Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600

Good Value For Money Camera
, 5/05/2015

Generally, for more specific photography requirements, I would use either of my Nikon D800's with their array of formidable F2.8 lenses; 10.5mm, 24-75mm, 80-200mm and 400mm. However, for travelling, the Nikon P600 ticks most of the boxes. It weighs considerably less than the 18.5Kgs my camera bag weighs (with most of my lenses onboard) and takes quite adequate photos in most, if not all, lighting conditions. I particularly like choosing either the view-finder or screen when composing a shot and the array of picture modes is incredible. The only issue that I have with the camera is the 60X optical zoom - the camera really needs to be on a tripod when taking shots with the zoom fully extended as auto-focus can be a little hard to attain at this range. The HD video is crisp and clear. This is an ideal camera for "spur of the moment" shots or when baggage constraints prevent me from taking all of my camera equipment.

Pros: Easy to use, Battery life
Cons: Build quality
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Vanguard Alta Pro 263AGH (w/B&S Pistol Grip Head)

Vanguard Alta Pro 263AGH (w/B&S Pistol Grip Head)

Tripod
, 1/05/2015

Very pleased with the quality and build of this product. Very easy to use.

Pros: Build quality
Cons: Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 EX DC HSM

Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 EX DC HSM

Lens produces pleasing results - minor image quality issues
, 30/04/2015

My first experience with a wide angle lens! Whilst this lens in comparison to a standard zoom affords additional coverage, there are unfortunately, a couple of negatives.

At its widest angle there is noticeable fringing / chromatic aberration towards the edges of the image which in most cases can be easily corrected in Lightroom. Also, there is some compression of perspective, which is especially noticeable in the foreground and at the corners of the image, i.e., people and objects can appear flattened.

In summary, despite the negatives, this lens produces crisp, clear images with good colour. I’ve tested this lens in various situations including cityscape and landscape locations. I consider this lens is best suited for landscape photography where any apparent compression of perspective is minimised.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Canon EF 24-70mm f4L IS USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f4L IS USM

Great Lens
, 29/04/2015

My first L series lens and I couldn't be happier. It provides sharp, nice and contrasty images with accurate autofocus. I had originally got the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 but wasn't happy with the autofocus or its performance compared to my other Canon zooms. The Canon is also a lot lighter than the Tamron which complimented the size of my camera (70D). Teds Cameras happily obliged their 14 day return policy and even swapped the filter due to different thread size. Their service is great and I will be back.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 + 14-42mm & 40-150mm Black

Olympus OM-D E-M10 + 14-42mm & 40-150mm Black

Great camera at a bargain price
, 24/04/2015

This Camera is real value for money, I personally think it the best value mirror-less out there, with reasonable priced lenses which are also smaller than their aps-c counterparts.

Pros: Compact
Cons: Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nikon Coolpix P900 Black

Nikon Coolpix P900 Black

A truly amazing camera!
, 23/04/2015

I took delivery of this camera on the 5th March 2015 after using a Ted's pre release online order. A bit worried that I may have been a bit hasty but it has lived up to all of Nikon's new camera hype. I wanted it for photos and video of our new granddaughter. The hand held zooming capabilities are quite amazing due to Nikon's "Dual Detect Optical VR" in both photos and videos. Plug this camera into a UHD 4K television and you will be absolutely amazed at the results. I have a Nikon D600 and a Nikon D90 as well and all have their uses but this P900 is a joy to use. You have to get use to a bit more shutter lag but there are ways around that. The depth of field in mid telephoto shots is amazing as is the colour balance, no wishy colours. Shoot video at 60fps and take this camera for a walk using the flip out adjustable screen then play back through a 4K TV... you won't be able to stop smiling. I must stop raving on, it's only a camera - with some great features.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Flinders Island Photographic Weekend with Ric Wallis

Flinders Island Photographic Weekend with Ric Wallis

EXCELENT
, 23/04/2015

The weekend was excellent. The accommodation was very good. Food was excellent and wines very reasonable.
Ric and Craig are a strong photographic team and also very good company.
The course was enjoyable and raised my knowledge to a higher level, which was why I wanted to attend. Flinders Island was a good location and Ric and Craig have sussed out the photogenic sites. Flinders Island also has a quaint charm about it.

All in all good fun and very helpful to the inexperienced photographer.

Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Complicated
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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SIGMA AF 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM (EOS)

SIGMA AF 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM (EOS)

Superb for sports if one can handle size and weight
, 23/04/2015

Can't disagree more with the previous review.
I use this lens paired with Nikon D800/D810 just for sports shooting (soccer, swimming, basketball, etc.) from spectators areas, which means many tens of meters away from action. Providing sufficient light for shutter >1000 and ISO <2000, results are excellent, exceeding all my original expectations. I can often see single hair on players' heads (well, mostly after some sharpening) or dental work in images taken about half soccer field away. For focal distances <200mm there is no difference with images taken by Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8. Focusing is immediate both in single and continous mode, hardly ever lose a shot or an opportunity. Of course, it is big and heavy but not so much comapred to Nikon or Canon fast sports lenses, with enormous advantage of zoom, which Nikon and Canon do not have. Moreover, unlike those Nikon and Canon monster pro lenses, you can use this Sigma hand-held and move around not attached to tripod or monopod. Once you have got it and used it, you can get addicted to it.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Great camera for work & play.
, 22/04/2015

Owned for 4 months now. With the 14-42 and 40-150 mm lenses this camera has great versatility for a "serious amateur". I cut my teeth on Olympus OM1s & 2s back in the 1970's & 80's. (Still have 'em). This brings many of the same attributes to the digital world - small size, good "feel", great image quality, excellent "build" (though the port cover is a bit "dinky toy", and the hot shoe protector & eyecup are easy to dislodge when "bagging"). Love it. Felt "at home" with it right away. On the negative side, its focus selection can get caught out on occasion in some circumstances. But for me its a great work camera (I'm an anthropologist) and terrific fun around the house and town with people and passing wildlife etc., too. Heartily recommended.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM

Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM

Excellent lens!
, 16/04/2015

Easy to use, top quality images, great starting macro lens for beginner photographers like me!

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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