Best jackets for photographers

We’re truly in the thick of winter now, and if you want to get out shooting you need to wrap up warm. Jon Stapley looks at six of the best outdoor jackets for photographers

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