Amateur Photographer

A camera strap is a camera strap, right? Well yes, but there are many more options available than just the strap that came bundled with your camera – some will…

As the biggest manufacturer of camera sensors, it comes as no surprise that Sony is also one of the most innovative manufacturers of cameras. And while early Sony DSLRs followed…

In an extremely short space of time, the Sony Alpha series has not only established itself as the most popular full-frame mirrorless camera system, but also as one of the…

Designed exclusively for Sony’s E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Batis 85mm is a beautifully engineered portrait prime primarily designed for professional use. Unlike the Zeiss Milvus lens range, the Batis…

Superzooms have long been a popular option for those DSLR owners seeking a one-size-fits-all solution for taking on holiday or just general day-to-day shots. Traditionally 18-200mm has been the most…

If you regularly travel abroad with your photography equipment then this versatile camera bag from LowePro is definitely worth a closer look. Not only can it be used as both…

The Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 264AT is a solidly built aluminium tripod that features a clever multi-angle centre column (or ‘MACC’ as Vanguard officially calls it) that can be fully…

Sigma has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent years thanks largely to its premium ‘Art’ series of fast primes. This now encompasses five f/1.4 primes at focal lengths of…

Billingham has been making its distinctive canvas-and-leather camera bags since 1973 and is widely recognised as being one of the best camera-bag manufacturers on the market. All Billingham bags are…

A soft shutter release is a small button-like accessory that attaches to the top of your camera’s shutter button to improve its feel. Many photographers like the extra bit of…

While the market for budget compacts has all but disappeared thanks to the proliferation of good smartphone cameras in recent years, manufacturers have worked hard to ensure that those seeking…

Every once in a while, a camera comes along that has the ability to astonish even the most passionate user of a competitor brand. And the Nikon D850 is one…

Long exposure continues to grow in popularity, and as it does we see more and more products launched to accommodate photographers’ requirements. In this market there is a wide range…

The Ice Light 2 differs from square and rectangular LED panels in that it utilises a long strip of diffused LED lights housed inside a jacketed tube. This results in…

Sony has emerged as a major player within the full-frame mirrorless camera market. This is largely attributable to the company’s trailblazing Alpha 7 range, which since its launch in 2013,…

The Sirui 3T-35 is an ultra-compact multifunctional tripod that can be used in a variety of useful ways. While it’s primarily designed to function as a tabletop tripod, clever design…

The Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 is an impressively compact prime lens that produces the 35mm focal length equivalent of 40mm when attached to a Micro Four Thirds camera. This is…

Few, if any, camera brands are as iconic – or indeed as expensive – as Leica.  In part because a significant number of the 20th century’s most recognisable images were…

Alongside Canon and Nikon, Pentax is the only other major manufacturer that still produces DSLRs based around the traditional internal mirror design. And while Pentax might lag behind the big…

Sony currently offers three models within its full-frame Alpha 7 range, each of which is built to serve a different purpose: the 12.2-million-pixel Alpha 7S II with its expansive dynamic…