Review Fujifilm X20

BOTTOM LINE: Still one of the best, if not the best, compact camera available today, with great looks, build and image quality. Fujifilm X20 – Vital Stats Sensor: 12MP 2/3inch CMOS Lens: 28-112mm (equivalent) f 2.0-2.8 Memory: SD/SDHC/SDXC Construction: Magnesium alloy Weather-sealed: No Category: Rangefinder Compact Price in South Africa: R6 900 (This review was … Read moreReview Fujifilm X20

Pixel Pusher – Nikon D7100 Review

BOTTOM LINE: A refreshed version of the D7000 that has been improved in key areas, though not as much as some would like. Nikon D7100 – Vital Stats Sensor: 24MP APS-C (DX-format) CMOS Focal Lenght Conversion: 1.5x Memory: SD/SDHC/SDXC Construction: Magnesiium Alloy Weather Sealed: Yes Price in South Africa: R16 500 – Body Only (This … Read morePixel Pusher – Nikon D7100 Review

Pentax K-30

The K30 is the latest entry level DSLR from Pentax which succeeds the previous position held by the Pentax K-r. But how could Pentax improve on the K-r, which was already in itself a great value for money entry level camera? Surprisingly Pentax have pulled out all the stops to make sure they would have … Read morePentax K-30

Sony Alpha A99

The Alpha 99 is a model that has been eagerly awaited by many Sony fans for a long time. Its predecessor, the Alpha 900, came out roughly 4 years ago and was a phenomenal camera for the money. At the time, it shared the record for the highest megapixel camera with the Nikon D3x (a model that was widely known for actually getting its sensor from the Sony A900), but cost half the price. So understandably, pro photographers using the Sony system were getting impatient to see what Sony would come up with to top the Alpha 900.

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Review: Olympus OM-D E-M5

Review & Images By: Armani Quintas

The mirrorless Micro Four Thirds format was developed between Panasonic and Olympus and is the oldest of the mirrorless formats and – between the two brands – is also the most comprehensive. It is strange then that up until now, Olympus (arguably the brand with a longer and stronger photographic history over that of Panasonic) have not quite taken as much advantage of the format. When compared with Panasonic who have a far more extensive range of mirrorless cameras from simple, almost compact camera like models, to more advanced models with built in viewfinders that are designed for more serious users, Olympus have had a much simpler range. But to Olympus’ credit, they have seen the light (so to speak) and have taken advantage of what is a very capable system and decided to enter the pro camera segment with a mirrorless camera, featuring some seriously impressive specifications in a very small package.

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Review – Lomography Expandable Range Redscale Film

Regular readers will know that I’ve recently acquired a pair of film cameras. Unlike digital cameras (where the types of images created by modern cameras can be changed in Photoshop, or in camera by adjusting various parameters like saturation and colour, or even by adding built in effects which many entry level DSLR’s have these days), with film cameras, the only way to change the effect is to change the type of film you insert into the camera. And if you want something that looks truly different and especially vintage, then Lomography’s expandable range of redscale film might be perfect for you.

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Review: Sony Alpha NEX-7 and Zeiss 24mm f/1.8

The NEX-7 is Sony’s latest mirrorless camera and it sits at the top of their NEX range. It’s an all metal, APS-C sized sensor equipped machine, intended for professionals. It features the same 24 megapixel sensor and OLED viewfinder from the Alpha 77 and Alpha 65. Essentially, the NEX 7 is almost identical in specification and performance to the Alpha 77, but packaged in a far smaller body.

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