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Canon EOS R3 review so far

14 Apr 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 I'll unveil everything I know so far in my preview!

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…

Sony FE 40mm f2.5 G review

23 Mar 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 40mm f2.5 G is a compact lightweight prime lens designed for full-frame e-mount mirrorless cameras. 40mm delivers slightly wider than standard coverage, striking a compelling balance between traditional 35 and 50mm lenses. In my full review find out why it could be your next standard lens!

Sony FE 50mm f2.5 G review

23 Mar 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 50mm f2.5 G is a compact standard prime lens for full-frame e-mount mirrorless cameras. Announced in March 2021 and costing $599, it delivers natural-looking standard coverage that’s ideal for general-purpose use. Long enough for simple portraits and small group shots, but short enough for some natural and urban views, and a practical option for grabbing details around…

Sony FE 50mm f1.2 GM review

16 Mar 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 50mm f1.2 G Master is a standard prime lens with a very bright aperture for full-frame e-mount mirrorless cameras. The 50mm focal length delivers natural-looking coverage, but the fast 1.2 aperture allows very shallow depth-of-field effects, while Sony’s latest G Master optics promise both high resolution and smooth rendering. Here’s my full review!

Rode Wireless Go II review

08 Mar 2021 Gordon Laing

The Rode Wireless Go II is a compact wireless microphone system that supports two transmitters, internal recording and USB connections to cameras, phones and computers. This makes it one of the most flexible microphone systems around from podcast interviews to upgrading your Zoom audio. Here’s my full review!

DJI FPV review

02 Mar 2021 Adam Juniper

The FPV is DJI's first drone designed for 'first-person-view' racing with goggles, while also sporting reasonable camera capabilities. Can DJI take-on a racing market dominated by DIY drones? Find out in Adam's review!

Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro review

01 Mar 2021 Thomas

The Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS is a medium telephoto for Sony's mirrorless cameras. It was Sony's first Macro corrected for full-frame bodies, upon which it'll deliver 1:1 / 1x magnification. In our full review see how it compares to the newer Sigma 105mm DG DN Macro!

Sigma 28-70mm f2.8 DG DN review

24 Feb 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 28-70mm f2.8 DG DN is a general-purpose zoom for full-frame mirrorless cameras, available in Sony e or Leica L mounts. It provides a more affordable option for those who want a walkaround zoom with an f2.8 aperture but can’t stretch to pricier not to mention heavier models that zoom wider to 24mm. Check out my full review!

Sigma 65mm f2 DG DN review

16 Feb 2021 Thomas

The Sigma 65mm f2 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. Find out if it's right for you in our review!

Canon RF 70-200mm f4L IS USM review

07 Feb 2021 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 70-200mm f4L IS USM is a compact telephoto zoom for the EOS R mirrorless system. It uses an extending barrel that makes it comfortably shorter and more transportable than the previous EF version. Check out my in-depth review!

Fujifilm XF 70-300mm f4-5.6 review so far

27 Jan 2021 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm XF 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 is a telephoto zoom lens for Fujifilm’s X-series mirrorless cameras. It slots between the existing XF 55-200mm f3.5-4.8 and the XF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6, has weather-sealing and optical stabilisation. Find out more in my preview.

Fujifilm XE4 review so far

27 Jan 2021 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm X-E4 is a mid-range mirrorless camera aimed at those who want the quality and lenses of the X-system in a compact body. Like earlier models in the X-E series, the X-E4 features a rangefinder-styled body with an electronic viewfinder built-into the corner, with upgrades including the latest 26 Megapixel X-Trans IV sensor and a tilting screen that can…

Fujifilm GFX 100S review so far

27 Jan 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, pitching it closer to full-frame models and making it the most attractive GFX to date.…

Fujifilm XF 27mm f2.8 R WR review so far

27 Jan 2021 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm XF 27mm f2.8 R WR is a compact ‘pancake’ prime lens for Fujifilm’s X-series mirrorless cameras, on which it delivers roughly 40mm equivalent coverage for a natural standard field-of-view. It’s an updated version of the 2013 model, now with weather sealing and an aperture ring.

f-stop Guru UL backpack review

20 Jan 2021 Gordon Laing

A good backpack is an important accessory for any photographer and over the last five years I’ve relied on the f-stop Guru UL. In this long-term test I’ll show you why the Guru UL has become my favourite photography backpack!

Sony FE 12-24mm f2.8 GM review

18 Jan 2021 Thomas

The Sony FE 12-24mm f2.8 G Master is an ultra-wide zoom 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!

Sony FE 35mm f1.4 GM review

13 Jan 2021 Gordon Laing

The FE 35mm f1.4 G Master is a high-end wide-angle prime lens for Sony’s e-mount mirrorless system and one that’s corrected for full-frame bodies. It’s Sony’s fourth 35 in the native e-mount, but the first to join the flagship G-Master series. Find out why it’s their best 35 yet in my full review!

Canon RF 50mm f1.8 STM review

12 Jan 2021 Gordon Laing

The Canon RF 50mm f1.8 STM is a low-priced standard prime lens for the EOS R mirrorless system. It becomes the cheapest model in the RF catalogue to date while also featuring a number of improvements. Check out my review to see how it compares to the older EF version!

Best vegetarian meals

06 Jan 2021 Gordon Laing

I love cooking and wanted to increase the number of vegetarian dishes for everyday family meals. Here are my favourites: quick, easy and very tasty!

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