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Sony A7r IV review so far

17 Jul 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony A7r Mark IV is a full-frame mirrorless camera with 61 Megapixels, 10fps shooting, 4k video up to 30p, built-in stabilisation and a Pixel Shift Composite mode that generates images with up to 240 Megapixels. I went hands-on for my first-looks video!

Sony FE 50mm f1.4 ZA review

15 Jul 2019 Thomas

The Sony FE 50mm f1.4 ZA is a standard prime lens designed for Sony's E-mount mirrorless cameras and corrected for full-frame bodies. It’s Sony’s top-end option with Zeiss optics and a fast f1.4 focal ratio. Find out how it compares to the other options in Thomas’s full review!

Sigma 35mm f1.2 Art review - preview

11 Jul 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 35mm f1.2 DG DN Art is a mild wide-angle lens designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and available in the Sony E and Leica L mounts, the latter working on Leica, Panasonic and Sigma L-mount bodies. Find out more in my preview.

Sony FE 35mm f1.8 review - preview

09 Jul 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 35mm f1.8 is a mild wide-angle prime lens for its Alpha mirrorless cameras. It’s Sony’s third native 35mm lens that’s corrected for full-frame bodies, but pitched at a more affordable price and similar in build and quality to the FE 85mm f1.8. Find out more in my preview.

Canon PowerShot G7X III review so far

09 Jul 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon PowerShot G7X Mark III is a compact aimed at enthusiasts and vloggers. It keeps the 24-100mm f1.8-2.8 lens and much the same body, of the G7X II but updates the sensor for faster shooting and uncropped 4k video, and becomes the first 1in compact with a mic input and live streaming straight to YouTube. Check out my hands-on…

Canon RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM review - preview

09 Jul 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM is the first super-zoom lens for Canon’s full-frame EOS R mirrorless system. It sports the longest zoom range in the system so far while also becoming one of the more affordable models to date. Both make it an ideal ‘kit-zoom’ for the lower cost bodies like the EOS RP. Find out more in…

Canon PowerShot G5X II review so far

09 Jul 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon PowerShot G5X Mark II is a high-end compact with a 1in sensor, 5x / 24-120mm zoom, popup viewfinder, tilting touchscreen, fast bursts and 4k video. Canon’s redesigned the body to become more pocketable while squeezing-in a longer zoom range. Find out everything you need to know in my hands-on preview!

Leica DG 10-25mm f1.7 review

08 Jul 2019 Gordon Laing

The Leica DG 10-25mm f1.7 is a high-end zoom with a fast f1.7 focal ratio for Micro Four Thirds. Mounted on a Panasonic or Olympus M43 body, it delivers equivalent coverage of 20-50mm, providing a flexible general-purpose range from wide to standard. Highly compelling for photographers and especially videographers, check out my in-depth review!

How to photograph fireworks

04 Jul 2019 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!

Canon Zoemini S IVY Cliq+ review

27 Jun 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon Zoemini S, or IVY CLIQ+, is a pocketable instant camera that captures 8 Megapixel images and outputs them as 2x3in instant prints one minute after taking the shot. You can also save images onto an SD card or print from your phone via Bluetooth. Find out how Canon’s debut instant camera measures-up in my review!

Panasonic Lumix S Pro 50mm f1.4 review so far

24 Jun 2019 Gordon Laing

The Lumix S PRO 50mm f1.4 is a high-end prime lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras using the L-mount. 50mm is an ideal general-purpose length while the fast f1.4 focal ratio allows shallow depth-of-field effects. Leica’s optical design delivers excellent results, albeit at a correspondingly ambitious price. Check out my sample images and bokeh tests in my Lumix S PRO 50mm…

Cameralabs Cafe Podcast episode 001

21 Jun 2019 Gordon Laing

The Cameralabs podcast returns in a new format where Gordon and Doug discuss not just one camera but all the gear we’ve tested over the last few months. Episode One includes the Lumix S, G90 / G95, Fujifilm GFX100 and Sony FE 200-600mm! Join us in the Cameralabs Cafe!

QNAP TVS-472XT NAS review

18 Jun 2019 Gordon Laing

The QNAP TVS-472XT is a four-bay network attached storage device (NAS), sporting 10 Gigabit ethernet as well as dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, allowing not only quicker network access than most NAS units but also supporting direct connections that are fast enough for video editing. Find out how it’s fitted into my workflow in my 6-month review!

Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f4 review so far

17 Jun 2019 Gordon Laing

The Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f4 OIS is a telephoto zoom designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras employing the L-mount. Delivering a classic range for portrait shooters or nearby sports and wildlife, it’s the most affordable telephoto for the L-system to date. Find out how it performs in my review-so-far!

Sony FE 200-600mm f5.6-6.3 G OSS review so far

11 Jun 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 200-600mm f5.6-6.3 G OSS is a super-telephoto zoom for Alpha mirrorless cameras aimed at sports, aviation and wildlife photography without breaking the bank. I went hands-on with the new lens, trying it out for football, birds and jetskis. Find out how I got on in my review-so-far!

Sony FE 600mm f4 GM OSS review so far

11 Jun 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 600mm f4 GM OSS is a super-telephoto lens for the Alpha mirrorless system aimed at professional sports and wildlife photographers. It’s the 10th G Master lens and becomes the longest focal length in the native e-mount catalogue. I tried it out for my hands-on review-so-far!

Fujifilm GFX 50R review so far

10 Jun 2019 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm GFX 50R is a rangefinder-styled medium format mirrorless camera with 50 Megapixels and a built-in electronic viewfinder. It’s thinner and lighter than the original GFX 50S but sports the same quality. Check out my sample images from Brighton and Tokyo in my review-so-far!

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD review

05 Jun 2019 Gordon Laing

The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is a rugged, pocket-sized drive that connects to new and old USB ports and exploits the size, speed and robustness of solid state storage. It works with Macs and PCs and available from 250GB to 2TB. Find out why it’s become an invaluable part of my workflow as a photographer and video editor in my…

Panasonic Lumix G90 G95 review

03 Jun 2019 Gordon Laing

The Panasonic Lumix G90 / G95 is a mid-range mirrorless camera based on the Micro Four Thirds standard, with a 20 Megapixel sensor, built-in stabilisation, viewfinder, fully-articulated touchscreen, and unlimited 4k recording. Find out how it compares to its rivals in my in-depth review!

Panasonic Lumix S1H review - preview

31 May 2019 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. Find out more in my preview!

Fujifilm GFX 100 review

29 May 2019 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm GFX 100 is a medium-format mirrorless camera with 100 Megapixels, built-in stabilisation, phase-detect autofocus, a large and very detailed viewfinder and 4k video. The third model in Fujifilm’s GFX series combines industry-leading resolution with the faster handling and video capabilities of smaller cameras. Check out my hands-on field test and sample images!

Sigma 28mm f1.4 Art review

20 May 2019 Thomas

The Sigma 28mm f1.4 Art is a medium wide-angle lens designed for full-frame bodies and available in Nikon F, Canon EF, Sony E and Sigma mounts, with the Leica L version arriving later in 2019. It joins Sigma's highly-respected Art series, filling a gap between their 24mm and 35mm options. Thomas put it through its paces in his in-depth review!

Panasonic Lumix S1 review

14 May 2019 Gordon Laing

The Panasonic Lumix S1 is a full-frame mirrorless camera with 24 MP, built-in stabilisation and 4k 60p video. Launched alongside the 47 MP Lumix S1R, they’re Panasonic's debut bodies in their L-mount alliance with Leica and Sigma.Find out how the more affordable S1 performs for photos and video in my in-depth and updated review!

Canon RF 28-70mm f2L USM review so far

09 May 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 28-70mm f2L USM is a general-purpose zoom for Canon’s EOS R full-frame mirrorless system boasting an industry-leading f2 focal ratio. It may miss out on the wider 24mm coverage of typical 24-70mm f2.8 zooms, but uniquely boasts an extra stop of aperture. Ahead of my full review, check out my sample images and videos!

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