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Nikon 1 S1 and 1 J3 preview – New additions to the Nikon 1-Series

CES has once again provided camera manufacturers with a launch pad for their latest round of consumer models. Nikon are no exception and have used the show to debut the latest models in the Nikon ...

Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 and VR 10-100mm f/4-5.6 preview – Expanding the Nikon 1-Series lens lineup

Adding to the 1 NIKKOR lens line-up, two new lenses expand the possibilities of the Nikon 1 system by offering an ultra wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens.  Launched at CES 2013, they both feature ...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR test: An enlightened 70-200mm lens choice


Launched in October 2012, this new lens from Nikon offers a lower cost entry point to the very popular 70-200mm focal length that finds a wide range of uses in everything from sports and wildlife ...

Canon EOS M test: Canon finally joins the mirrorless party


Canon was the last major maker to embrace the hybrid or ‘mirrorless’ camera market. As a somewhat sober debut, designed for those who are new to photography, the EOS M adopts an 18-megapixel APS-C format ...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G test – A stellar performer


Launched in April 2012, this wide-angle prime lens from Nikon, with a fast maximum aperture of f/1.8, suggests it may be a great choice for landscape, architectural and reportage photography. A light weight of 330g ...

Canon EF 28mm f2.8 IS USM test


Adding to its range of image stabilised lenses Canon has brought out this new EF 28mm f2.8. 28mm is a useful focal length and while f2.8 is not very wide, the IS makes this an ...

Canon 135mm f2L USM test: An oldie but a goodie


16 years on from its launch the Canon EF 135mm f/2L prime is still going strong and available to buy brand new today. With a wide maximum aperture, useful telephoto focal length and good build ...

Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 Softfocus lens: a telephoto lens that blurs reality


Canon’s EF 135mm f/2.8 Softfocus lens blurs images and reality – on purpose.  With just a flick of the wrist and lens, the 135mm f/2.8 Softfocus allows photographers to have a “softfocus” in their images.  ...

Nokia Lumia 920


Nokia launched the 41 megapixel Nokia 808 Pureview with much fanfare and won plaudits for the image quality from the built-in 41-megapixel camera, particularly the low-noise performance in available light. Technologically speaking it’s probably fair ...



A DxOMark Mobile score of 66 for the HTC 8X puts it straight in to number 6 in our mobile ratings, just behind the Apple iPhone 4S on 72, but ahead of the Apple New ...

Sony SLT Alpha 99 test: New full-frame sensor is Sony’s best yet


The new Sony SLT Alpha 99, Sony’s first full-frame DSLR equivalent in three years, combines the company’s latest and greatest 24.3-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor with its SLT (Single Lens Translucent) technology to deliver impressive image ...

Nikon 1 V2 test: Evolution, stasis or regression?


Launched in October 2012, the Nikon 1 V2 is a not unexpected update to the Nikon 1 V1, which debuted in September 2011. The Nikon 1 Series cameras are hybrid cameras with interchangeable lenses. In ...

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM test: Update to popular image-stabilized super-zoom


Sigma’s 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM zoom won praise for its balance of performance and convenience, but it looked bulky after rival Tamron introduced the diminutive 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD. Reducing the size, ...

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR test: Too good to be true?


There is a phrase quoted quite often that when something sounds too good to be true you shouldn’t be too surprised when it isn’t. Nikon’s new AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR promises much, ...

Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM A Canon test: A Prime Example of Lens Design


Discerning photographers have always understood the quality benefit of buying prime lenses over zooms, The Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM is a great example of why this is worthwhile. This Sigma lens scores higher than ...

Canon EF 35mm f2 test: Old but still very competitive


Canon’s EF 35mm f2 has been around for quite a while, launched in late 1990, 22 years ago, it predates digital photography as we know it. Does this matter? Apparently not, this small, old, cheap ...

Samsung Galaxy Note II


The smartphone market has exploded over the last few years with Apple’s iPhone range setting the stylistic standard from early on and effectively defining what size and functionality its competitors had to meet. Samsung has ...

Canon EOS 6D test: The best value for money in the EOS range?


Adding a new line to the Canon EOS range, the EOS 6D is a fusion of the EOS 7D and the EOS 5D Mark III, that also includes some trickle down technology from the EOS-1D ...

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