Clifton Cameras Blog - Photo and Video Reviews

Bushnell 32MP CORE DS-4K Trail Camera Review

Bushnell 32MP CORE DS-4K Trail Camera Review

  • 17 Jun 2022

Hedgehogs and Woodpeckers abound! Does the Bushnell 32MP Core DS-4K Trail Camera have what it takes to record your garden wildlife in 4K? 

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All About the Fujifilm X-H2S

All About the Fujifilm X-H2S

  • 31 May 2022

Watch our video review all about the Fujifilm X-H2S. This camera is going to make some pretty interesting changes to the videography world that's for sure! Find all about it here.

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Sony FE 24-70 mm F2.8 GM2 Lens // First Look Video!

Sony FE 24-70 mm F2.8 GM2 Lens // First Look Video!

  • 27 Apr 2022

The new Sony FE 24-70mm GM2 lens offers unrivalled image quality and superior versatility, suiting today’s professional and serious amateur hybrid shooter. Sony's Mark Baber takes a first look at the lens in this review video.

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The NEW Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G Lens

The NEW Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G Lens

  • 22 Mar 2022

We got our hands on the new Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G Lens pre-launch to have a play and ask what are Sony doing? With real-world images, read on to find out Fred's take on this classic focal length.

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What is the best 24-70mm lens for Sony Alpha Cameras?

What is the best 24-70mm lens for Sony Alpha Cameras?

  • 18 Mar 2022

Ever wondered what the best 24-70mm lens for your Sony Alpha Camera is? Do you already have the best or is there a new lens you need to go out and find? Our own James goes through them all from Sony to Sigma. With in-depth comparisons and handy photos!

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Vanguard VEO Active Trekking Backpack | The only camera bag you'll ever need

Vanguard VEO Active Trekking Backpack | The only camera bag you'll ever need

  • 10 Mar 2022

With over 30 years of expertise designing the highest-quality bags for photographers, you just know their new VEO Active Trekking Backpacks are going to be fit for adventure. 

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Is the Panasonic LUMIX GH6 the Best Video Camera of 2022?

Is the Panasonic LUMIX GH6 the Best Video Camera of 2022?

  • 3 Mar 2022

Thoughts from our own Fred who got their hands on the new LUMIX GH6 for a few days. Click to read as he takes us through all the top video specs of this impressive camera.

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Panasonic LUMIX GH6 a Camera for the Pros

Panasonic LUMIX GH6 a Camera for the Pros

  • 22 Feb 2022

The Panasonic LUMIX GH6 is here and it truly is a camera for PROs. Read the top specs, see what's new and find out what makes the GH6 the best GH Series camera so far.

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OM-1 Initial Review Video

OM-1 Initial Review Video

  • 16 Feb 2022

Dripped in history, the brand new OM-1 packs more than just nostalgia and high-end tech. Allow Fred to talk you through exactly what the brand new camera from OM System has to offer to the landscape photograher.

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Peak Design Travel Backpack 30L – can you call it a Travel bag?

Peak Design Travel Backpack 30L – can you call it a Travel bag?

  • 8 Feb 2022

We review the stylish new Peak Design Travel Backpack 30L to find out just how good a travel backpack it really is. And see just how much Sony gear it can cram!

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Canon EOS R5 C | To buy or not to buy

Canon EOS R5 C | To buy or not to buy

  • 28 Jan 2022

Read all about the new 8K 45MP Canon EOS R5 C cine camera – a one-of-a-kind cinematography-first camera. But is it right for you?

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A detailed look at the new Toxic Valkyrie

A detailed look at the new Toxic Valkyrie

  • 5 Dec 2021

3 Legged Thing, a British tripod manufacturer, have launched a new spin-off brand, Toxic; it has been 5 years in the making and embodies a similar ethos as 3 Legged Thing, don’t conform! 

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A Week in Norway with the Fujifilm GFX 50s II

A Week in Norway with the Fujifilm GFX 50s II

  • 30 Nov 2021

Craig puts the Fujifilm GFX 50s II through its paces in this Scandanavian adventure. Read his honest and hands-on review here with stunning 50.1MP images.

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An Hour with the Sony a7 IV with in-camera footage

An Hour with the Sony a7 IV with in-camera footage

  • 18 Nov 2021

We spent the morning with the a7 IV at this year's Sony Roadshow and it really is as impressive as everyone says it is. Read on for a hands-on review including photos and videos taken in-camera. Plus find out if this is the camera for you.

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Panasonic LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 Lens Review

Panasonic LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 Lens Review

  • 9 Nov 2021

The latest blog from our resident writer, Fred van Leeuwen, covers the brand new Panasonic LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 Lens. Launched on Tuesday 9th November, the S 35mm F1.8 lens is the fourth addition to an already superb S prime line-up from Panasonic.

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Shimoda Action X30 Review

Shimoda Action X30 Review

  • 22 Oct 2021

Putting the Army Green Shimoda action X30 camera bag to the test in Scotland with a medium mirrorless core unit, looking at the key features that make the Shimoda Action X30 unique.

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Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM2 What’s New

Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM2 What’s New

  • 13 Oct 2021

The highly-anticipated Full-Frame FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM2 lens is here! Read about the many professional features that this Premium G Master Series Telephoto Zoom Lens is packing. PLUS watch Sony's Mark Barber use the lens in action.

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The Canon R3 with Dave Parry

The Canon R3 with Dave Parry

  • 13 Oct 2021

In this episode, we talk to Dave Parry from Canon and get his thoughts and opinions on the Canon R3. Filmed from the Canon booth at this year's Photography Show.

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Tokina SZX 400mm f8 Review

Tokina SZX 400mm f8 Review

  • 7 Oct 2021

Have you ever seen bokeh like this before? Watch our video review on the Tokina SZX 400mm F8 Reflex lens. Fred covers the quality and portability of this 400mm lens and the unique shots it can capture

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Fujifilm GFX 50S II Review | A Landscape Photographers Dream

Fujifilm GFX 50S II Review | A Landscape Photographers Dream

  • 6 Oct 2021

Sometimes less is more. Fred takes the Fujifilm GFX 50S II out to see what this 50.2MP sensor can do compared to the higher resolution found in other Medium Format cameras. Find out why this is such a good camera for landscape photographers. 

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Panasonic Lumix S 24mm f/1.8 Hands-on Review

Panasonic Lumix S 24mm f/1.8 Hands-on Review

  • 16 Sep 2021

Want to know how the new Panasonic Lumix S 24mm f/1.8 plays in the real world? Our resident photographer Craig Pitts puts the Lumix S 24mm through its paces on the streets of Bristol. 

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Panasonic GH5 Mark II In-depth Review

Panasonic GH5 Mark II In-depth Review

  • 26 Aug 2021

Want to know the stats for the latest version of the LUMIX GH5 camera? Fred discusses the specs of the LUMIX GH5 Mark II in our latest video and blog review.

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First Impressions of the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Sport Lens

First Impressions of the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Sport Lens

  • 26 Aug 2021

Fresh out of the box, here are my first impressions of the first dedicated sports lens for mirrorless cameras, the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Sport Lens for Sony E-mount.

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Nikon Z fc Hands On Review

Nikon Z fc Hands On Review

  • 29 Jul 2021

Find out how Nikon's new camera, the Nikon Z fc, performs in this hands on review. And who should and shouldn't be buying this camera. 

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Tokina atx-m Lens Range Review

Tokina atx-m Lens Range Review

  • 27 Jul 2021

Take a closer look at the Tokina atx-m lenses. We cover the Tokina atx-m 23mm and 33mm for Fuji X-mounts and the atx-m 85mm F1.8 for Sony full-frame E-mount shooters.

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Sony a1 Real World Review

Sony a1 Real World Review

  • 14 May 2021

Find out how the Sony a1 camera performs in real-world situations. Can the 30fps keep up with the magic tricks from a magician?

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Tokina 100mm atx-i f2.8 FF MACRO Lens Review

Tokina 100mm atx-i f2.8 FF MACRO Lens Review

  • 11 May 2021

How does the Tokina 100mm atx-i f2.8 FF MACRO Lens perform with DSLR vs mirrorless AND does it hold its own when shooting portraits? We find out the answers to these plus so much more.

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Fujifilm GFX100S Review | Studio Photography

Fujifilm GFX100S Review | Studio Photography

  • 29 Apr 2021

Our studio portrait photographer Lauren, talks about her experience with the Fujifilm GFX 100S in a studio environment. How does it perform when compared to her previous loan of the Fujifilm GFX 50R and her own Canon 5D Mark III? 

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The Fujifilm GFX 100S for Street Photography

The Fujifilm GFX 100S for Street Photography

  • 26 Feb 2021

Craig Pitts takes the 102MP Fujifilm GFX100S out on the streets of Clifton to see how it fares as a street photography camera.

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Panasonic LUMIX S 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 OIS Lens // Our Review

Panasonic LUMIX S 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 OIS Lens // Our Review

  • 18 Feb 2021

Our first thoughts of the Panasonic LUMIX S 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 OIS Lens, with sample images that you might not expect from a zoom lens such as this.

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Tokina Lens Trio Review

Tokina Lens Trio Review

  • 4 Nov 2020

Just how well does the Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF, Tokina 16-28mm F2.8 FF and the Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF perform in real-world situations and are they worth the investment?

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Canon R5 and R6 with a PRO

Canon R5 and R6 with a PRO

  • 6 Oct 2020

One of our latest YouTube videos is all about the Canon R5 and R6. We talk to seasoned professional Dave Newton about his experiences of the R5 and how the two compare.

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A weekend in the life of the Olympus ED 100-400mm F5-6.3 IS Lens

A weekend in the life of the Olympus ED 100-400mm F5-6.3 IS Lens

  • 4 Aug 2020

What is the Olympus ED 100-400mm IS M.Zuiko lens all about? What is it's fortay? All of these answered and more when I took the lens out on a weekend in sunny Kent.

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Why should you buy the Nikon P950?

Why should you buy the Nikon P950?

  • 12 Mar 2020

Is the P950 worth the upgrade over the P900? Why should you buy this instead of it's bigger brother the P1000? We aim to answer these questions for you!

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Our Best Five Features of the Fujifilm X-T4

Our Best Five Features of the Fujifilm X-T4

  • 26 Feb 2020

Is the X-T4 worth the upgrade? We take you through what we think are the best five features of the brand new Fujifilm X-T4.

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III // Our Initial Thoughts

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III // Our Initial Thoughts

  • 12 Feb 2020

Is the Mark III worth the upgrade? How does it perform in the real world? We aim to answer these questions and more in this review of the Olympus O-MD E-M1 Mark III.

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Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG DN Art Lens E-mount

Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG DN Art Lens E-mount

  • 19 Dec 2019

If you're looking to purchase a new lens for your E-mount mirrorless camera then is the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG DN Art lens the right choice for you?

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Fujifilm X-Pro 3 | Real World Review

Fujifilm X-Pro 3 | Real World Review

  • 25 Oct 2019

A real-world, real-time review of the NEW Fujifilm X-Pro 3. Does it live up to the hype and should it be a potential new addition to your camera bag?

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Olympus PEN-F Review: A Future Classic

Olympus PEN-F Review: A Future Classic

  • 11 Jul 2019

We finally found the time to give the Olympus PEN-F a thorough once over, here’s what we thought! 

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Benro Slim Video Tripod Kit Review

Benro Slim Video Tripod Kit Review

  • 6 Mar 2019

Clifton Cameras' Store manager James reveals that the Benro Slim tripod and Video head kit is good for more than just video. James keeps this versatile tripod in his car as his go-to astrophotography kit.

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Tenba Cooper Slim Backpack Review | 5 Months of Everyday Use

Tenba Cooper Slim Backpack Review | 5 Months of Everyday Use

  • 5 Mar 2019

Clifton Cameras own Jess Wainwright gives us her opinion on the attractive Tenba Cooper Slim after five months of use. The Tenba Cooper is an ideal day and travel backpack made of fine materials like reinforced cotton canvas and full-grain leather.

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The Nikon P1000 is the best bridge camera of 2018... but it's not for me

The Nikon P1000 is the best bridge camera of 2018... but it's not for me

  • 1 Oct 2018

After reviewing the P1000 I am impressed by its ability to do just about anything. It's certainly the best bridge camera available, but its large size and enormous focal range have left me wondering how best to use it. 

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Review of the NEW Panasonic Lumix LX100 II

Review of the NEW Panasonic Lumix LX100 II

  • 24 Aug 2018

One of the most popular high-end compact cameras just got a nice upgrade. But what’s so exciting about the Panasonic Lumix LX100 II?

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Reviewing the NEW Leica M10-P with Robin Sinha | Hands on with sample images

Reviewing the NEW Leica M10-P with Robin Sinha | Hands on with sample images

  • 21 Aug 2018

Clifton Cameras reviews the key features of the NEW Leica M10-P with accomplished portrait photographer and Leica Ambassador Robin Sinha. Robin also explains to us why he chooses to shoot with Leica over other brands.

 

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Canon Release NEW 70-200mm f4L and f2.8L lenses

Canon Release NEW 70-200mm f4L and f2.8L lenses

  • 7 Jun 2018

Today Canon launched an upgrade to two of their most loved and well-regarded L-series lenses, with the launch of the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM.

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Jared Polin shows us how to get pro quality results with the Nikon D5600 Twin Kit

Jared Polin shows us how to get pro quality results with the Nikon D5600 Twin Kit

  • 12 Dec 2017

For entry level photographers and enthusiasts alike the Nikon D5600 Twin Kit offers professional results at an attractive price. In this real world review Jared Polin shows us how he uses the twin kit on a shoot in a bakery.

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Is the Canon EOS M5 this year's best vlogging camera?

Is the Canon EOS M5 this year's best vlogging camera?

  • 24 Oct 2017

This past year Canon introduced us to two new iterations of the mirrorless M family. The M5 and M6 represent compact yet capable alternatives to heavy SLRs. They share much of the same technology as their older brothers, and indeed excel in some areas where that technology has been improved upon.

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Broncolor Siros Studio Lighting | An Overview

Broncolor Siros Studio Lighting | An Overview

  • 22 Jun 2017

The Broncolor Siros range takes studio lighting into the modern era with powerful technology to enable high quality, creative lighting whatever the shooting conditions, but perhaps the most crucial aspect is their ease of use.

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Manfrotto Nitrotech Explained

Manfrotto Nitrotech Explained

  • 14 Jun 2017

Manfrotto has borrowed from air rifle technology for its latest video tripod head – but what advantage does it bring?

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What is Lomography? | Celebrating Analogue

What is Lomography? | Celebrating Analogue

  • 13 Jun 2017

Lomography started with a small camera made in Russia, but it now spans the globe as a celebration of analogue photography. Here’s our essential guide to this exciting style of shooting.

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Tripod Heads Explained

Tripod Heads Explained

  • 24 Feb 2017

Don’t know your three-way from your gimbal or confused by ball-heads? Don’t worry, here’s what you need to know to pick the right tripod head.

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New Leica M10 - Launch Day at Wetzlar Germany

New Leica M10 - Launch Day at Wetzlar Germany

  • 18 Jan 2017

There are some things that are a given with any new Leica M, it will be beautiful, you will want one and, if you are lucky enough to own one, you will love it! 

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Fuji GFX 50S

Fuji GFX 50S

  • 9 Dec 2016

Fuji’s GFX 50S is one of the most exciting photographic announcements of 2016 and it’s expected to go on sale in early 2017 – so before the year turns, let’s take a look at what all the fuss is about.

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Meet the Pentax 645Z

Meet the Pentax 645Z

  • 14 Sep 2016

Shooting with a medium format camera doesn’t have to mean staying in the studio: this camera is built to tackle all sorts of subjects both in and outdoors.

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Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Leica M-D (Typ 262)

  • 9 Sep 2016

With all the advancements that have been made in digital camera technology the Leica M-D may seem like an oddity, but it’s been designed to allow you to focus on the essentials of photography and take more creative images...

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First Look at the New Pentax K-1

First Look at the New Pentax K-1

  • 17 Feb 2016

The long wait for Pentax to join the full frame D-SLR category has been a talking point for many rumour sites and Pentax users, for years.  From the Asahiflex 1 , the first SLR manufactured in Japan. Pentax has been an innovator in camera technology....

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