Clifton Cameras Blog - Photo and Video Reviews

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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DJI Mavic vs FPV for Content Creators

DJI Mavic vs FPV for Content Creators

  • 10 Aug 2021

Craig Pitts provides an overview of the DJI Mavic 2 and DJI FPV drone and how they compare when being used by a YouTube content creator. 

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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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New DJI Spark is affordable and feature rich, is this the future of consumer drone tech?

New DJI Spark is affordable and feature rich, is this the future of consumer drone tech?

  • 26 May 2017

DJI unveiled their latest offering Wednesday afternoon in a live stream from Grand Central Station in New York. The market leader of consumer drones introduced us to the DJI Spark, their smallest and most affordable drone thus far...

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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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