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Fujifilm GFX 100 review so far

23 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 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 G90 G95 review so far

15 May 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. Ahead of my in-depth review, check out my first-looks video, sample images and movies!

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!

Zeiss Otus 100mm f1.4 review

08 May 2019 Thomas

The Zeiss Otus 100mm f1.4 is a high-end telephoto corrected for full-frame sensors and available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. It’s the fourth in the acclaimed Otus series, joining the 28mm, 55mm and 85mm models, all sharing the same f1.4 focal ratio, manual focusing and uncompromised optics. Find out how it compares to the Sigma 105mm f1.4 ART…

Canon RF 85mm f1.2L USM review - preview

08 May 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 85mm f1.2L USM is a short telephoto lens designed for the full-frame mirrorless EOS R system. The fifth native lens for the EOS R system, it’s primarily aimed at portraiture where the focal length delivers a flattering perspective and the fast f1.2 focal ratio allows very shallow depth-of-field effects. Find out more in my preview.

Canon EOS 250D Rebel SL3 review

07 May 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon EOS 250D / Rebel SL3 is a compact DSLR aimed at first-time buyers looking for a step-up from the cheapest models. You get a 24MP APSC sensor, optical viewfinder, fully-articulated touchscreen and mic input, and while the 4k is limited, the 1080 enjoys great autofocus. Check out my in-depth review!

Nikon Z 14-30mm f4 S review

30 Apr 2019 Thomas

The Nikon Z 14-30mm f4 S is a compact ultra-wide angle zoom designed for Nikon’s full-frame Z-series mirrorless cameras. This fourth native lens in the Z system is ideal for landscape and architecture, and is the first full-frame ultra-wide zoom to take relatively compact and affordable 82mm filters. Find out if it's right for you in my complete review!

Rode Wireless Go review

29 Apr 2019 Gordon Laing

The Rode Wireless Go is the World’s smallest wireless microphone system and one of the most affordable options for anyone wanting to explore the benefits of cable-free recording. A built-in mic means you can also clip the transmitter to clothing without mucking about with a separate mic. Find out why it could transform your videos in my full review!

Sony FE 35mm f2.8 ZA review

24 Apr 2019 Thomas

The Sony FE 35mm f2.8 ZA is a wide-angle prime lens for Alpha mirrorless cameras. Launched with the original A7 full-frame bodies, it remains a popular choice for anyone wanting the most compact general-purpose lens for the system. Find out how if it’s still a contender against multiple rivals and alternatives in our full review!

Nikon Z 24-70mm f2.8 S review

15 Apr 2019 Thomas

The Nikon Z 24-70mm f2.8 S is a general-purpose pro zoom designed for Nikon’s full-frame Z-series mirrorless cameras. The first zoom in the Z series with an f2.8 focal ratio, it also features a dedicated focusing ring, custom button and OLED display. Find out if it's worth paying the premium over the f4 model in our in-depth review!

Sony vs Canon 135mm - can a 23 year-old lens…

08 Apr 2019 Gordon Laing

Owners of the Canon EF 135mm f2L USM consider it a legend, but can a 23 year old lens really compete with a modern design? Ben Harvey pitches the blisteringly-sharp Sony FE 135mm f1.8 GM against his beloved Canon to find out.

Canon EOS RP review

01 Apr 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon EOS RP is an entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera with 26 MP, an electronic viewfinder, fully-articulated touchscreen and cropped 4k video. Pitched at a lower-level than the EOS R, it’s Canon’s most affordable, not to mention lightest, full-frame body to date. Find out if it's right for you in my full review!

Sony FE 35mm f1.4 ZA review

25 Mar 2019 Thomas

The Sony FE 35mm f1.4 ZA is a standard wide prime lens for Sony's mirrorless cameras. It's one of many 35mm lenses now available for the full-frame mirrorless Alphas, so in his in-depth review, Thomas compares it to several alternatives to help you make the right choice!

Fujifilm XT30 review

18 Mar 2019 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm X-T30 is a mid-range mirrorless, aimed at enthusiasts who want the quality and flexibility of the X-system, but in a smaller, lighter and more affordable package than the flagship X-T3. Indeed it becomes the second body to feature the 26 Megapixel X-Trans IV sensor. Check out my in-depth review!

Zeiss Batis 40mm f2 CF review

11 Mar 2019 Thomas

The Zeiss Batis 40mm f2 CF is a short standard prime lens designed for Sony e-mount mirrorless cameras. The 40mm focal length falls between more common 35mm and 50mm models, but is closer to ‘normal’ coverage on a full-frame system, while the close focusing distance makes it more useful than many rivals. Find out if it’s for you in our…

Sigma 40mm f1.4 Art review

06 Mar 2019 Thomas

The Sigma 40mm f1.4 Art is a short standard lens designed for full-frame sensors and available in Nikon, Canon, Sigma, Sony E and Leica L mounts. The 40mm length falls between more common 35mm and 50mm models, but is actually closer to ‘normal’ coverage with a natural perspective that’s ideal for general-use. Thomas compares it to rivals in his in-depth…

Canon EF-M 32mm f1.4 STM review

04 Mar 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon EF-M 32mm f1.4 STM is a standard prime lens for the EOS M mirrorless system, delivering 51mm equivalent coverage coupled with a fast focal ratio that’s ideal for shallow depth-of-field effects. It's the lens the EOS M faithful have waited seven years for. Find out if it was worth the wait in my in-depth review!

Sony FE 135mm f1.8 GM review

26 Feb 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 135mm f1.8 G Master is a telephoto prime lens for its Alpha series of full-frame mirrorless cameras, delivering a classic telephoto view with minimal distortion and very shallow depth-of-field effects. I tested a final production sample for my review.

Sony FE 85mm f1.4 GM review

11 Feb 2019 Thomas

Sony's FE 85mm f1.4 GM is a high-end prime lens for its mirrorless cameras. The short telephoto focal length and bright f1.4 focal ratio make it ideal for portraits and the de-clickable aperture ring is ideal for video work. Thomas compared it to the Sigma ART and Zeiss Otus, as well as the budget Sony f1.8 versions to help…

Olympus OM-D E-M1X review

06 Feb 2019 Gordon Laing

The Olympus OM-D E-M1X is a high-end mirrorless camera aimed at sports and wildlife pros, featuring a 20 MP Four Thirds sensor, 18fps with CAF, 4k up to 30p, up to 7.5 stops of stabilisation, and claims of the best weather-proofing around. It’s also the largest, heaviest and priciest OMD yet. Find out if it’s the ideal pro action camera…

Zeiss 25mm f2 Batis review

04 Feb 2019 Thomas

The Zeiss 25mm f2.0 Batis is a wide-angle prime lens designed for Sony’s mirrorless cameras, delivering a popular field-of-view that’s wider than 28mm without the distortion related to even wider options. In my review I’ve compared it against Sony’s more expensive but faster FE 24mm f1.4, as well as the Sigma 24mm f1.4 ART and Zeiss Otus 28mm for good…

Panasonic Lumix S1R review

01 Feb 2019 Gordon Laing

The Panasonic Lumix S1R is a full-frame mirrorless camera with 47 Megapixels, built-in stabilisation and 4k 60p video. Launched alongside the 24 Megapixel Lumix S1, they’re the debut bodies in a new L-mount alliance with Leica and Sigma. Find out more in my preview!

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