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Sony ZV-1 review - preview

26 May 2020 Gordon Laing

The Sony ZV-1 is a compact camera aimed at vloggers and video creators, inheriting the sensor and lens of the RX100 V(A), but adding a mic input, hotshoe, an upgraded built-in mic, side-hinged screen and a bunch of software improvements. Find out if it’s a G7X killer in my preview!

Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM review

19 May 2020 Thomas

The Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 is a bright standard zoom for its full-frame Alpha mirrorless cameras aimed at events and portraiture. It launched the G Master series but in the face of new rivals is it still your best choice? Find out in our review!

Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN review

23 Apr 2020 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN is a standard lens designed for mirrorless cameras with 'cropped' sensors. Sigma offers it in Sony e, Canon EF-M and Micro Four Thirds mounts. Find out why it could be your ideal next lens in my full review!

Tamron 20mm f2.8 Di III M1:2 review

14 Apr 2020 Thomas

The Tamron 20mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 is an ultra-wide prime lens for Sony’s E-mount mirrorless cameras. It's part of a three lens series from Tamron all of which let you focus closer than most rivals. Find out if it's right for you in our review!

Tamron 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VXD review

07 Apr 2020 Thomas

The Tamron 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VXD is a telephoto zoom for Sony’s Alpha mirrorless cameras and corrected for full-frame sensors. It complements Tamron's other e-mount zooms with fast f2.8 focal ratios. Find out how it compares to the Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM in our review!

Sony FE 20mm f1.8 G review

30 Mar 2020 Thomas

The Sony FE 20mm f1.8 G is an ultra-wide prime lens designed for Alpha mirrorless cameras. It captures comfortably more than a 24mm, making it ideal for expansive landscapes, tight interiors, wide astro photography, as well as vlogging or environmental portraiture. Find out why you'll want it in our in-depth review!

Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG DN Art review

13 Jan 2020 Thomas

The Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG DN Art is a general-purpose zoom with a bright and constant f2.8 focal ratio, designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and available in the native Sony E and Leica L mounts. Find out if it's a viable alternative to Sony and Panasonic's own premium zooms in our full review!

Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 III review

23 Dec 2019 Thomas

The Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 III is an exotic and unusual lens: one of only three f0.95 models available for full-frame bodies at the time of writing, and by far the cheapest too. Available in Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z-Mounts, we tested it against luxury f0.95 rivals in our full review!

Samyang AF 35mm f1.4 FE review

04 Nov 2019 Thomas

The Samyang AF 35mm f1.4 FE is a mild wide-angle prime lens for Sony's Alpha mirrorless cameras. It offers a bright aperture and autofocus, and is priced below the Sony FE 35mm f1.4 ZA, FE 35mm f1.8 and even the FE 35mm f2.8 ZA. Find out why it gives you a lot of bang for your buck in Thomas's full…

Sony A9 II review - preview

03 Oct 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony A9 II is a high-end 24.2 Megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera, aimed at professional sports photographers. It combines the core A9 features of 20fps silent shooting and zero blackout with a raft of body upgrades from the A7r IV and the latest AF and processing to become Sony’s most professional body. Find out more in my preview!

Sony E 70-350mm f4.5-6.3 G OSS review

26 Sep 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony E 70-350mm f4.5-6.3 G OSS is a telephoto zoom for its E-mount mirrorless cameras with APSC sensors, like the A6000 series. It's designed as a premium option for those who demand better quality and desire longer reach without the even higher cost or bulk of the full-frame and G Master options. Find out why it comes recommended in…

Sony FE 35mm f1.8 review

23 Sep 2019 Thomas

The Sony FE 35mm f1.8 is a mild wide-angle prime lens for its Alpha mirrorless cameras. It’s Sony’s third native 35mm lens that’s corrected for full-frame bodies, but pitched at a more affordable price and similar in build and quality to the FE 85mm f1.8. Find out why it's a great option for the money in our full review!

Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 G review

17 Sep 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 G is a high-end general-purpose zoom for E-mount mirrorless cameras with APSC sensors, like the A6000 series. It’s Sony’s first f2.8 zoom designed for APSC mirrorless and one that owners of its higher-end cameras in the series have been crying out for. Find out if it meets expectations in my full review!

Sigma 35mm f1.2 Art review

16 Sep 2019 Thomas

The Sigma 35mm f1.2 DG DN Art is a mild wide-angle lens designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and available in the Sony E and Leica L mounts, the latter working on Leica, Panasonic and Sigma L-mount bodies. The brightest 35mm lens with autofocus to date, it delivers attractive bokeh and impressive sharpness. Find out why you'll want it in our…

Sony A6600 review

09 Sep 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony A6600 is an upper mid-range mirrorless camera with a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, built-in stabilisation, 4k video, 11fps bursts with autofocus, and increased battery life. It replaces the three-year-old A6500 as Sony’s flagship body and in my in-depth review I'll compare all of its pros and cons to rivals to help you decide!

Sony A6100 review so far

02 Sep 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony A6100 is an upper entry-level mirrorless camera with a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, 4k video, 11fps shooting, viewfinder and tilting touchscreen. Announced in August 2019, it’s the official successor to the five and a half year old A6000, greatly improving the AF and video features. Check out my hands-on review-so-far!

Sony A7r IV review

26 Aug 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony A7r Mark IV is a full-frame mirrorless camera with 61 Megapixels, 10fps shooting, 4k video up to 30p, built-in stabilisation and a Pixel Shift Composite mode that generates images with up to 240 Megapixels. Find out if it's the high-res body for you in my full review!

Sony FE 50mm f1.8 review

20 Aug 2019 Thomas

The Sony FE 50mm f1.8 is the most 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. Heres's Thomas's in-depth review!

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