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You can explore our most popular cameras here, including the Canon EOS 5D IV, the EOS RP and the 6D Mark II, the Sony A7R IV, A7 III and A9 II, the Nikon D850, Z6, Z7 and Z50, the Panasonic Lumix G9, GH5 and S1, and the Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30.

 

Ricoh GR II Review

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You certainly can’t accuse Ricoh of rushing the GR II, with fans of the original compact waiting two years for an update. Matt Golowczynski finds out if the wait was worth it… Read More

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SnapShots: Nikon 1 J5

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Jon takes a quick look at the Nikon 1 J5 CSC, which boasts a new back-illuminated CX-format sensor and an EXPEED 5A processor to capture 20.8-megapixel stills and ultra-sharp 4K video footage. Read More

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What You Need to Know: Ricoh GR II

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Matt Golowczynski takes you through everything you need to know about the Ricoh GR II, the high-res compact ideal for travel and street photography. Read More

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Sony RX10 II Review

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The 1-inch type sensor and 24-200mm f/2.8 lens ensures that Sony’s RX10 II bridge camera packs a punch, but it’s got no shortage of rivals. Amy Davies takes it for a spin to see how it measures up. Read More

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Macphun Tonality Pro Review

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Jimmy Cheng investigates a serious black and white plugin for serious photographers. Is it worth a place in his workflow? Find out in his full Tonality Pro review… Read More

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 II First Look Review

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Olympus has refreshed its entry-level OM-D camera with the new, more advanced E-M10 II. Jon Devo takes a look at the latest model and gives his verdict. Read More

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 vs E-M10 II – What are the differences?

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The smallest member of the OM-D family gets an upgrade in the form of the E-M10 Mark II, but what exactly is new? We outline the key improvements. Read More

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Nikon V3 Shooting Experience: The ideal backup body for Nikon users?

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A new optic isn’t the only way to get closer to your subjects. Tom Mason takes the Nikon V3 out for a spin with his DSLR lenses to see what kinds of images the combination allows. Read More

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Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW II review

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The Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW II is a seriously deep bag for the photographer with no shortage of gear to carry, but is it any good in the field? We put it to the test in our full review. Read More

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Sony Alpha A7R Mark II: Hands-on first look and video

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We had a few weeks with the new Sony Alpha A7R II before it hit our shelves to get hands on with what will be one of this year’s most popular cameras. Read More

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Lomography MINITAR-1 Lens Review

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We sent Jimmy Cheng out to play with Lomography’s tiny Minitar-1 32mm f/2.8 Art lens on the streets of London. A useful tool or a hipster gimmick? Read More

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Panasonic Lumix LX100 Review

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The Panasonic LX100 brings the company’s Micro Four Thirds sensor and 4K video recording into a compact body. Damien Demolder digs deeper in his Panasonic LX100 review. Read More

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Tripod vs Monopod – Battle of The Stands

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Travel photographer Shuo Huang, weighs up the pros and cons of using a monopod vs a tripod when out in the field. In this piece he compares the Manfrotto BeFree and the Vanguard VEO AM 264 TR. Read More

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Lomography Russar+ Art Lens Review

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Lomography brings a Russian classic back to life with the Russar+ Art lens, a remake of the Russar MR-2 from 1958. Is it a success? Find out in our Lomography Russar+ Art Lens review… Read More

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Manfrotto vs Gitzo – Travel Tripod Head-to-Head

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We’ve tested two of the most popular carbon fibre tripod systems in Indonesia during a photographic adventure; climbing volcanoes, exploring temples and island hopping. Read More

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SnapShots: SOLOSHOT2 Base and Tag

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Paul from Wex takes a quick look at the SOLOSHOT2 Base and Tag, which allows you to record yourself from up to 2,000ft away without relying on a second person. Read More

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Review

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It’s not a smartphone, it’s a camera! Or at least that’s what Panasonic would have us believe. Damien Demolder tests out the photographic credentials of the Panasonic CM1. Read More

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Canon EOS M3 Walkthrough

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Lucy and Jon from Wex Photographic head to Brighton with Canon's latest mirrorless offering, the EOS M3. Read More

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SnapShots: Lytro ILLUM Light Field Camera

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Paul checks out the Lytro ILLUM Light Field camera, which comes complete with a customised 40-megaray light field sensor, an 8x zoom with 30-250mm focal length and bright f/2.0 aperture. Read More

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SnapShots: Panasonic HX-A1 Action Camera

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The tough HX-A1 ultra-compact wearable camera is designed to endure the extreme outdoor conditions of any adventure you put yourself through. Paul from Wex takes a quick look. Read More

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