Andy Westlake

Andy Westlake

Andy Westlake is the Technical Editor of Amateur Photographer. He previously wrote for DPReview for six and a half years, writing camera and lenses reviews.

Tripods explained

Choosing the right support for your needs doesn't have to be difficult. Andy Westlake talks you through the options

Panasonic S1 review

Panasonic’s general-purpose full-frame mirrorless camera is very capable, but bulkier and less refined than its competitors

As the tenth member of the firm’s premium G Master range, the Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS promises to produce ultra-sharp images with attractively blurred backgrounds. But in contrast…

second-hand film cameras

Despite the convenience of digital, shooting with film cameras can still be rewarding. Andy Westlake takes you through some of his favourites

Google Pixel 3 XL: At a glance: Android smartphone 6.3in display 12.2 MP main camera 28mm equivalent f/1.8 lens As the old adage goes, the best camera is the one…

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Our in-depth review of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X: a pro-focused, fast-shooting powerhouse of a camera.

Sony A6400

Sony’s latest APS-C mirrorless features some remarkable technology, but is let down by its out-dated body design.

Canon EOS RP

Canon’s entry-level full-frame mirrorless does a lot to appeal to enthusiast photographers, but some might find it over-simplified

AP’s technical editor Andy Westlake was lucky enough to be invited to try out Sony’s latest fast portrait prime, the Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM, at Sony’s European launch event.…

Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM

Sony has announced a large-aperture portrait prime for its full-frame mirrorless system, the Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM. As a member of the firm’s premium G Master range, it’s designed…