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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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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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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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20 Mar Posted by Matt in Guides |

10 Tips for Steady Photos without a Tripod

10 Tips for Steady Photos without a Tripod

If you’re a very serious photographer then taking a tripod wherever you go may be an inconvenience that you’re willing to stomach for the sake of photographic excellence. For the majority of people though lugging a bulky extra bit of equipment around isn’t always practical, and with stingy baggage allowances now the norm for most...

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09 Oct Posted by Mark in Guides |

Secondhand Olympus Lenses and eBay

Secondhand Olympus Lenses and eBay

My main camera is my Olympus E-410, and in the main I’m very happy with it. However, there is one big fly in the Olympus ointment, and that is the choice and price of lenses available for the 4/3 lens system. Regardless of the technical benefits/issues, the 4/3 system is different to most other lens...

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14 Sep Posted by Matt in News |

Canon EIS System next year? We think not

Canon EIS System next year? We think not

Canons' EOS line of DSLRs are very prominent in the market, but along with the other dominating force, Nikon, they have yet to venture into the realm of mirror-less interchangeable lens cameras like the Panasonic Lumix G2. There's no huge shock then that internet rumours started to heat up over the weekend, seemingly originating from China, speculating that a Canon EIS system of mirror-less cameras is in development for 2011.

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