Clifton Cameras Blog - Photo and Video Buying Guide

The Peak Design Everyday V2 Range

The Peak Design Everyday V2 Range

  • 16 Jun 2021

Learn about the Peak Design Everyday range full of weatherproof backpacks, messenger bags, tote bags and slings.

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From Photographers to Storytellers: The Leica SL System

From Photographers to Storytellers: The Leica SL System

  • 15 Jun 2021

Explore the world of the Leica SL-System: full-frame, mirrorless and a timeless icon. Take a look at the Leica SL2 and Leica SL2-S alongside the SL-Lens System. 

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The Ultimate Fujifilm Instax Buying Guide

The Ultimate Fujifilm Instax Buying Guide

  • 3 Jun 2021

Want to know which Fujifilm Instax Instant Camera is right for you? Read on to find out the answers to all your questions and get your hands on the perfect instant camera. 

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Nikon Announces Two New Mirrorless Macro Z Lenses

Nikon Announces Two New Mirrorless Macro Z Lenses

  • 2 Jun 2021

Following Nikon's announcement of two new mirrorless macro lenses, we take a look at what these beauties can do.

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GH5 vs GH5M2: what’s the difference?

GH5 vs GH5M2: what’s the difference?

  • 25 May 2021

Following the announcement of the new GH5M2, we break down precisely what the differences are between the new and the old. And ask, is this upgrade worth it?

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How to Turn Up the Fun with the Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Wireless Photo Printer

How to Turn Up the Fun with the Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Wireless Photo Printer

  • 14 May 2021

Intrigued by just how fun a handheld printer can be? We look at the Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Wireless Photo Printer and all of the great features packed into this tiny, stylish package. 

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Hasselblad X1D II 50C Unboxing

Hasselblad X1D II 50C Unboxing

  • 14 May 2021

Want to know what's in the box when you purchase a Hasselblad X1D II 50C mirrorless medium format camera?

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Flying FPV Drones in the UK

Flying FPV Drones in the UK

  • 30 Mar 2021

Our very own Andi Thomas gives us his opinion on FPV drones. What are they? How do we fly them in the UK and of course he talks about the brand new DJI FPV drone.

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Which Sony Alpha camera is best for you?

Which Sony Alpha camera is best for you?

  • 6 Jan 2021

Sony’s A7 series of full-frame mirrorless cameras are incredibly popular, but with so many options to choose from, how do you decide which is the right one for you and your style of photography?

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The Best Canon Digital Cameras: Which one should you buy?

The Best Canon Digital Cameras: Which one should you buy?

  • 2 Nov 2020

Canon has cameras that are suitable for all sorts of photographers, but which one is right for you?

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Differences between the Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T4

Differences between the Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T4

  • 26 Feb 2020

Want to know if it's worth upgrading to the X-T4 from your X-T3? 

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What cameras do vloggers use 2019?

What cameras do vloggers use 2019?

  • 15 Feb 2019

There are some great cameras that can help you get started or up your vlogging game. Here’s our pick of the best.

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Comparing Micro Four Third Systems: Olympus vs Panasonic

Comparing Micro Four Third Systems: Olympus vs Panasonic

  • 18 Dec 2018

Olympus and Panasonic both use the Micro Four Thirds standard for their cameras, which means they use the same size sensor and an identical lens mount. Let’s take a look at what they have to offer.

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Best Mirrorless Cameras for Christmas 2018

Best Mirrorless Cameras for Christmas 2018

  • 26 Nov 2018

There are some fantastic mirrorless cameras available for all level fo photographer, but which get our special recommendation?

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Lenses for Portraits: You don’t have to shoot with an 85mm

Lenses for Portraits: You don’t have to shoot with an 85mm

  • 4 Oct 2018

85mm lenses make great portrait lenses but that doesn’t mean you have to shoot all your people shots with them. So what are the other options?

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Panasonic Full-frame Cameras have Arrived - Welcome the Lumix S Series

Panasonic Full-frame Cameras have Arrived - Welcome the Lumix S Series

  • 26 Sep 2018

Panasonic is bringing two new full-frame mirrorless cameras to market; the S1 and S1R. They will appeal to photographers and videographers alike and are the first full-frame mirrorless cameras to feature 4K 60p.

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5 Great Portrait Lenses for Under £1,000

5 Great Portrait Lenses for Under £1,000

  • 30 Jan 2018

A dedicated portrait lens will help you take more creative and flattering portraits, here’s our pick of the sub-£1000 bunch.

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The Quick Guide to Photo Printing & Photo Paper

The Quick Guide to Photo Printing & Photo Paper

  • 3 Oct 2017

Photography was, in the not so distant past, a two-part process, part 1: take the photos and part 2: develop the photos. Now part two has been replaced by post-processing and digital sharing. But recently, keen photographers have been re-discovering the tangible satisfaction that comes with printing their work. Printing your work is a great way to reconnect with the artistry of photography and will help you to develop your style and improve your composition. 

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A Beginners’ Guide to Light Modifiers

A Beginners’ Guide to Light Modifiers

  • 9 Aug 2017

Whether you’re using top of the range studio lights or a modest hotshoe-mounted flashgun, you can use light modifiers to control the light and create the image you want. Find out more in our beginners’ guide.

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New Manfrotto Bumblebee Pro Light camera bags

New Manfrotto Bumblebee Pro Light camera bags

  • 27 Jun 2017

Manfrotto have added four new bags to their Pro Light line focused on rugged comfort for long-haul journeys in all-weather conditions.

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Why Compact Cameras are Still Relevant in 2017

Why Compact Cameras are Still Relevant in 2017

  • 13 Apr 2017

You may carry a mobile phone and own an SLR, but a compact camera still has plenty to offer.  lots of photographers still recognise the important role that these cameras perform – with many owning a high-end SLR or CSC as well as a compact. So what do these photographers know that you don’t?

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Getting closer to your subject: Macro lenses explained

Getting closer to your subject: Macro lenses explained

  • 8 Apr 2017

Macro photography opens up a whole new world of subjects to explore – let’s take a look at the optics that can help you shoot them.

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An Essential Guide to Metering Systems

An Essential Guide to Metering Systems

  • 31 Mar 2017

All of photography ultimately boils down to light. The exposure of a photograph can make or break an image. Your camera’s metering system is the way it measures the amount of light entering the camera through the lens.

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Why you need a Monopod

Why you need a Monopod

  • 21 Feb 2017

Monopods are sometimes seen as an inferior alternative to a tripod, but they are very useful tools in their own right. Don’t believe us? Read on…

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Choosing a Camera Bag

Choosing a Camera Bag

  • 17 Feb 2017

Choosing the right camera bag is an important step and there are lots of great options to choose from. Here’s a little advice about how to choose and what features to look out for.

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Everything you need to know about Prime Lenses

Everything you need to know about Prime Lenses

  • 3 Feb 2017

While there are many types of lens in the world of photography, the ‘prime’ or fixed focal length is arguably the first addition to your kit you’ll make as a beginner – and if you’re experienced you’ll almost always have a good prime with you.

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An Introduction to Motorised Gimbals

An Introduction to Motorised Gimbals

  • 16 Dec 2016

An electronic or motorised gimbal enables you to get super-smooth video footage – even when you’re on the move

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Essential Guide to Memory Cards

Essential Guide to Memory Cards

  • 8 Dec 2016

One of the aspects most photographers fail to consider is the memory card that goes into a device. Far from a simple piece of storage media, the SD card you choose can actually affect the outcome of your photography. Here’s our detailed explanation to the varying types on offer.

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Something Just Happened to Fly By

Something Just Happened to Fly By

  • 14 Nov 2016

Today we got to see an item that captured our attention AND our imagination. Thanks to our rep for DJI we got our hands on the incredible DJI Mavic. I must apologise to anyone that phoned, between 10 and 11 on Thursday morning as the Mavic brought productivity to a complete standstill, we were in awe...

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What to look for in a tripod

What to look for in a tripod

  • 7 Oct 2016

There are lots of tripods available, but some are better than others at keeping your camera still – and a few have extra tricks up their sleeves. Here are a few tips to help you find one that suit your needs.

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The Pros & Cons of Live View in Photography

The Pros & Cons of Live View in Photography

  • 31 Aug 2016

In the world of photography, not all objects are created equal. Some cameras come stacked with an extensive list of kit, while others strip back to increase portability and decrease cost...

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360 Degrees on 360 Degree Cameras

360 Degrees on 360 Degree Cameras

  • 23 Aug 2016

360 degree cameras promise to revolutionise photography and video… but what are they?

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A Essential Guide to Understanding Depth of Field

A Essential Guide to Understanding Depth of Field

  • 14 Jul 2016

Depth of Field (or DoF for short) is an aspect of photography that everyone should understand in order to get the most out of each photo they take....

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A Guide to Low-Light Metering

A Guide to Low-Light Metering

  • 5 Jul 2016

Capturing worth while photos in low-light conditions can be a challenge, simply because of the definition of photography......

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D-SLR or Video Camera - How to Choose

D-SLR or Video Camera - How to Choose

  • 28 Jun 2016

While it may have been quickly overshadowed by the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, the Nikon D90 was the first DSLR to offer the ability to record HD video, and with it came a whole new video revolution, that saw a huge flood of people begin to shoot take an interest in video capture. But are you better off with a DSLR or a Video Camcorder?....

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Photography - why we do it

Photography - why we do it

  • 24 Jun 2016

We explore the appeal that makes us as photographers continue to want to take photos.

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A Guide to Hyperfocal Distance

A Guide to Hyperfocal Distance

  • 17 Jun 2016

This guide will help you to understand what hyperfocal distance is, how to set up your camera to achieve exceptionally sharp images and the kit that can assist with the whole process.....

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10 things to consider when buying a drone

10 things to consider when buying a drone

  • 9 Jun 2016

Drones have become increasingly popular in the last few years for the unique footage they can capture, but you need to know what you can and can’t do with them...

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The ultimate kit for wedding photography

The ultimate kit for wedding photography

  • 25 May 2016

If you’re going to be shooting a wedding, here’s the essential kit you’ll need to get started.......

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Gear Acquisition Syndrome

Gear Acquisition Syndrome

  • 11 May 2016

There’s no question that when a new piece of camera equipment is announced, be it a camera or lens, many of us think that said new item will transform our photography....

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Essential guide to low light photography

Essential guide to low light photography

  • 26 Apr 2016

Getting good results from low light photography can be difficult. Read the Clifton Cameras guide to mastering shooting in different light conditions....

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Essential guide to camera lenses

Essential guide to camera lenses

  • 22 Apr 2016

Don’t know your macro from your telephoto, or your prime from your zoom lens? Read the latest Clifton Cameras essential guide to camera lenses.

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Essential guide to tripods

Essential guide to tripods

  • 19 Apr 2016

For some shots it will be impossible to hold your camera steady and still get a sharp photo, which is where tripods come in. Here's what you need to know....

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