Richard Hopkins

Richard Hopkins

DPReview Contributor
Lives in United Kingdom Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
Works as a Technical writer and photographer
Joined on Jul 9, 2015
About me:

Richard has spent a decades-long career in the photo press, and UK members may recall him as editor and publisher of Practical Photography in the 1980s and 90s, when it was the biggest-selling photo magazine in Europe. Equipment reviews have always been a passion and he introduced the first MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) lens tests to consumer publishing. Richard's love of photography began at school where he was lucky to have a very knowledgeable teacher, before going on to the London College of Printing. "I enjoy every aspect - the art and the science, the challenge of a new subject, exploring creative techniques, and using quality equipment. What I shoot often depends on the gear I'm testing, so it could be portraits or landscape, studio or street, sport, macro or bokeh hunting. Never a dull moment."

Editorial content

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The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review

Canon threw everything but the kitchen sink at its overhaul of the 35mm F1.4L, and the Mark II version's performance does not disappoint – if you can get past a very steep price tag. Read more

Upgrading a classic: Canon 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM Mark II review

The king is dead, long live the Mark II. After 15 long years, Canon finally upgraded one of the biggest-selling telezooms of all time - the 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM. Is it a worthy successor to the venerable, but still very capable original? Read more

Long and short of it: Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro review

Tamron's 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 takes the superzoom concept it made famous a few steps forward. It offers a significant increase in telephoto range, and also goes wider to bring real wide-angle capability to the superzoom category for the first time. It's also earned a 'Macro' designation with its close focusing ability. Is it truly a super zoom? Take a look at our analysis. Read more