Gift ideas for photographers

Shooting sunrise at Bamburgh Beach with the Sony FE 20mm f/1.8

Find the perfect gift for your photographer friend or relative with this list of incredibly useful photography accessories. Whatever your budget, and whether you’re buying a gift for a birthday, Christmas or any another special occasion, find the ideal gifts for photographers here…

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The best camera is the one you have with you

The best camera is the one you have with you - Fujifilm X100V

It’s often said that the best camera is the one you have with you, and for most of us that’s going to be our smartphone. But there is a better way, and that’s to make sure that the camera you have with you is significantly better than a smartphone.

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Vanguard VEO 3+ 263CB Tripod Review

Vanguard VEO 3+ 263CB Carbon Fibre Tripod ReviewThe Vanguard VEO 3+ 263CB Carbon Fibre Tripod with the VEO BH-160 Arca Compatible Ball Head is Vanguard’s most recent member of the hugely popular VEO range. But this new model takes Vanguard tripods in an exciting new direction with a more robust, easy to use and indeed stylish design. Is this the Vanguard’s best tripod to date?

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The best Fujifilm X100V accessories

Fujifilm X100V

Discover the best Fujifilm X100V accessories to customise and expand the capabilities of your camera. From small shoulder bags to professional filters to camera straps and much more, there’s an accessory here for every X100V and X100 series camera owner.

After recently buying an X100V to use as a ‘take everywhere’ camera, I’ve been researching the accessories available so I can put together a kit that works for me and my photography. This research has led me to discover some of the best accessories available, which I’ve shared below.

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TourBox review: a controller for editing in Lightroom and Photoshop

Tourbox controller for Lightroom and Photoshop review

Photographers are constantly looking for ways to speed up their editing workflow, and in recent years consoles and controllers have been released to help to achieve this. Not to mention to provide a more intuitive and natural way of accessing and controlling settings. The TourBox is a cost-effective and easy to use controller for Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as other photo and video editing software, but does it have what it takes to help you to speed up your photo editing?

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Leica M10 Monochrom example images

Leica M10 Monochrom rangefinder camera

The Leica M10 Monochrom is the latest camera from Leica that shoots black & white images exclusively. And while this may seem an extravagance when you consider the cost of the camera, it makes a huge amount of sense based on the incredible image quality achievable with the sensor at all ISO levels. Not to mention the camera is an absolute delight to shoot with.

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Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 example landscape images

Shooting sunrise at Bamburgh Beach with the Sony FE 20mm f/1.8

For the week preceding the announcement of the Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 I was out shooting with the lens in Suffolk and Northumberland to capture images to accompany my review of the lens on Tech Radar. Scroll down to check out some of the images I took and to read about some of the features of the lens.

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DJI Mavic Air 2 240fps Slow Motion Video

DJI Mavic Air 2

Slow motion video of running water shot at 240fps on the DJI Mavic Air 2. DJI’s latest drone is packed full of new and exciting features, not least slow notion video at 120fps and 240fps at 1080p. The effect is impressive and adds a new dimension to aerial videography.

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DJI Mavic 2 Zoom example images

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone

The Mavic 2 Zoom is a consumer-level drone featuring an optical zoom lens with a full-frame/35mm equivalent focal range of 24-48mm. The sensor itself is smaller sensor than that of the Mavic 2 Pro, but this means that aerial photographers can get closer to their subjects safety and legally while maintaining the minimum required separation from people and buildings. See below for example images shot on the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom.

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Vanguard Supreme 37D – the best case for your DJI Mavic 2

Vanguard Supreme 37D Hard Case

Finding the best hard case for your Mavic 2 Pro or Mavic 2 Zoom can be something of a minefield. Despite there being many options out there ranging from dedicated cases with cut outs specifically for the drone and other accessories, to more general hard cases with a padded insert that can securely hold a much wider variety of kit, the big question is which is best for you?

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