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  1. Sony A350 review

    Sony A350 review

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    On the face of it, this new DSLR from Sony is positively groaning with extra features and some very clever functions.

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    Ricoh GR II review

    Ricoh GR II review

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    Over the past couple of decades, photography has changed almost beyond recognition. The switch from film to digital is only part of it. Photographers have also migrated en masse, away from fixed focal length 'prime' lenses to embrace the do-it-all convenience of zooms.

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    Sony A200 review

    Sony A200 review

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    Sony has updated its entry-level DSLR but the changes appear to be evolutionary rather than revolutionary. So, how tempting is it?

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    Uniloc System 1700 with 30 ball head review

    Uniloc System 1700 with 30 ball head review

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    Uniloc tripods use a curved centre bolt to link both their legs and their centre column. The legs and the column can move independently, and much more rapidly than conventional tripods.

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    National Geographic Expedition NGET1 with NGEH1 head review

    National Geographic Expedition NGET1 with NGEH1 head review

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    The NGET1 is actually ‘engineered’ by Manfrotto for National Geographic. It doesn’t take too much detective work to spot the similiarities between this tripod and Manfrotto’s 458B tripod and 468MG hydrostatic ball head.

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    Manfrotto 055XB with 804 head review

    Manfrotto 055XB with 804 head review

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    The 055XB doesn’t have the rotating column described in the 190XPROB review. If you want this, you’ll have to pay £15 more for the 055XPROB.

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    Gitzo GT2330/G2272M 3-way head review

    Gitzo GT2330/G2272M 3-way head review

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    Gitzos are the Rolls-Royce of tripods, and the GT2330 is expensive for an aluminium one, but surprisingly light.

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    Pentax K20D review

    Pentax K20D review

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    On the surface, the K20D is not unlike the K10D. Under the skin, though, it's very different. The biggest change is the swap to a 14.6-megapixel CMOS sensor. It's clear by now that you don't get a lot more definition with these higher pixel counts, but every little helps and it does mean that fine detail is resolved with a little more subtlety.

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    Canon IXUS 90 IS review

    Canon IXUS 90 IS review

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    The Ixus 90 IS takes up its positions in the middle of Canon's Ixus range. It lacks the wide angle and longer zoom of its superiors, yet offers this year's must-haves; image stabilisation, a high pixel count sensor, face recognition, and a reasonable price.

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    Ricoh R8 review

    Ricoh R8 review

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    Ricoh is marketing the compact camera as a lighter, more discreet alternative to the DSLR without limiting the user. Ricoh’s attempted to create this type of camera through its flagship Caplio series, but this time has done away with the Caplio moniker, simply calling it the R8.

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    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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