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Thursday, August 5, 2021

The Tamron 150-500mm F5-6.7 Di III VC VXD is an affordable super-zoom telephoto lens for Sony full-frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras. Read our in-depth Tamron 150-500mm review to find out if it's really a bargain or not...

Thursday, July 22, 2021

After almost three years since it was first unveiled, the Zeiss ZX1 full-frame mirrorless camera is finally available to buy. With a 37.4 megapixel sensor, 4K video, 35mm f/2 prime lens, 4.3-inch touchscreen, built-in Adobe Lightroom and 512Gb SSD internal memory, is the unconventional ZX1 still worth a look in 2021? Find out now by reading our in-depth review of the Zeiss ZX1 mirrorless camera, complete with full-size sample photos, test shots, videos and more...

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Tamron has just announced the development of its first lens for Fujifilm X-mount, the 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD super-zoom, which will also be available in Sony E-mount.

It features a massive 16.6x zoom ratio covering a wide zoom range from approximately 27mm to 450mm, fast and precise AF thanks to the VXD linear motor focus mechanism, and a minimum focusing distance of of 0.15m at the wide end and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.

The price and availability of the new Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD lens for Fujifilm and Sony mirrorless cameras are yet to be announced.

Tamron has just announced the development of its first lens for Fujifilm X-mount, the 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD super-zoom, which will also be available in Sony E-mount. It features a massive 16.6x zoom ratio covering a wide zoom range from approximately 27mm to 450mm, fast and precise AF…

Monday, July 19, 2021

The Olympus PEN camera series is back with the launch of the beautiful new E-P7, but is it a case of style over substance? Read our detailed Olympus PEN E-P7 review complete with full-sized sample photos and videos to find out!

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

The Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH is a brand new premium telephoto zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Offering an effective focal range of 50-100mm in 35mm terms, the Panasonic 25-50mm lens boasts a constant aperture of f/1.7 throughout the zoom range, fast and silent auto-focusing, a de-clicked aperture ring and focus clutch mechanism for video use, and weather sealing. Read our in-depth Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH review now, complete with full-size sample photos.

Monday, July 12, 2021

The Nikon Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S is a brand new telephoto macro lens for the Nikon Z-series full-frame mirrorless camera system. Find out if this £$999 lens is a bargain or not by reading our in-depth Nikon Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S review, complete with full-size sample photos.

Monday, July 5, 2021

The Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH. is a new premium general-purpose zoom lens for L-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. Read our in-depth Leica 24-70mm f/2.8 review to find out if it can out-perform its main rivals from Sigma and Panasonic...

Thursday, July 1, 2021

The much anticipated Panasonic GH6 may be on the near-horizon, but the brand new GH5 Mark II is here right now. What does the new version offer, and can it really improve on the best-selling original? We find out in our review of the Panasonic Lumix GH5 II mirrorless camera, complete with sample photos, test shots, videos and more...

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The Nikon Z fc is a new 20 megapixel APS-C sensor mirrorless camera with a design inspired by the classic FM2 SLR film camera.

Nikon have also unveiled two new heritage lenses, the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Silver Edition and NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 SE, to accompany the Z fc.

Pricing starts at £899 for the Z fc body only, with sales due to start on 28th July 2021.

The Nikon Z fc is a new 20 megapixel APS-C sensor mirrorless camera with a design inspired by the classic FM2 SLR film camera. Nikon have also unveiled two new heritage lenses, the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Silver Edition and NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 SE, to accompany the…

Nikon have just announced the development of the Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR, a zoom lens for the company's APS-C format mirrorless cameras. The lens is scheduled for release later in 2021.

Nikon have just announced the development of the Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR, a zoom lens for the company's APS-C format mirrorless cameras. The lens is scheduled for release later in 2021.

The new RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM is the widest full-frame mirrorless Canon lens to date.

It offers quiet autofocus, 5.5-stop optical image stabilisation and a class leading minimum focus distance of 0.2m and a 0.38x magnification, and weighs just 540g.

The Canon RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM is scheduled to be available in August 2021 priced at £1,749.99 / €1,999.99 / $1,699.00.

The new RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM is the widest full-frame mirrorless Canon lens to date. It offers quiet autofocus, 5.5-stop optical image stabilisation and a class leading minimum focus distance of 0.2m and a 0.38x magnification, and weighs just 540g. The Canon RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM is scheduled…

Monday, June 28, 2021

Are you excited about the upcoming Canon EOS R3 full frame mirrorless camera? Do you want to see some actual up close and personal shots of a real life model, rather than just Canon's official rendered product images?

Then you've come to the right place, as last week I was given an exclusive one-to-one briefing by Canon and had the chance to shoot an extensive gallery of hands-on photos of the R3.

As this is still an early tech announcement, though, to be more precise they were strictly hands-off photos, as I wasn't allowed to actually touch the camera, turn it on, open any of the ports or compartments, or see the bottom of it.

Canon's Product Intelligence Consultant, David Parry, was also under strict orders not to divulge any additional information about the EOS R3 other than what has already been revealed in the previous two press releases that Canon have issued. So I'm afraid I don't have any more information for you about the megapixel count of the sensor, for example, or whether it will be able to record 8K or just 4K video.

Canon did a similar thing for the EOS R5 camera in 2020, where they showed me an early pre-production model well ahead of the official launch that turned out to be virtually identical to the finished article. So if they follow the same plan for the R3, the photos that you see here will be almost 100% the same as the actual camera that will be available to buy later in 2021.

Are you excited about the upcoming Canon EOS R3 full frame mirrorless camera? Do you want to see some actual up close and personal shots of a real life model, rather than just Canon's official rendered product images? Then you've come to the right place, as last week I was…

Canon have just unveiled the EOS R3, a high-end 35mm full-frame mirrorless camera that features a stacked BSI sensor, 30fps burst shooting, eye-control autofocusing and a professional dual-grip design. We've kicked off our Canon R3 review with everything that we know so far and a look at its main rivals...

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM is a brand new ultra-wide-angle prime lens for Sony Alpha full-frame and APS-C cameras. Offering a fast maximum aperture of f/1.8 in a very compact and lightweight design, is this lens worth the £1400 / $1600 asking price? Read our in-depth Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM review, complete with with full-size sample photos, to find out...

Thursday, June 17, 2021

The Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN is a brand new moderate wide-angle prime lens for Sony Alpha full-frame and APS-C cameras (and L Mount cameras too). Offering a fast maximum aperture of f/1.4, excellent build quality and a raft of features, is this premium lens worth its very reasonable asking price? Read our in-depth Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN review to find out...

Monday, June 14, 2021

Venus Optics have just announced an automatic aperture version of the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT lens.

With the same optical structure as the standard version of 7.5mm f/2, this new version features a control chip which provides metadata in EXIF and allows aperture control over the camera.

The new Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT (auto aperture) is priced at $549 and is available now.

Venus Optics have just announced an automatic aperture version of the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT lens. With the same optical structure as the standard version of 7.5mm f/2, this new version features a control chip which provides metadata in EXIF and allows aperture control over the camera. The new Laowa…

Zhong Yi Optics has just launched the first ever 50mm f/0.95 prime lens for L-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The new Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 for L mount is available now priced at $799.

Zhong Yi Optics has just launched the first ever 50mm f/0.95 prime lens for L-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The new Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 for L mount is available now priced at $799.

The Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR is an ultra-fast wide-angle prime lens for Fujifilm X-series mirrorless cameras. Offering a focal range of 27mm in 35mm terms, has the long wait for the weather-proof Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 been worth it? Read our in-depth review, complete with full-size sample photos, to find out...

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The OnePlus 9 Pro is the latest flagship smartphone for 2021 from OnePlus. Find out if this is the best smartphone for photographers and videographers by reading our in-depth OnePlus 9 Pro review, complete with full-size sample photos and videos.

The Olympus PEN E-P7 is a new mid-range Micro Four Thirds System camera that combines a classic design with powerful photographic features such as Colour Profile Control, a 20 megapixel Live MOS sensor and in-body 5-axis image stabilisation.

The Olympus E-P7 will be available from mid-June 2021 in two colour combinations, white & silver or black & silver, as body only priced at £749 or as a kit with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ lens for £849.

The Olympus PEN E-P7 is a new mid-range Micro Four Thirds System camera that combines a classic design with powerful photographic features such as Colour Profile Control, a 20 megapixel Live MOS sensor and in-body 5-axis image stabilisation. The Olympus E-P7 will be available from mid-June 2021 in two colour…