Category: Digital SLR Cameras

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

HD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 Lens for Pentax DSLRs

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

The HD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 is a new wide-angle lens for Pentax full-frame DSLR cameras. This compact lens features the latest lens coatings to further upgrade image quality.

The HD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 lens will cost £399.99 and be available in February 2019.

The HD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 is a new wide-angle lens for Pentax full-frame DSLR cameras. This compact lens features the latest lens coatings to further upgrade image quality. The HD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 lens will cost £399.99 and be available in February 2019.

HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW Lens for Pentax DSLRs

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

The HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW is an ultra-wide-angle, Star-series lens for Pentax DSLRs, featuring a large F2.8 maximum aperture over the entire zoom range to deliver exceptional optical performance.

The HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW will cost £1,399.99 and be available in February 2019.

The HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW is an ultra-wide-angle, Star-series lens for Pentax DSLRs, featuring a large F2.8 maximum aperture over the entire zoom range to deliver exceptional optical performance. The HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW will cost £1,399.99 and be available in February 2019.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Nikon D7200 and D5500 Officially Discontinued

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras

Nikon Japan has officially discontinued the D7200 and D5500 digital SLR cameras.

Both cameras were announced back in 2015. There's no word yet on what their replacements might be, or when they will be announced.

Nikon Japan has officially discontinued the D7200 and D5500 digital SLR cameras.Both cameras were announced back in 2015. There's no word yet on what their replacements might be, or when they will be announced.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Photography Blog Camera of the Year Award 2018

We're revealing our favourite products from 2018 in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2018.

The Camera of the Year 2018 award goes to the Sony A7 III.

“Sony referred to the A7 III as a "basic model" during their early promotion, whether jokingly or not, but the A7 III is far from being basic. Indeed, it's so well-specced on paper that it surprised a lot of people who weren't expecting such a well-appointed camera, and thankfully that promise has been borne out in practice - the new Sony A7 III is an outstanding camera, and a veritable steal considering its price-tag.”

Read our full Sony A7 III review.

Congratulations to Sony!

Honorable mentions go to the Fujifilm X-T3, Nikon Z 6, Nikon Z 7 and the Sony A7R III.

We're revealing our favourite products from 2018 in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2018. The Camera of the Year 2018 award goes to the Sony A7 III. “Sony referred to the A7 III as a "basic model" during their early promotion…

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Photography Blog DSLR Camera of the Year Award 2018

We're revealing our favourite products from 2018 in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2018.

The DSLR Camera of the Year 2018 award goes to the Nikon D3500.

“The new Nikon D3500 retains the same core feature-set as its predecessor, the D3400, but presents it in a smaller, lighter and more logical design that's very reminiscent of the mid-range D5600 camera. A couple of things have been sacrificed along the way, but overall the Nikon D3500 is a better entry-level DSLR camera than the previous model.”

Read our full Nikon D3500 review.

Congratulations to Nikon!

An honorable mention go to the Pentax K-1 Mark II.

We're revealing our favourite products from 2018 in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2018. The DSLR Camera of the Year 2018 award goes to the Nikon D3500. “The new Nikon D3500 retains the same core feature-set as its predecessor, the D3400…

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Available Now for 595 Euros

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

The new Irix 150mm f / 2.8 Macro 1: 1 is the most compact and lightest macro telephoto lens in its class.

The new Irix 150mm f / 2.8 Macro 1: 1 is the most compact and lightest macro telephoto lens in its class.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 for Canon EF

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

The Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 is the World's first 35mm lens for Canon EF with a constant F1.2 aperture.

This manual-focus-only lens is compatible with the latest 50 megapixel or higher DSLR cameras and 8K filming. It features a 9-blade circular aperture for beautiful background blur and bokeh and is comprised of 12 elements in 10 groups, including a special aspherical lens, a high refractive lens, and an extra refractive index lens.The Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 weighs 1106g and measures 117.4mm in length. Minium focusing distance is 0.34m and the maximum magnification ratio is x0.17.

The availability and price of the Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 are yet to be announced. Note that it will not be released in Europe for the time being.

The Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 is the World's first 35mm lens for Canon EF with a constant F1.2 aperture. This manual-focus-only lens is compatible with the latest 50 megapixel or higher DSLR cameras and 8K filming. It features a 9-blade circular aperture for beautiful background blur and bokeh and is…

Friday, November 2, 2018

Up to £275 / €300 Cashback on Nikon Cameras and Lenses

Nikon UK has today launched its Winter Cashback promotion, offering up to £275/€300 on selected Nikon cameras and NIKKOR lenses in time for the festive period.

Nikon UK has today launched its Winter Cashback promotion, offering up to £275/€300 on selected Nikon cameras and NIKKOR lenses in time for the festive period.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Samyang 10mm f/3.5 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Samyang 10mm f/3.5 lens for full-frame DSLR cameras looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Samyang 10mm f/3.5 lens for full-frame DSLR cameras, which is the World's widest-angle lens for full-frame cameras.

Apparently this lens will be released "in 2019" (nothing more specific than that) for Canon and Nikon DSLRs.

Want to see exactly what the new Samyang 10mm f/3.5 lens for full-frame DSLR cameras looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Samyang 10mm f/3.5 lens for full-frame DSLR cameras, which is the World's widest-angle lens for full-frame cameras. Apparently this lens will…

Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8, Opera 50mm f/1.4 and Firin 100mm f/2.8 AF Macro FE Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4 and Firin 100mm f/2.8 AF Macro FE full-frame lenses look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 and 50mm f/1.4 full-frame lenses for Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras, while the Firin 100m macro lens is for Sony E-mount.

The Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 and Firin 100mm f/2.8 AF Macro FE are so new that Tokina haven't actually announced them yet. We were told that both lenses would be available next year, and we weren't allowed to handle either lens at all.

Want to see exactly what the new Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4 and Firin 100mm f/2.8 AF Macro FE full-frame lenses look like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 and 50mm f/1.4 full-frame lenses for Canon and Nikon DSLR…

Nikon at Photokina 2018

Nikon may have announced all of their new products before the Photokina 2018 show, but there's still lots of interesting things to see on their stand.

Prototypes of the new Z series 14-30mm f/4 and 58mm f/0.95 lenses are on display, along with an exploded view and barebones chassis of the Nikon Z 7 camera, not to mention the new D3500 DSLR (remember those?!).

Check out our gallery of photos of the Nikon Photokina 2018 stand.

Nikon may have announced all of their new products before the Photokina 2018 show, but there's still lots of interesting things to see on their stand. Prototypes of the new Z series 14-30mm f/4 and 58mm f/0.95 lenses are on display, along with an exploded view and barebones chassis of…

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Nikon D3500 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras

Want to see exactly what the new Nikon D3500 DSLR camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon D3500 DSLR camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Nikon D3500 DSLR camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon D3500 DSLR camera.

Leica S3 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras

Want to see exactly what the new Leica S3 SLR camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica S3 SLR camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Leica S3 SLR camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica S3 SLR camera.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

​Leica Make Five Announcements at Photokina 2018

Leica Camera have made five exciting announcements at Photokina 2018, including a groundbreaking, industry-setting L-mount, a new mobile application, Leica FOTOS, the Leica S3, firmware updates and a new color option for the Leica CL.

  • Leica L Mount: A first-of-its-kind pioneered by Leica in strategic alliance with Panasonic and SIGMA, the Leica L-Mount allows for a nearly limitless array of creative options by combining different interchangeable lenses with cameras featuring different sensor formats.
  • Leica S3: The brand new Leica S3 medium format camera features a striking increase in resolution and impeccable performance in any lighting situation.
  • Leica FOTOS: New mobile application Leica FOTOS enables Leica photographers to instantly transfer photos from a camera to a phone, as well as features an immersive viewing experience that allows photographers to assess and edit every detail of a raw image, including exposure.
  • Leica CL Silver: The Leica CL, a versatile, fast and compact system camera, is now available in a sleek silver finish.
  • Exciting Firmware updates are now available for Leica SL-System, Leica S (Typ 007), Leica M10 and Leica M10-P.

Leica Camera have made five exciting announcements at Photokina 2018, including a groundbreaking, industry-setting L-mount, a new mobile application, Leica FOTOS, the Leica S3, firmware updates and a new color option for the Leica CL. Leica L Mount: A first-of-its-kind pioneered by Leica in strategic alliance with Panasonic and SIGMA…

Monday, September 24, 2018

Irix 150mm f/2.8 MACRO 1:1 Lens

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

The Irix 150mm f/2.8 MACRO 1:1 lens is designed for full frame cameras with the Nikon F, Canon EF, and Pentax K mount. The Irix 150mm f / 2.8 Macro 1:1 lens is the first model available in the new version with the Dragonfly finish, in which the aluminium frame has been enclosed in an external structure made of aluminium-magnesium alloys and composite elements. Information on availability and prices will be provided at a later date.

The Irix 150mm f/2.8 MACRO 1:1 lens is designed for full frame cameras with the Nikon F, Canon EF, and Pentax K mount. The Irix 150mm f / 2.8 Macro 1:1 lens is the first model available in the new version with the Dragonfly finish, in which the aluminium frame…

Friday, September 21, 2018

Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF Lens for Canon and Nikon Full-frame DSLRs

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

The Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF is a new lens for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLRs. In addition to the Tokina AT-X series, which has been highly evaluated in the past, Tokina will expand the Opera series as a top model group for full frame in the future.

The Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF will be available in November 2018 for $949.

The Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF is a new lens for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLRs. In addition to the Tokina AT-X series, which has been highly evaluated in the past, Tokina will expand the Opera series as a top model group for full frame in the future. The Tokina…

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

CamRanger MINI is Smaller and Cheaper

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Accessories

The CamRanger MINI enables remote live view and firing of a Canon or Nikon DSLR camera. This new device is ideal for any application where remote view and capture are useful or even essential, such as nature and macro photography, wildlife and birdwatching. The suggested retail price of the CamRanger MINI is £229.99 and it's available in the UK now.

The CamRanger MINI enables remote live view and firing of a Canon or Nikon DSLR camera. This new device is ideal for any application where remote view and capture are useful or even essential, such as nature and macro photography, wildlife and birdwatching. The suggested retail price of the CamRanger…

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Canon EF 400mm, 600mm and EF-M 32mm Hands-on Photos

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF 400mm, 600mm and EF-M 32mm lenses look like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EF 400mm, 600mm and EF-M 32mm lenses now.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF 400mm, 600mm and EF-M 32mm lenses look like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EF 400mm, 600mm and EF-M 32mm lenses now.

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM, EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM, EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM Lenses

Canon have unveiled three new lenses - the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM, EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM and EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM.

The EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and the EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM are the world’s lightest 400mm f/2.8ii and 600mm f/4 lenses, making them ideal for action and wildlife photography.

The EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM is a premium EF-M lens designed to be fast, discreet and capable of delivering exceptional detail and clarity.

Pricing and Availability

Available to purchase from October 2018 with the following RSPs:

• EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM – £499.99/ €579.99

Available to purchase from December 2018 with the following RSPs:

• EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM - £11,999.99/ €13,999.99

• EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM - £12,999.99/ €15,199.99

Canon have unveiled three new lenses - the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM, EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM and EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM. The EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and the EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM are the world’s lightest 400mm f/2.8ii and 600mm f/4 lenses…

Friday, August 31, 2018

Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

The new high-speed ultrawide-angle zoom lens, the SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041) continues Tamron’s well-established reputation for ultra-high-quality wide-angle zoom lenses but with many new features in this G2 (Generation 2) model.

The Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 will be available in Nikon mount on 21st September 2018 and in Canon mount on 12th October 2018 at a suggested retail price of $1299.

The new high-speed ultrawide-angle zoom lens, the SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041) continues Tamron’s well-established reputation for ultra-high-quality wide-angle zoom lenses but with many new features in this G2 (Generation 2) model. The Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 will be available in Nikon…