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  1. Canon EOS 450D review

    Canon EOS 450D review

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    In recent months, Canon has dominated the D-SLR market with the success of the 400D, its entry-level camera. Some time after launch, newcomers are still snapping that model up for its superb image quality, ease of use and bargain price. But now Canon has issued a bigger, better and updated model: the 450D

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    Olympus mju 850 SW review

    Olympus mju 850 SW review

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    An errant splash can spell instant death for most digital cameras, water and electronics being a combination that's even less compatible than chalk and cheese. The Olympus mju 850 SW sets out to change all that. Not only is it ruggedised to offer a degree of shock resistance such that you can drop it from a height of 1.5 metres, but it's also fully waterproof.

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    Olympus ED 50mm f/2.0 Macro review

    Olympus ED 50mm f/2.0 Macro review

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    This Four Thirds lens has 'macro' on the side but only a 1:2 magnification ratio. It relies on the 2x crop factor to bring objects up to size. Despite this, the 50mm lens feels more like a 100mm on Olympus bodies

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    Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro review

    Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro review

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    There's a lot of 'retro' about this Sony lens, from its appearance and finely ridged focus ring to the grumbling autofocus motor. The autofocus also seems as slow and imprecise as anything from 25 years ago

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    Pentax smc-DA 12-24mm f/4 ED AL (IF) review

    Pentax smc-DA 12-24mm f/4 ED AL (IF) review

     

    The Pentax 12-24mm has a big price tag but is compact and lightweight. The big zoom ring facilitates smooth zooming with an even progression from start to finish. The focus ring is equally smooth but has a longer travel than most ultra-wide competitors

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    Nikon D60 review

    Nikon D60 review

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    The D60 is Nikon's new 10-megapixel entry-level digital SLR. It takes over from the D40x and, outwardly, it's very similar. Under the skin, though, there are some significant improvements. For a start, the D60 gets a new dust-removal system, in line with most other digital SLRs on the market.

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    Epson P-4000 Multimedia review

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    Showing off digital photos isn't as easy as pulling out a paper-based photo album. To solve this little problem Epson has come up with the P-4000. It's like a digital photo album, complete with an impressively bright and high-resolution...

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    Casio Exilim Card EX-S10 review

    Casio Exilim Card EX-S10 review

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    Casio's original design brief for its Exilim 'card' range was that they should be pretty much the same height and width as a credit card. The new EX-S10 follows these principles while, more remarkably, slimming down the overall package to just 15mm in depth, making it the world's smallest 10MP digital camera.

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    Olympus Zuiko 4-45mm f/3.5-5.6 review

    Olympus Zuiko 4-45mm f/3.5-5.6 review

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    Despite being mainly a kit lens, the Olympus 14-45mm has a lot going for it. A new multi-coating helps keep ghosting and flare to a minimum, while an aspherical element adds to the quality

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    Panasonic Lumix LZ8 review

    Panasonic Lumix LZ8 review

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    How many of today's digital compacts are really great? How many of them manage to tick all the boxes at a price that's affordable? With the Panasonic Lumix LZ8, we think we might have found one that gets close.

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    Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM review

    Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM review

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    At the budget end of the market, Sigma and Tamron are the major scrappers and Sigma's 10-20mm lens is the cheaper of the two. Despite its low cost compared with lenses from Nikon and Canon, the Sigma feels robust and has silent HSM autofocus

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    Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM review

    Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM review

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    In typical cheapskate fashion, at least when it comes to lens hoods, Canon doesn't supply one with this lens, which when added takes the overall price to about £500

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    Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm f3.5-4.5 review

    Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm f3.5-4.5 review

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    The Zuiko 40-150mm lens is designed for the Olympus E-series cameras, notably the brand new E-500 (reviewed on p34). The Four Thirds sensor in the E-series gives a 2x focal factor, so this lens is an 80-300mmzoom in 35mm speak

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    Sigma EF-500 DG ST review

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    The Sigma EF- 500 DG ST is the flashgun for those who think sizematters. It has the largest dimensions on test and is sure to get usersnoticed when they're out and about. The budget price is matched by the plastic feel and lack of LCD display

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    Nikon Nikkor 18-70mmf3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX review

    Nikon Nikkor 18-70mmf3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX review

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    Originally sold as a kit lens for Nikon's D70 D-SLR, the Nikkor 18-70mm has a near-silent autofocus system, which was very speedy in operation. Handling is a joy, with fully internal focusing and a non-rotating front element

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    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 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro review

    Sigma 18-50mm 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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