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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED test: high-performance update to portable ultra-wide zoom


Nikon’s update to the film era AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED boasts an enviable spec, including built-in silent wave AF motor and re-designed optical construction with two ED glass elements. Read on to see ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC GF6 test: is WiFi and 16-Mpix sensor enough?


Panasonic’s entry-level DMC GF6 sees a return to a more conventional control layout and adds several useful features including a touch-sensitive, tilting monitor and easy wireless connectivity with smart-phones via WiFi with NFC capability. ...

Best lenses for your Canon EOS 700D: Standard zooms, primes, and moderate telephoto lenses

This is the second part of the series of choosing suitable lenses for the APS-C format EOS 700D / REBEL T5i / Kiss X7i, where we’ll discuss ‘standard’ lenses (zooms and primes) as well ...

Tamron Lens SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Nikon mount) test: High performance and excellent value


Tamron’s latest 70-200mm f/2.8 is the first from the firm to feature image stabilisation (VC or Vibration Compensation, as Tamron calls it) and is now available in with a Nikon mount. After the Canon ...

Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 / Kiss X7 test: Diminutive size


Canon’s lightest and smallest DSLR to date the EOS 100D (aka Rebel SL1 / Kiss X7) is unashamedly aimed at the entry-level market. However, boasting a 2nd-generation ‘Hybrid’ 18-Mpix CMOS sensor and many features ...

Ricoh GR Lens test: High imaging performance at a more accessible price


After analyzing the lens performance of the Nikon Coolpix A, we’ve now turned our attention to that camera’s direct competitor, the Ricoh GR. Read on to see how well the GR lens stacks up ...

Best lenses for your Canon EOS 700D: more than 120 lenses tested!

After comparing the imaging chain of the full-frame Canon EOS 5D Mk III across a raft of lenses, we’ve now turned our attention to the APS-C format EOS 700D / REBEL T5i / Kiss ...

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 ...

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