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Thursday, 21 April 2016

Sony a7 II + Canon 50mm f/0.95 - a dream combination

The first thing that attracted me to mirrorless cameras was the fact that they were so compatible with a huge range of lenses - provided they are combined with the right adapter.

We were hugely excited at Park Cameras when we got the opportunity to combine a variety of cameras from the phenomenally popular Sony a7 range with the almost mythical Canon Dream Lens - aka the Canon 50mm 0.95 'TV' lens.
Sony a7S II & Canon Dream Lens - brothers in low-light arms

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Protest Photography Tips: How to capture the action

I have always been interested in protest and civil disobedience.

What first caught my eye was an episode of Whale Wars on Discovery Channel some years ago where activists were going to Antarctica and using direction action techniques to intervene in illegal whaling.

Several series on, and last year I decided to go and photograph a protest against Japan’s hunting of whales and dolphins. Since then I have covered over 30 protests in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Be it nice peaceful ones to anarchists going on a ‘stroll’. So on that note I decided to write an article on protest photography tips!

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Panasonic GX80: Hands-on Review

The brand new Panasonic Lumix GX80 has just been released and is another exciting addition to the already impressive Panasonic line up. Here at Park Cameras we managed to grab a precious couple of hours lone time with the new release!

Monday, 4 April 2016

Post Focus Explained: Understanding Panasonic Post Focus

Since November 2015, Panasonic have been introducing a revolutionary new feature on a number of their LUMIX digital cameras called ‘Post Focus’, which enables post-capture focus of images. In this article, we explain how Post Focus works and what it means for your photography moving forward.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Sony RX10 III vs RX10 II Review

Sony love a surprise product announcement - so two days ago when the RX10 III was announced, all here at Park Cameras HQ were wondering what the differences between this shock new model and the Sony RX10 II could be - especially as the latter was first announced just nine months ago!

Friday, 18 March 2016

Outdoor Photography Equipment: Top 12 Recommendations

Spring is here and unlike this year’s over enthusiastic early-blooming daffodils, we want all photographers to be fully prepared for any outdoor adventures they may be going on over the coming months.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Park Cameras employee wins the junior category of the British Life Photography Awards!

We’re delighted to announce that one of our staff members, Luke Dray, has won the junior category of the British Life Photography Awards!

This relatively recent award (the competition is in its second year) aims to showcase contemporary and imaginative images that capture the essence and spirit of British life.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Canon 1300D vs Canon 1200D Review

Canon have announced the exciting release of the Canon EOS 1300D DSLR camera, which builds upon the features of their extremely popular entry-level Canon EOS 1200D model. Originally announced in February 2014, the Canon 1200D is a lightweight, portable, and affordable digital SLR camera that is easy to use and is ideal for beginners to photography, so in this article we take a look at how it compares to the new and improved Canon 1300D.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

International Women's Day 2016 - Celebrating some of the most well-known female photographers

Today (8th March 2016), it is International Women’s Day – a day that highlights gender parity around the world. As such, we've been taking a look at some of the most well-known female photographers and the shots they've taken – hopefully their shots will inspire you to get and about and take some photos of your own, that could become classics in years to come!?