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Archive for Reviews

February 2014

  • Some Exciting Photography Gear from SAcamera
  • We proudly provide the photographic community with a vast range of top quality photographic equipment and ensure that professionals and budding picture-takers can enjoy capturing images with desired gear. With so many brands and different specs to sort through, we have picked two top of the range Canon cameras that we are offering at a [...]

  • Featured Photographer from the SAcamera Calendar Competition
  • SAcamera is currently holding a competition where each month an image will be selected to feature in a 2015 SAcamera calendar. January saw an overwhelming response with submissions and a number of amazing photographs on the SAcamera Facebook page. Congratulations went to Riette Bornman, Belinda Du Plooy and Matthew Skippers for having their images voted [...]

  • Starting Your Adventure with a GoPro
  • The GoPro action camera has become a go-to piece of equipment for adventurers and action figures for a number of years. The simple and lightweight design offers image-capturers an easy way to film their experience, without the hassle of a big DSLR or filmmaking video camera. Described as the world’s most versatile camera, the GoPro [...]

December 2013

  • Hands-On with the Sony A7
  • The Sony A7 and A7R are the much-anticipated new generation of full frame mirrorless cameras reaching the market. These cameras maintain the image quality of a high-end DSLR camera in the form factor of a sleek mirrorless body, really the best of both worlds. Both cameras boast high-resolution 35mm sensors, with the difference being the [...]

  • Thoughts from the Photography Professionals – The Nikkor 105mm Lens
  • With an array of quality camera equipment and accessories on the market today, the purchasing possibilities are almost infinite. We have invited people from the photography community to give us their thoughts on certain products that they use, in order to get the most in-depth analysis and professional opinion. Review of the Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED [...]

  • Hands-On with the Samsung Galaxy NX
  • Well Samsung have done it again. The technology powerhouse has come out with something truly innovative in the Camera Market. Introducing the Samsung Galaxy NX camera. This is the first Digital Camera to offer Google’s Android operating system within the camera. The same operating system found in Smart Phones and tablets, which makes for easy on-the-go sharing [...]

November 2013

  • Thoughts from the Photography Professionals
  • With an array of quality camera equipment and accessories on the market today, the purchasing possibilities are almost infinite. We have invited people from the photography community to give us their thoughts on certain products that they use, in order to get the most in-depth analysis and professional opinion. Review of Canon 50mm f1.2 USM [...]

October 2013

  • Meet the New Game Changer Canon EOS 70D!
  • The Canon EOS 70D proves to be one of the Top APS-C sensor sized DSLR  cameras on the market when launched. This is also revolutionary in that we have the introduction Canon’s new APS-C sensor, boasting higher resolution and powerful phase detection autofocus in Live View mode and fast 7 frames per second. First off [...]

  • Ben Hemson – Struthers Hands – on with the Samsung NX300
  • The Samsung NX300 is an advanced 20.3MP camera, with an APS-C CMOS Image Sensor, which captures images noiselessly, allowing you to be quiet when you need to be. This smart camera is equipped with a wide zoom, which ranges between 18-200mm. This digital camera has an addition of 105 Phase-Detection Auto Focus points on the [...]

  • Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Review, by Luigi Bennett.
  • Years ago I bought the first model of this lens, and although it was affordable, it just didn’t grow on me. Since then, I’ve only used Nikon and Canon telephoto lenses. I still use a Nikon system, but was tempted to try a more compact and versatile solution. I did my research, and the SAcamera [...]

September 2013

  • Picture Perfect Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300
  • The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300  is very similar to the HX200 model that it replaces. But what’s great about this 50x optical super-zoom camera is that it looks and feels just a like an entry-level DSLR. Main features include a 20.4 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, 1920×1080 50p Full HD video recording with stereo sound, [...]

March 2013

  • New COOLPIX additions include the world’s smallest camera with DX-format sensor
  • Introducing the COOLPIX A and P330 Nikon has made D-SLR performance in a compact body more accessible than ever before, incorporating a large, DX-format 16.2-megapixel CMOS sensor (23.6 x 15.6 mm) and an EXPEED 2 image processing engine into the new COOLPIX A, for capturing professional images on the go. Meanwhile, the new COOLPIX P330 [...]

  • AF-S NIKKOR 80–400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR telephoto zoom lens—updating a classic
  • Nikon announces a new FX-format telephoto zoom lens with broad 80¬–400mm focal range and superior optical design. A highly anticipated update to Nikon’s immensely popular AF 80–400mm telephoto lens, the new AF-S 80–400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR telephoto zoom lens boasts an improved optical construction that easily meets the demands of today’s D-SLRs. Well-suited to subjects [...]

October 2012

  • AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
  • Telephoto zoom lens compatible with the Nikon FX format, and covering the 70–200-mm range of focal lengths with a fixed maximum aperture of f/4 Nikon in South Africa is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR, a telephoto zoom lens compatible with the Nikon FX format, and covering the [...]

June 2012

  • Canon’s New EOS 650D
  • Canon’s entry-level ‘Rebel’ series has enjoyed continuous success in its film and digital incarnations for more than two decades. Over this time these little SLRs have been increasingly improved and refined to the point that the company has seemingly struggled to find ways of making the latest iteration stand out from the last. Put the [...]

  • Sony announces Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
  • The large sensor enthusiast compact! Sony has announced the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, an enthusiast compact camera based around a 20MP 1″ CMOS sensor. It features a 28-100mm equivalent lens with F1.8-4.9 aperture range and image stabilization and is the first Sony compact to capture Raw files. It can shoot 1080p60 and capture 17MP (16:9 crop) stills [...]

April 2012

  • Nikon introduces the D3200 | Entry Level DSLR
  • Nikon introduces the D3200, a new easy-to-use entry-level D-SLR, boasting latest-generation Guide Mode with full HD video to deliver beautiful, high-quality pictures and cinematic quality movies. Romi Jacobs, Chief Brand Officer for Nikon in South Africa, says: “The D3200 follows Europe’s best selling   D-SLR camera, the D3100 . It’s a powerful camera that offers superior [...]

January 2012

  • Lensbaby Magic
  • For any photographer, professional or hobbyist alike, the magical world of Lensbaby Lenses is both shocking and awe-inspiring. Shocking? Yes indeed, but not in that “panic, I don’t know what I am doing” sense – rather in the “oh my word did I really make that photo so awesome all by myself!” way. (and yes [...]

December 2011

  • Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 for Wedding Photography
  • A wedding photographer knows the most difficult part of shooting a wedding is getting enough light into your shot inside the church. Sometimes, even with an off camera flash, the ceiling is too high or the walls are too far to bounce the light off and you can’t go flashing the bride and groom in [...]

October 2011

  • Diana F+ Mini | Lomography | Plastic Magic!
  • I have recently spent some time playing with the Diane F+, the blue one, in case you were wondering – because this little camera comes in an unimaginable amount of different colours and patterns that just blow your mind! The body of the Diane F+ is completely plastic and holding it you have this wave [...]

May 2011

  • Sigma 150-500mm APO DG OS F5-6.5
  • Weighing in at 1,9kg with a length of25,2cm (not zoomed in) this lens truly is a monster. The solid, heavy design of this lens makes it great for heading out into the open fields of wild nature to capture those creatures that you really don’t want to get too close to. While the lens is [...]

April 2011

  • The Little Gorilla Tripod Stands it’s Ground!
  • Barry Brady set off on a climb up Kilimanjaro and took with him a trusted GorillaPod, light and easy to carry, it was the perfect companion for a photographer off on a serious adventure! He has written a few words on the GorillaPod and shared some photos from his expedition. Please see below: _______________________________________________________________________________ Getaway Blog: http://blog.getaway.co.za/photography/review-of-the-joby-gorillapod/ College [...]

March 2011

  • Sigma 18-250mm DC OS HSM
  • Imagine a lens that fits neatly onto your camera, small and easy to carry, that covers the ultimate range of focal distance to ensure that no matter where you are adventuring you can get the shot you want, now attach a pocket-happy price tag and call it a hobby photographers dream lens! While this little [...]

February 2011

  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Review
  • This Canon 70-300mm L series lens is built like a tank with a sturdy, solid feel to it, but to my relief, carrying it around for over an hour, the lens was surprisingly light (at around 1kg). While it is not a small lens it is certainly not a big lens either! I found it [...]

October 2010

  • Panasonic SDT750 | Consumer 3D video recording
  • This camera is sure to be the average film student’s fantasy. The world’s first consumer level 3D camcorder! Oh the creative hours you can have with this one! You otherwise very normal looking Panasonic HDC-SDT750 comes with an attachable 3D lens which allows the camera to record in the same way human eyes view a [...]

  • The Sony A55 | Translucent Mirror Technology
  • The new Sony A55 has arrived and has a wow factor great enough to knock its brothers and sisters off the shelves, with 16.2 megapixels and 10 frames per second in fast action mode, this interchangeable-lens camera is sure to be a new favourite. Now for a surprise – a camera without a pop up [...]

July 2010

  • LEXAR | Professional
  • UDMA You will notice that some of Lexars CF (compact flash) cards are adorned with the letters UDMA. UDMA stands for Ultra Direct Memory Access and these four letters are a highlight for users looking for high performance in CF cards. UDMA refers to a new process of moving data from the card onto your [...]

June 2010

  • The Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5
  • In design, it is gorgeous. It has a very fresh and funky look, modern and solid. There is a slight glitter to the body which I thought added a fun flair to the camera without being girly. (I have a white one. I hope the sparkle is on all of the colours, which by the [...]

May 2010

  • THE CANON SX20 IS | Advanced Digital Camera
  • This camera was designed around its very well labeled Super-Zoom description. The SX20 boasts a 20 X zoom ability that is similar to the focal length of a 28mm – 560mm DSLR lens. This is ideal for shooting the soccer players on the field below you when you are shooting from all the way at [...]

February 2010

  • Canon 550D
  • The Canon 550D is about to break into the market with some brilliant new features and of course the first feature I mention is that it is a really great quality Hybrid! With full HD video recording capabilities, the 550D has selective frame rates and you can’t not be excited about it. The arrival of [...]

  • A Projector in a Camera | Nikon COOLPIX S1000pj
  • I am super excited about the creativity in the idea of putting a projector into a camera. What a fantastic and fun way to share images with friends, or even create a brilliant company presentation for prospective clients! What could be more exciting that a pocket size projector, ready to present you wedding photographs at [...]

January 2010

  • The Sexy Sony HVR-HD1000E
  • The Sony HVR-HD1000E comes with the luxury of both HDV and standard DV filming modes. This adds a great option allowing you to record exclusively in DV mode should you wish to and with a simply option change you camera becomes a high-definition recorder as well. The camcorder also features a number of lower quality [...]

  • The Canon Legria HF20
  • At 340 grams the high definition, Canon Legria HF20 is a very comfortable hold and light enough to be easily carried around with the dimensions keeping the camera small enough to be a tight-squeeze-fit into a jacket pocket. Along with the 15x zoom lens and 4 mega pixel sensor the Canon Legria HF20 has an [...]

  • The Canon Legria HF21
  • The Canon Legria HF21 has a 2,7 inch LCD, widescreen, with 112,000 pixels and is able to swivel around to face multiple directions. Set to the lowest quality for recording, the Canon Legria HF21 easily holds over 24 hours of high definition recording with its dual-flash memory totalling 64 gigs of space.  At the highest [...]

  • Nikon D3S | For the Professional
  • The extraordinary Nikon D3s has done nothing but impress me since being placed in my hands. Without a doubt or a hiccup, this camera is built for the professional, whether its news, sports, events or studio shooting, this camera has an incredible class that delivers superb results. The great your knowledge of photography, the great [...]

  • Bushnell Yardage Pro V2 with Pinseeker
  • The Bushnell Yardage Pro V2 with Pinseeker is a favourite choice amongst golfers because it is tournament legal. While the Bushnell Yardage Pro V2 is not waterproof or fog proof, it does have a mode called Rain Mode which will compensates for precipitation while measuring through snow or rain fall in order to guarantee an [...]

  • The Canon Powershot G11
  • The Powershot G series has already made its place on the top steps of the competing compact camera ladder and the Powershot G11 does not take away from the already earned reputation as one of the most purchased compact camera names. With a 10 megapixel CCD Sensor and a 2.8 inch tilt and swivel LCD [...]

  • Lowepro Classified Bags
  • The very first thing that I noticed about this bag was the style. I was really excited (before even taking a look inside) by the way the bag was put together on the outside. Why? Because with one of these Lowerpro Bags slung over your shoulder while you are stomping through the streets of the [...]

December 2009

  • The Gold Rush Lens | Nikon 300mm f2.8 G VRII
  • The Nikon VRII is about to enter the market and the whispering sound from camera enthusiasts worldwide is ‘brace yourself’ because this lens is to a camera enthusiast what finding gold was to a John Marshall (yes, he trigger the 1848 California Gold Rush!) Everything about this lens tells us that it was designed for [...]

  • Canon Legria HF S10
  • A solid video camera with a strong weight for comfortable handling and easy functionality, the Canon Legria HF S10 is a camera that sits in the top reaches of the middle-range it has been slotted into. This Legria has 32 gigs of flash memory built into its body. You can also make use of a [...]

  • The Sony HDR XR200
  • The Sony HDR XR200 hit the market as the entry level model for the company’s range of camcorders which were smartly equipped with GPS and GEO tagging. When I say entry-level, don’t snub your nose and immediately head off in search for a higher level, because this little camera is jam packed with incredible features and [...]

  • Pocket Wizard Plus II Transceiver
  • The Pocket Wizard Plus II Transceiver is so incredibly easy to use. It has a basic no mess no fuss, plug and play concept with a 500 meter radius. To make your life even easier, the Plus II Transceiver knows whether it is sending signal or receiving a command and automatically switches between the two [...]

November 2009

  • The Sony XR100
  • Weighing in at only 410 grams with the battery, this little camcorder records incredible 1920 x 1080 high definition video and takes vivid, clear and crisp 4 meg still images. The Sony XR100 has an internal memory space of 80 gigs (hard drive, not flash memory). This allows you to store around 32 hours of [...]

  • Sony HDR XR500 & Sony HDR XR520
  • These High Definition camcorders are packed with helpful and useful features like Smile Shutter, Face Detection, Built in GPS, Optical Stabilisation and the ability to capture images at 12 megapixels. The difference between the two camcorders is the HDD capacity. The XR520 has 240 gigs and the XR500 has 120 gigs. The XR500 and the [...]

  • Sony HDR-CX500 & Sony HDRCX520
  • Launched simultaneously, the CX500 and CX520 are two of Sony’s newer high definition cameras. The Sony CX500 and CX520 are both flash memory camcorders which offer 32 gigs (CX500) and 64 gigs (CX520) of internal memory. Both of these camcorders feature a 1/2.8 inch CMOS sensor with a total count of 6 megapixels. Sony has [...]

  • SONY HVR Z5E Camcorder
  • Introducing the Sony HVR-Z5E Camcorder. This amazing device has an incredible feature that attracts many filmers to it; the type 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system, making use of EXMOR technology, delivers high performance filming even when the lighting conditions are difficult. This camera’s low-light sensitivity makes it a great camcorder for recording indoors and still [...]

  • Sony DSC-WX1 | sneeking a lot into something so small
  • For a digital compact camera to boast great low light photography without making use of the flash sounds very intriguing, so of course I was very happy to be given a chance to play with the Sony DSC-WX1. The low light photography is made possible by three of Sony’s own creations: A quality lens, a [...]

  • Elinchrom BXRi 250/500 | Flash Kit
  • The Elinchrom BXRi 250/500 kit was built to represent a certain concept which reflects well in its making.The Elinchrom BXRi 250/500 kit is great for both home and professional use and is ideal specifically for Portraiture. Each of the flash units has a wireless trigger and the EL-Skyport is a wireless synchronization unit that allows [...]

  • The Celestron Nexstar 114SLT Review
  • Within the Celestron SLT range of computerised telescopes, the 114 comes across as a first glimpse into something with real astronomical use. Price positioned between the 80 SLT and 102 SLT refractors, 114 SLT’s price point is indicative of just how much more cost-efficient the newtonian design of the 114L SLT is over the 80 [...]

October 2009

  • Pentax K-X SLR
  • Compared to its predecessor, the Pentax KM, the Pentax 12.4 megapixel KX SLR can be viewed more as a whole new camera as opposed to an upgrade. What stayed the same? Only the Metering, Viewfinder and Body! The rest is a complete makeover. Instead of giving this camera unnecessary features, Pentax has put the cost [...]

  • Tantalising Twin Release | Sony Alpha 500 and 550
  • These two beautiful cameras are both powered by the BIONZ™ image processing engine. This means that fast-paced action shots are captured easily and with much faster continuous shooting speeds than were available in previous models. The soul of these two Alpha cameras is the new Exmor™ CMOS sensor that guarantees incredibly crisp, minimal-noise images, rich [...]

  • Extraordinaire | Sony Alpha A850
  • A brand new extraordinaire! The Alpha A850 is built around a full frame 24.6 megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor which snaps your pictures in amazing clarity with brilliant, intense colours and detailed textures. Featuring a 3 inch “XtraFine” TFT lcd, with 921,000 pixels and 98% coverage, the Alpha A850 allows you to view your images in [...]

September 2009

  • The Launch of the Olympus ‘Pen’ EP-1
  • Olympus recently announced the launch of their latest innovation – the ‘Pen EP-1′. It is an interchangeable lens digital camera that compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System standard announced in August 2008. It is marketed as not quite an SLR and not quite a compact – something in between. The Olympus Pen EP-1 comes [...]

  • GOLD DIWA AWARD FOR NIKON D5000
  • If you have taken a look at our recent review and video of this versatile camera, then you would not be surprise to find out that it has been awarded DIWA GOLD! An organisation of related experts at DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association) spend time putting various image capturing devices through some very high pressure, [...]

  • The Canon Powershot S90
  • This little 10 megapixel compact camera packs a big punch for its size. Boasting a 3.8 optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 28-105mm), DIGIC 4, ISO of 80-3200, an F2.0-4.9 stabilized lens, a dual anti noise system and among other things they have squeezed a 3 inch LCD II in as well! The Anti Noise system works [...]

  • Canon 15-85mm lens
  • The Canon 15-85mm lens is perfect as an all round lens to pop into your camera when you are doing a general ‘walk around’ somewhere and don’t want to be swapping lenses all the time. It weighs in at 575 grams and has a minimum focus distance of 0.35 meters and a maximum magnification of [...]

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38
  • The Panasonic Lumix FZ38 (also known as the FZ35) makes its grand entrance as a lightweight, rugged and solid feeling 12 megapixel camera with a 2.7 inch LCD (230,000 dots). A key feature of this digital camera is its ability to ‘super-zoom’ with its wide angle 18x zoom lens and the upgraded Power O.I.S (Optical [...]

  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens
  • This is a brilliant lens both for a user starting out in Macro photography and a seasoned photographer. It is a Sturdy hold at 600g with a 58mm filter. USM (Ultrasonic Motor) enables the Canon EF Macro lens to focus incredibly fast, accurately and deliciously quietly. A few users that I have chatted with have [...]

  • Canon Releases the EOS 7D
  • The latest Super Model of the camera world. Canon has just released its Canon EOS 7D. The light weight, curvaceous magnesium alloy body with buttons and switches in all the right places just can’t help but grab your attention and I haven’t even mentioned the 3 inch LCD yet. The LCD has very creatively been [...]

August 2009

  • The Canon EOS 50D
  • The Canon EOS 50D has an impressive expanded ISO range of 100-12800 and a 3 inch LCD screen boasting 920,000 dots. It is a 15.1 megapixel camera. I’ll start by telling you that this is a superb camera and stands as a serious investment for an amateur as well as an affordable and quality back [...]

  • The Nikon D90
  • The Nikon D90 is a marvellous hybrid of quality still and video capture. The Nikon D90 has an impressive 12.3 megapixels and a 3 inch crisp and clear high resolution LCD which has 170 degree viewing angles. The 170 degrees of viewing opportunities work well in sync with Live View mode using the full 920,000 [...]

  • Sony Alpha A350
  • The Sony Alpha A350 gives its user a crisp, clear 2.7 inch LCD with 230,000 pixels, a 9 point auto focus system and 14.2 megapixel images. The LCD has an anti reflective coating, so that your view is uncompromised by bright light, and a tilt option, allowing you to move the screen to face completely [...]

  • Nikon D5000
  • I’ve always loved the versatility of the hybrid, still and video camera in one, and the Nikon D5000, 12.9 megapixel, does not disappoint on any level. With movie capture capabilities of up to 1280 X 720 at 24 frames per second including mono sound. I found the video capture results to be crisp, smooth and [...]

  • Sony Alpha A330
  • The Sony Alpha A330 has been marketed as a bridge between SLRs and ‘point and shoot’ cameras. I agree with this completely. I was happy playing around on the 2.7inch, 1,080,000 pixel LCD. It was clear and bright and easy to see in harsh lighting. Some of the Sony Alpha’s features include: a 9 point [...]

  • Sony Alpha A230
  • At 452 g without the battery, lenses and accessories, this little camera is a lightweight in terms of body makeup, however, it is slightly bigger than its competitors in the same league and is therefore able to offer a bigger screen (2.7 inches) and a challengeable better auto-focus feature (a 9 point system) but there [...]

  • Nikon D300S
  • The Nikon D300S has only served to impress with each feature and option available. The D300S has a 12.3 Megapixel DX-Format CMOS image sensor. Its 3 inch VGA Screen (Video Graphics Array) is crisp, clear and bright. The Nikon D300S provides its users with a powerful 51-point auto focus system. A mode called Auto-area was [...]

  • Nikon reveals the D3000
  • *drum roll* The DLSR made simple! Nikon has just released the D3000, its newest, latest DSLR, boasting an incredible 3 inch LCD, with 230,000 pixels and an 11 point focus system with 3-D tracking. The simplicity of the D3000 has dispelled the rumours that DSLRs are complicated to use. This sexy, little camera has made [...]

July 2009

  • Canon EOS 450D | Digital Rebel XSi
  • The Canon EOS 450D, also known as the Digital Rebel Xsi, boasts a superb 3.5 frames per second in continuous shooting mode and Live View comes with not the usual one mode but rather two options, one being Auto Focus with Contract Detection, unlike other brands the Digital Rebel XSi can run the Contrast Detection [...]

  • Olympus E-520
  • There has been a bit of back and forth about the look of the Olympus E-520, some have called it plasticy and oddly shaped. For me; I am happy to call the look Nostalgic! The design gives me a bit of a 1980′s mixed with modern funk feel. This camera has a rugged, strong plastic [...]

  • Olympus E-620
  • The Olympus E-620 is very basically put, the world’s smallest mid-level, highly functional SLR camera with built in image stabilization and 12.3 Megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruePic III+ processor. Of course the E-620 is a member of the Four Thirds camera group, enabling interchangeable lenses between other camera brands. (once again a note to [...]

  • Canon EOS 500D
  • I’m going to start this review by telling you straight away about the 500Ds impressive 15.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, this kind of feature allows for printing up to A3 size in fantastic quality! This makes plugging into the TV for viewing a pleasure as the quality doesn’t diminish on the bigger screen. Also, once [...]

  • The Canon Legria HF200 Video Camera Review
  • The HF 200 is a video camera designed for amateurs but equipped with many professional features such as a mike input, adjustable audio attenuator and exposure settings. This makes it a good choice for serious enthusiasts and semi-professionals. We armed our amateur, who had previously never shot video, with just the camcorder and SAcamera’s ProHints [...]

  • The Olympus E-620 with 70-300mm f4/5.6 lens Review including Pictorial Spread
  • All pictures displayed below were taken on location at Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Safari Lodge, a 2.5 hour drive from Cape Town. All photos were taken with the image stabiliser active and no tripods or other forms of support were used. The most striking feature of the E-620 is the intelligence with which the camera [...]

  • A Pictorial Spread of Photos Taken With Gear Used For Our Landscape Issue
  • Equipment: Canon EOS 20D with Sigma 10mm f2.8 EX DC lens (circular vignette created by lens hood used to reduce glare). Mounted on a lightweight carbon fibre/magnesium Manfrotto 190CXPro3 tripod and 808 RC4 Manfrotto 3 way pan-tilt head. Exposure: ISO 100; f11; 1/60th sec The fisheye lens creates unique perspectives with its wide angle distortion. [...]

  • Sigma Fisheye 10mm f2.8 HSM Lens
  • The Sigma fisheye is a great lens to have some fun with. It’s relatively light weight and compact and it produces images that are edge-to-edge sharp, but not quite crisp. Unfortunately, mounted on a Canon camera it doesn’t offer the 180 degree fisheye capability it would on a Nikon due to the extra crop factor [...]

  • The Great Sports Lens Review
  • For the amateur deciding which lens to buy, the price difference from budget to high quality should be justified by a resultant shift in picture quality. The trouble is how does one actually compare lens quality. We took all the lenses an amateur may consider buying for big field sports photography and field tested them at a local cricket match. To make it a true-to-heart comparison, we even enlisted amateurs to shoot the pics and used entry-level camera bodies – Canon 400D, Nikon D60, Sony A350. From Canon we tested the 75-300mm USM lens, the 70-300 DO IS USM lens and the 100-400mm L IS USM lens

  • The Canon 450D – a beginner’s startup review
  • As a first-time DSLR user, the various buttons and controls on the Canon 450D seemed all too daunting at first glance and the bulky build with its jutting handle was not something I was familiar with from taking pics with a compact camera.

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