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8 Feb 2013 | No Comment | 6,259 views
Olympus 45mm f1.8 Lens Review

It isn’t big and grand but because it’s a cunningly designed little prime it can give a star turn which zooms can’t match. Compared to a kit lens it costs a little more money, but in comparison with lenses that can match it optically it is cheap.

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14 Jun 2012 | 8 Comments | 15,779 views
Olympus TG-1 & PT-053 Housing Review

In the last couple of years we have seen the (very welcome) return of creative compacts with decent lenses. After the pixel wars ended photographers proved their good taste by snapping up enthusiast compacts with bright glass. It’s obvious that letting more light in is a good thing and the TG-1 rewrites the class rules by adopting this mantra.

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31 May 2012 | 2 Comments | 5,683 views
Olympus PT-EP05L Underwater Housing Review for the E-PL3

Advances in camera design count for nothing if you can’t take them to your chosen location, never more true than when that location is underwater. Olympus’ staunch support for divers leaves it standing high and dry as the only camera maker supporting anything more than its compacts underwater.

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8 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 6,528 views
Olympus 40-150mm Micro Four Thirds Lens Review

Like all the Pen lenses the 40-150mm is tiny, light and perfect for travelling. Optical performance is great for such a tiddler and belies the crash diet it has been on to achieve its travel weight.

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24 Oct 2011 | 3 Comments | 9,915 views
Surer, sharper shooter – Sigma 150mm Macro Lens Review

I was half expecting the 150mm to be a slightly more grown up version of Sigma’s 105mm macro that I tried last year. This, however, is a very different beast; modern, slick and smooth.

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23 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 7,708 views
Kata Bumblebee DL-210 Review

The first thing I noticed was how light the Kata Bumblebee DL-210 is – just over 1kg (2lbs for those who still measure everything in bags of sugar).That does leave it feeling a little less robust, but Kata are a company founded by two ex-members of Israel’s elite special forces so the emphasis is on hi-tech materials.

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14 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments | 8,169 views
Three, long legged friend: Velbon Ultra REXi L Tripod Review

That bottom line for this new player is that here is a full size tripod that can cope with a pro weight camera but packs right down so you can take it out without being exhausted – of course I’m only reflecting my own modest fitness not the super human stamina of all WEX’s customers…

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6 Jul 2011 | 14 Comments | 17,145 views
The lens most travelled: Tamron 18-270mm Review

So is it the perfect travel lens? It certainly crams in all you’d normally need – with some icing on top as it has more than excellent reach – 300mm equivalent used to be ‘long’ so the 405mm the Tamron offers is a very useful bonus.

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16 Jun 2011 | 2 Comments | 4,644 views
Olympus PT-EP03 Underwater Housing Review

The E-PL2 gets underwater armour in the cobby, polycarbonate shape of the PT-EP03. I went for a nominal dunk before I could head off for my spring diving but a quick pool plunge can only tell you so much, real findings only emerge once the sea is playing ball.

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16 Jun 2011 | One Comment | 6,324 views
Olympus PT-050 Underwater Housing Review

The new housing for the XZ-1 may be the the junior system but expectations are sky high. It has a tough task ahead, to re-establish a line of serious underwater compacts that took a sabbatical in 2006. As a worthy successor it has the just right credentials; great lens, lots of control and designed-in dive friendly features.