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Canon EF 28mm f2.8 IS USM test

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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 test: An oldie but a goodie

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lens

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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mobile

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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mobile

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 test: 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 test: 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 test: 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 test: 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 ...

Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM A Canon test: A Prime Example of Lens Design

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Discerning photographers have always understood the quality benefit of buying prime lenses over zooms, The Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM is a great example of why this is worthwhile. This Sigma lens scores higher ...

Canon EF 35mm f2 test: Old but still very competitive

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Canon’s EF 35mm f2 has been around for quite a while, launched in late 1990, 22 years ago, it predates digital photography as we know it. Does this matter? Apparently not, this small, old, ...

Samsung Galaxy Note II

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mobile

The smartphone market has exploded over the last few years with Apple’s iPhone range setting the stylistic standard from early on and effectively defining what size and functionality its competitors had to meet. Samsung ...

Canon EOS 6D test: The best value for money in the EOS range?

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sensor

Adding a new line to the Canon EOS range, the EOS 6D is a fusion of the EOS 7D and the EOS 5D Mark III, that also includes some trickle down technology from the ...

Pentax K-5 IIs maintains the excellence of its sister model the K-5 II

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sensor

Announced in September 2012 along with the Pentax K-5 II, the Pentax K-5 IIs is an almost identical camera with the exception that its anti-aliasing filter, used on the K-5 II to minimise the ...

Apple iPhone 5

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mobile

In September 2012 Apple released its latest version of the iPhone: the iPhone 5.  The iPhone 5 is a little taller than the iPhone4 and 4s to accommodate a larger screen but is also ...

Samsung Galaxy S III

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mobile

Some in the mobile industry are calling Samsung’s Galaxy S III a game changer. In many respects it is for camera users. The Galaxy S III, with its innovative photo-sharing technology and digital still ...

Nokia 808 PureView

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mobile

Camera historians will probably reflect back on 2012 as a banner year for digital photography technology. But they probably won’t cite a traditional DSC or DSLR as being 2012’s highlight. Rather, the Nokia 808 ...

Apple iPhone 4S

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mobile

Apple has led today’s gilded age of smartphone technology with its innovative and inspiring iPhone series launched back in 2007. Even five years later, Apple’s iPhone line still provokes imagery of bold creativity among ...

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