DxO Nik Collection 3 review

  • Jul 07, 2020

The Nik Collection 3 is now a set of eight plug-ins. Six were originally developed by Nik Software and sold individually, then bought by Google and sold as a single suite, then discontinued and given away free, and finally rescued by DxO and relaunched as a commercial package. During all that time, most of the […]

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Zhiyun Crane 3S review

  • Jul 07, 2020

The Zhiyun Crane 3S is a heavy duty powered stabilising gimbal for larger mirrorless, DSLR or cinema cameras. Zhiyun is already well known in this area, but the Crane 3S is a total redesign from previous Zhiyun gimbals with the addition of detachable handle options, a large 6.5kg payload, an updated axis-locking system, external power […]

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Sony A9 II review

  • Jul 07, 2020

To understand the Sony A9 II, you need to understand that there’s pro shooting and then there’s pro shooting – and the latest Sony flagship full-frame mirrorless camera caters firmly to the latter category.  The Sony A9 II is not the highest resolution camera you can get, but it’s designed for speed – not resolution. And its performance for high-speed sports […]

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Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G review

  • Jul 07, 2020

As a G-series lens, the Sony doesn’t gain the top-flight G Master designation of the new 16-35mm (opposite) but still has an impressive set of features. The optical path includes four aspherical and three ED (Extra- low Dispersion) elements, plus a Super ED element, along with Nano AR coatings. The plan is to maximise corner-to-corner […]

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The key feature of this lens is its f/2.8 aperture rating, which remains available throughout the entire zoom range. This enables a fairly tight depth of field, especially at longer focal lengths, useful for portraiture and still life photography. The availability of faster shutter speeds also helps to freeze action and reduce the effects of […]

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Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM review

  • Jul 07, 2020

Both are constant-aperture designs, but the new lens is an f/stop faster. As a result, it’s noticeably bigger and heavier, weighing in at 680g compared with the Zeiss lens’s 518g. The market has moved on, however, and the 16-35mm G Master has some newer and much tougher competition, both from within the Sony range, and […]

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The Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm f/2.8 OIS fills a key role in Panasonic’s expanding L-mount lens line-up. A 70-200mm f/2.8 lens like this one is the preferred telephoto zoom for most top-flight professional and enthusiast photographers. It’s enormously versatile and widely used for everything from wedding and event photography to sports and wildlife.  The […]

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Hasselblad X1D II 50C review

  • Jul 07, 2020

When it was released in 2016, the original X1D was a revolutionary camera, liberating medium format photography from the bolted-down realm of tripod and studio shooting. And this is the overriding reason why Hasselblad chose to simply update the camera, rather than releasing an entirely new version with (as many people hoped) a 100MP sensor (and it […]

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Hasselblad X1D II 50C review

  • Jul 07, 2020

When it was released in 2016, the original X1D was a revolutionary camera, liberating medium format photography from the bolted-down realm of tripod and studio shooting. And this is the overriding reason why Hasselblad chose to simply update the camera, rather than releasing an entirely new version with (as many people hoped) a 100MP sensor (and it […]

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Vanguard Veo Range 36M/38M review

  • Jul 07, 2020

The Vanguard Veo Range 36M is only one of a bewildering number of camera bags made by the company in all shapes and sizes, but they all tend to combine good, practical design and value for money.CAMERA BAG GUIDES The Veo Range bags come in three sizes: the smaller 21M, the mid-size 36M which we’ve […]

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