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18 Sep Posted by Matt in Guides, Reviews |

Best Budget Zoom Lens for Canon DSLR

Best Budget Zoom Lens for Canon DSLR

A zoom lens with a longer focal length than the kit lens is one of the most popular upgrades for new DSLR owners. The exact options available to you will depend on which brand of camera you have, with this guide being tailored towards Canon DSLR users. There are many options available when choosing a DSLR lens. Firstly, you...

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27 Jul Posted by Matt in Basics, News |

Memory Card Readers: It’s just a reader, right?

Memory Card Readers: It’s just a reader, right?

Before you dismiss this post with a sigh, mumbling under your breath that as long as your card fits you couldn’t care less about your memory card reader, let me share a brief experience. A week ago my thoughts on memory card readers were, at best, apathetic. Certainly I wouldn’t have predicted writing an article...

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10 Jan Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Canon G1 X: The Best Compact Digital Camera, Ever?

Canon G1 X: The Best Compact Digital Camera, Ever?

The split between Digital SLRs and digital compact cameras has long puzzled me.  In the past, on the most part if you wanted excellent quality (especially in low-light) then you pretty much had to get a DSLR.  The tide started to turn a little with the emergence of compact system cameras, but really these too...

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12 Dec Posted by Matt in Reviews |

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L Lens Review

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L Lens Review

The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L might be a bit of an ageing rock star in Canons lens line-up, but can it still cut it as a top of the range lens?  With a 35mm focal length this lens acts as a slight wide-angle lens on a full-frame body, and is more or less neutral...

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07 Nov Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Nikon 1: Was it worth the wait?

Nikon 1: Was it worth the wait?

Ever since the first compact system camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1, was introduced back in 2008, photography enthusiasts have been falling over themselves to speculate on when one of the two big players, Nikon or Canon, would enter the market. The wait is finally over. But does the Nikon 1 series live up to the hype?...

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14 Oct Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

iPhone 4S vs DSLR: Apple’s latest model takes on the big boys.

iPhone 4S vs DSLR: Apple’s latest model takes on the big boys.

The iPhone 4S has a great 8Mp camera, but can it hold it's own against an enthusiast-level DSLR? We go head to head to find out whether Apple's latest is just a great phone camera, or a great camera full stop.

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10 Oct Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

iPhone 4S: The most important camera released this year?

iPhone 4S: The most important camera released this year?

Whenever there is a new iPhone the technology world seems to go into some kind of frenzy. Last week was no exception as Apple’s new CEO, Tim Cook, took to the stage and unveiled the iPhone 4S. In all honesty, once the whooping and cheering of the event itself had died down many people felt...

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02 Oct Posted by Matt in Guides |

Do you need a Flash Meter for Digital Studio Photography?

Do you need a Flash Meter for Digital Studio Photography?

Many photographers swear by using a flash meter to precisely set up their flashes whenever they are taking photos in a professional studio. But does that mean you need to use some kind of meter to take professional shots? Why use a Flash Meter at all? A flash meter is designed to help you get...

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08 Sep Posted by Matt in News |

iPhone 5: Evidence of a better camera?

iPhone 5: Evidence of a better camera?

You don’t have to trawl the internet for very long, or indeed speak to very many people down the pub, to find out that a lot of people think a new Apple iPhone is not very far away.  For the purposes of simplicity I’ll call it the iPhone 5. I’ll confess that as a user...

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01 Aug Posted by Matt in Guides, News |

Should I Buy a Compact System Camera Now?

Should I Buy a Compact System Camera Now?

What is a Compact System Camera? Compact system cameras are a relatively new type of camera that fill a gap between consumer point and shoot models and Digital SLRs.  They function much like DSLRs; they have interchangeable lenses, work well in low-light, and offer a much higher level of manual control than most traditional compact cameras. When...

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