Sigma 100-400mm f/5 – 6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary

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The 100-400mm focal range is much sought after by all nature and wildlife lovers. All the major manufacturers have such a lens in their range. With us this month is Sigma’s 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary. In recent times, every Sigma lens tested by SP has been special. Will the 100-400 repeat the success? Design & Build Quality The Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG O … [Read more...]

Manfrotto Lykos LED Light – Bicolor

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For macro and close-up photography, electronic flash has always been the choice of illumination for most photographers, especially when working in low ambient light. With the advances in lighting however, LED lights provide an alternative source of illumination with certain advantages not found with electronic flash. When using electronic flash, reflections from various … [Read more...]

Canon EOS 77D

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Mid-level D-SLRs usually are the most underrated of cameras. These are the price-holders for a segment of users who cannot afford the best, yet are not ready to settle for entry-level models. The 77D is a possible replacement to the 760D. Design and Build Quality The Canon 77D has a polycarbonate exterior, which feels sturdy for a midlevel D-SLR. The switches and buttons … [Read more...]

With a Longer Reach – Sony RX10 III

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Sony is one camera manufacturer that has a clearly defined ‘professional’ line-up of compact cameras. The RX-series, consisting of three distinct line-ups, the RX100, RX10, and the RX1, has broken new grounds in image quality when it comes to compact cameras. The RX10 III (officially known as the RX10 M3) is an improved version of the RX10 II with an extension of 3x optical zoo … [Read more...]

Raising the Bar – Canon EOS 1D X Mark II

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The 1D X Mark II is the new Canon flagship model incorporating a full-frame 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, with a machine-gun frame rate of 16 frames per second in Live View shooting, 14 frames per second when using the viewfinder. You can also select the AF point using the Touchscreen. Nikon and Canon both released their top-gun cameras (Nikon’s D5 and Canon’s 1D X Mark II) in tim … [Read more...]