Amateur Photographer

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…

The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G is a fast and versatile standard prime, making it an excellent lens for everyday photography. As its DX branding signifies, the Nikkor 35mm…

If you’re a keen wildlife photographer the last few years have seen a renaissance in third-party lens manufacture with a number of high quality, innovative and indeed affordable lens releases.…

Few companies have done as much as Panasonic to blur the lines between those cameras designed for still images and those designed for video.  At the forefront of this ‘hybrid’…

Having established a solid range of X-mount lenses and zooms for its premium X-series range of cameras Fujifilm has recently turned its attention towards the provision of an alternative range…

So-called ‘ruggedised’ compacts such as the Olympus TG-5 are designed to withstand the kind of active use and environments that would all but destroy most normal cameras. To this end…

Canon’s 5D range has long been a favourite of enthusiast photographers looking for a generously featured, highly customisable and solidly built full-frame DSLR.Indeed, the original Canon EOS 5D model that…

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III

The recently released E-M10 Mark III serves as the entry-level model to the OM-D range, below the flagship E-M1 Mark II that costs more than double. While the E-M10 III…

Ask almost any professional photographer what their workhorse lens is and you’ll find that many, regardless of the subject they shoot, will cite the 70-200mm f/2.8. Thanks to a versatile…

It’s not often that you’ll find three versions of the same focal length lens available from a single manufacturer, but that’s exactly what you get from Canon, with three 85mm…

Released in 2016 and available in either silver or black, the Fujinon 23mm f/2 R WR XF is positioned by Fujifilm as a cheaper alternative to its older 23mm f/1.4…

It’s not often that a manufacturer has two flagship premium cameras, but Fujifilm has just that, with the impressive Fujifilm X-T2 being one. This is the second model in the…

Released in 2016, the X-T20 is essentially a scaled down and more affordable version of Fujifilm’s flagship X-T2 compact system camera. Despite being around half the price, the X-T20 borrows…

If you’re looking for a small and lightweight camera, but built for the rigours of professional shooting, then look no further than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II. While in…

Olympus’ latest response is the PEN-F; an interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera that ramps up the style stakes with an even greater nod to the past than previous PEN models. Underneath all…