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


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 test: An awesome prime that doesn’t cost the earth


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 test: New sensor and new leader


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 test


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 test – Straight from the top drawer


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 test: Not your average compact


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?


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 test: 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 test: 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 test – 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 test


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 test: 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 ...

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