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  1. Tamron SP AF 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Di II LD Asp review

    Tamron SP AF 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Di II LD Asp review

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    Although the Tamron 11-18mm might not look quite as wide as the rival Sigma 10-20mm on paper (a millimetre can make a lot of difference at these focal lengths), the field of view was almost identical in our tests, using both on a Canon EOS 400D

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    Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G AF-S VR Micro review

    Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G AF-S VR Micro review

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    The recently launched Nikkor 105mm is the first macro lens to feature vibration reduction. What's more, it's Nikon's new, second-generation VR system, which claims to give you a four-stop advantage

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    Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM Macro review

    Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM Macro review

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    Many macro lenses are bulky, taking up more room in your gadget bag than you'd like, and weighing you down in the process. By comparison, the Canon EF-S 60mm is as small and light as the average prime lens of the same focal length

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    Pentax smc DA 8-55mm f/3.5 - 5.6 AL review

    Pentax smc DA 8-55mm f/3.5 - 5.6 AL review

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    The smallest and lightest in the group, the Pentax 18-55mm looks more like a standard 50mm prime lens than a zoom. The filter size is refreshingly small at 52mm, although the lens is reasonably fast at f/3.5-5.6

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    Tokina AT-X 124 Pro DX 12-24mm f/4 review

    Tokina AT-X 124 Pro DX 12-24mm f/4 review

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    Taking the middle ground between budget and most own-brand lenses, the Tokina 12-24mm looks good value for the money. The 'one-touch' focus clutch system enables AF or manual focus to be selected by nudging the focus ring forwards or backwards

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    Tokina AT-X M100 Pro D 100mm f2.8 Macro review

    Tokina AT-X M100 Pro D 100mm f2.8 Macro review

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    Apart from an extra 10mm in focal length, the Tokina macro lens bears more than a passing resemblance to the 90mm Tamron. Similarities include noisy and slow Autofocus, a non-rotating front element and the same push-pull mechanism on the focus ring

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    Pentax smc D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro review

    Pentax smc D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro review

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    The Pentax 100mm Macro looks like an old-school lens, with its lockable aperture ring at the back and a huge 'clamp' switch on the side, for locking focus. Autofocus itself is hit and miss, with a noisy motordrive

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    Sigma 8-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro review

    Sigma 8-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro review

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    The first surprise of this lens is that it doesn't feature a whisper-quiet hypersonic Sigma motor. Instead, you get a conventional focus ring by the front element, which doesn't enable manual override in Autofocus mode.

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    Canon EF-S 7-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM review

    Canon EF-S 7-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM review

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    The standard zoom kit lens for the Canon EOS is notoriously second-rate but the EF-S 17-85mm is worlds apart, offering stellar image quality and handling. Even wide-open images were razor-sharp all the way down to 0.35m

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    Samsung NV20 review

    Samsung NV20 review

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    This flagship model of Samsung's 'New Vision' range of cameras is characteristically slimline, at just 18.6mm in depth. Frontal high points include a Schneider Kreuznach lens that's resistant to ghosting and flare but prone to a bit of purple fringing and softness.

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    Canon EOS 1Ds Mk III review

    Canon EOS 1Ds Mk III review

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    Like other professional DSLRs, notably previous EOS 1Ds models and Nikon's D2x/D3, the EOS 1Ds Mk III is much taller than the average digital SLR. A big, fat battery housing sits in the base of the body, and this also allows space for an additional, vertical shutter release.

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    Nikon D300 review

    Nikon D300 review

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    The Nikon D200 was a truly great camera that offered professional performance at an enthusiast's price. Even now, its 10-megapixel CCD sensor can easily hold its own compared with similarly-priced rivals, and the robust build quality was - and still is - out of this world.

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    Olympus E-3 review

    Olympus E-3 review

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    Four long years have passed since Olympus launched its first professional digital SLR. During that time there may have been moments when some Olympus fans doubted there would ever be a successor to the much-loved E-1. Now the wait is finally over with the launch of the E-3

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    Tamron AFSP 7-50mm f/2.8 XRDi-II LD ASP review

    Tamron AFSP 7-50mm f/2.8 XRDi-II LD ASP review

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    Similar in size and weight to its Sigma rival, the constant f/2.8 Tamron features a layout of zoom ring at the body end and focus ring by the front element. It's available in Canon, Nikon and Sony/Minolta fit

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    Pentax Optio Z10 review

    Pentax Optio Z10 review

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    Not only do they work well, Pentax cameras look neat and tidy - or at least they did until the Optio Z10 came along. When the rest of the camera world is going svelte, this little Pentax has gone lumpy and dumpy.

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    Nikon CoolPix P5100 review

    Nikon CoolPix P5100 review

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    Most photographers know that a digital SLR offers the best possible image quality, but most are heavy and can draw unwanted attention when you're shooting candid street shots or if you're in a place where photography isn't really appreciated

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    Fujifilm FinePix Z100fd review

    Fujifilm FinePix Z100fd review

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    Handbag and party cameras are a dime a dozen these days. They come in all manner of fashionable colours and they're designed to produce vibrant snaps that you can post on Facebook even if your hands are shaking from one Bacardi Breezer too many

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    Nikon Coolpix S51c review

    Nikon Coolpix S51c review

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    Nikon's S51c is a new super-slim digital compact that takes good shots in bright and medium-lit situations, and tucks away to take up next to no space. Its sister is the S51, which is the same camera but without wireless ability.

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    Canon Powershot A650IS review

    Canon Powershot A650IS review

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    This camera caught our eye in among Canon's annual end-of-year product deluge. It's the latest PowerShot and includes the same DIGIC III processor as Canon's IXUS and DSLR models.

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    Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 review

    Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 review

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    The Sony 11-18mm is designed for APS-C-sized sensors rather than for full-frame use. As such, the lens is compact but still feels sturdy, and is finished to Sony's usual high standards. Generously proportioned zoom and focus rings mean easy operation

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    Nikon D3 review

    Nikon D3 review

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    Here's an interesting fact to mull over. The Canon EOS 1Ds Mk III will sell for £6,000, body only. For that, you can get a D3 body, one of the brand-new Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 N-series lenses and Nikon's fabulous 14-24mm N-series wide-angle zoom.

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    Sony Alpha A700 review

    Sony Alpha A700 review

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    Sony is serious about its SLRs. The A100 was a fair effort, with a resemblance to the Dynax 5D Sony inherited from its takeover of Konica Minolta, but the A700 is a whole new camera

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    Fujifilm FinePix F50fd review

    Fujifilm FinePix F50fd review

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    One of Fujifilm's main aims for the F50fd was to build on the low-light performance for which its predecessors were renowned, while offering higher-res images. This tricky task has been successfully accomplished

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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 review

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    Breaking into the fiercely competitive SLR market takes nerves of steel and deep pockets. It's something both Sony and Panasonic are attempting to do, but to improve their odds, each has drawn on the experience of an existing player

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