Best miniature ball heads

From lightweight DSLRs to smartphones, more and more imaging devices can get by on smaller supports. Jon Stapley and Callum McInerney-Riley check out six of the best miniature ball heads

Best third-party flashguns

Callum McInerney-Riley looks at a selection of flashguns ranging from high-spec examples to models for photographers on a budget

Best cable-release systems

From the classic cable release to the high tech, Callum McInerney-Riley tests six of the best cable-release systems

Best portable projectors

Want to be able to display your photographs at a moment’s notice? Vincent Oliver examines three portable projectors

Best universal battery chargers

Callum McInerney-Riley looks at a selection of the most efficient, easy-to-use and value for money universal battery chargers on the market

Best carbon-fibre monopods

Callum McInerney-Riley looks at a selection of carbon-fibre monopods designed with travellers and photography on the move in mind

50mm 12-way lens test

The 50mm focal-length lens is a true photographic icon and an essential piece of kit for any photographer’s kit bag, but there are quite a few to choose from. Richard Sibley and Andrew Sydenham test 12 such optics to assess…

Best sensor cleaners

Callum McInerney-Riley tests a range of items dedicated to cleaning your camera’s sensor

Best image-editing apps

Callum McInerney-Riley tests a range of the best Android and iOS apps available for on-the-go image editing

Best Baryta inkjet papers

Quality inkjet paper is as important as the printers and inks when it comes to printing. Vincent Oliver tests the best Baryta fibre-based papers

Best sling backpacks

Convenient, accessible and secure, sling bags are becoming the go-to option for more and more travelling photographers. Jon Stapley rounds up the best

Best 9 and 10-stop ND filters

Strong lighting situations often call for a strong filter. Jon Stapley rounds up six of the best ND filters with real stopping power

Entry-level flash kits

We test a selection of the best budget studio kits for under £500, ideal for small spaces and home studios

Second-hand DSLR bargains

Richard Sibley has compiled a shortlist of eight used DSLRs that he thinks are great cameras, and each one can be found for less than £450

Best second-hand film cameras for under £30

There’s still a thriving community of film enthusiasts who enjoy the ‘romance’ of emulsion. For those wishing to join the fun, here’s Tony Kemplen’s round-up of six old yet still usable models

Best second-hand twin-lens reflex cameras

The twin-lens reflex camera is arguably one of the ‘purest’ designs there is, and every photographer should use one at least once. Chris Gatcum rounds up half a dozen contenders to suit every budget

Best tough cameras

Tough cameras aren’t just for taking to the pool when you’re on holiday. Their rugged design makes them useful for a variety of situations. Richard Sibley looks at seven of the latest models

Best noise-reduction software applications

Digital noise is the equivalent of film grain, but unlike film grain it can be reduced or virtually eliminated by software. Vincent Oliver takes a look at six noise-reduction software packages to see how well they perform