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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400 f4.5-5.6G ED VR test: Nikon’s ‘Super-Zoom’ versatility at a price


Nikon has had an 80-400mm lens in its range for the past 13 years, which it has now updated. This is not just a bit of a tweak though; the new lens is sharper, ...

Canon EF500mm f/4L IS II USM and EF600mm f/4L IS II USM test – Giants in the range

Announced in early 2011, the Canon EF500mm f/4L IS II USM and EF600mm f/4L IS II USM are updates to two highly respected lenses aimed squarely at professional wildlife and sports photographers, or those ...

Sony E 20mm f/2.8 test: A ‘fast’ pancake prime lens for the Sony NEX system


The $348 Sony E 20mm f/2.8 is a wide-angle prime for the Sony NEX range of hybrid still cameras and Interchangeable Lens camcorders. Its equivalent 30mm wide-angle focal length is ideal for interiors, landscapes ...

Ricoh GR test: A high performance compact camera


Released in April 2013, the Ricoh GR goes by the tagline of “Everything is big, except the size”. It points clearly to the raison d’être of this camera – to be a compact model ...

Coolpix P330 test: Performance above its paygrade!


Nikon’s new Coolpix P330 is a classy ‘compact camera’. It’s very average when it comes to mundane things like size and weight but it performs better than many much more expensive cameras and has ...

Samsung Galaxy S4 overview: Does bigger mean better?


With a quad-core processor at its heart the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4 boasts an incredible 1080p 5-inch AMOLED display and has upped the camera sensor to 13M-Pix. Does any of this make a ...

The best lenses for Nikon D600 Part III: Standard zooms and primes

This is the third and final part in our series on selecting the best lenses for your Nikon D600, looking at the performance of standard lenses, primes and zooms. ...

The best lenses for your Nikon D600 Part II: Wide Angles and Telephotos

This is the second part in our three-part series on selecting the best lenses for your Nikon D600, concentrating on wide-angle and telephoto lenses. ...

The best lenses for your Nikon D600

Following on from our series of selecting the best lenses for the Nikon D800 with its potential for massively detailed images from the 36Mpix sensor, we’ve now turned our attention to that camera’s younger ...

Nikon Coolpix A lens test: High performance, compact size


It seems that every passing month brings a new compact camera to the market, featuring a large sensor and the promise of higher image quality than its peers. However, while the sensor is often ...

Sony 70-400mm test: one of the sharpest super-zooms for wild life photography


Announced only in February this year alongside the Sony made Zeiss branded 50mm f/1.4 ZA SSM, the 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II lens is an upgrade to the original silver finish model introduced in ...

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f2.8 Power O.I.S test: Panasonic’s Quality ‘Tele-Zoom’ for Micro 4:3


When zoom lenses were first beginning to be viable alternatives to a bagful of prime lenses back in the 1980’s there were two focal length ranges that were dominant, 35-70 and 70-200: the ‘standard ...

Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC APO OS HSM for Canon and Nikon test – A high performance 70-200mm equivalent for APS-C cameras

Launched in February 2011, the Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC APO OS HSM is a trans-standard zoom lens aimed at APS-C camera users. On these APS-C models, the crop factor of the sensor (1.5x ...

Canon EOS 700D/REBEL T5i/Kiss X7i test: New ‘EOS for Beginners’ flagship DSLR offers no improvement in sensor scores


Replacing the 650D the 700D becomes the new flagship DSLR in their ‘EOS for Beginners’ range. Continuing to feature a 18-megapixel APS-C ‘Hybrid CMOS’ sensor, 100 - 25,600 ISO range, 5fps burst shooting and ...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G ED VR and Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G test


Most manufacturers have a lens that gets bundled with their cameras to make a ‘Kit’, and Nikon is no exception, but when its full frame cameras are beginning to be accessible to the consumer ...

Sony SLT Alpha 58 test


Sony seems to have a liking for doing things differently to other makers: hybrid cameras with bigger sensors, compact cameras with serious, professional attitude and single lens reflex cameras with fixed, translucent mirrors. Its ...

Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR test – A full-featured compact


Launched in July 2012, the Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR is the latest in a line of cameras from Fuji, featuring an EXRCMOS sensor. Aimed at the upper end of the compact camera market, it offers ...

Does Nikon’s latest professional 70-200mm justify its price?


Nikon’s flagship medium range telephoto lens the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II offers a versatile focal range, great features and top-class optical quality. Costing $2,400 it’s an expensive option however, and ...

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