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Photography Equipment Reviews

Buying the right camera, lens, accessory or software to suit your photography is really important. Our product reviews offer independent views with hands-on opinion and honest verdicts aimed to give you all the important information you need to make the best buying decisions.

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    Olympus E-520

    In a sector of the market that's becoming more crowded than a west end pub, Olympus introduce yet another model to its Four Thirds system. Peter Bargh drinks in the atmosphere and checks out the latest talent to see if it's a luxurious cocktail or a pint of watered down ale.

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    iCap 15+ laptop and notebook light tent

    The iCap is a small tent designed for a laptop that can be used to view it in bright conditions, but it also protects it from rain when you get caught in a unexpected shower, or from bird poo! Peter Bargh pops open one to test with his Apple Powerbook - watch out blackbirds!

    • 3 Jul 2008
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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera Review

    Daniel Bell reviews the 24x optical zoom Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 which has a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the entire focal length.

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    Budget group

    Matt Grayson gives the lowdown on a selection of budget compacts in the price range of 120 that are suitable for the happy snapper, first time buyer or as a gift.

    • 4 Sep 2008
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    Nikon D800 Digital SLR Full Review

    Nikon's D800 is the highest resolution full frame Digital SLR available and features an impressive 36.3 megapixel sensor. Find out how it performs in our full review.

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    Pentax K-5 II vs K-5 IIs Comparison Review

    John Riley compares the Pentax K-5 II and Pentax K-5 IIs to see if the K-5 IIs is worth the additional investment.

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    Bulldog 5x4 self assembly camera

    In true MFI Style, Peter Bargh dons his overalls, grabs for the glue and reaches for the drill in an attempt to build the Bulldog - a 5x4in large format camera from Camera Bellows.

    • 18 Mar 2008
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    Digital memory group test

    Matt Grayson takes a look at a variety of memory cards to see what's what.

    • 26 Mar 2009
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    Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f/4 G ED VRII

    A preview of Nikon's new AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f/4 G ED VRII, complete with a comparison with the original version. Preview by Will Cheung

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    Pentax K-1 Full Review

    Read our full review of the new full-frame 36 megapixel Pentax K-1 Digital SLR, with a weather sealed body and unique tilting screen.

  • Thumbnail : Sigma EF-500 DG ST dedicated flash gun

    Sigma EF-500 DG ST dedicated flash gun

    The Sigma EF-500 DG ST promises to be a well equipped flashgun for the Pentax system and to find out Peter Bargh is seen flashing around Worksop.

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    Olympus Mju 1200

    ing to avoid a paradox... ...With a futuristic exterior like something from the future sent back through time, Matt Grayson investigates the Olympus Mju1200 whilst trying to avoid a paradox... ...With a futuristic exte...

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26 Feb 2017 9:17am
Leica Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Review
John Riley reviews the new Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH Micro Four Thirds lens.
15 Feb 2017 8:30AM
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24 Feb 2017 9:44pm
Pentax Lens Roadmap Reveals New 50mm & 85mm Lenses
A new Pentax K-Mount lens roadmap has been published and on it are two new lenses.
24 Feb 2017 1:06PM
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24 Feb 2017 9:57am
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Expert Review
We review the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, with 60fps continuous shooting at 20mp, 18fps C-AF raw shooting, CINE 4K video, 5-axis IS and more.
6 Jan 2017 2:55PM
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24 Feb 2017 9:20am
Panasonic Lumix FZ82 Sample Photos
We have a hands-on look at the new Panasonic Lumix FZ82, with 4K video recording, and have posted full-size sample photos.
24 Feb 2017 8:27AM
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24 Feb 2017 6:15am
Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DiII
Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DiII
A super wide-angle zoom aimed primarily at landscape and architecture photographers with a more affordable price and a slightly wider range than the camera makers' own models...is there a catch? We aim to find out.
3 Aug 2009 11:34AM
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24 Feb 2017 3:46am
10 Quick Tips On Photographing Garden Birds
Here are 10 basic but essential tips on photographing garden birds.
13 Jan 2017 12:10AM
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23 Feb 2017 11:30pm
Learn About The Common Redshank
Spotting and photographing the Common Redshank with the help of Eschenbach.
23 Feb 2017 4:00PM
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23 Feb 2017 6:45pm
Meike 25mm f/0.95 Lens Review
John Riley reviews the ultra-bright Meike 25mm f/0.95 prime lens for Micro Four Thirds and APS-C mirrorless cameras.
6 Jul 2016 10:48AM
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23 Feb 2017 5:32pm
Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.2 PRO Lens Review
John Riley reviews the ultra-bright Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.2 PRO prime lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras.
22 Feb 2017 10:24AM
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23 Feb 2017 2:37pm
5 Grey Day Photography Projects To Try
If the weather's not playing ball here are a few photography ideas to keep you busy.
23 Feb 2017 12:10AM