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7 Best Stylish Camera Bags

When it comes to camera bags, style and functionality are not mutually exclusive. In fact, many companies have set out to make the best stylish camera bags designed to protect your gear and look good doing it. Some of us might shrug and say a camera bag is a camera bag. Yet there are many

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Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art: Third Party Workhorse

I have to admit, I have a soft spot for the 24-70mm zoom lens. A little weird having emotional attachment to a focal length range, but this lens was my first, top quality zoom lens back in the day. In my case, it was the Canon L-series version which covered the most usable focal lengths

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7 Best Solar Filters for Cameras

Interested in solar photography? Before you go out and start taking shots of the blazing sun, you should know that proper gear is absolutely necessary. The sun is extremely bright and constantly radiates harmful rays, such as ultraviolet and infrared, making certain precautions necessary. Taking a direct photo of the sun without the correct filter

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6 Best Doorbell Cameras

Home security is of the utmost importance. Everyone has a right to feel safe in their own home. Furthermore, when we go out to work, socializing, or on holiday, we want peace of mind. A doorbell camera is a handy device that can provide this extra security. A doorbell camera is essentially a standard doorbell,

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Laowa 100mm f/2.8 Ultra Macro: 2x Macro Solution

Lots of choice is a good thing when it comes to camera lenses. There was a time when you could only trust the same make as a camera for optics, but not any more. Many third-party lens manufacturers are producing fine zoom and prime lenses, as evident with the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 Ultra Macro. Laowa

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8 Best Underwater Cameras

While there are countless cameras to keep up with your land-based adventures, the pool suddenly shrinks when those adventures involve water. We typically keep our electronics a safe distance from water and for good reason – it threatens to damage them beyond repair. What is there to do when you want to take your photographer’s

6 Best Night Vision Binoculars

We recently reviewed the best night vision goggles, however, night vision binoculars are easier to come by and are generally more cost-effective. The only real downside with using binocular versions is that they are not hands-free, but the convenience and value for money more than tip the balance. In this roundup we will try and

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8 Best Binoculars for Kids

Most grown-up children can remember the time when they progressed from their DIY toilet roll optics to real binoculars. These were usually an adult’s expensive set, which they didn’t really want to be covered with sticky fingers, which meant child-friendly alternatives were needed. Binoculars for children depend on their age group and experience, thus bringing

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7 Best Fake Security Cameras

Being tasked with finding the best fake security cameras on the market seemed a little strange at first. Especially when the usual course of events is analyzing camera equipment to the nth degree. However, this is an area that should be noted for all photographers, as it’s more than likely that we want to keep

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Fujifilm X-T10: A Stylish and Functional Mirrorless Camera

The Fujifilm X series is a great range of mirrorless cameras – these models are stylish but functional. One such model is the Fujifilm X-T10. This mirrorless device is a brilliant starting camera and offers a combination of quality and functionality. If you want a basic camera that allows you to take sharp images, the

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5 Best Monoculars

Monoculars are the perfect accessory for any photography enthusiast – from the wildlife explorer looking to get a close-up view of a bird in the wild to the fashion photographer aiming to get a detailed look at an embellishment on a garment. Think of a monocular as a small retractable telescope that fits inside your

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8 Best Cheap Lenses for Canon You Can Buy

If you own a Canon camera, you surely will want to invest in some quality Canon lenses. Nothing is better than the communication between camera and lens when you’re using native lenses. These high-quality robust lenses from Canon can be spendy for those without deep pockets, but never fear! There are some reasonably priced Canon

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Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM: The New Standard Portrait Lens?

If you have wholeheartedly bought into either the Canon EOS R and/or EOS RP mirrorless camera bodies, then you’re probably shopping around for some equally tasty lenses. Depending on your shooting preferences, you now have the option of the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM or its counterpart the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS. We

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7 Best Night Vision Goggles

The idea of the best night vision goggles may conjure up mental images of special operations teams or Army type games, but these handy devices have a whole bunch of uses. Night-time surveillance and security of the home or work premises, wildlife spotting or even when you are camping and need to make a quick

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Leica M10-P: A Masterful Camera for Ultimate Professional Use

The Leica M10-P is one of the most stylish and well-designed cameras we have seen. It has a rare combination of retro design (hailing back to early analog models) and advanced technology. This means it looks stunning but is also highly functional. This a camera designed for professional usage only – this is certainly not

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5 Best Spotting Scopes

Similar to binoculars, before buying a spotting scope (which has a considerably larger magnification power than the binoculars) the first thing that should come into your mind is what you want it for. Whether you are a nature lover or a birdwatcher, you are into astronomy or hunting, either way, a good spotting scope may

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8 Best Film Cameras

Despite the stream of new camera models and ever-advancing technology, film photography is making a comeback. Shooting with film is a time-consuming process that yields unpredictable results, yet many photographers are shooting with the best film cameras for those very reasons.  While film photographs don’t always turn out as intended, they achieve a sought-after aesthetic

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Sony a9 II: Is It Any Better Than the Older a9?

Before May 2017, the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II and the Nikon D5 were considered to be the kings of sports and press photography, but Sony changed the game with the launch of the Alpha a9. With its compact design, reduced weight and incredibly fast performance, the Alpha a9 was one of the best full-frame mirrorless

50 Best Photography Quotes

50 Best Photography Quotes

We all need a bit of inspiration in our lives from time to time. In the photography world, this can range from getting us out of the house to even a different choice of lens. A few words in the right circumstance can make the difference. That’s the main reason for compiling this little list

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Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS: The Next Generation

The new line of RF lenses from Canon are sure whipping up a storm. In this case, with the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS. This lens takes a four pronged attack being one of the new breed of RF lenses, an 85mm portrait staple focal length, f/1.2 aperture and featuring defocus smoothing (DS). The

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7 Best Spy Cameras

The thought of spy cameras usually conjures up mental images of James Bond or undercover documentary types. In the past, the types who had the money and resources to get their hands on these little things were few. Rare and expensive in the past, nowadays technology has made these tiny spy cameras commonplace and very

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8 Best Fisheye Lenses

Fisheye lenses are perfect for any photographer looking to take creative wide angle shots instead of straight angle perspectives. The fisheye lens offers a panoramic hemispherical image that covers 180° angles, with some lenses going even further offering up to 220° angle coverage.  The lens is capable of producing dynamic, abstract images, making it the

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Nikon D5600: A Solid Entry-Level DSLR with a Few Tweaks

The Nikon D5600 replaces the old D5500 and is loaded with some new features that might be the deciding factor in whether or not you upgrade. The new DX-format DSLR comes with the capability to maintain a constant link with your smartphone or tablet via a Snapbridge app, which helps establish a low-power Bluetooth link.

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7 Best 85mm Lenses

I was quite happy being given the task of routing out the best 85mm lenses on the market, having gone through the process recently myself. An 85mm prime lens is traditionally a great focal length for portraits and a nice happy medium between image compression and medium telephoto. My reasoning and thought process for landing

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10 Must-Have Camera Accessories

Camera accessories. They come in big, small, expensive, cheap, complicated, simple, and everything in between. It seems like photographers are bombarded with a variety of different gizmos and gadgets, all implied to improve the quality of their experience as a photographer. And this is, to some extent, true. Even simple accessories can serve as a

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7 Best Cameras for Photography Students

Photography students require a camera rich with features that can be afforded on a student budget. It’s important to make sure that the camera has a manual focus mode so that you can truly build your photography skills. Not to worry, there are several outstanding cameras out there that won’t cost an arm and a

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Sony A99 II: A High-End SLT for Expert Shooters

The Sony A99 II is the latest pro-level full-frame camera that features an SLT (Single Lens Translucent) design. It uses a translucent mirror, which helps achieve faster frame rates. The camera comes equipped with a 42-megapixel full-frame sensor, Bionz X image processor, tilt-angle LCD screen, an electronic viewfinder and has dual memory card slots. The

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6 Best HD Cameras

The technology market is always coming up with new, improved cameras to cater to the rising demand thanks to a sudden increase in social media vloggers recently. High-definition video is any footage with a resolution over 1080p. This is called Full HD and the number refers to the number of vertical lines that make up