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With new STM technology does Canon’s updated 18-135mm still deliver?


Refreshed to include Canon’s latest evolution in autofocus technology, the Stepper Motor, the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-f5.6 IS STM offers ultra quiet continuous autofocus during video capture. With its predecessor the Canon EF-S 18-135mm ...

Samsung NX300 with 3D and wireless technology

Samsung kick off 2013 with a new flagship model in their NX series of mirrorless hybrid cameras, the NX300, alongside a new 45mm f/1.8 prime lens capable of 3D stills and video capture. Featuring ...

Is the RX1 the compact photojournalists are waiting for?


The new Sony RX1 offers discerning photographers the unique proposition of a full frame CMOS sensor and fixed 35mm f/2 prime lens in a compact shell. Perfect if you’re after great image quality without ...

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM vs. Canon EF 24mm f/2.8: A side-by-side comparison

After almost 25 years, Canon has updated one of its oldest prime lenses with the new Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM.  Adding optical image stabilization and a ring-type ultrasonic autofocus motor, the new ...

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 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 ...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR review: 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 ...

Canon EOS M review: 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 ...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G review – 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 ...

Canon EF 28mm f2.8 IS USM review


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 ...

Canon 135mm f2L USM review: 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...



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 ...

Sony SLT Alpha 99 review: 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 ...

Nikon 1 V2 review: 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. ...

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM review: 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 ...

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR review: 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 ...

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