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Sigma 85mm f1.4 Art review - A fab telephoto prime!

Sigma really is on a roll with its Art series and the latest 85mm f1.4 prime is another great lens! In Thomas's review you'll see how it out-performs any other 85mm f1.4 lens with AF that he's tested and even gives the much more expensive - and manual focus only - Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 a run for its money. Check it out at the link below and as always if you like what we do at cameralabs, please support us when you shop at Amazon, Adorama or B&H by first clicking through to them via the links on the reviews - thanks!

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Sigma_85mm_f1-4_DG_HSM_Art/
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Panasonic officially launches flagship Lumix GH5!

Panasonic has officially announced its flagship mirrorless camera, the Lumix GH5, aimed at demanding photographers and movie pros. The GH5 is based around a new 20 Megapixel sensor that's stabilized within the body, there's twin SD slots, quicker focusing, bursts are faster at 9fps with a deeper buffer, Wifi and Bluetooth, and both the screen and viewfinder are now larger and more detailed. But it's the upgraded video that really impresses: unlimited and uncropped 4k up to 60p with internal recording, including 4:2:2 10 bit at up to 30p. There's also Cinema 4k, anamorphic options, 1080p at 180fps, programmable focus-racking and a full-size HDMI port. The GH5 also debuts 6k Photo which captures 18 Megapixel images at 30fps, while also offering 4k Photo at 60fps. I went hands-on for my Lumix GH5 preview at the link below!

#LumixGH5 #Lumix #GH5

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Lumix_GH5/
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12-days-of-gear-mass: Day 10 - Anker Powercore 10000!

I dream of a day when all portable electronic devices become USB chargeable - I'm already there with my phones, tablets, several cameras and even a toothbrush! Ah the freedom of only travelling with one charger and the ability to top-up easily within vehicles or on the move with a portable battery! I currently carry an Anker PowerCore 10000 with me at all times and love being able to top-up wherever I am! Here's a list of my favourite camera accessories at the moment, and no apologies for the last two!

http://www.cameralabs.com/buyers_guide/accessory_guide/best_camera_DSLR_accessories.shtml

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12-days-of-gear-mass: day 8 - Sony FE 70-200mm f4

Sony's mirrorless cameras are so good at sports and action, they really deserve a decent telephoto zoom. Luckily Sony has two native FE-mount options in the 70-200mm range, one at f4 and the other at f2.8. While I love the quality and extra stop of the G-Master f2.8 version, I personally find it a bit heavy for extended use. For me, it's all about the lighter weight of the f4 version, especially when mounted on an A6000 series body. Here's my review of it!

#SonyAlpha

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Sony_FE_70-200mm_f4_G_OSS/
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Sony RX100 Mark V review

Hi everyone, here's my last big review before Christmas, and appropriately enough it's a cracker! The latest generation of Sony's best-selling RX100 series, now on version five. It takes the premium compact to even higher grounds with on-sensor phase-detect autofocus and 24fps continuous shooting for impressively long bursts. These complement the existing feature set of a 20 Megapixel / 1in sensor, 4k video, HFR slow motion up to 960fps, Wifi, a tilting screen and even more. It's unashamedly high-end and with a price tag to match, but it's hard not to be impressed, especially if you shoot any kind of action.

As always if you find any of my reviews useful, you can support me when you shop for anything at Amazon, B&H or Adorama using the links on my reviews. I also now have T-shirts for sale, and always have my coffee habit to maintain - cheers!

PS - look out for a video / podcast about the RX100 V coming later today! #SonyAlpha

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Sony_Cyber-shot_RX100_V/
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12-days-of-gear-mass: day 5 - Sony A6500

Sony's A6500 is the company's best APSC camera to date. The A6000 series has always been great at autofocus and burst shooting, and later acquired high quality video too, but for me lacked the broader appeal of rival models. But the addition of built-in stabilisation that works with any lens, a touchscreen for easy focus-pulls and Bluetooth for hassle-free location logging makes it a much more rounded camera. The stealth extra of spot-metering linked to the active AF area is the icing on the cake for wildlife shooters too. #SonyAlpha

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Sony_Alpha_A6500/
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12-days-of-gear-mass: Day 4!

As the market for premium compact cameras grows, there are plenty of decent models to choose from. But one of the standout options I tested in 2016 was the Panasonic Lumix LX10 / LX15. Like its rivals, it's based on a 1in / 20 Megapixel sensor that allows it to deliver better quality images and video than smartphones or pocket super-zooms. What made it different were the brighter than average f1.4 lens and the closer than average 3cm focusing distance, in addition to 4k video, 4k photo and a tilting touch screen. Sure there's no viewfinder, but for the money this sure is a compelling compact!

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Lumix_LX15/
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Sony RX10 Mark III review - one of the best photo-video hybrids upgraded!

Sony's RX10 Mark III is the third-generation of its high-end bridge camera series. Like its predecessors, it's aimed equally at stills photographers and demanding videographers with a wealth of photo and movie options, the latter including 4k video and a raft of slow motion modes up to 960 / 1000fps. New to the Mark III is a longer zoom, boasting a 25x range equivalent to 24-600mm. This joins the existing high res viewfinder, tilting screen, mic and headphone jacks of earlier models to become a more versatile shooter. Ken compared it closely against the more affordable Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 / FZ2500, so check out his Sony RX10 III review to discover which one's best for you!

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Sony_Cyber-shot_RX10_III/
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12-days-of-gear-mass: Day 11 - Fujifilm XT2

Fujifilm's XT2 made a number of worthy upgrades to what was already one of my favourite cameras, the XT1. As such it was no surprise to find myself falling for the new model. It's easily one of the best cameras I've reviewed this year and crucially one of the most enjoyable to shoot with too! Plus the X-system goes from strength to strength with a growing collection of high quality - and comparatively affordable - lenses.

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Fujifilm_XT2/
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12-days-of-gear-mass: Day 9 - Lumix TZ100 / ZS100!

When choosing a pocketable camera you normally have to choose between sensor size and zoom size. Typically if you want a bigger 1in sensor for better image quality, especially in low light, you'll need to accept a modest 3 or 4x zoom to maintain a body that'll squeeze into a pocket. Alternatively you can still have pocket sized camera with a 30 or 40x zoom, but you'll need to compromise on a smaller sensor. Generally if you want a big zoom AND a big sensor, you'll need a big body. But with the Lumix TZ100 / ZS100, Panasonic managed to create a very acceptable alternative. A 1in sensor and a 10x zoom in a body that will just about fit in a large pocket, and the bonus is having a built-in electronic viewfinder too! Sure it's not a 30x or 40x zoom, but 10x really is sufficient for most situations! Oh and it films 4k video too.

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Lumix_TZ100_ZS100/
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I've used the TZ100 recently as a 'quick draw' camera during my four weeks stay in Tasmania - and liked it a lot. The EVF could definitely be bigger and the camera would profit a lot from a tilt/swivel LCD as well, but besides that I'm quite happy with it.
Now if only somebody would make a 1" compact camera with a 18 - 24 mm FF equivalent lens - that would be the perfect companion for landscape photography.
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12-days-of-gear-mass: day 7 - Canon EOS 80D!

As noted earlier, I'm playing catchup with my 12-days-series due to a rather busy weekend! So Day 7's recommendation is the Canon EOS 80D, a mid-range DSLR which comfortably delivers both a traditional optical viewfinder experience coupled with one of the best live view and movie autofocus systems around. While the 80D annoyingly lacks 4k, it does boast a fully-articulated touchscreen, confident phase-detect AF and both microphone and headphone jacks. The ability to flip the screen around to face you, connect an external microphone and know the AF system will confidently keep you in focus are the three killer features desired by every vlogger, and yet a threesome strangely absent from most rivals; Canon even offers a motorised zoom option that can be operated by Wifi remote control. So as an all-rounder, the 80D is a triumph, satisfying both the needs of modern videographers (at 1080p anyway) and DSLR traditionalists.

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_EOS_80D/
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12-days-of-gear-mass: day 6 - Olympus OMD EM10 Mark II

If you're looking for a stylish, high quality but affordable mirrorless camera, I can highly recommend the Olympus OMD EM10 Mark II. It packs all the control you could want and fab image stabilisation into a compact, retro-styled body with a viewfinder and tilting touch-screen. A great choice at its price point! Here's my review:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Olympus_OMD_EM10_Mark_II/

PS - this was actually Saturday's pick, so expect two more today to catch up!
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Hello! I'm Gordon Laing, Editor of Cameralabs!
 
I've been into photography since my childhood, so it's great to be able to test and review cameras for a living. I'm also into travelling and good food, and I'm happiest when I'm combining all three!
 
If you're wondering what camera, lens or accessory to buy next, are looking for a photograhy tutorial, or simply fancy a chat about photography, then please head over to Cameralabs!
 
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Best camera, Best DSLR, Best Lens, Buyers Guide | Cameralabs
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Looking for the best DSLRs, point-and-shoot cameras, lenses or accessories? Check out my Buyer's Guide and reviews!

Sony NEX C3 noise | Cameralabs
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Looking for a Sony Alpha NEX C3 review? We've fully tested it against rivals from Panasonic and Olympus. Includes sample images, videos and the best prices.

Nikon D3000 review - YouTube
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Full review at http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_D3000/ . A 12 minute HD tour around the Nikon D3000, the company's latest budget DSLR, featuring a bra...

Panasonic FZ150 noise | Cameralabs
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Looking for a Panasonic Lumix FZ150 review? Check out my in-depth report with sample images, movies and comparisons against key rivals.

Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS review - YouTube
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Full review at http://www.cameralabs.com . A ten minute video tour around Canon's latest budget DSLR, the EOS 1000D / Rebel XS, by Gordon Laing, Editor of ht...

Canon EOS 5D Mark II review Part 1 - YouTube
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Full review at http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_EOS_5D_Mark_II/ . Part 1 of an 18 minute high definition tour around Canon's latest full-frame DSLR, t...

Olympus E-620 review - YouTube
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Full review at http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Olympus_E-620/ . A ten minute HD tour around the Olympus E-620, the company's latest upper-entry-level DSLR,...

Canon EF-S 10-22mm wide angle lens review - YouTube
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Full review at http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon1022EFS/ : A five minute video tour around the Canon EF-S 10-22mm ultra wide angle lens by Gordon Laing...

Panasonic FZ150 vs HX100V vs SX40 HS vs FZ47 / FZ48 | Cameralabs
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Looking for a Panasonic Lumix FZ150 review? Check out my in-depth report with sample images, movies and comparisons against key rivals.

Nikon D5100 review | Cameralabs
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In-depth review of the Nikon D5100 DSLR, comparing its quality and features against rivals including the Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i. Includes sample images

Panasonic GF3 review | Cameralabs
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Looking for a Panasonic GF3 review? We've fully tested the latest Lumix against rivals from Sony and Olympus.

Panasonic GF3 review | Cameralabs
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Looking for a Panasonic GF3 review? We've fully tested the latest Lumix against rivals from Sony and Olympus.

Nikon D3x review / Vermont Fall Photography | Cameralabs
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Looking for a Nikon D3x review? Our writer rented one for 10 days to photograph the Vermont Fall Foliage. Find out if it was the camera he a

Nikon COOLPIX S9100 review | Cameralabs
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Looking for a Nikon COOLPIX S9100 review? Check out my in-depth report including sample images, movies and comparisons against rival super-zoom cameras.

Sony Alpha lens guide, complete catalogue range | Cameralabs
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Canon 8-15mm review | Cameralabs
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Looking for a Canon 8-15mm fisheye review? In my full report I'll delve into the quality and features of this amazing lens! Includes sample images and videos

Chase Jarvis interview part 2 - YouTube
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Full interview at http://www.cameralabs.com/interviews/Chase_Jarvis_interview_Queenstown_New_Zealand/ - Part 2 of an interview with sports and lifestyle phot...

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS review - YouTube
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Full review at http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_PowerShot_SX20_IS/ . A 10 minute HD tour around Canon's latest super-zoom digital camera, the PowerSho...

Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D review | Cameralabs
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Looking for a Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D review? We've compared the quality against the Nikon D3100 and provided sample images, movies and the best prices!

Brighton is very well-served for coffee but Bond Street takes it to a higher level. Typically a choice of four single origins, two for espresso based drinks. Great quality and service, I've really found nothing to beat it here or elsewhere.
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