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Canon RF 400mm f2.8L RF 600mm f4L review

The RF 400mm f2.8 and RF 600mm f4 are the two largest and most expensive lenses for Canon’s full-frame mirrorless system to date. Unashamedly aimed at pro sports and wildlife photographers, they represent Canon at the top of their game. Find out why EOS R is ready for anything in my review of both lenses.…

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Olympus 8-25mm f4 Pro review

The Olympus 8-25mm f4 Pro is a wide to standard zoom for the Micro Four Thirds system. It delivers a 16-50mm equivalent range, taking you from ultra-wide to standard coverage, making it a very flexible walkaround option whether you’re shooting stills or filming video. Find out why it’s become my favourite general-purpose zoom for M43 in my review!…

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Nikon COOLPIX 100 retro review

In 1996 Nikon entered the consumer digital camera market with the COOLPIX 100. It cost $500, had one third of a Megapixel and was built-into an industry-standard PCMCIA card, so you could simply slot the camera into a compatible laptop. 25 years later I review it once more!…

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Polaroid Go review

The Polaroid Go is the World’s smallest analogue instant camera and the cutest camera I’ve ever used. It uses new Polaroid Go film that produces tiny square prints in the classic Polaroid style. Essentially a shrunken version of the Polaroid Now, I took it around Brighton in my review, comparing it to the INSTAX Mini!…

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Fujifilm XF 18mm f1.4 review

The Fujifilm XF 18mm f1.4 is a wide-angle prime lens for the X-series mirrorless system, delivering standard wide angle coverage equivalent to 27mm when mounted on an X-series body. I’ve now updated my first-looks review with sample images from a final production model!…

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Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS retro review

The Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS was a high-end super-zoom camera launched in 2001, sporting a 10x / 37-370mm equivalent range, and becoming Canon’s first digital camera to include optical image stabilisation! Find out how it performs 20 years later!…

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Nikon COOLPIX 900 retro review

The COOLPIX 900, launched in 1998, was Nikon’s third digital camera, but I’d argue their first aimed at photographers. 1.2 Megapixels, a 3x optical zoom, white balance presets and a cunning split-body, the 900 had it all! Find out why it was one of my favourites in my retro review!…

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Panasonic Lumix GH5 II review so far

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mark II is a mirrorless camera based on the Micro Four Thirds format aimed at hybrid shooters and videographers. Announced in May 2021, it’s the successor to the four year old GH5, a popular workhorse for pro-videographers. Updates include live streaming direct from the camera, expanded video modes and log as standard. Find out more in my hands-on review-so-far!…

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Lunar Eclipse Photography

A Total Lunar Eclipse is one of Nature’s most spectacular displays and a great deal easier to photograph than a Solar Eclipse, not to mention more frequent too. In my guide I’ll explain how to photograph a lunar eclipse or blood moon!…

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