Category: Digital SLR Cameras

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Pentax D FA 50mm f/1.4 Hands-On Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Pentax D FA 50mm f/1.4 prototype lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Pentax D FA 50mm f/1.4 prototype lens for Pentax's 35mm full-frame DSLRs (currently just the Pentax K-1).

Pentax are also showing a cut-away/exploded version of the new Pentax KP APS-C DSLR, which we reviewed last week.

Want to see exactly what the new Pentax D FA 50mm f/1.4 prototype lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Pentax D FA 50mm f/1.4 prototype lens for Pentax's 35mm full-frame DSLRs (currently just the Pentax K-1). Pentax are also...

Laowa 15mm f/2 Sony FE, 7.5mm f/2 MFT and 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Lenses Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Laowa lenses look like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Laowa lenses, including the Laowa 15mm f/2 Sony FE, Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT and an intriguing 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x super macro lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Laowa lenses look like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Laowa lenses, including the Laowa 15mm f/2 Sony FE, Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT and an intriguing 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x super macro lens.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Canon EOS 800D First Impressions Review

Tim Coleman | Digital SLR Cameras
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This month Canon celebrates 30 years of its EOS system. The company has invested a lot in the system over those years, launching almost 100 film and digital EOS cameras and over 100 EF lenses.

To mark the anniversary, Canon UK has held meet-ups to showcase EOS cameras old and new. Photography Blog was invited to an event in the Aldwych disused underground station in London for a hands on with one of the company’s latest EOS cameras, the EOS 800D. 

This month Canon celebrates 30 years of its EOS system. The company has invested a lot in the system over those years, launching almost 100 film and digital EOS cameras and over 100 EF lenses. To mark the anniversary, Canon UK has held meet-ups to showcase EOS cameras old...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Canon Celebrate 30th Anniversary of their EOS System

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Canon is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the launch of its Electro Optical System (EOS), which includes EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras and a diverse range of system accessories. The system debuted in March 1987 with the launch of the EOS 650 SLR camera and EF lenses, making EOS cameras the World’s first to incorporate an electronic mount system, representing a new generation of auto focus SLR cameras. Currently, the EOS system, including the Cinema EOS system, comprises 24 models with a selection of 97 EF lenses. To mark this milestone, Canon is displaying a range of cameras and lenses from the EOS archive on its stand at The Photography Show, including the EOS 650 and the EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM, the world’s longest focal length and largest aperture lens. Visit Canon on stand D141/E131 at The Photography Show from 18th – 21st March at the NEC in Birmingham.

Canon is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the launch of its Electro Optical System (EOS), which includes EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras and a diverse range of system accessories. The system debuted in March 1987 with the launch of the EOS 650 SLR camera and EF lenses, making EOS cameras the World’s...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Nikon D5600 Firmware Version C 1.01

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon have released a firmware upgrade for the Nikon D5600 digital SLR camera. Version C 1.01 fixes an issue that resulted in unreliable connections between the camera and the iOS 10.2 version of the SnapBridge app. You can download the firmware update from the website below.

Website: Nikon D5600 Firmware Update C 1.01

Nikon have released a firmware upgrade for the Nikon D5600 digital SLR camera. Version C 1.01 fixes an issue that resulted in unreliable connections between the camera and the iOS 10.2 version of the SnapBridge app. You can download the firmware update from the website below. Website: Nikon D5600 Firmware Update C 1.01

Nikon D3400 Firmware Update C 1.11

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon have issued a firmware update for the Nikon D3400 digital SLR camera. Version C 1.11 fixes an issue that resulted in unreliable connections between the camera and the iOS 10.2 version of the SnapBridge app. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.

Website: Nikon D3400 Firmware Version C 1.11

Nikon have issued a firmware update for the Nikon D3400 digital SLR camera. Version C 1.11 fixes an issue that resulted in unreliable connections between the camera and the iOS 10.2 version of the SnapBridge app. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below. Website: Nikon D3400 Firmware Version C 1.11

Friday, February 17, 2017

Official Canon EOS 77D Sample Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon Japan have released 4 full-resolution sample images taken with the new Canon EOS 77D digital SLR camera. Captured using a variety of lenses including the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM; these Canon EOS 77D samples were taken at sensitivity settings ranging from ISO 100/21° to ISO 400/27°.

Website: Canon Japan

Canon Japan have released 4 full-resolution sample images taken with the new Canon EOS 77D digital SLR camera. Captured using a variety of lenses including the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM and EF 70-20...

Official Canon EOS 800D Sample Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon Japan have published four high-resolution sample photographs taken with the new Canon EOS 800D digital SLR camera. Captures using an array of lenses including the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF-S24mm f/2.8 STM and EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM; these Canon EOS 800D samples were all shot at a senstiviy setting of ISO 100/21°.

Website: Canon Japan

Canon Japan have published four high-resolution sample photographs taken with the new Canon EOS 800D digital SLR camera. Captures using an array of lenses including the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF-S24mm f/2.8 STM and EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM; these...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Canon EOS 77D Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS 77D DSLR camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS 77D DSLR camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS 77D DSLR camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS 77D DSLR camera.

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens.

Canon Remote Controller BR-E1 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Digital SLR Cameras
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A gallery of hands-on photos of the Canon Remote Controller BR-E1.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon Remote Controller BR-E1 looks like in the flesh?

A gallery of hands-on photos of the Canon Remote Controller BR-E1. Want to see exactly what the new Canon Remote Controller BR-E1 looks like in the flesh?

Canon EOS 77D, Canon EOS 800D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM and Remote Controller BR-E1

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon has introduced two new DSLR cameras to the EOS family – the EOS 77D and EOS 800D (also known as the EOS Rebel T7i). Combining leading imaging technologies, including a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 processor, the EOS 77D offers high-end performance and full control and is ideal if you’re looking to upgrade your kit and refine your skills, while the EOS 800D is great way to start your first DSLR journey. Alongside the cameras, Canon welcomes the EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM – the smallest non-retractable DSLR kit lens of its focal range – as well as the Remote Controller BR-E1, perfect for remote capture with no line of sight up to 5m away.

The EOS 77D will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £829.99 / €1,079.99 / $899.99. The EOS 800D / Rebel T7i will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £779.99 / €1,019.99 / $1499.99. The EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £219.99 / $249.99.

Canon has introduced two new DSLR cameras to the EOS family – the EOS 77D and EOS 800D (also known as the EOS Rebel T7i). Combining leading imaging technologies, including a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 processor, the EOS 77D offers high-end performance and full...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

75% of Photographers Use Canon Gear at Super Bowl

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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According to Canon U.S.A., an estimated 75 percent of the photographers covering the Big Game between the teams from New England and Atlanta used Canon EOS DSLR cameras and EF lenses in the Houston stadium. “It’s an honor to see yet another major sporting event where the country’s most talented and acclaimed sports photographers captured exciting moments with Canon equipment. These images will be seen by millions of people around the world and will forever be etched in sports history. We understand there are many equipment options for professional photographers and Canon is honoured to serve these professionals and provide assurances that both our products and support live up to the requirements and expectations of our devoted customers,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A.

According to Canon U.S.A., an estimated 75 percent of the photographers covering the Big Game between the teams from New England and Atlanta used Canon EOS DSLR cameras and EF lenses in the Houston stadium. “It’s an honor to see yet another major sporting event where...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Official Pentax KP Sample Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Ricoh have released 9 high-resolution sample images captured with the new Pentax KP digital SLR camera. Taken with a variety of lenses including the HD PENTAX-D FA★70-200mmF2.8ED DC AW, the HD PENTAX-DA 40mmF2.8 Limited, the HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mmF3.5-5.6ED DC WR, the smc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mmF2.8 WR and the HD PENTAX-DA 20-40mmF2.8-4ED Limited DC WR, these Pentax KP samples were captured at sensitivity settings ranging from ISO 100 to ISO 3,200.

Website: Ricoh Japan - Official Pentax KP Sample Images

Ricoh have released 9 high-resolution sample images captured with the new Pentax KP digital SLR camera. Taken with a variety of lenses including the HD PENTAX-D FA★70-200mmF2.8ED DC AW, the HD PENTAX-DA 40mmF2.8 Limited, the HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mmF3.5-5.6ED DC WR, the smc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 10...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Pentax KP

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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The Pentax KP is a new digital SLR camera with a high-sensitivity 24.32-megapixel sensor, integrated Wi-Fi, 7fps burst shooting and a 5-axis "Shake Reduction II" image stabilisation system. Key highlights inlcude a new-generation APS-C-sized CMOS imager, a maximum sensitivity setting of ISO 819200, a mechanical shutter with a maximum shutter speed of 1/6000s, a 27-point AF system with 25 cross-type focus points, an electronic shutter with a top shutter speed of 1/24000s, a compact, retro-looking camera body, a tiltable 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 921K dots, and a pentaprism finder with ~100% frame coverage and 0.95x magnification. Additionally, the Pentax KP features the Pixel Shift Resolution System, a super-resolution technology which captures four images of the same scene by shifting the image sensor by a single pixel for each image, then synthesising them into a single composite image. The new Pentax KP will go on sale at the end of February, priced at £1,099.99/$1,099.95.

The Pentax KP is a new digital SLR camera with a high-sensitivity 24.32-megapixel sensor, integrated Wi-Fi, 7fps burst shooting and a 5-axis "Shake Reduction II" image stabilisation system. Key highlights inlcude a new-generation APS-C-sized CMOS imager, a maximum sensitivity setting of ISO 819200, a mechanical shutter with a maximum shutter speed...

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Photography Blog Camera of the Year 2016

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We're revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2016.

The Camera of the Year 2016 award goes to the Nikon D500.

"If you are an enthusiast photographer looking for something which offers a heck of a lot of features, then the D500 is the ultimate camera for you."

Read our Nikon D500 Review

Congratulations to Nikon!

We're revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2016. The Camera of the Year 2016 award goes to the Nikon D500. "If you are an enthusiast photographer looking for something which offers a heck of a...

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Photography Blog DSLR Camera of the Year 2016

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We're revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2016.

The DSLR Camera of the Year 2016 award goes to the Pentax K-1.

"Pentax have delivered an amazing first-generation full-format DSLR that undercuts its main competition in terms of price whilst out-performing them in terms of innovation, features and even image quality."

Read our Pentax K-1 Review

Congratulations to Pentax!

We're revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2016. The DSLR Camera of the Year 2016 award goes to the Pentax K-1. "Pentax have delivered an amazing first-generation full-format DSLR that undercuts its main competition in...

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Canon EOS System Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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Canon is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the launch of its Electro Optical System (EOS), which includes EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras and a diverse range of system accessories. The system debuted in March 1987 with the launch of the EOS 650 SLR camera (pictured) and EF lenses, making EOS cameras the World’s first to incorporate an electronic mount system, representing a new generation of auto focus SLR cameras. Currently, the EOS system, including the Cinema EOS system, comprises 24 models with a selection of 97 EF lenses.

Canon is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the launch of its Electro Optical System (EOS), which includes EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras and a diverse range of system accessories. The system debuted in March 1987 with the launch of the EOS 650 SLR camera (pictured) and EF lenses, making EOS cameras the World&rsquo...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Nikon D5600 Soon Available in U.S.

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon has announced the upcoming U.S. launch of its D5600 digital SLR camera. First unveiled in November 2016, the Nikon D5600 is a new entry-level DSLR with a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor and a vari-angle touchscreen. Other notable features include built-in Wi-Fi, SnapBridge compatibility (which utilises Bluetooth low energy technology to let the D5600 maintain a constant, low-power link with a smartphone or tablet), a viewfinder with ~95% frame coverage and ~0.82x magnification, and a sensitivity range of ISO 100-25600. During viewfinder shooting, the refined touch Fn function offers an intuitive alternative to using the command dial or multi-selector: now photographers can operate the Auto Sensitivity control, as well as selecting the focus point or adjusting other important settings, via the touchscreen. And a frame advance bar, inherited from Nikon’s professional D5 and D500 cameras, makes it possible to quickly scroll through images in playback mode. For movie shooters, the Time-Lapse Movie function makes it simple to transform slow-moving scenes into high-speed sequences. The camera will go on sale later this month at the suggested retail price of $799.95 with the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens. It will also be available in a two-lens kit option, including the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED lenses, for $1,149.95. Additionally, the Nikon D5600 will be sold as a body only for $699.95 or with a AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens for $1,199.95.

Nikon has announced the upcoming U.S. launch of its D5600 digital SLR camera. First unveiled in November 2016, the Nikon D5600 is a new entry-level DSLR with a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor and a vari-angle touchscreen. Other notable features include built-in Wi-Fi, SnapBridge compatibility (which utilises Bluetooth low energy technology to...

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Jessps Black Friday Deals

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Jessops will offer a number of deals this Black Friday on more than 200 products, including cashback offers and savings of up to £235 across cameras, drones, lenses, photographic courses, accessories and photo gifts. The Jessops Black Friday event will start online at 8pm on Thursday 24th November and will take place across 54 nationwide stores and online until midnight on Monday 28th November. Some of the deals include a free ‘create your own’ photobook with every camera, lens or camcorder purchased this weekend; a Canon EOS 1300D Twin lens kit for £299; DJI Phantom 3 Standard for £399; GoPro Hero Session Gift bundle for £149; a 30% discount on selected lenses; a free Nikon accessory kit worth £49.99 with selected Nikon DSLRs; and much more. Pete Duncombe, Commercial Director at Jessops says: “We are delighted to reveal some of our best Black Friday deals before they even launch to help our customers plan their purchases this weekend. We are pleased to be able to offer excellent savings coupled with our Price Match Promise, outstanding customer service, and expert impartial advice.”

Jessops will offer a number of deals this Black Friday on more than 200 products, including cashback offers and savings of up to £235 across cameras, drones, lenses, photographic courses, accessories and photo gifts. The Jessops Black Friday event will start online at 8pm on Thursday 24th November and will take...