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A wider view: Independent Super Wide-Angle lenses compared

There is a very particular look available to photographers who have a ‘Super-Wide-angle’ lens in their gadget bag, a ‘look’ that puts a whole new perspective on things. To get it you really need ...

Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f2.8 Macro review: For super-sharp outdoor close-ups and video

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Introduced at Photokina in September 2012 alongside three other Micro Four Thirds lenses, the Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f2.8 Macro lens helps Olympus make good on its promise to deliver a full ...

Olympus 15mm 1:8.0 body cap: A tiny prime for Micro Four Thirds

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Announced in September 2012 the Olympus 15mm 1:8.0 body cap lens is a pancake prime lens for the Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Costing just $49 and featuring an equivalent 30mm wide-angle focal length, ...

Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM review: A Peerless Performer

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Introduced in February 2012, the EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is the long-awaited update to Canon’s pro-grade standard zoom and replaces the highly regarded EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM. Designed with the objective of improving image quality ...

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f/1.8 review: Is this the best Micro Four Thirds lens available?

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Announced in February 2012 the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f/1.8 is a ‘fast’ telephoto prime for the Micro Four Thirds Lens mount. With an equivalent 150mm focal length it’s a good option for ...

Tamron SP 90mm F2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Canon review – An alternative macro lens choice?

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Launched in September 2012, the Tamron SP90mm f/2.8 Di Macro II VC USD lens aims to continue in the same vein as previous Tamron macro lenses by offering very high image quality in a ...

Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G review: An awesome prime that doesn’t cost the earth

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Launched in January 2012 the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G prime lens offers a great focal length for portraiture and a wide maximum aperture for low-light photography. Compatible with both Nikon FX and DX lens ...

Nikon D5200 review: New sensor and new leader

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After the introduction of the entry-level 24Mpix D3200 early last year it seemed inevitable that the rest of the firm’s APS-C (DX) range would be refreshed with the same sensor. While the gestation of ...

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM review

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Announced this past June alongside the Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR camera, the new Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM is an ultra-slim, entry-level pancake lens that uses Canon’s Stepping Motor Technology (STM) to enable ...

Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM review – Straight from the top drawer

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Launched in July 1999, the Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens has been one of the most popular super telephoto lenses in the Canon range for wildlife and sports photographers alike. As expected for ...

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS review: Not your average compact

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Looking at the specifications for Canon’s new PowerShot SX50 HS may leave you thinking that you have opened the pages of some futuristic fantasy: a compact camera with a zoom lens that covers a ...

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 ...

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