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Thursday, May 13, 2021

The Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 R WR is a fast standard prime lens for X-series mirrorless cameras. Offering a focal range of 41mm in 35mm terms and now with added weather-resistance, an aperture ring and a hood, is this new lens a worthy successor to the original 2013 version? Read our in-depth review complete with full-size sample photos to find out...

Friday, May 7, 2021

The Fujifilm X-A20 is the cheapest Fujifilm compact system camera that you can currently buy, featuring an attractive retro design, APS-C sized 16.3-megapixel sensor, 1080p video recording and a 180-degree tilting screen with touchscreen functionality. Read our in-depth Fujifilm X-A20 review to find out if it's worth the modest asking price...

Friday, April 30, 2021

There are so many 50mm prime lenses for Sony e-mount mirrorless cameras that we've lost count, so what does the new Sony FE 50mm F2.5 G offer to stand out from the crowd? Find out now by reading our in-depth review...

Thursday, April 29, 2021

The Sony FE 40mm F2.5 G is a very compact and lightweight prime lens for full-frame e-mount mirrorless cameras that offers a rather unique view of the world. Slotting in between the traditional 35mm and 50mm focal lengths, this 40mm optic somehow does the job of both whilst also being appealingly well-built and fully-featured. Read our in-depth Sony FE 40mm F2.5 G review to find out if it's worth adding one to your camera-bag...

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Sony FE 24mm F2.8 G is a wide-angle prime lens for Sony Alpha full-frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras. Boasting excellent build quality with weather-sealing, a vintage feel, fast auto-focusing and modern optics, is this tiny lens really worth its £630 / $598 asking price? Read our detailed review of the Sony FE 24mm F2.8 G complete with full-size sample photos to find out...

Monday, April 26, 2021

The Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 FE is a fast and affordable 24mm wide-angle prime lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. Priced at £459 / $499 and aimed at landscape and astro photographers, is this compact, lightweight lens worth considering? Read our Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 FE review complete with full-size sample photos to find out...

Friday, April 23, 2021

The AF 12mm F2 E is a new autofocus, super-wide-angle prime lens for Sony APS-C sized sensors mirrorless cameras from Korean manufacturer Samyang (also known as Rokinon).

This compact and lightweight lens has a short minimum focusing distance, weather sealing and a quiet, smooth AF system for stills and video.

The new Samyang AF 12mm F2 E lens will be available in the UK from early May 2021 priced at £359.99 (including VAT).

The AF 12mm F2 E is a new autofocus, super-wide-angle prime lens for Sony APS-C sized sensors mirrorless cameras from Korean manufacturer Samyang (also known as Rokinon). This compact and lightweight lens has a short minimum focusing distance, weather sealing and a quiet, smooth AF system for stills and video…

Thursday, April 22, 2021

The Instax Mini 40 is a classic, retro-inspired entry-point into the world of instant film photography. Featuring auto-exposure and a built-in 'selfie' lens setting, is it worth the asking price of $99 / £89? Read our in-depth Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 review to find out...

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Sony have just unveiled a new large aperture ultra-wide-angle prime lens, the FE 14mm F1.8 GM, for their full-frame mirrorless Alpha cameras.

This lens promises to offer excellent image quality with superb corner to corner resolution, features two XD Linear Motors for fast, quiet and precise AF tracking, and has a very compact, lightweight design.

Sony have just unveiled a new large aperture ultra-wide-angle prime lens, the FE 14mm F1.8 GM, for their full-frame mirrorless Alpha cameras. This lens promises to offer excellent image quality with superb corner to corner resolution, features two XD Linear Motors for fast, quiet and precise AF tracking, and has…

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample photos taken with the new Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR lens. The Fujifilm XF 18mm is a fast 28mm-equivalent prime lens for the Fuji X-series APS-C mirrorless camera range.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR lens, mounted on the Fujifilm X-S10 camera.

We've also included some side-by-side comparisons with the XF 18mm F2, the XF 23mm F1.4 and the XF 35mm F1.4.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR lens, mounted on the Fujifilm X-S10 camera. We've also included some side-by-side comparisons with…

The Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR is a fast prime lens for X Series mirrorless cameras that provides a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27mm.

The optical construction is 15 elements in 9 groups, which includes 3 aspherical and 1 ED elements.

The weather-resistant Fuji 18mm F1.4 measures 7.56cm / 2.98in in length, weighs just 370g /0.81lb, has a filter size of 62mm, fast 0.04 second AF speed, and a minimum focusing distance of 20cm / 7.9in.

The Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR lens will be available in May 2021 priced at £879 in the UK.

The Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR is a fast prime lens for X Series mirrorless cameras that provides a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27mm. The optical construction is 15 elements in 9 groups, which includes 3 aspherical and 1 ED elements. The weather-resistant Fuji 18mm F1.4 measures…

We're bringing you this in-depth Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 vs XF 18mm F2 head-to-head comparison to show you what's different and help you choose between the two generations of this mirrorless camera lens.

We had the chance to try out the brand new Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 lens for a few days - here are our detailed first impressions.

We had the chance to try out the brand new Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 lens for a few days - here are our detailed first impressions.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

When used ahead of Adobe solutions or other photo-editing programs, DxO PureRAW automatically removes digital noise and other lens defects. These include distortion, unwanted vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and a lack of sharpness.

DxO PureRAW for Windows and macOS is now available for a special launch price of €89.99 / $89.99 / £79.99 until May 31, 2021.

When used ahead of Adobe solutions or other photo-editing programs, DxO PureRAW automatically removes digital noise and other lens defects. These include distortion, unwanted vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and a lack of sharpness. DxO PureRAW for Windows and macOS is now available for a special launch price of €89.99 / $89.99 / £79.99 until May 31, 2021.

The new Sony Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III smartphones feature the world's first Variable smartphone telephoto lens paired with a Dual-PD sensor and 4K HDR OLED 120Hz Refresh rate display.

Both devices also offer Real-time Eye AF for humans and animals, newly equipped Real-time Tracking and fast, and accurate continuous AF across all lenses, plus 20fps Burst Mode with low light noise reduction powered by BIONZ X processor and brand new AI super resolution zoom technology.

The Xperia 1 III and 5 III will both be available from early Summer 2021, pricing to be announced.

The new Sony Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III smartphones feature the world's first Variable smartphone telephoto lens paired with a Dual-PD sensor and 4K HDR OLED 120Hz Refresh rate display. Both devices also offer Real-time Eye AF for humans and animals, newly equipped Real-time Tracking and fast, and…

The Sony Xperia 10 III is the company's first mid-range smartphone to offer 5G connectivity.

It has been enhanced for low light scene and moving object with a new triple lens camera (16mm, 27mm and 54mm) and has additional features such as the new animal detection in Auto mode.

The Xperia 10 III will be available in Black, Blue and White, shipping with Android 11 from early Summer 2021.

The Sony Xperia 10 III is the company's first mid-range smartphone to offer 5G connectivity. It has been enhanced for low light scene and moving object with a new triple lens camera (16mm, 27mm and 54mm) and has additional features such as the new animal detection in Auto mode. The…

Canon have revealed their answer to the Sony Alpha 1 and the Nikon Z9 in the shape of the new EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera.

The Canon R3 will feature a new Canon-developed back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, DIGIC X imaging processor, 30fps burst shooting with AF/AE tracking, an integrated grip design with professional levels of weather-proofing, Canon's most advanced autofocusing system ever, an innovative new autofocus Eye Control Function, and compatibility with Canon’s Mobile File Transfer smartphone app.

The full specifications, price and availability of the Canon EOS R3 have yet to be announced.

Canon have revealed their answer to the Sony Alpha 1 and the Nikon Z9 in the shape of the new EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera. The Canon R3 will feature a new Canon-developed back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, DIGIC X imaging processor, 30fps burst shooting with AF/AE tracking, an integrated…

The Canon RF 100mm F2.8L MACRO IS USM is a new macro autofocus prime lens for Canon's full-frame mirrorless cameras that offers 1.4x magnification and an adjustable Spherical Aberration Control ring.

This is the world's first AF macro lens with 1.4x magnification, made possible by the lens’ floating system and short back focusing.

The new Spherical Aberration Control ring varies the look of the background and foreground bokeh, while allowing photographers to create a soft-focus effect on the subject.

The RF 100mm F2.8L MACRO IS USM also features 5-stops of OIS and 8-stops of Combined IS when used with the EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras.

It will be priced at £1479.99 / €1689.99.

The Canon RF 100mm F2.8L MACRO IS USM is a new macro autofocus prime lens for Canon's full-frame mirrorless cameras that offers 1.4x magnification and an adjustable Spherical Aberration Control ring. This is the world's first AF macro lens with 1.4x magnification, made possible by the lens’ floating system and…

The Canon RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 600mm F4L IS USM are two new super telephoto lenses that offer incredible focusing speeds.

Optically identical to the EF versions, the RF 400mm and 600mm both feature a double power drive method that helps you keep track of action, even when shooting at 30fps with the equally new EOS R3 camera.

The new RF lenses are about 40g heavier than the EF versions but offer faster autofocusing, full-time manual focus and an improved 5.5-stops of OIS.

The Canon RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM is priced at £12,449 / €14,179 and the RF 600mm F4L IS USM will cost £13,409 / €15,269.

The Canon RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 600mm F4L IS USM are two new super telephoto lenses that offer incredible focusing speeds. Optically identical to the EF versions, the RF 400mm and 600mm both feature a double power drive method that helps you keep track of action, even…