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Maserati Levante first drive: Taking the luxe offroad

When you think Maserati, you probably think if its thoroughbred Italian racing heritage, the glamour and slick sports car lines. It was perhaps totally fitting,

Samyang Premium MF 14mm f/2.4 Lens Review

Pros Excellent sharpness Very low CA Flare free Good handling Well made Smooth bokeh Cons Manual focus only No weather resistance Samyang are well established

Mini Countryman vs. BMW X1: Buy This, Not That

It’s a potential problem for any automaker, and frankly, the reason why this column exists. For companies with multiple brands, the bean counters, PR teams,

Samyang Premium MF 85mm f/1.2 Lens Review

Pros Excellent sharpness Very low CA Flare free Good handling Well made Smooth bokeh Cons Manual focus only No weather resistance Samyang are well established

Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2.0 Apo Sonnar T* Lens Review

Pros Excellent sharpness throughout No flare evident Apo chromatic Weather resistance Electronic control of aperture Beautiful bokeh Excellent ergonomics Cons Manual focus only Very high

Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 Distagon T* Lens Review

Pros Excellent sharpness No flare evident Virtually no CA Weather resistance Filter use possible Electronic control of aperture Nice bokeh Excellent ergonomics More compact than

Which HP Laptop Is Right For You?

After carefully reviewing the laptop makers out there, you’ve decided to go with HP. But do you know which model is right for you? Do

Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* Review

Pros Excellent sharpness No flare evident Virtually no CA Weather resistance Filter use possible Electronic control of aperture Nice bokeh Excellent ergonomics Cons Manual focus

Acer TravelMate X3 X349-M review – the true definition of a travelling companion

Pros Excellent design and build quality Lightweight and portable Good keyboard, responsive touchpad Well-priced Good screen for the mid-range models with FHD IPS panels No

2017 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA QUADRIFOGLIO FIRST DRIVE

“We see the driver as the pilot, and our emphasis is on the driving experience,” explained Richard Cox, Director of Alfa Romeo North America. “The

Irix 15mm f/2.4 Lens Review

Pros Excellent sharpness, especially centrally No flare evident Virtually no CA Weather resistance Filter use possible Electronic control of aperture Nice bokeh Thoughtful, ergonomic design

Samyang 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS Review

Pros Excellent standard of sharpness Almost zero CA Minimal distortion Well made Cons No weather resistance No electronic connection with camera MF only There are

Samyang 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC Review

Pros Outstanding central sharpness Very low central CA Barrel distortion kept to reasonable levels Well made Fair pricing Wide range of mounts available Cons No

2016 Lexus RC200t Review: The Statement-Making Commuter’s Coupe

Test driving two Molten Pearl Lexus RC sport coupes within a year is like deciding that one orange creamsicle is not enough, going back for seconds, and finding

Meike 12mm f/2.8 Lens Review

Pros Low distortion Very close focus possible Only moderate distortion Well controlled CA Modest price Well made Cons Poor sharpness at edges Very susceptible to

Voyager to the Pacifica: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 1984 Plymouth Voyager – Comparison Tests

Chrysler’s revolutionary 1984 minivan casts a spell on the evolutionary 2017 Pacifica. There was a Ghostbusters movie in 1984, and there’s one this year. Game

Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro Lens Review

Pros Excellent sharpness Very low central CA Resistant to flare Life Size magnification Light and compact Low distortion Dust and moisture resistant Cons Some edge

Mazda CX-9 Review: A Genuine Family Car of the Year Frontrunner

When people point and stare at your car on the highway, mouths all agape and cellphones snapping, you know you’re driving something special. It’s even

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED Review

Pros Excellent sharpness Low CA Resistant to flare Quiet and accurate AF High quality manufacture ​Beautiful bokeh Cons High price No VR No weather resistance

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Gen) Review: Alexa goes everywhere

PROS Most affordable way to get Alexa functionality Fast, accurate voice recognition Aggressive roll-out of new skills CONS No digital audio output Audio cable not

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso review: Carting the kids around couldn’t be more cool

With SUVs flying off forecourts and onto driveways at a pace that doesn’t match their often-sluggish performance, the MPV class is seen as the wallowing

Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire All Black Watch Hands-On

Watches can at times be difficult to explain, but that is a challenge we enjoy taking on daily. Still, we were quite gobsmacked when, at BaselWorld 2016,

2016 AUDI RS7 PERFORMANCE REVIEW

HIGHS Best interpretation of the four-door coupe shape Fierce acceleration Tremendous grip Compliant suspension LOWS Interior lags behind 2017 Audi models Hefty price tag There’s

Maui 5 by LD Systems Video Review

LD Systems recently released the Maui 5 in the Philippines and we took it out for a spin. The Maui 5 is a portable column

2016 Audi Q3 vs. 2016 BMW X1, 2017 Infiniti QX30, 2016 Lexus NX200t, 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 – Comparison Tests

Just as LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavalier forward, is far more likable than LeBron James, the Miami Heat forward, a hatchback called a crossover trumps

2016 Dodge Challenger R/T Review : Old-School Muscle for Modern Times

Talk to a typical Dodge Hellcat owner about their powerband, and eventually they will get around to mentioning grip issues. Even with traction control and stability

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited v Volkswagen Touareg 150TDI comparison

When it comes to SUVs, two names that have featured prominently in the segment’s expansion are Volkswagen Touareg and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Both names embody

Luxury SUV Comparison : Audi Q7 v BMW X5 v Jaguar F-Pace v Lexus RX350 v Mercedes-Benz GLE v Porsche Cayenne v Range Rover Sport v Volvo XC90

When it comes to generously sized premium SUVs, the fun really begins at the $90k-$100k mark. Why? Because at this sweet spot, the choice of

Venus Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Review

Pros Excellent sharpness Low CA Low distortion Close focus Well made The widest rectilinear lens Low flare Entrance Pupil Index mark Cons No weather resistance

Tizen v Android Wear : Which smartwatch OS is right for you?

It’s fair to say no-one has answered the smartwatch question yet. But in Google’s Android Wear and Samsung’s Tizen OS, we have two very different