Round ups

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

  • Best noise-reduction software applications

    Best noise-reduction software applications

    May 8, 2013

    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

    Best messenger bags

    April 16, 2013

    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

    Best SD memory cards

    April 11, 2013

    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

    Best ball heads

    April 11, 2013

    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

    Third-party macro lenses

    April 10, 2013

    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

    Best portable hard drives

    April 9, 2013

    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

  • Best professional DSLRs

    Best professional DSLRs

    March 28, 2013

    Discover which DSLRs the professionals shoot with, with our round up of the best professional DSLRs...

  • Fast telephoto zoom lenses

    Fast telephoto zoom lenses

    March 27, 2013

    The fast, full-frame 70-200mm f/2.8 telephoto zoom is a very popular lens. We test five of the best proprietary and third-party versions

  • Best sling straps

    Best sling straps

    March 26, 2013

    Single shoulder-sling straps help to keep a camera close to hand and bring it quickly to the eye. Jon Stapley tests six of the best

  • Best cameras of 2013 so far

    Best cameras of 2013 so far

    March 21, 2013

    Read our round up of the best cameras of 2013, so far! We'll be updating this list with new launches so keep checking back to make sure you know which is the most exciting camera of 2013...

  • Best tripod alternatives

    Best tripod alternatives

    February 6, 2013

    There are times when a tripod is too heavy, unaccommodating or simply not permitted, but there are plenty of other options. We round up the best tripod alternatives

  • Fast-aperture compacts

    Fast-aperture compacts

    November 20, 2012

    A fast aperture is a big selling point for top-end compact cameras. Tim Coleman pushes seven of the best models to the limit to see which one comes out on top

  • All-in-one Printers for Photographers

    All-in-one Printers for Photographers

    October 31, 2012

    Few enthusiasts have the space or money to devote large-format home printing. The solutions is an A4 all-in-one printer. Vincent Oliver looks at three of the best options

  • Raw Conversion Software

    Raw Conversion Software

    October 18, 2012

    Raw conversion software is not all the same, as each has strengths and weaknesses that affect your images in very different ways. Richard Sibley compares seven third-party raw converters to see which resolves the most detail