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Lens Reviews

Voigtlander Ultron 35mm f/1.7 Review

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The Voigtlander Ultron 35mm f/1.7 is a high-quality prime lens, with fantastic sharpness and bokeh. The only downside is field curvature when shooting far-off subjects.

Meike 35mm f/1.7 Review

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The Meike 35mm f/1.7 is a cost-effective, standard view prime lens with a vintage character. Central sharpness is good, but the lens does suffer from soft corners with the aperture wide open.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Review

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This lens improves on the legacy of the NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D lens. It's not cheap but will last for years. Sharpness and image quality are superb, which makes the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G a solid addition to any pro photographer's gear bag.

Samyang XP 85mm f/1.2 Review

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The Samyang XP 85mm f/1.2 is a well-priced, high-quality prime lens with a very fast aperture. Images are a touch soft at f/1.2, but after f/2, the lens is very sharp.

Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Review

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The Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA is a fast and high-quality standard prime lens that features excellent optics. This lens is extremely sharp with the only negatives being slight vignetting and chromatic aberration at f/1.4.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Review

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The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR is a fine upgrade to previous versions, with excellent optics and image stabilization. With the increase in sharpness across the frame, the lens is worth every penny.

Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Review

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The Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH is a high-quality prime lens that works well with rangefinder-type cameras. Although it does display chromatic aberration and vignetting at f/1.4, it is a very lightweight solution for Leica-type cameras.

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Review

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The Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS acts as an all-around zoom lens, featuring image stabilization and good quality optics. The lens does display chromatic aberration and some barrel distortion, but also provides great images for the price.

Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH Review

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The Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH is a high-quality prime lens with the usual Leica standards. The lens provides superior optics, color, and contrast, but with a rather high price tag.

AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Review

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This telephoto zoom is not a cheap lens, but it's worth the money. It's well-built, apart from the lack of total weather-sealing, the image quality is excellent, and the 70-200mm focal range will appeal to a wide variety of photographers.
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Cheerson CX-10: A Small, Cheap, and Cheerful Drone

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Large, fully-featured drones are the usual suspects for the most fun in the sky, but especially when you’re a beginner, a cheap and cheerful drone can provide equal amounts of

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Force1 U49W Blue Heron: A Great Beginner Drone

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It never ceases to amaze me the number of features available in the current crop of cost-effective drones. As features trickle down from the expensive units to the budget-friendly versions,

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DJI Mavic Air 2: DJI’s Smartest Drone Yet?

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The new DJI Mavic Air 2 is the successor of the DJI Mavic Air that was launched in 2018. It’s an all-rounder model from DJI that has become people’s favorite.

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DJI Mavic Mini: A Portable FlyCam for Everyday Use

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Choosing the right drone can be a minefield; there are so many different models to choose from. A great starting point is the DJI Mavic Mini. This is a portable

Camera Reviews

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Review

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The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a decent choice for beginners or those who just want a quality camera. You can take quality photos without in-depth knowledge of manual camera workings.

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Review

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The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a decent camera for beginners that offers good image quality with its 20.3MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor.

Fujifilm instax WIDE 300 Review

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The Fujifilm instax WIDE 300 is an automatic instant camera offering the fun of film with straightforward workings. The camera doesn't have many creative controls, but final images have plenty of color and contrast above the competition.

KODAK PIXPRO AZ252 Review

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The KODAK PIXPRO AZ252 is a great choice for photographers on a budget. Considering its price, the image quality and detail are surprising. Two of its most notable features include its 25x zooming capability and various viewpoint modes.

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Review

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The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is a solid mid-range point-and-shoot camera that beginners could benefit from using. Its 20.3MP sensor allows you to take quality images with minimal effort.

Nikon D5200 Review

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As DSLR cameras go, the Nikon D5200 is an ideal camera for personal use, especially for first-time buyers. Though it has limitations in battery life, the D5200's picture quality and selfie-friendly screen make it worth the investment.

Canon EOS R6 Review

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The Canon EOS R6 is a high-quality mirrorless camera that shows Canon is fully on board with the platform, despite taking a little extra time to get there. The R6 features high resolution and low noise levels, and is chock-full of features.

Canon PowerShot D30 Review

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The Canon PowerShot D30 is a small, shockproof, and waterproof rugged camera that is perfect for photographers who want to capture ocean-life, their escapades while boating, kayaking, or even just a family outing to the local water park.

Sigma fp Review

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The Sigma fp is a small and unique camera that offers professional video and stills functionality. The camera offers stills resolution like the latest mirrorless versions, while also offering advanced video features.

Olympus Tough TG-6 Review

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When it comes to cameras for use in extreme conditions, the main factors to consider are water and impact resistance and usability in poor lighting conditions. In this regard, the Olympus Tough TG-6 is head and shoulders above its peers.
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USA GEAR SLR Camera Backpack Case: A Great Low-Profile Backpack

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The USA GEAR SLR Camera Backpack Case is a perfect choice for a photographer who doesn’t want to be overly flashy. The compact, streamlined nature of the backpack doesn’t draw

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MegaGear Torres Mini Leather Camera Messenger Bag: Exquisite Fashion

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The MegaGear Torres Mini Leather Camera Messenger bag, which is in this case made out of mink leather, is one of the highest quality leather camera bags out on the

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Zecti Camera Backpack: Durable & Perfect for Harsh Weather

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The Zecti Camera Backpack is a durable, waterproof backpack that can handle the toughest rainstorm. This Zecti camera bag comes with a removable rain cover as well as a high-density

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S-ZONE Waterproof Waxed Canvas Camera Backpack: Ideal for Traveling Photographers

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The S-ZONE Waterproof Waxed Canvas Camera Backpack is the ideal backpack for photographers who travel often. S-ZONE’s waxed canvas backpack is constructed of quality, durable material with a rugged and

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Neewer Camera Bag: Perfectly Compact Backpack

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The Neewer camera bag is a perfect compact backpack for cameras and camera accessories. Photographers who have multiple lenses won’t find themselves in a difficult position as the main compartment

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Beschoi Camera Backpack: The Stylish Solution

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Buying into a quality camera backpack is a needed essential for us photographers. The reasons are many-fold: a storage area for all our precious equipment, protection, easily accessible, weatherproof, comfy,

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Lowepro ProTactic BP 350 AW II Backpack: Perfect for Any Adventure

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The Lowepro ProTactic BP 350 AW II backpack is back, redesigned for better access and protection. It’s a top of the range backpack, made for daily use and to take

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Travel Smoothly with the Think Tank Airport Advantage Roller Bag

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When traveling with camera gear, it can be tedious getting through security. If you’re lucky, you won’t be asked to take out any cameras or accessories, but that’s rarely the

Tripod Reviews
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MeFOTO Roadtrip Tripod: Perfect Size and Quality

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The MeFoto Roadtrip Tripod is easily a prime example of the best of the best when it comes to compact travel tripods. This tripod is constructed with lightweight aluminum and

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GEEKOTO AT24Pro Dreamer 77″ Aluminum Tripod: Tall, Compact, and Rugged

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The GEEKOTO AT24Pro Dreamer is one of the best tripods out there with its maximum height of 77.5 inches and lightweight design. This tripod is constructed with a durable and

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GEEKOTO AT24 Traveller 58” Ultra-Compact Lightweight Aluminum Tripod: Best Travel Tripod

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The GEEKOTO AT24 Traveller 58” ultra-compact lightweight aluminum tripod is the ideal choice for a travel photographer who needs a lightweight tripod for the field. This 58″ tripod is constructed

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Manfrotto Pixi Evo Mini Tripod Review

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A mini tripod may be a curious addition to your kickback, especially if you have invested into full-sized versions, monopods, and the like. But, depending on the subjects you shoot,

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Zomei 55″ Travel Tripod: Fantastically Compact with Quick-Release Legs

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A travel tripod is a must-have accessory for the avid adventurer. Tripods allow you to experiment with different types of photography such as long-exposures and low-light compositions. When traveling, you

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Manfrotto X-Pro 3-Way Head: Multi Way Goodness

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There are times in our photography journeys where we have to bite the bullet and buy top-quality accessories. This is almost a given with our camera and lenses, but not

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Gitzo Systematic Series 3 GT3543LS Tripod Review: A Solid Performer

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When it comes to camera tripods, it’s usually the set and forget mentality. That is, buy a sturdy, high-quality version which should last you many years. These units may not

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The Benro Slim Travel Kit: An Excellent Tripod for All Occasions

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Benro, if you have heard of them or not, has a nice range of tripods for all occasions. They range from travel tripods to large studio gear made of various