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Author archives: Gordon Laing

Sigma saves Canon EOS-M

Sigma has finally released its fabulous triplet of f1.4 APSC mirrorless lenses in the EF-M mount, transforming Canon’s neglected EOS M system. Find out why you’ll want them in my video review!…

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JPEG vs HEIF: Canon commits to HIF

Time for JPEG to retire? With the 1Dx III, Canon becomes the first traditional camera company to back the more efficient HEIF format which delivers better quality in smaller files. Here’s how Canon makes it work.…

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Nikon D780 review – preview

The Nikon D780 is a DSLR with a 24 Megapixel full-frame sensor, uncropped 4k video with autofocus, 7fps bursts and a tilting touchscreen. Essentially upgrading the best-selling D750 with the live view and movie benefits of the Z6 mirrorless, it looks set to be a tempting option for those who still prefer DSLR viewfinders and bodies. Check out my preview. …

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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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Olympus OMD EM5 III review

The Olympus OMD EM5 III is a mid-range mirrorless camera aimed at those who value portability and handheld use without compromising features and quality. It inherits the 20 Megapixel sensor from the EM1 II which finally brings it confident autofocus and 4k video, while also boasting improved built-in stabilisation in a slightly lighter but still weather-sealed body. Check out my in-depth review!…

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Black Friday best camera deals 2019

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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Cameralabs Cafe Podcast episode 004

The Cameralabs Cafe podcast returns! In Episode Four, Gordon and Doug talk about how to choose the best camera for vlogging – and video in general – before recommending a selection of models at various price points! So grab a drink and join us in the Cameralabs Cafe!…

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Fujifilm X-Pro 3 review

Fujifilm’s X-Pro3 becomes the joint flagship in the mirrorless X-series, sharing the same 26 Megapixel APSC sensor as the X-T3, but adding the hybrid optical and electronic viewfinder of earlier models coupled with a cunning approach to displays and some neat processing extras. A different camera deserves a different review, so check out my hands-on field test from Florence, Italy!…

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Cameralabs Cafe Podcast episode 003

The Cameralabs Cafe podcast returns where Gordon and Doug discuss the health and future of the Micro Four Thirds system, take a look at the new Olympus OMD EM5 III and revisit the Lumix G9 which keeps getting better! So grab a drink and join us in the Cameralabs Cafe for a catch-up of all the photography news and reviews!…

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