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Best lenses for street photography

Street photography is an appealing genre for many photographers, and has become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to the proliferation of small high quality digital cameras and lenses. We’ve put together a concise ...

The best lenses for Pentax K-3: Recommended wide angle, telephoto and standard lenses

Continuing our series of evaluation of lens systems we’ve assessed a modest range of Pentax and third-party lenses for their optical quality on the firm’s new flagship Pentax K-3 model. As the replacement for ...

Best lenses for the 24-MPix Pentax K-3: Recommended primes and zooms

Continuing our series of evaluation of lens systems we’ve assessed a modest range of Pentax and third-party lenses for their optical quality on the firm’s new flagship Pentax K-3 model. As the replacement for ...

Pentax HD DA 15mm f4 Limited lens test: Compelling choice

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As a 23mm equivalent the Pentax 15mm f4 Limited is the firm’s premium quality wide-angle choice, and like the rest in the series it’s serious compact. Read on to find out how well this ...

Pentax HD DA 40mm f2.8 Limited lens test: Compelling choice

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The Pentax 40mm f2.8 Limited is one of two pancake type lenses from the firm and although this model is just 15mm in length it’s actually the larger of the pair. Read on to ...

Samsung NX1000 & NX1100 test: Sensitively priced but modest in performance

Intended as entry-level models with ease of sharing in mind the NX1100 and the NX1000 feature proprietary 20-Mpix APS-C CMOS sensors, built-in Wi-Fi and an unusual super-wide video option. Read on to find out ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 test: Ultimate everyday point and shoot?

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Intended for travel photography or everyday use, the 16-Mpix Panasonic DMC-FZ70 features a optical stabilized lens with an astonishing 60x zoom range. Read on to find out how this compact ‘super-zoom’ model performs. ...

Pentax HD DA 35mm f2.8 Macro Limited lens test: Discerning choice

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Pentax’s new owners have refreshed the brand’s Limited lens range adding a rounded diaphragm opening and new HD coatings for improved rendering, transmission and lower ghosting and flare. Read on to find out how ...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 test: The definitive bridge camera?

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Following the firm’s successful RX100 II model Sony has introduced the RX10, a bridge type camera featuring a 20-Mpix 1-inch format sensor with a constant f2.8 aperture 24-200mm equivalent from Zeiss. Read on to ...

Nikon 1 AW1 test: 1 system reborn

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After the initial euphoria of the Nikon 1 V1 it’s probably true to say subsequent models failed to capture the imagination in quite the same way. Now with the introduction of the waterproof AW1 ...

LG G2 overview: Ambitious challenger

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Announced in August, the LG G2 is the firm’s new flagship smartphone and the first to feature an 13-Mpix camera with a built-in optical image stabilizer. It also features a large 5.2-inch Full HD ...

Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM A Canon mount lens test: A new standard?

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As a more modestly priced alternative to the EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM and with a longer reach than the newer stabilized EF 24-70mm f4L IS USM, the similarly stabilized EF 24-105mm f4L IS ...

Best lenses for the 16-MPix Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7: Part 2 – primes and zooms in depth

We’ve had the opportunity to analyze the image quality of Panasonic’s high-end 16-Mpix Lumix DMC-GX7 mirrorless camera with over 70% of the native mount lenses that are currently available (for it). We’ve scrutinized a ...

Best lenses for the 16-MPix Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7: Part 1

We’ve had the opportunity to analyze the image quality of Panasonic’s high-end 16-Mpix Lumix DMC-GX7 mirrorless camera with over 70% of the native mount lenses that are currently available (for it). We’ve scrutinized a ...

Best lenses for the 24-MPix Nikon D3200: Concise overview

We’ve now had the opportunity to assess the entry-level 24-Mpix Nikon D3200 with a wide range of lenses. We’ve analyzed a total of over 140 Nikkor and third-party prime and zoom models to assess ...

Tokina AT-X M100 AF Pro D 100mm f2.8 Nikon mount lens test: Excellent all-round performance

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Although not a new lens we’ve had the opportunity to test the Tokina AT-X M100 AF Pro D in Nikon mount, a dedicated macro lens complete with a manual aperture collar. Manual selection of ...

Nikon Df test: New low light champion?

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Nikon’s retro styled Df harks back to the days film externally, but the metal shell with its plethora of dials and buttons conceals a state-of-the-art 16-Mpix CMOS sensor intended for the worst imaginable lighting ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 test: Compact and Competitive

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With a traditional looking design, the latest addition to Panasonic’s Lumix CSC range the GM1 is, arguably, the firm’s slickest camera yet. It has the same 16-Mpix-resolution sensor as the larger, rangefinder-style GX7, and ...

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