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Portrait mode shootout : iPhone 8 Plus vs Google Pixel 2

Like it or not, 2017 is the year that background-blurring Portrait Modes gained major traction in smartphone photography. Apple and Google both offer improved versions

Samyang 14mm F2.4 vs Sigma 14mm F1.8 : Astrophotography lens shootout

If you’re thinking of picking up a great ultra-wide astrophotography lens, chances are good you’ve looked at the three 14mm primes featured in this video.

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 First impressions Review

Introduction The Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 is the company’s newest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (ILC), and in many ways, the first Lumix camera ever to be

New Fujifilm X and GF lenses Hands-on Review

We’re at the Photo Plus Expo show in New York, where Fujifilm is showing off its new XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR and

Canon G1 X Mark III vs Sony RX100 V – COMPACT CAMERA COMPARISON

The year is 2017. Smartphones have rendered the $200 compact obsolete, and they’re creeping up on $500 interchangeable lens cameras. Things look bleak. But lo!

SainSonic Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 Lens Review

 Pros Excellent central sharpness from f/2.8 Virtually no central CA Good flare resistance Low distortion Very low price Nicely made Light and compact Cons Some

Fujifilm GF 110mm F2 R LM WR Review

Introduction The Fujifilm GF 110mm F2 R LM WR is a classic portrait prime lens for the medium-format Fujifilm GFX 50S mirrorless camera system. This

Have it your way: which 24MP Canon should I buy?

Burger King may have dropped its ‘Have it your way’ slogan but it seems to have been picked up, in spirit at least, by Canon.

Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f4 R LM WR Review

Introduction The Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f4 R LM WR is currently the only zoom lens designed specifically for Fujifilm GFX 50S mirrorless cameras. This wide-angle

Canon G1 X Mark III – What you need to know

Canon’s G1 X Mark III is, as the name implies, the third iteration in the company’s range-topping large-sensor enthusiast compact series. However, what the name

Meike 85mm f/2.8 Macro Review

Pros High sharpness Low CA Low distortion Accurate macro focusing 1.5x macro magnification Quality of manufacture Cons No weather sealing Short throw of focusing over

Meyer-Optik-Goerlitz Trioplan 50mm f/2.9 Review

Introduction The Meyer-Optik-Goerlitz Trioplan 50mm f/2.9 is a modern standard prime version of the classic Trioplan f2.8/100 lens, known for its ‘soap bubble’ bokeh and

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Review

Pros Excellent and well-balanced sharpness Low flare Low central CA Moisture resistance Good VFM Close focusing Cons Some edge CA Edge sharpness drops at 70mm

Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review

The Fujifilm X-E3 is a 24MP mid-level APS-C mirrorless camera, designed as a smaller, more touchscreen-driven sister model to the SLR-like X-T20. In terms of

Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G Review

Introduction The Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G is a new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for Sony full-frame FE-mount cameras (A9/A7/A7R II/A7S). It has four aspherical elements, including

Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850?

The D850 was just announced, and by all accounts it’s shaping up to be a very impressive camera. Depending on what kind of photography you

Canon EOS 80D to EOS 6D Mark II: in the light of the review, should I upgrade?

Is it worth upgrading my EOS 80D to the EOS 6D Mark II? We already had a simple look at how good an upgrade the

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM vs Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III Specs Comparison

Here is a side by side comparison of the Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM vs Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III wide-angle zoom lenses. The FE 16-35mm f/2.8

Metz M400 vs Nissin i60A vs i40 – Flash comparison for mirrorless cameras

As the popularity of compact interchangeable lens camera systems has grown over the years, many people have started looking for smaller accessories to complement their

Fujifilm X-A3 Review

The Fujifilm X-A3 is an inexpensive 24 Megapixel mirrorless camera with a classic rangefinder design. The X-A3 is targeted more toward beginners and social shooters,

The same but different: Canon EOS 6D Mark II shooting experience

Spot the difference: on the outside, the Canon EOS 6D Mark II looks a lot like its predecessor, but it’s a considerably more powerful camera.

Lenbaby Velvet 85 review

The Good: The Lensbaby Velvet 85 is well constructed with a strongly damped, precise focus ring, and it produces lovely, soft out-of-focus areas with round

Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE Review

Introduction The Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE is a moderate wide-angle prime lens for full-frame and APS-C Sony mirrorless cameras. The Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8

Sony A9 review

PROS Excellent handling and controls Superb autofocus tracking High-speed shooting with minimal distortion Excellent electronic viewfinder with zero blackout Impressive battery life CONS AF area

Can you build a cheaper X100 with a mirrorless body and pancake lens?

As a bunch of (perhaps above-averagely tech devoted) photographers, one of the unifying factors in the office is our love of larger sensor, fixed prime

Hands-on review: Sony’s new 16-35mm and 12-24mm wide-angle lenses

Hands on with new Sony wide-angle lenses For the time being, Sony’s extraordinary forward momentum seems as though it is here to stay. We have not

Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Review

Introduction The Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS is a new short telephoto prime lens for the Sony A7 full-frame E-mount compact system camera.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 Review

Introduction The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 is a new bridge camera which features a Zeiss 50x optical zoom lens, and a 20.4 megapixel, 1/2.3-inch sensor. It

Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 Hands-on Review

Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 Panasonic has announced the second member of its Leica DG Vario-Elmarit F2.8-4 series of lenses: an ultra-wide 8-18mm

Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500 : Which is better for you?

The launch of the D7500 presents an interesting quandary for camera buyers: should I buy the D500 or save some money and get the D7500?