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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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    Noise reduction software

    Sometimes a fast film speed is necessary and the resultant noise can reduce your picture to a speckly wreck. Here we test various noise reduction programs to see which are the best.

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    Apple Aperture 3 review

    Earlier versions of Apple Aperture were aimed at the more experienced photographer. V3, however, is more consumer friendly, like a upmarket Apple iPhoto

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    Phase One Capture One 5 PRO

    Here we take a look at whether the fifth version of this popular RAW workflow software will capture our hearts.

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    OnOne Focal Point

    Being the self-conscious type, Gary Wolstenholme is always selective about what he draws focus to. He hopes Focal point from OnOne Software should be just the job.

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    OnOne Genuine Fractals 6

    Gary Wolstenholme wonders what Benoît Mandelbrot would make of OnOne software's latest offering.

    • 24 Jun 2009
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    optikVerve virtualPhotographer plug-in

    Matt Grayson takes a look at optikVerve's virtualPhotographer, a fast, free effects-adding plug-in.

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    Apple Aperture 2

    Matt Grayson takes a look at Aperture 2, Apple's image workflow program.

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    AlienSkin Bokeh filter

    Gary Wolstenholme was always told that if it ain't Bokeh, then don't fix it, but he thought he would take a look at the new plug-in from AlienSkin anyway.

    • 23 Mar 2009
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    Roxio Creator 2009

    And on the seventh day Roxio Creator came to the end of all its work; and on the seventh day it took its rest from all the work which Gary Wolstenholme had done.

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    Photodex Proshow Producer 3.2

    After using Photodex's Proshow Producer, will Gary Wolstenholme resign his old Kodak slide reels to the scrapheap in favour of shiny DVDs and Blu-Ray discs? We'll take a look in this review.

    • 14 Jan 2009
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    Phase One Capture One 4.6.2

    Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at whether the latest RAW processing offering from Phase One is good enough to capture one's attention.

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    Arcadia PhotoPerfect

    Arcadia Software can make even Matt Grayson's pictures PhotoPerfect. In the words of Wedge Antilles: That's impossible, even for a computer.

    • 7 Oct 2008
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19 Apr 2018 2:52pm
Meike Announce New 85mm AF Lens
Meike has announced a new 85mm f/1.8 full frame lens in Canon EF mount - their first AF lens.
18 Apr 2018 2:22PM
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19 Apr 2018 2:15pm
Here Are The First Nikon Lenses You Should Buy (After The Kit Lens)
Wanting to expand your lens collection but aren't sure which lens to buy next? If you're a Nikon shooter, this guide will help you.
18 Apr 2018 1:30PM
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19 Apr 2018 8:59am
Jessops Launches 'Next Generation' Photo Stores
Jessops has announced store revamps to cater for the smartphone savvy generation.
16 Apr 2018 3:29PM
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18 Apr 2018 11:24am
21 Top Books For Learning Adobe Photoshop
Wondering what layers are? Need some help with the Lasso tool? Well, a book that talks all things Photoshop maybe just what you're looking for.
17 Apr 2018 8:00AM
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17 Apr 2018 2:44pm
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Announced
Sony has announced the new Xperia XZ2 designed for low-light photography with dual cameras.
16 Apr 2018 12:49PM
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16 Apr 2018 10:35pm
Mount Any Lens To Your Smartphone With This Adapter
There's a smartphone adapter that can harness the power of your DSLR and mirrorless lenses!
13 Apr 2018 9:25AM
johnriley1uk and 2 others commented on this.
16 Apr 2018 6:54pm
Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Review
John Riley reviews the Laowa C-Dreamer 9mm f/2.8 ZERO-D ultra-wide angle and compact lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras.
6 Apr 2018 10:03AM
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16 Apr 2018 12:11pm
Vivitar Auto Macro 55mm f/2.8 Vintage Review
John Riley review the vintage Vivitar Auto Macro 55mm f/2.8 lens on the 36mp full-frame DSLR, the Pentax K-1.
12 Apr 2018 9:34AM
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16 Apr 2018 9:26am
Tips On Photographing Stained Glass Windows
Stained glass windows are a photogenic subject but they can be a nightmare to photograph. Here are a few tips to help you perfect your technique.
13 Apr 2018 12:10AM
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15 Apr 2018 5:34pm
Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens Shown
Tokina are showning the new 11-20mm f/2.8 DX and 24-70mm f/2.8 FX (Full-frame) lenses at Photokina 2014
17 Sep 2014 5:13PM
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    Air Display iOS App Review

    Daniel Bell uses the Air Display iOS App to use his iPad as a second display for his laptop.

    • 15 Nov 2011
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    Top Model Release iOS App Review

    Do you want a more convenient method of producing model release forms for your shoots. Top Model Release is an iOS app which lets you create model release forms without the need for paper. Daniel Bell reviews.

    • 22 Oct 2013
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    ArcSoft Photo+ For Mac Review

    Daniel Bell reviews the ArcSoft Photo+ for Mac app.

    • 14 Jun 2013
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    Capture One PRO

    Having already taken a look at Phase One's budget RAW processing solution, Capture One LE, Gary Wolstenholme turns his attention to Capture One PRO to see if the extra cost is justified by the additional features.

    • 11 Apr 2006
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    Microsoft Windows XP

    Microsoft Windows XP review

    • 25 Oct 2001
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    Aperture 1.0

    • 28 Mar 2006
  • Thumbnail : Watch Me Change iOS App Review

    Watch Me Change iOS App Review

    Daniel Bell tracked the daily changes in his appearance with the Watch Me Change iOS app.

    • 4 Nov 2011
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    EasyMedia Creator 7.5

    • 12 Apr 2005
  • Thumbnail : Macphun Focus 2 Pro Mac App Review

    Macphun Focus 2 Pro Mac App Review

    We put Focus 2 Pro, a filter and lens effects app for Mac that can be used as a standalone application or as a plug-in with popular pieces of editing software, to the test.

    • 9 Jun 2015
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    Phase One Capture One 4.6.2

    Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at whether the latest RAW processing offering from Phase One is good enough to capture one's attention.