Huawei release the Mate 20 Pro

Huawei release the Mate 20 Pro

It’s fair to say that 2018 has been the best year yet for Chinese smart device manufacturer Huawei. Its partnership with iconic camera brand Leica has continued, with the extraordinary P20 Pro released earlier this year. It launched with the first-ever triple lens on a smart device, evoking a barrage of terrific reviews globally — both for its features, and results enjoyed by users.

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The new Canon EOS R system

The new Canon EOS R system

Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera is one of the company’s biggest product launches in 10 years. Along with the cutting-edge EOS R camera body, the company are also releasing a range of high-performance lenses suited to the new RF mount. Canon are also introducing new EF-EOSR mount adapters, meaning that more than 70 EF and EF-S lenses are compatible with the new system.

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Our monster camera buyers guide

Our monster camera buyers guide

Whether there’s a photographer in your life or it’s yourself that you’re shopping for, it’s easy to get lost in the innumerable options available. Luckily, we’ve had a year to look at, test, play with, and ponder many of the best photography products available, and we’ve filtered them all through our collective experience to bring you this monster camera buyers guide — for beginners right through to photography buffs, and sure to suit any budget.

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Our pick of prime portraits using Atmosphere Aerosol

Our pick of prime portraits using Atmosphere Aerosol

Trying to create an atmospheric environment on location can be tricky: fog machines are large, heavy, and require a power source. Pyrotechnics are disruptive, sometimes dangerous, and aren’t suitable in many situations, while dry ice comes with its own safety considerations. This seems a lot to put up with for the simple aim of capturing streams of directional light in our images.

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A manual-focus rangefinder camera crafted by one of the oldest brand names in photography: the Voigtländer Bessa-R4M

A manual-focus rangefinder camera crafted by one of the oldest brand names in photography: the Voigtländer Bessa-R4M

Rangefinder cameras are aptly named: they focus using a dual-image rangefinding device.  Most varieties of rangefinder show two images of the same subject, one of which moves when a calibrated wheel is turned. When two superimposed images line up, your image is in perfect focus, and the distance can be read off the wheel.

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