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Sony E 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 review

15 Jan 2018 Gordon Laing

The Sony E 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 is a general-purpose 7.5x zoom for its cropped-frame mirrorless bodies, including the A6000, A5000 and NEX series, on which it delivers an equivalent range of 27-203mm. Compact and light but capable of quality results, find out if it's for you in my review!

Tamron 100-400mm VC review

09 Jan 2018 Thomas

Tamron's 100-400/4.5-6.3 VC is a long telephoto zoom that's corrected for full-frame sensors and available in Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts. It's the first 100-400mm from Tamron and comes hot on the heels of Sigma's 100-400mm Contemporary. Find out how they compare in our review!

Panasonic Lumix GH5S preview

08 Jan 2018 Gordon Laing

The Panasonic GH5S is a high-end mirrorless camera aimed at pro videographers. It delivers the best movie and low-light quality from a Lumix G body thanks to a new 10MP sensor that supports multiple aspect ratios and Dual Native ISO. Find out more in my hands-on preview!

How to photograph fireworks

31 Dec 2017 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!

Phone photography tips

29 Dec 2017 Gordon Laing

Today's phones feature very respectable cameras that are capable of great results. Making the most of them involves a combination of applying traditional techniques and embracing modern technology. In my series of video tutorials, I'll show you how to take better photos with your phone!

Panasonic Lumix G9 review so far

26 Dec 2017 Gordon Laing

Panasonic's Lumix G9 is a high-end mirrorless camera and joint flagship with the GH5. It shares the 20 Megapixel sensor with 4k movies up to 60p, but enhances the photo quality, improves stabilisation, boasts a huge viewfinder and shoots at 20fps with AFC. Check out my review so far!

South Africa Safari Photography

20 Dec 2017 Gordon Laing

A classic African safari is on the bucket list of many photographers, but it can be hard to return with images that do justice to your memories. In my workshop I'll share my tips to photographing wildlife in South Africa, and see how the latest technologies can make it easier.

Sony Alpha A7r III review

19 Dec 2017 Gordon Laing

Sony's Alpha A7r Mark III is a full-frame mirrorless camera with 42.4 Megapixels, 4k HDR video and 10fps burst shooting. It keeps the sensor of the Mark II but upgrades the AF speed, adds twin SD slots, an AF joystick, and the viewfinder and Z battery of the A9. Check out my in-depth review!

In Camera book - perfect photos out-of-camera

18 Dec 2017 Gordon Laing

In Camera is a book by Cameralabs' Gordon Laing. It celebrates the art of JPEG photography with 100 of his travel images, all presented out-of-camera. No filter, no Photoshop, just pure photography! A great gift for beginner or advanced photographers!

Canon G1X Mark III review so far

13 Dec 2017 Gordon Laing

Canon's PowerShot G1X Mark III is a high-end compact sporting the same 24 Megapixel APS-C sensor as the EOS 80D. The Mark III also squeezes a 3x / 24-72mm zoom, EVF, fully-articulated touchscreen, Wifi and 1080p video into its weatherproof body. Check out my review-so-far!

Leica 200mm f2.8 review so far

12 Dec 2017 Gordon Laing

The Leica 200mm f2.8 is a high-end telephoto prime lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. Mounted on a Panasonic or Olympus body, it delivers an equivalent focal length of 400mm, or 560mm when fitted with the supplied 1.4x tele-converter. Check out my review-so-far!

Fujifilm XE3 review

27 Nov 2017 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm XE3 is a mid-range mirrorless, aimed at enthusiasts who want X-series quality and lenses in a compact body. It shares the XE2's viewfinder but upgrades the sensor and includes a touchscreen, AF joystick and Bluetooth. Check out my in-depth review!

Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 tripod review

24 Nov 2017 Gordon Laing

The Manfrotto 190 is a flexible and solid tripod designed to suit photographers seeking a serious, stable platform. A significant step-up from budget models, the 190 series strike a compelling balance between price and performance. I tested the latest MT190XPRO3 in my review!

Nikon D850 review

21 Nov 2017 Gordon Laing

The D850 is Nikon's highest resolution DSLR to date with a new 45 Megapixel full-frame sensor, coupled with fast 7fps shooting. The D850 also inherits the 153-point AF of the D5 making it perfect for sports and wildlife. In our in-depth review we test the D850 for both landscape and pro sports shooters!

Canon EOS M100 review

20 Nov 2017 Ken McMahon

The EOS M100 is the smallest, cheapest and most beginner-friendly camera in Canon's mirrorless range, but shares the same 24 Megapixel APSC sensor with confident autofocus as its higher-end siblings. Find out if it's the best entry-level camera in our review!

Instax Share SP-3 review

13 Nov 2017 Gordon Laing

The Instax Share SP-3 is Fujifilm's first instant photo printer to use its Instax Square format. It'll wirelessly print photos stored on your phone or via a variety of social networks, or if you have a compatible Fujifilm camera you can print direct. Find out if it's for you in my video review!

Sony FE 24-105mm f4G OSS review so far

06 Nov 2017 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 24-105mm f4G OSS is a general-purpose zoom for Sony's full-frame mirrorless cameras that takes you from wide-angle to short telephoto. Sporting a constant f4 focal ratio, optical stabilisation, weather-sealing and a light body it's an ideal walk-around lens. Check out my samples so far!

Canon SELPHY CP1300 review

01 Nov 2017 Gordon Laing

Canon's SELPHY CP1300 is a compact wireless photo printer that produces 6x4in postcard-sized lab quality prints from phones, tablets, laptops, computers or cameras via Wifi, direct USB or by inserting SD cards or USB storage. Find out more in my video review!

Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC G2 review

30 Oct 2017 Thomas

Tamron's 24-70mm f2.8 VC G2 is the second version of its popular general-purpose zoom for full-frame DSLRs. The new model improves the AF, adds weather-sealing and supports customization via the TAP console. Thomas finds out if it's the best 24-70mm f2.8 in his in-depth review!

Olympus OMD EM10 Mark III review

23 Oct 2017 Gordon Laing

The Olympus OMD EM10 Mark III is a compact mid-range mirrorless camera aimed at photographers who want the flexibility and quality of an interchangeable lens camera without the size and cost of higher-end bodies. Check out my in-depth review!

Sony FE 50mm f1.8 review so far

18 Oct 2017 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 50mm f1.8 is an affordable standard prime lens for Alpha mirrorless cameras with a bright f1.8 focal ratio that's ideal for delivering shallow depth-of-field effects. There's lots of 50mm options for Sony's cameras, but the FE 50mm f1.8 is by far the most affordable with autofocus.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II review

09 Oct 2017 Gordon Laing

Canon's EOS 6D Mark II is an 'affordable' full-frame DSLR which upgrades the original 6D with a higher resolution 26MP sensor, improved autofocus, faster burst shooting, greater connectivity and an articulated touchscreen. Find out if it's for you in my in-depth review!

Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 review so far

04 Oct 2017 Gordon Laing

Fujifilm's XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 is a general-purpose zoom for its X-mount mirrorless cameras, upon which it delivers a flexible 27-84mm equivalent range with a brighter than average aperture. The balance of features makes it one of the classiest kit zooms around. Check out my sample images!

Oppo UDP-205 review (for audio)

29 Sep 2017 Gordon Laing

The Oppo UDP-205 is a high-end 4k UHD Blu-Ray player with audiophile credentials. I tested it as a local network streamer, USB DAC, surround processor and even pre-amp connected direct to my power amps! Find out why it's my ideal front-end in my review!

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