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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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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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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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22 Sep Posted by Guest Expert in News, Reviews |

Canon PowerShot S95: A Great Fallback Camera

Canon PowerShot S95: A Great Fallback Camera

The Canon PowerShot S95 is a Great Fallback Camera By Blake Sanders, Guest Expert The Canon PowerShot S95 is a wonderful pocket camera for serious photographers who want the ability to take great pictures quickly. Its size allows it to fit easily inside a pack or purse. It is equipped with many great features that...

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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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08 Jul Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

iPhone SLR Mount: Use Nikon & Canon DSLR Lenses on you phone

iPhone SLR Mount: Use Nikon & Canon DSLR Lenses on you phone

Every now and then a product catches my eye that I can’t make my mind up on – is it genius or just ridiculous? The iPhone SLR Mount from photojojo.com is the latest item to make it onto this prestigious list that lives inside my head.  The sales pitch is reasonably compelling; turn your iPhone into...

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06 Jul Posted by Matt in Guides, News |

Image Stabilisation Low Down

Image Stabilisation Low Down

Image Stabilisation is commonplace in nearly every digital camera these days, but have you ever wondered what this mystical technology is or how it goes about trying to make your shots less wobbly? There are actually two different ways that image stabilisation (which may be referred to as Anti-Shake, Vibration Reduction, or simply as IS...

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26 May Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

New AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Lens

New AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Lens

Many photographers will tell you that getting a good prime lens is one of the best (and most cost-effective) investments you can make to improve your DSLR photography.  Whilst this might largely be true, up until now Nikon users have been at a disadvantage compared to Canon users, as their cheapest prime lenses did not...

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19 Apr Posted by Matt in Basics, Guides |

Basics – Part 3: 6 Tips for Cleaning your DSLR Lens

Basics – Part 3: 6 Tips for Cleaning your DSLR Lens

For part 3 of our Basics series we’re going off on a bit of a tangent – rather than talk about taking great shots, today we’re looking at six different ways you can safely clean your lens. Of course prevention is better than cure, so following our tips on How to Protect your DSLR Lens &...

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