check out my quick preview of this unique lens!

Sony Mavica MVC FD5 retro review

04 Oct 2021 Gordon Laing

Back in 1997 Sony had a cunning plan: forget expensive cards, built-in memory or non-standard ports, the new Digital MAVICAs would record photos onto standard 3.5in floppies! 24 YEARS later I retro-review the first model!

Sony Cyber-shot S70 retro review

17 Sep 2021 Gordon Laing

In early 2000, Sony launched the Cyber-shot S70, packing the latest 3 Megapixel sensor with a Carl Zeiss-branded zoom and a wealth of features at a price that undercut most rivals. It became my first digital camera and 21 years later I've powered-it up for my latest retro review!

Canon EOS R3 review

14 Sep 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, so I've put together an in-depth review for you!

Sigma 24mm f2 DG DN review

09 Sep 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 24mm f2 DG DN is a wide-angle prime lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras, and available in Sony-e and L-mount versions. It’s aimed at anyone who wants a fast-aperture wide angle prime without the cost or heft of 1.4 models. In my review, find out how it compares to a growing collection of rival options!

Sigma 90mm f2.8 DG DN review

09 Sep 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 90mm f2.8 DG DN is a short telephoto prime lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras, and available in Sony-e and L-mount versions. It’s aimed at anyone who wants a classic portrait lens in a compact barrel at a reasonable price. In my review, find out how it compares to a growing collection of rival options!

Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 review

06 Sep 2021 Thomas

The Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 is a compact mild wide-angle for Nikon’s Z-series mirrorless cameras, available in two versions. The special edition shares the vintage styling of the Z fc body, while the upcoming standard model looks like previous Z lenses. In my review I tested the SE version, but they're optically identical, so find out how it measured-up!

Fujifilm GFX50S II review so far

02 Sep 2021 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm GFX50S Mark II is a medium format mirrorless camera with 51.4 Megapixels and built-in stabilisation. It takes the body of the GFX100S but fits it with the 51.4 Megapixel sensor from the original GFX models to hit a more affordable price point while still delivering more than enough detail for most of us. Here’s my review so far!

Polaroid Now Keith Haring review

23 Aug 2021 Gordon Laing

The Polaroid Now is an instant camera that delivers large square prints with minimal effort. It’s available in a variety of finishes including a Keith Haring edition adorned with the pop artist’s iconic graphics. Find out how it compares to Polaroid Go and Fujifilm’s INSTAX in my review!

Canon XF605 review so far

18 Aug 2021 Gordon Laing

The Canon XF605 is a professional camcorder aimed at solo videographers. It sports a built-in 15x stabilised zoom, a 1in-type sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, unlimited 4k video up to 60p, and a broad range of pro connectivity. Find out more in my review so far!

Canon PowerShot G1 retro review

23 Jul 2021 Gordon Laing

In October 2000, Canon launched the PowerShot G1, the first in a series of hugely popular cameras aimed at enthusiasts that continues over two decades later. Find out the story behind it 21 years later!

Canon RF 400mm f2.8L RF 600mm f4L review

20 Jul 2021 Gordon Laing

The RF 400mm f2.8 and RF 600mm f4 are the two largest and most expensive lenses for Canon’s full-frame mirrorless system to date. Unashamedly aimed at pro sports and wildlife photographers, they represent Canon at the top of their game. Find out why EOS R is ready for anything in my review of both lenses.

Nikon Z MC 50mm f2.8 review

18 Jul 2021 Thomas

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

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