ZEISS has launched a new f/1.4 85mm short telephoto prime lens for high-end fashion, advertising, product or architectural photography. Available in ZEISS’s ZE mount for Canon EF, or ZF.2 for Nikon F mount, the new ZEISS Otus 1.4/85 promises outstanding build and image quality for the professional photographer.
Zeiss have unveiled two new ‘Loxia’ full frame E mount lenses for the Sony a7 series. Both lenses feature a ‘fast’ f/2 maximum aperture, manual focus and function to deactivate the mechanical aperture for shooting video. Offering a moderate wide-angle 35mm and standard 50mm focal lengths, let's see what Zeiss have in store for Sony a7 shooters.
Pentax has launched a new entry-level DSLR featuring an unconventional design with flashing green LED lights in the handgrip. Boasting some ‘user-friendly’ modifications and available in 12 colours, Pentax are hoping the new K-S1 appeals to consumers yet to switch to a DSLR. We get under the hood to find out more.
Fujifilm has updated one of its pro/enthusiast fixed lens compacts with the launch of the X30. Replacing the X20 the heart of this 3rd generation model remains similar to its predecessor featuring a 12Mp X-Trans CMOS sensor with the Optical Low Pass filter removed. So what’s new on the Fujifilm X30?
Sony have launched the a5100 hybrid compact system camera featuring a 24.3Mp APS-C sensor, touch screen LCD and Bionz X image processor. Billed as the world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera there’s big expectations for this petite device. We pour through the specs to see what Sony have in store.
Just 12 months on from the launch of its predecessor HTC have unveiled a new flagship Smartphone in the shape of the HTC One M8. Boasting fast processing, a massive 5.0in screen and a sleek design with a reassuringly robust feel, the phone specs will give its competitors a run for their money. Only packing a 4.1Mp camera however can it compete for photos?
Nikon has enjoyed phenomenal success with both the Nikon D800 and D800E models, and particularly so with latter model with its unusual optical low-pass filter that cancels out the anti-aliasing effects. So it comes as little surprise to see the usual mid-term update, the D810, consolidates the two by offering a newly developed full-frame 36-Mpix sensor without optical low pass filter. We’ve had the opportunity to put the new camera through its paces this summer in our Paris-based labs. Read on to find out how well the sensor in this new revamped model performs.
With a full-frame 18-Mpix CMOS sensor and twin Digic 5+ processers that’s capable of continuous bursts of up 12 fps – the fastest of any professional DSLR currently - the Canon EOS-1 Dx is the firm’s flagship press camera. We’ve assessed it with over 100 EF mount lenses, to see how well they perform. Read on to find out which models are the best optically and which, if any, you should avoid.
Super zooms offer an incredible focal range from wide-angle through to telephoto in a single lens. With a good line up of super zooms already under their belt, third-party lens manufacturer Tamron have bolster their line-up with three new options. We take a closer look at the announcements to see how they shape up.
Now that the World Cup is underway in Brazil we thought we would turn out attention to well-known two teams battling at the side of the pitch. In the white strip we have the Canon EOS-1 D X and the Nikon D4S are sporting all black. Read on to see for yourself how these two teams compare and how well they perform when put to the test.
Given the physically small size and high pixel density we were mightily impressed by the 1-inch type sensor in the original RX100 and the follow up, the RX100 II. So how does the new RX100 III compare? Read on to find out.
We’ve analyzed the image quality of 33 lens models, around 70% of the current range using the native MFT mount, on the new Olympus OM-D EM-10. Read onto find out which of those lenses perform best and which, if any, you should try and avoid when paired with the new camera.
Today Canon has extended their range of lenses for their EOS M hybrid camera system with a new Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM. The first telephoto zoom lens for the EOS E hybrid system, the new lens features both image stabilisation and Canon STM autofocus technology. We delve into the specs to see what else it offers.
If you read the forums on colleagues’ sites lots of users lament the selling of their old full-frame Canon EOS 5D, Nikon D700 or even their bulky Nikon D3 or D3s. Practically every user, so it seems, says their pictures from those old models had something special that the newer models lack. Sony think they may be on to something and have introduced the A7S a full-frame model with a newly-developed 12.2-Mpix CMOS sensor. Read on to find out well this new model performs?
We’ve analyzed the image quality of 33 lens models, around 70% of the current range using the native MFT mount, on the new Olympus OM-D EM-10. Read on to find out which of those lenses perform best and which, if any, you should try and avoid when paired with the new camera.
Nikon has revamped its popular full-frame AF Nikkor 35mm f2D model replacing it with this completely redesigned 11-element G-series ED version. Read on to find out how well this promising new model performs.
Following rather briskly in the footsteps of the Galaxy S4 Samsung’s new flag-ship Galaxy S5 adds a raft of useful features including a finger-print scanner and water-resistant case, while also offering UHD (4K) movies at 30fps and 16-Mpix stills from a ½.6-inch CMOS complete with phase detection AF. But is it enough to compete with high-end handsets from rivals? Read on to see how well the GS5 fares using our usual industry-standard tests.
This is the second and final part of our comprehensive lens recommendations for the new entry-level Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D. This time we’ve assessed zoom lenses from both the Canon and third party makers to see how well they perform on the camera, and like before we’ll not only reveal the best performers but also take a closer look at the more accessibly priced options.
In the first part of our comprehensive lens recommendations for the new entry-level Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D, we’ve assessed a raft of primes from both the maker and third parties to see how well they perform on the camera. As well as highlighting the best performers we’ve also taken a closer look at the best on a budget.
After the announcement of the flagship Nikon 1 V3 the company revealed a new less expensive model sharing many of the features, including the 18-Mpix CX format (1-inch type) sensor with an improved hybrid AF system including 105 on-chip phase-detection points covering most of the frame, and new Expeed 4 level processor. Read on to find out how well this new model performs.