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Buying advice

Camera, lens and photographic gear buying advice, featuring guides on the best cameras, the best lenses, the best accessories, and more of the best kit we’ve found to buy, plus guides on how to choose new eqiupment, and technology guides.

Here is a highlight of some of our most popular camera buying guides: Best cheap full-frame cameras, Best DSLR cameras, Best camera phones for photography, Best cameras under £500, Smallest mirrorless cameras.

If you’re looking for a great lens, then here are some of our most popular lens buying guides: Best lenses for low-light photography, Best X-Mount lenses, Best Micro Four Thirds lenses, Best RF Mount lenses, Best Z Mount lenses, Best lenses for wildlife and nature photography, Best macro lenses.

  • Best Black Friday Deals on Lenses 2021

    Best Black Friday Deals on Lenses 2021

    November 26, 2021

    We've found some cracking deals on lenses, with money off new lenses, cashback available on others, and even money to be saved on used kit!

  • The ultimate guide to memory cards

    The ultimate guide to memory cards

    November 22, 2021

    Complete guide to memory cards, SD, CFexpress, CompactFlash, CFast, XQD and more, plus what all the terminology means, find out here!

  • Best EF-mount zoom lenses for Canon

    Best EF-mount zoom lenses for Canon

    October 29, 2021

    Shooting with a zoom lens gives you a range of options. Here we take a look at some of the best EF-mount zoom lenses for your Canon DSLR

  • Leica R7: a great Leica for less

    Leica R7: a great Leica for less

    October 29, 2021

    While not as cool as rangefinders in the eyes of some Leica fans, the company's R series of film SLRs and lenses are well made and affordable

  • Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses 2021

    Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses 2021

    October 21, 2021

    If you're looking for the best Micro Four Thirds Lenses for your Olympus, Panasonic or other Micro Four Thirds camera, then this list is for you.

  • Best Zoom Lenses for Micro Four Thirds

    Best Zoom Lenses for Micro Four Thirds

    October 21, 2021

    Best Zoom Lenses for Micro Four Thirds - Pick up a zoom lens for ultimate flexibility when shooting with your Panasonic or Olympus camera

  • Best Z Mount Lenses for Nikon

    Best Z Mount Lenses for Nikon

    October 7, 2021

    If you're looking for the best Z Mount lenses for Nikon's Z series mirrorless cameras, then this guide is for you.

  • Best Canon RF Mount Lenses

    Best Canon RF Mount Lenses

    September 29, 2021

    If you're looking for the best Canon RF mount lens, then have a look at our round-up of RF mount lenses we've reviewed at AP

  • What are the best value macro lenses?

    What are the best value macro lenses?

    September 22, 2021

    Macro photography has got really popular this year as people take inspiration from their home and garden. We find the best-value macro lenses for a variety of mounts and budgets

  • What are the smallest, most portable mirrorless cameras?

    What are the smallest, most portable mirrorless cameras?

    September 15, 2021

    Mirrorless cameras were supposed to be lighter and smaller than DSLRs but this has been forgotten in the rush to squeeze in tech. If you don't need full-frame, however, you can still find small mirrorless cameras which are beautiful, as Angela Nicholson reveals

  • What are the best bridge cameras?

    What are the best bridge cameras?

    September 14, 2021

    Changing lenses can be a faff and extra lenses pricey – so 'all in one' bridge cameras, or superzooms, still have a lot of fans. If you are in the market for one, here are our best buys, with prices starting from under £500

  • Canon EOS R3 Vs Sony Alpha 1 and A9 II

    Canon EOS R3 Vs Sony Alpha 1 and A9 II

    September 14, 2021

    We compare the Canon EOS R3 Vs Sony Alpha 1 Vs Sony A9 II, three flagship mirrorless cameras, all designed for high-speed continuous shooting

  • What are the best cameras under £500

    What are the best cameras under £500

    September 14, 2021

    If you are looking for a new camera and don't want to spend more than £500, what are the choices? You have more options than you think, as our buyers guide reveals