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Too Good To Be True? Laowa ‘Zero’ Distortion Lineup

Venus Optics, the manufacturer behind the ‘Laowa’ branded camera lenses, have recently launched two unique wide angle prime lenses with a unique ‘Zero-D’ feature. ‘Zero-D’

Top 12 Best Full-Frame Digital SLRs 2017

The Digital SLR or DSLR lets you change your lens, making it a versatile option for those that also want an optical viewfinder. Some of

Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide Angle Macro Review

Introduction There really is no other lens quite like the Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide Angle Macro lens. We’re not commenting specifically on its quality (keep

Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Review

Introduction Why would you buy a manual focus only lens when there are other similar lenses available at the same price that feature autofocus? It’s

Panasonic Lumix G9 hands-on

Key Features Review Price: £1499/$1979 (body only) 20.3MP Micro Four Thirds Live MOS sensor Venus image processor ISO 200-25,600 expandable to ISO 100-25,600 12fps burst

Meyer-Optik-Goerlitz Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 Review

Introduction The Meyer-Optik-Goerlitz Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 is a modern version of the the original Primoplan 58 / f1.9 lens, which was developed by Meyer-Optik Görlitz’s

Meyer-Optik-Goerlitz Primoplan 75mm f/1.9 Review

Introduction The Meyer-Optik-Goerlitz Primoplan 75mm f/1.9 is a modern version of the the original Primoplan 58 / f1.9 lens, which was developed by Meyer-Optik Görlitz’s

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

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

Nikon D850 Hands-on Review: First Impressions

The Nikon D850 is Nikon’s latest high resolution full-frame DSLR, boasting a 46MP backside-illuminated CMOS sensor. But, in a fairly radical departure for the series,

Top DSLR Cameras For Beginners 2017

If you’ve been shooting with a compact-style, or even a smartphone, camera for a while but are now wanting to progress your photographic journey with

Best Cameras For £500/$750 2017

When you set a budget to get a new camera you might be unsure what kind you want, or what’s actually available for your money.

Soligor 400mm f/6.3 T2 Classic Lens Review

Pros Well worth the £10/$15 paid Easy to use with practice Well made Cons Poor sharpness High CA This is just so tempting – a

Canon EOS 800D Expert Review

Pros Significant updates since the 750D White priority white balance (great for product shots) Improved continuous shooting speed (6fps) Improved battery life (600 shots) Impressive

Sony Alpha A99 II review: Proving that translucent can triumph

Holy moly, what a specification the Sony A99 II offers: a 42.4-million-pixel BSI (back illuminated) full-frame CMOS sensor, a 399-point hybrid autofocus system, 12-frames per

Nikon D7500 vs Pentax K-3 II Comparison

This Nikon D7500 vs Pentax K-3 II Comparison comparison shows what separates these DSLRs with a view of featured categories. The Nikon D7500 borrows quite a bit of the

Pentax HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm f/4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE Review

Pros Low flare Generally good sharpness Very useful focal length range Weather resistance Electromagnetic diaphragm Beautiful bokeh Good contrast for punchy images Cons Only usable

Top 26 Best Pentax Lenses 2017

Here, we round up the 10 best scoring Pentax lenses to date that we’ve reviewed: 1. Pentax SMC DA* 200mm f/2.8 ED (IF) SDM –  This

Pentax KP Review

Pentax KP Pros Excellent image quality Numerous external controls Grip can be customised to taste Good noise performance 5-axis image stabilisation Pixel Shift Resolution AdobeDNG

Irix 11mm f/4 Firefly Review

Pros Very good sharpness CA well corrected centrally Widest rectilinear lens available Very little chance of flare Moisture and dust resistance Well priced Cons Some

Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Review

Pros Outstanding central sharpness High level of central CA correction Low distortion Low flare Moisture resistance Cons High edge CA Lower edge sharpness at smaller

Nikon PC Nikkor 19mm f/4 E ED Tilt Shift Lens Review

Pros Excellent sharpness High control of CA Low distortion Low flare Easy to focus manually Highly versatile Cons Very high price Whenever we look up

Hands-on with Ricoh’s compact Pentax KP

Key Highlights 24.3MP APS-C AA-Filterless CMOS Sensor PRIME IV Engine with Accelerator Unit Smart Function Exchangeable Grip Full HD 1080p30 Video; 4K Interval Movie SAFOX

Top 10 Best Full-Frame Digital SLRs 2016

The Digital SLR or DSLR lets you change your lens, making it a versatile option for those that also want an optical viewfinder. Some of

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 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

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV review: The 30-megapixel monster

Canon has stepped things up a gear in recent years by leading with higher-resolution DSLR cameras. It had long been said that the 24-megapixel mark

Nikon D5500 Vs Pentax K-70 : Is The K-70 Cheaper And Better?

The quick answer: YES, the Pentax K-70 is less expensive, has some better features, and will probably give most people better image quality than they’d

Pentax K-70 Review

Pros Dual-axis electronic level Wide ISO range (up to ISO102400) Pixel Shift Resolution produces more detailed shots AdobeDNG raw files AA filter simulation (if needed)

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV preview: The 30-megapixel monster

Canon has stepped up a gear in recent years by leading with higher resolution cameras. It had long been said that the 22/24-megapixel mark would