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Nikon D5600 Review

Introduction The Nikon D5600 is a new 24.2 megapixel DX-format DSLR camera with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF). The D5600 replaces the 18-month-old D5500 and offers several new features. SnapBridge compatibility utilises Bluetooth low energy technology to let the D5600 maintain a constant, low-power link with a smartphone or tablet. The frame advance bar, inherited from Nikon’s professional D5 and D500 cameras, makes it possible to quickly scroll through images in playback mode. For movie shooters, the Time-Lapse Movie function transforms slow-moving scenes into high-speed sequences, and the D5600 now lets you operate the Auto Sensitivity control via the touchscreen interface. In the UK/Europe, the Nikon D5600 is priced at £799.99 / €949 in a kit with the AF-P 18-55mm VR standard zoom, or £989.99 / €1,179 with the AF-S 18-140mm VR lens. In the US the D5600 camera will go on sale later in January 2017 at the suggested retail price of $799.95 with the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens. It will also be available in a two-lens kit option, including the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED lenses, for $1,149.95. Additionally, the Nikon D5600 will be sold as a […]

Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Review

Introduction The new Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens is being marketed as the ideal ‘all-in-one’ lens for uses of the EOS M system. You can buy it as part of the kit with the newly launched EOS M5 compact system camera. It offers an equivalent focal length of 29-240mm (remembering that the APS-C format of EOS M camera is a 1.6x crop). The Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens is constructed of 17 elements in 13 groups, and there are 7 diaphragm blades. An image stabiliser offers 4 stops of compensation, and the lens uses an STM AF motor. The closest focusing distance is 0.25m at 18-50mm, or 0.45m at 150mm. The maximum magnification of 0.31 is available at 150mm. If you want to buy the Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens separately from the EOS M5 camera, you can purchase it for around £429 / $499. Ease of Use The Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens is available in two colours, black, and the silver version we were supplied with. Only the outer of the lens is silver, if you twist it to zoom the lens, you’ll see that the inside is black. The Canon […]

Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS Review

Introduction The Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS is a telephoto zoom lens for the Sony full-frame E-mount compact system cameras. It features 23 elements in 18 groups including one newly developed XA (extreme aspherical) element with 0.01 micron surface precision to effectively control chromatic aberrations, offers built-in 5-axis Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, has a minimum focusing distance of 0.96m and 0.25x maximum magnification, and has a circular 11 blade diaphragm which creates an attractive blur to the out-of-focus areas of the image. The combination of a Super Sonic Wave Motor for the front group and Dual Linear Motor for the rear achieves quick and precise focus, the Super Nano AR coating limits glare and flaring, and it’s also dust and moisture resistant. The Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS lens is available for £2500 / $2500 in the UK and the US, respectively. Ease of Use Weighing in at 1480g, the aluminium alloy bodied Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS is very heavy for a compact system camera lens, but comparable to most equivalent full-frame 70-200mm lenses for DSLR cameras. In use, it does feel rather large for a small body like the Sony A7R II body that we […]