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Author archives: Gordon Laing

Black Friday best camera deals 2020

It’s that time of year when we’re bombarded by bargain offers, so I’ve sifted through the deals to find the best buys on camera gear. So if you’re shopping for a new camera, lens or accessory, check out my guide to the best deals this Holiday Season! PS – check back for updates!…

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Fujifilm XF 50mm f1.0 review

The Fujifilm XF 50mm f1.0 is a very bright prime lens for X-series mirrorless cameras, upon which it delivers short telephoto coverage that’s ideal for portraits. It’s also the first f1.0 lens with autofocus for mirrorless cameras. Find out what it can do in my full review!…

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How to photograph fireworks

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!…

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Canon RF 50mm f1.8 STM preview

The Canon RF 50mm f1.8 STM is a low-priced standard prime lens for the EOS R mirrorless system. While the new RF 50mm f1.8 STM may cost roughly double that of the previous EF version, it becomes the cheapest model in the RF catalogue to date while also featuring a number of improvements. Check out my preview for more details!…

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Moon Photography Tutorial

The Moon is one of my favourite subjects to photograph and in this tutorial I’ll show you how to take great photos of it including exposure, phases, Earthshine and how to plan a Moon-rise with a landscape in the foreground!…

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Sony ZV1 vs A7C review

In this review I’ve directly compared the Sony ZV1 against the Sony A7C, two very different cameras but both aimed at a very similar audience. The ZV1 is a fixed-lens compact while the A7C is a full-frame mirrorless that costs around three times the price. Find out which is best for video creators in my review!…

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Canon RF 85mm f2 Macro review

The Canon RF 85mm f2 Macro IS STM is a short telephoto lens for the full-frame EOS R mirrorless system, and one of the most affordable in the system to date. Perfect for portraits and close-ups, find out why it’s a no-brainer for EOS R owners in my review!…

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Fujifilm XS10 review so far

The Fujifilm X-S10 represents a new branch in the X-series, delivering the power and quality of the X-T series with a 26 Megapixel APSC sensor and uncropped 4k video, but with a more approachable control system, along with built-in stabilisation. Find out everything you need to know in my hands-on first-looks review!…

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