Articles tagged "hands-on"

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Hands-on with the Red Hydrogen One

It's big, heavy, expensive and it gave us a headache. Red's Hydrogen One is an interesting concept but its main selling point – capturing and displaying 3D content – completely misses the mark.

Photokina 2018: hands-on with the Leica S3

We got some hands-on time with Leica's new S3 medium format camera, which boasts a new higher-res sensor as well as other improvements.

Hands-on with the new Laowa lens collection

Venus Optics launched eight new lenses under the Laowa brand name at the Photokina show this year. We paid a visit to the stand to get a closer look.

Photokina 2018: Hands-on with Tokina's Opera 50mm F1.4 premium full-frame lens

The Opera designation is reserved for Tokina's most premium lenses, built for high resolution full-frame DSLRs. The 50mm F1.4 is the first in this lineup to come into production – take a closer look.

Photokina 2018: hands-on with eight stylish new bags

We saw new gear from Lowepro, Think Tank, Peak Design, ONA, Tamrac and more. Perhaps it's about time you upgraded your pack?

Phottix launches new multi-brand Odin Z OS, and a pair of Juno hotshoe flash units

Phottix has launched a new operating system for its portable flash systems that it says automatically switches between different manufacturer’s TTL systems as it detects their presence from an on-camera flash unit or on-camera transmitter. We went hands-on at Photokina.

Photokina 2018: Hands-on with new Voigtländer M and E-mount prime lenses

Voigtländer is one of the oldest names in photography. These days licensed by Japanese lensmaker Cosina, the Voigtländer brand is still going strong. We're at Photokina, where we got our hands on the company's newest lenses.

Photokina 2018: Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix S1R

One of the most interesting announcements at this year's Photokina show in Germany was the Panasonic / Leica / Sigma L-mount partnership. Earlier today we were lucky enough to get access to a prototype Panasonic S1R. Click through for a closer look.

Photokina 2018: Zenit and Leica collaborate on new 'M'

Leica is clearly in the mood for partnerships: A day after the company announced it was teaming up with Panasonic and Sigma on the L mount, Zenit took the wraps off the 'M', a Zenit-designed, Leica manufactured rangefinder. Click through to learn more.

Photokina 2018: Hands-on with Tamron's 2nd-gen 15-30mm F2.8  lens

Tamron's 2nd-generation full-frame wide-angle zoom features new coatings, faster AF speeds and improved vibration control. We got some hands on time with it, here's what we thought.

Photokina 2018: Hands-on with Sigma's new Global Vision lenses

Sigma took the wraps off five new lenses at Photokina this year, and we were there to see (and handle) them for ourselves. Click through for more information, and some early first impressions.

Hands-on with the Sony 24mm F1.4 G Master

The Sony 24mm F1.4 is the latest lens to join the company's premium G Master lineup. We've been shooting with one for a couple of days - here's what you need to know.

Hands-on with new Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 and XF 8-16mm F2.8

The new XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR and XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR are aimed at enthusiasts and professionals, and add considerable versatility to Fujifilm's growing XF lens lineup. We've been taking a look.

Fujifilm X-T3: what you need to know

The X-T3 is Fujifilm's newest X-series camera, and potentially represents the largest jump in features and performance that we've seen in a new Fujifilm camera in quite some time. We take a look at its headline features including a new sensor, new processor, new AF system, and some seriously impressive video capabilities.

Hands-on with the new Leica M10-P

'Go unannounced' is the tagline that Leica is using for the new M10-P, which has been introduced alongside the standard M10. We've had a little time with the new camera – take a look at what's new (and what's not).

A closer look at Nikon's new Z6 and future Z-mount lenses

The higher resolution Z7 might be getting most of the attention, but Nikon's new Z 6 also has a lot going for it. We're at the launch of the Z system in Tokyo, where we took a closer look at the Z6 and three forthcoming S-line lenses.

What you need to know about Panasonic's LX100 Mark II

Panasonic's LX100 II enthusiast compact adds a higher resolution sensor, touchscreen LCD and Bluetooth to an already great camera. Find out the highlights (and a few lowlights) in this tour of the LX100 II.

Hands-on with the Pentax HD FA* 50mm F1.4 (for real this time)

One of the most keenly-awaited lenses for a while, the new Pentax D FA* 50mm F1.4 is finally here, and we've been using it for a few days. In this article, we're updating our initial impressions on the basis of our recent shooting with the K-1 II.

First Impressions: Sony FE 400 F2.8 GM OSS

Read our first impressions of Sony's new pro-level 400mm F2.8, from the sidelines of a professional soccer match.

Huawei P20 Pro hands-on: 3x zoom lens leaves the competition behind

A few days testing Huawei's new flagship device has us convinced that it's the most advanced smartphone camera to date.

Hands-on with the Sony a7 III

Sony's a7 III mirrorless camera includes many features from its more advanced a9 and a7R III siblings, but at a more aggressive price point. Here's a quick hands-on tour of some of the most notable upgrades and improvements to Sony's 'basic' full frame model.

CP+ 2018: Hands-on with the Pentax K-1 Mark II and D FA* 50mm F1.4

We stopped by the Ricoh-Pentax booth at this year's CP+ show in Japan and got a chance to handle the new K-1 Mark II as well as a near-final version of the upcoming Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4. We even got a chance to informally test the K-1 II's crazy high ISO and hand-held Pixel Shift feature - click through to read our impressions.

CP+ 2018: Hands-on with Laowa 'Magic Shift Converter'

Venus Optics has been making some very interesting lenses in the past couple of years. and at this year's CP+ show in Yokohama Japan, the company is showing off an innovative 'magic shift converter'.

CP+ 2018: Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 50-200mm F2.8-4 ASPH

The Leica DG Vario 50-200mm F2.8-4 ASPH is the third and final lens in Panasonic's latest premium zoom lens lineup, and we had the chance to handle it in person at this year's CP+ show in Japan. Check out how this high-end tele-zoom handles in our slideshow.

CP+ 2018: First Look - Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master

At the CP+ 2018 show in Yokohama, we made a beeline for the Sony booth to feast our eyes on a prototype of the company's upcoming 400mm F2.8 G Master super telephoto lens.

CP+ 2018: First look at new Tamron FE-mount 28-75mm F2.8

The Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD is the first third-party standard zoom to be created natively for the Sony FE mount. We're at the CP+ show in Yokohama, where we got our hands on a prototype.

CP+ 2018: Hands-on with Tokina's 50mm F1.4 and 20mm F2

Tokina has recently released the 50mm F1.4 'Opera' and FíRIN 20mm F2 AF lenses, and we stopped by their booth at CP+ 2018 to get a feel for them.

CP+ 2018: Hands-on with the new Tamron 70-210mm F4 VC

Tamron's new 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD is a compact alternative to heavy (and pricey) F2.8 zooms. Take a look at our hands-on slideshow to see just how compact it really is.

CP+ 2018: Hands-on with Sigma 105mm F1.4 Art 'bokeh master' & 70mm macro

Sigma's new 105mm F1.4 DG HSM is a beast, weighing in at 1.6 kilos. We're at the CP+ tradeshow in Yokohama, Japan, where we just got our hands on what Sigma is calling the 'bokeh master'.

Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

We've had the chance to take a closer look at Samsung's new flagship smartphone and its improved camera system during the launch event in Barcelona. Here's what you need to know.

Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 / TZ200

The Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 is a powerful, pocketable travel zoom compact camera, with an impressively long lens. We've had our hands on one.

The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been

While it shares a name with one of Leica's most popular and affordable cameras of the 1970s, the new CL is separated from its namesake by more than just years. We've been using one for a few days - click through for a detailed first-impressions report.

Hands-on with Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4

Zeiss just announced a new prime lens for full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs: the Milvus 25mm F1.4. It's very big, very heavy, and should be very high-performing – and we just got our hands on one.

Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN 'C': hands-on and additional details

Sigma has used the Photo Plus Expo show in New York as a launchpad for an all-new lens – the 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary. It's a fast, high-quality prime for cropped-sensor Sony E-mount and M43 cameras.

Hands-on with new Fujifilm X and GF lenses

We're at the Photo Plus Expo show in New York, where Fujifilm is showing off its new XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR and GF 45mm F2.8 R WR prime lenses. Click through for a closer look.

Leica's 'new' Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 costs $325 per aperture blade

Leica's newest lens is one of its oldest. The Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 is a (slightly) modernized recreation of a classic 1930s design, famed for its unique soft focus look. We just got our hands on one.

Hands-on with new Canon L-series primes

Canon announced four new L-series prime lenses recently: the TS-E 50mm, 90mm F2.8L and 135mm F4L Macro, and the 85mm F1.4L. We just got our hands on them.

Hands-on with the impressively small Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

Canon's new PowerShot G1 X Mark III combines a 24MP APS-C sensor and hybrid autofocus system in an impressively compact body. Canon has been showing it to us at the Photo Plus Expo show in New York.

Hands-on with new Tamron 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

Tamron just announced a new 100-400mm telezoom, pitched at enthusiasts and professionals. The 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di VC USD is the lightest in its class, and packs some impressive features. And we just got our hands on one.

Sony a7R III sample gallery
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The Sony a7R Mark III is here and we get our hands on one for a few hours while at a press event in New York City. See our sample gallery.

Video: Sony a7R III first look

Sony took the wraps off its a7R III this morning, and we've put together a short video highlighting its standout features.

Hands-on with the new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm F1.2 and 45mm F1.2 Pro lenses

We take a hands-on look at the new 17mm F1.2 Pro and 45mm F1.2 Pro lenses from Olympus, a pair of fast primes that promise excellent optical performance and beautiful bokeh in a compact, lightweight package.

Google Clips is an AI-enabled hands-free camera that costs $250

After some expected hardware update announcements, Google's "one more thing" turned out to be a tiny, hands-free camera designed to automatically capture everyday moments.

Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV

Sony's new Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV is here, and it's all about speed and autofocus. We got our hands on the camera in New York City today so you can take a look at what's new.

Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3

Fujifilm has just taken the wraps off a brand new camera: the X-E3. They kindly loaned us a prototype for a few days, and we've given it the hands-on treatment.

Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III

The new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is superficially quite similar to its predecessor, but despite inheriting many of the same features, the feature set has been tweaked to make the new camera easier – and more fun – to use.

Ricoh Theta V hands-on
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Ricoh's new Theta V brings a host of new features to the candybar-shaped 360 camera, from improved performance to live 4K video streaming. Take a tour of the 'V' in our hands-on slideshow.

Hands on: Nikon D850
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The Nikon D850 is here, and it is quite the specimen. Built for speed, resolution and 4K video capture, it appears to be a DSLR powerhouse. Take a closer look at Nikon's newest addition.

The Leica TL2 is a good, slightly silly, but great-looking camera

The TL2 is Leica's latest mirrorless camera, and brings several refinements over its stylish predecessors. In this article, we'll explain what you need to know.

Meet the EOS 6D Mark II - Canon's entry-level full-frame DSLR

Rumors have been swirling around for a while, and Canon has just unveiled the long-awaited successor to the popular and long-serving EOS 6D. Read all about it in our hands-on preview.

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