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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Canon EOS R3 that was launched today and the EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR look very similar, so which of these flagship 35mm full-frame sensor cameras is right for you? We take a closer look in our detailed head-to-head comparison of the Canon R3 versus the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III.

The Canon EOS R3 that was announced today is a brand new flagship camera that sits above last years Canon EOS R5. Which of these 35mm full-frame sensor mirrorless cameras is right for you? We take a closer look in our detailed head-to-head comparison of the Canon R3 versus the Canon R5.

The Sony Alpha 1 that went on sale in March 2021 and the brand new Canon EOS R3 that was unveiled today have similar key specifications, so which of these flagship 35mm full-frame sensor mirrorless cameras is right for you? We take a closer look in our detailed head-to-head comparison of the Canon R3 versus the Sony A1.

The brand new Canon EOS R3 that was announced today and the Nikon Z9 that was revealed last month have similar key specifications, so which of these flagship 35mm full-frame sensor mirrorless cameras is right for you? We take a closer look in our detailed head-to-head comparison of the Canon R3 versus the Nikon Z9.

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...

Friday, April 9, 2021

The new Samyang AF 24mm F1.8 FE wide-angle prime lens for Sony full-frame E mount cameras has been specially optimized for astrophotography.

Weighing only 230g and measuring just 71mm in length, the Samyang 24mm F1.8 lens features a new function called “Custom Mode” which automatically move the focus directly to infinity, complete with an LED indicator.

The Samyang 24mm F1.8 for Sony is priced at £459.99 in the UK and will be available from early May.

The new Samyang AF 24mm F1.8 FE wide-angle prime lens for Sony full-frame E mount cameras has been specially optimized for astrophotography. Weighing only 230g and measuring just 71mm in length, the Samyang 24mm F1.8 lens features a new function called “Custom Mode” which automatically move the focus directly to…

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Fujifilm have just added the XF 70-300mm to their lens range, which joins the 55-200mm, 100-400mm and 50-140mm telephoto zooms. But which one should you buy? Here is our definitive guide to the very best Fujifilm telephoto zoom lenses that you can buy today.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a brand new super-telephoto zoom lens for Fujifilm X-series mirrorless cameras. Offering a focal range of 107-457mm in 35mm terms, 5.5 stops of optical image stabilisation, weather-proofing, fast and quiet auto-focusing, an aperture ring and teleconverter compatibility, is the new XF 70-300mm the best all-round superzoom for Fuji fans? Read our in-depth Fujifilm 70-300mm review to find out, complete with full-size sample photos for you to download...

Thursday, April 1, 2021

No, this isn't an April Fool's joke - Pentax really have just announced a new flagship DSLR camera with an APS-C sensor that will cost a whopping £1,899.99 in the UK and $1,999.99 in the US.

In a world where everyone is scrambling to conquer the growing mirrorless market, new DSLR cameras are rarer than hen's teeth, so it's either great or surprising to see Pentax sticking to their DSLR guns, depending on whether you are a fan of either the brand or the technology.

You certainly can't deny that Pentax have pulled out all the stops to at least make the range-topping K-3 Mark III an interesting camera. For starters, it has a mightily impressive optical viewfinder with an almost 100% field of view and massive 1.05x magnification.

It also uses a new 25 megapixel BSI sensor and PRIME V image processor that are capable of pushing the ISO range all the way up to ISO 1,600,000, along with a new SAFOX 13 autofocus system with 101 AF points, in-body Shake Reduction (IBIS) worth 5.5 f-stops and burst shooting of up to 12 frames per second. There's even 4K video recording...

We can't help feel that Pentax have ignored the memo about the near-future of DSLR cameras - the one clearly marked "Extinct" - and have ploughed on with the development of the K3 III regardless of whether anyone will actually buy it. After all, nearly £$2000 will buy you a lot of mirrorless camera - almost the excellent Canon EOS R6 with its full-frame sensor, for example, or you could save a lot of cash and go for the outstanding Fujifilm X-T4 APS-C camera.

No, this isn't an April Fool's joke - Pentax really have just announced a new flagship DSLR camera with an APS-C sensor that will cost a whopping £1,899.99 in the UK and $1,999.99 in the US. In a world where everyone is scrambling to conquer the growing mirrorless market, new…

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The Sony Alpha 1 camera, or Sony A1 for short, is the best camera that Sony have ever released, and currently the best all-round camera on the market. It's also one of the most expensive, so read our in-depth Sony A1 review complete with full-size sample JPEG and Raw photos and movies to find out if it's truly the One for you...

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM is a brand new, ultra-fast standard prime lens for Sony Alpha full-frame and APS-C cameras. Offering a fast maximum aperture of f/1.2 in a relatively compact and lightweight design, is this premium lens really worth the asking price? Read our in-depth Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM review to find out...

Friday, March 26, 2021

Sigma are taking direct aim at Tamron with the launch of the new 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens, which takes the title of being the smallest, lightest standard zoom for Sony E-Mount and L-Mount cameras. We've put this new lens through its paces on the equally new Sony Alpha 1, so read our in-depth Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN review to find out how it performed...

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Sigma fp L is a new, ultra-compact 61 megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera.

As well as the increased 61MP resolution, the fp L also improves on the original fp model by featuring hybrid autofocus (AF) that combines contrast- and phase- detection, two new Color Modes, and digital crop functionality.

The new fp L camera will run alongside the current 24 megapixel Sigma fp model. These two cameras are the smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless models on the market, each weighing less than 430g with a battery and card fitted.

Also being announced is a new optional 3.68m-dot external EVF for both models in the fp range, called the EVF-11, which uses an OLED panel, has a magnification of 0.83x, tilts up 90 degrees and has USB-C and headphone ports.

Both products will be available from 16th April 2021. The Sigma fp L will cost $2499 / £1999 and the EVF-11 Viewfinder is priced at $699 / £599,or you can buy both together for $2999 / £2449.

The Sigma fp L is a new, ultra-compact 61 megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera. As well as the increased 61MP resolution, the fp L also improves on the original fp model by featuring hybrid autofocus (AF) that combines contrast- and phase- detection, two new Color Modes, and digital crop functionality. The…

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Sony have just unveiled three new full-frame lenses - the FE 50mm F2.5 G, FE 40mm F2.5 G and FE 24mm F2.8 G.

Each of the new super-compact, aluminum-bodied G-series lenses comes equipped with a physical aperture ring with an on/off click switch, AF/MF switch and a customisable focus hold button, and each one is the same size and almost the same weight as the others, as well as having the same filter diameter.

We can't help feeling that Sony have been somewhat "inspired" by Sigma and the recent introduction of their identically-sized 24mm, 35mm and 65mm DG DN lenses, which are also very compact and sport a high-quality metal construction complete with an aperture ring.

All three lenses will be available in May priced at $800 / £630.

Sony have just unveiled three new full-frame lenses - the FE 50mm F2.5 G, FE 40mm F2.5 G and FE 24mm F2.8 G. Each of the new super-compact, aluminum-bodied G-series lenses comes equipped with a physical aperture ring with an on/off click switch, AF/MF switch and a customisable focus hold…

Friday, March 19, 2021

The EOS M50 Mark II is Canon's newest entry-level mirrorless camera for 2021. With 4K/25p and 1080/60p video modes, a flippy LCD screen and a number of vlogger-friendly improvements, plus a 24 megapixel APS-C sensor, 10fps burst shooting and Canon's excellent Dual Pixel AF system, could it be the perfect affordable camera for YouTubers, TikTokers and stills photographers alike? Find out now by reading our Canon EOS M50 Mark II review...

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Panasonic has just announced new firmware updates for the S1, S1H, S1R, S5 and BGH1 mirrorless cameras. The 24 megapixel S1 gets the biggest update, with 5.9K/C4K and 4K60/50p 4:2:0 10bit internal video recording all added, while the S1H gains 5.9K Blackmagic RAW recording capabilities.

Panasonic has just announced new firmware updates for the S1, S1H, S1R, S5 and BGH1 mirrorless cameras. The 24 megapixel S1 gets the biggest update, with 5.9K/C4K and 4K60/50p 4:2:0 10bit internal video recording all added, while the S1H gains 5.9K Blackmagic RAW recording capabilities.

The Irix 45mm F1.4 GFX is a new "classic 35mm" lens for Fujifilm's mirrorless medium format camera system, offering one of the fastest maximum apertures of any native GFX lens. Find out how this manual-focus lens performed on the 100 megapixel GFX 100S camera by reading our Irix 45mm F1.4 lens review...

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Ideal for portraits, wedding photography, video and more, Sony have just announced the FE 50mm F1.2 GM lens. This new E-Mount lens promises to deliver excellent resolution, dramatic bokeh, industry-leading AF capabilities and professional control and reliability in a compact and lightweight design.

The Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM will be available in April 2021 priced at £2,100 / €2,300 / $2,000.

Ideal for portraits, wedding photography, video and more, Sony have just announced the FE 50mm F1.2 GM lens. This new E-Mount lens promises to deliver excellent resolution, dramatic bokeh, industry-leading AF capabilities and professional control and reliability in a compact and lightweight design. The Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM will…

Monday, March 15, 2021

The Galaxy S21 Ultra is Samsung's new flagship smartphone for 2121. Featuring a quad-camera setup with 108 megapixels and a 10x optical zoom, 8K video recording, a 5000mAH battery and 5G connectivity, is this the ultimate smartphone for keen photographers? Find out now by reading our expert Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review, complete with full-size sample photos and videos...

Friday, March 12, 2021

The new 100-megapixel medium-format Fuji GFX 100S is smaller, lighter and more versatile than the flagship GFX 100, and crucially, significantly cheaper too. So much so that it steps on the toes of high-end 35mm full-frame cameras like the Sony Alpha 1, Canon EOS R5 and Nikon Z7 II. Does the GFX 100S really prove that medium-format is "More than full-frame", and is it really better than the GFX 100? Find out now by reading our in-depth review, complete with a huge gallery of full-size sample images and videos...