Round ups

Round ups of all the best cameras and photography equipment, camera head to heads and gift guides.

  • Guide to DSLRs launched in 2013

    Guide to DSLRs launched in 2013

    January 29, 2014

    There were some great DSLRs launched in 2013, some of them tiny, while others had huge 24-million-pixel sensors with no anti-aliasing filter. Read our DSLR round-up to found out more...

  • Best jackets for photographers

    Best jackets for photographers

    January 14, 2014

    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

    Best miniature ball heads

    January 14, 2014

    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

    Best third-party flashguns

    November 7, 2013

    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

    Best cable-release systems

    October 15, 2013

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

  • Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM zoom lens Vs. Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II

    Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM zoom lens Vs. Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II

    October 2, 2013

    The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM is the world’s first zoom lens with an f/1.8 maximum aperture, but it’s not as expensive as you might think. Richard Sibley and Andrew Sydenham compare the lens with the Canon’s premium EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II and find out how good it is

  • Best portable projectors

    Best portable projectors

    September 24, 2013

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

  • Best universal battery chargers

    Best universal battery chargers

    September 17, 2013

    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

    Best carbon-fibre monopods

    September 9, 2013

    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

    50mm 12-way lens test

    September 3, 2013

    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 their particular qualities

  • Best sensor cleaners

    Best sensor cleaners

    August 15, 2013

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

  • Best image-editing apps

    Best image-editing apps

    August 1, 2013

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

  • Best Baryta inkjet papers

    Best Baryta inkjet papers

    July 18, 2013

    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

    Best sling backpacks

    June 27, 2013

    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

    Best 9 and 10-stop ND filters

    June 18, 2013

    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

    Entry-level flash kits

    June 5, 2013

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

  • Second-hand DSLR bargains

    Second-hand DSLR bargains

    June 4, 2013

    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

    Best second-hand film cameras for under £30

    May 30, 2013

    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

    Best second-hand twin-lens reflex cameras

    May 30, 2013

    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