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Samyang AF 45mm f/1.8 FE Review

Samyang is now well established in the field of AF lenses, building on the solid base of high-quality manual focus optics. This new lens covers

Fuji GFX 50R vs Fuji GFX 50S, Canon 5DS R, Nikon D850, Pentax 645Z and Sony A7R Mark III – Image Quality Comparison

Below are crops from our laboratory Still Life target comparing the Fuji GFX 50R’s JPEG image quality to its bigger brother’s, the 50S. We’ve also

HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW review

Ricoh Imaging now offers two full-frame Pentax DSLRs, the K-1 and largely similar K-1 II, so the need for modern, technologically up-to-date lenses that can

Ricoh GR III shooting experience: “Shut up and take my money”

‘The best camera is the one you you have with you’. I think Ghandi said that. It’s not true, of course – the best camera

CP+ 2019: a look at the Pentax 85mm F1.4 and KP Custom

HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 Ricoh used the CP+ show in Yokohama to show off a mockup of its forthcoming 85mm F1.4 prime lens. Developed

CP+ 2019: Ricoh shows PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW

Alongside the GR III, Ricoh is using the CP+ show in Yokohama Japan to give its customers a first look at a new high-performance wideangle

Ricoh Announces Pentax 11-18mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/2 Lenses

Ricoh has just announced the new HD PENTAX-DA 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW Lens and HD PENTAX-FA 35mm f/2 Lens for Pentax K-mount. The full-frame

Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Dragonfly Review

Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Dragonfly Review – John Riley reviews the new Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Dragonfly lens, a premium manual focus macro lens for

Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF Review

Having recently reviewed the excellent HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm f/1.4 AW lens, there is a strong sense of deja vu as we look at the Tokina

Lensbaby Sol 45 Review

Introduction The Sol 45 is a new lens from Lensbaby, which is aimed at first-time users of the brand. It’s available in a range of

Auto Chinon Multi-coated 28mm f/2.8 Vintage Lens Review

Pros Very good central sharpness Low central CA Moderate distortion Light and compact Flare resistant Lovely smooth operation Low cost Cons Manual focus won’t suit

Top 11 Best Budget Portrait Lenses 2018

Portraits are probably up there as one of the most popular photographic subjects but a high-quality lens with a bright aperture can cost hundreds, or even,

Budget DSLR Cameras Compared – Which Is Right For Me?

The Canon EOS 4000D is Canon’s new entry-level DSLR that sits among the ‘budget and affordable’ line-up of DSLRs. These cameras are student-friendly as well

Top 27 Best Pentax Lenses 2018

Here, we round up the 10 best scoring Pentax lenses to date that we’ve reviewed. If you want to, you can purchase/find more information about

Top 27 Best Samyang Lenses 2018

Specialising in fixed focal length prime lenses, and catering for a wide range of lens mounts, Samyang could prove the ideal choice for your next

14 Top Superzoom Lenses For Travel 2018

We’re swiftly approaching the holiday/vacation season and as keen photographers, you’ll probably be taking your camera, lenses and accessories with you. However, if you plan

Best entry-level DSLR kits for beginners in 2018

Welcome to our guide to the best entry level DSLRs on the market in 2018 – making it easy for beginners to get the best

Lensbaby Burnside 35mm f/2.8 Review

Pros Well made Creative possibilities Unusual bokeh Good central sharpness Cons Needs working at to get best results Poor as a general purpose lens Some

Canon 6D Mark II vs Canon 6D, Canon 5D Mark III, Nikon D750, Pentax K-1 and Sony A7 Mark II – Image Quality Comparison

PROS Great vari-angle touchscreen; Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Good image quality in most situations; Impressive performance for its class. CONS Disappointing dynamic range; No 4K

Venus Optics Announces Four New Lenses

Venus Optics has announced four new lenses – the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom, 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO,  17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D and 4mm f/2.8

Pentax K-1 Mark II Review

Introduction The Pentax K-1 Mark II is a new professional full-frame DSLR camera that replaces the original K-1 model that was released in 2016. The

Vivitar Auto Macro 55mm f/2.8 Vintage Lens Review

Pros Excellent, even sharpness 1:1 magnification Very good manufacturing quality Recessed front element makes its own lens hood Virtually no distortion Very well corrected for

Laowa C-Dreamer 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Review

Pros Outstanding central sharpness Low CA Low distortion No flare Widest view in class High-quality traditional construction Very compact Cons Manual focus tricky in bright

Voigtländer 35mm f/1.4 Nokton Classic (E-Mount) Review

As modern lenses become sharper, with fewer lens aberrations, one byproduct has been the explosion of lens size.  These highly corrected optics require more and

Top 27 Best 50mm Prime Lenses 2018

50mm prime lens is a piece of kit your camera bag shouldn’t be without. Why? Well, we’ll get onto that in more detail shortly but

Canon 77D Image Quality Comparison : Canon 77D vs. Canon T6s, Nikon D5600, Pentax K-3 II, Sony A6300, Sony A7

With a newer 24MP APS-C sensor and faster DIGIC 7 processor, the Canon 77D is the successor to the Rebel T6s, despite the change in

Top 20 Best Cameras For Low Light Photography 2018

So, you want to take photos of the night sky, stars, or night scenes? Or, perhaps you want to capture photos in small, indoor venues where

The Best Cameras For Beginners On A Budget 2018

If you’re starting out in photography, it can be tricky to know where to start when it comes to buying your first camera. Never fear,

Pentax K-1 Mark II Hands-on Review — First Impressions

A couple of years ago, at the start of 2016, Ricoh finally answered the calls from Pentaxians for a full-frame DSLR with the arrival of

The Pentax K-1 Mark II Has Arrived & We Have Sample Photos To Share

The Pentax K-1 Mark II is the new flagship Pentax K series full-frame DSLR and with it comes 3 main upgrades. After rumours circling for