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GoPro HERO3 Black Edition: Super Hero…

The photographic industry is split into many sectors, ranging from pure photography to social media (and thus from Pro SLR to smartphone). Some sectors are more “niche” than others. The GoPro HERO3 comes from ...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II lens review: does it live up to the Zeiss name?

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After analyzing the sensor performance of the new Sony RX100 II we’ve now had the opportunity to assess its Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 28-100mm (equivalent), f/1.8-4.9 zoom.  Read on to see how well the ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 lens review: first 1/1.7inch format lens tested

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Featuring a 12-Mpix back-illuminated 1/1.7inch type CMOS sensor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 is highly portable compact camera with a hugely versatile, image stabilized 28-200mm (equivalent) f/2.0-5.9 zoom. This is our first lens test on ...

Best lenses for you Canon EOS 6D: Part III – Wide-angle telephoto and super-zoom models

This is the third and final installment of a three part series on choosing the most suitable lenses for Canon’s entry-point into full frame photography, the EOS 6D camera. The 20-Mpix CMOS sensor used ...

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A Canon mount lens review: fixed focal length quality in a zoom?

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After the runaway success of the full-frame 35mm f/1.4, Sigma is taking the initiative with this new ultra-high speed, pro-level standard zoom designed for APS-C format cameras. The specification is particularly promising, but does ...

Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A Canon and Nikon mount lens reviews: good all-round performer

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After achieving an excellent reputation for its imaging characteristics, Sigma has revised this popular high-speed APS-C format standard lens, adding it to its high-performance Art line. Read on to see how well this new ...

Best lenses for you Canon EOS 6D: Part II – Moderate telephoto and standard models

This is the second of a three part series on choosing the most suitable lenses for Canon’s entry-level full frame camera, the EOS 6D. The 20-Mpix CMOS’ sensor used is similar in architecture to ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 review: performance and pocketability?

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Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-LF1 is new highly portable compact camera with a 28-200mm (equivalent) f/2.0-5.9 Leica-branded zoom sitting in front of a 12-Mpix back-illuminated 1/1.7inch type CMOS. It’s also the first of its type to ...

Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX II Canon and Nikon mount lens reviews: popular high-speed zoom revised

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With a fixed f/2.8 aperture and no direct equivalent from Canon or Nikon its predecessor, the Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX, was hugely popular with press photographers and HD filmmakers alike. Read on to ...

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm ASPH & 45-200mm f/4-5.6 Mega OIS lens reviews:modest price, modest performance?

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Mirrorless cameras, especially the smaller Micro Four Thirds format, offer the portability and convenience that’s rarely seen with even the smallest DSLRs. With that in mind, these two price sensitive, high magnification IS-equipped zooms ...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm and 600mm f/4G ED VR lens reviews: legendary performers in the range

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Super-telephoto lenses like these are indispensible for shooting action, sports and wildlife but their high price and limited versatility restricts accessibility to the average user. Most are to be found in the hands of ...

Samsung NX300 and NX210 camera reviews: compact and well connected

Samsung is one of the few makers with the capability to supply sensors for its own mirrorless cameras. The Wi-FI enabled finder-less NX300 and NX210 are just two of such cameras from the consumer ...

Best lenses for your Canon EOS 6D

In the lead up to Photokina 2012, Canon announced the new Canon EOS 6D full-frame entry-point model within days of Nikon publicizing their most-affordable full-frame camera to date, the 24-Mpix D600. While the EOS ...

Best lenses for your Canon EOS 6D: Part I – Introduction

This is the first of a three part series on choosing suitable lenses for Canon’s entry-level full frame camera, the EOS 6D. The 20-Mpix CMOS’ sensor used is similar in architecture to that in ...

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f1.8 lens review:high speed and high image quality?

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Although compact and likeable enough, Olympus’ first 17mm for MFT (Micro Four Third) wasn’t one of the best performing lenses. With a fast maximum aperture, this new lens aims to build on the popularity ...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II review: new back-illuminated sensor promises superior low-light performance

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Sony’s update to the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 includes provision for a optional EVF and a useful pull-out rear LCD, but the head line news is the inclusion of a newly developed back-illuminated Exmor R BSI-CMOS ...

Samsung NX prime lens reviews: five models measured!

While Samsung has a number of zooms in their mirrorless NX lens range, their primes consist of an intriguing amalgamation of compact ‘pancake’ types, ultra-high speed designs and special purpose models. We’ve assembled five ...

Best lenses for your Sony NEX-7: 14 wide-angle, standard and telephoto models analyzed!

Introduced during 2011, the 24-Mpix Sony NEX-7 remains a high-watermark for mirrorless models despite recent introductions from rivals. We’ve now had the opportunity to measure the performance of this camera with a number of ...

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