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

Best messenger bags

Often stylish and discreet, the single-shoulder ‘messenger’-style bag has become one of the most popular types of camera bag. We look at six of the best

Best SD memory cards

AP has brought together the highest-performing SD memory cards from some of the biggest brands in memory storage and tested their performance

Best ball heads

As one of the most popular types of tripod head, the ball head comes in many varieties. We test a selection of the best 'regular' ball heads available

Third-party macro lenses

Richard Sibley compares AP’s Fixed Focal Length Lens of the Year, the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro, with 90mm and 100mm optics from Tamron and Tokina, and explains why such focal lengths are so enduringly popular

Best portable hard drives

As your photo collection grows, the storage and protection of your images becomes ever more important. Jon Stapley round up six of the best portable hard drives on the market