Andy Westlake and Michael Topham take a look at a selection of optics that are designed to create attractive, distinctive or unusual blur effects

What Digital Camera September 2016 cover

In the What Digital Camera September 2016 issue, highlights include a full review of the Sony RX10 III, and tips for improving your landscape photographs

The Best Bridge Camera of 2016 - We select some of the best bridge cameras currently on the market

If you’re new to the Fuji system, you’ll want to make sure you choose the best glass available. Here, Andrew Gibson reveasl three of his favourite optics

If you want to get out into the countryside and take creative landscape images, you’ll need to set yourself up with a decent equipment. We list the best kit for…

It's nicknamed the 'Bokeh Dreamer', but is the Laowa 105mm f/2 (T3.2) STF worth investing in for portraiture? Michael Topham puts this unique lens to the test

Camera bags come in many shapes, sizes and styles. And while shoulder bags are great for those with smaller fixed-lens cameras, they’re not all that practical for those with a…


It used to be that full-frame cameras were priced out of the range of most ordinary photographers. These days however, there’s plenty of “budget” options that give ordinary photographers the…

DSLRs may seem complex, expensive and bulky, but there are good reasons for novices to choose them over other types of camera. Find out more in our guide to choosing…

Pro motorsport photographer Nick Dungan puts Canon's flagship EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR through its paces at the first round of the 2016 World Endurance Championship in this field test

Does this new Sony SLT model offer anything sufficiently compelling to warrant the novice user's attention? Matt Golowczynski finds out in this Sony Alpha 68 review