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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

HTC 8X

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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

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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?

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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

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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?

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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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