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A Week In Photography
I hate the term ‘mirrorless’ but until someone comes up with a better name we’re stuck with it. There’s nothing to hate about the cameras themselves though. In general they’re smaller, lighter and better at most things than DSLRs, which is why very f
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Inbox
Lockdown has provided some fresh thinking time, with the result that I’ve now taken to the 16x9 framing format, especially as my photography usually ends up in photo books. A double-page spread gives an ideal setting for this format. You might lose s
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Sony Alpha 7S III
Sony’s Alpha 7S line occupies a niche position within its full-frame mirrorless range. With a 12MP sensor capable of shooting at a staggering ISO 409,600, it was originally conceived as a low-light photography specialist. But the line really took off
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Treasures From The Hulton Archive
A television monitor showing a close-up of senior aircraftsman John Brown’s eye during an experiment to investigate the reflex movements of the eyes and their association with visual illusions at the RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine (IAM) in Farnbo
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Keep Calm And Carry On Using Olympus
@ickledot (Instagram) Uses: Olympus OM-D E-M1X, Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Favourite item: Olympus 300mm f/4 As a rugby photographer I can shoot distant players across the pitch without carrying long, heavy lenses. The weatherproofing is also importan
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Focal Points
The stunning new 9.44m-dot electronic viewfinder boasts QXGA (2048 x 1536) resolution. With a huge 0.9x magnification, it leaves any DSLR in the shade. This is the first Alpha 7 to employ a fully articulated LCD, which is a very welcome advance for
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Win!
Each week we choose our favourite picture on Facebook, Instagram, Flickr or Twitter using #appicoftheweek. PermaJet proudly supports the online picture of the week winner, who will receive a top-quality print of their image on the finest PermaJet pap
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Join The Club
When was the club founded? It was formed in 1996 as a discussion forum open to anyone with an interest in monochrome photography. What does your club offer to new members? We offer a shared interest in photography, mutual improvement and socialisi
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Verdict
THERE’S no doubt that the Alpha 7S III is a seriously impressive piece of kit. Sony has long been adept at making advanced sensors and image processors, but it’s now also building camera bodies that can meet the expectations of demanding users. The A
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AP Picture Of The Week
Kenny Gordon is a keen amateur photographer from Glasgow who enjoys shooting a wide range of subjects. During lockdown he set about creating a mini project of capturing puddle reflections from around his local area. He saw this as a substitute for no
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Lancashire Monochrome
Meets First Monday of every month. During the coronavirus lockdown the club kept in touch via telephone, email, Zoom and a Flickr group. Membership £50 per year. Contact lancsmono@gmail.com Website www.lancashiremonochrome.com ■
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Vanguard VEO Range T 45M
● £129 ● www.vanguardworld.co.uk Remove all the interior dividers and the bag can be converted into an everyday backpack. Our review sample was supplied in blue. It’s also available in black and a sandy stone colour. The bag can be slipped over the h
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Sony A To E-mount Adapter Released
A new A-mount to E-mount adapter, the LA-EA5, has been introduced by Sony. It includes a built-in motor that enables autofocus with ‘screw drive’ A-mount lenses. It also works with SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) and SAM (Smooth Autofocus Motor) lenses,
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Make Photography Insurance Your New Normal
There have been some truly incredible examples of ingenuity and improvisation demonstrated by photographers during lockdown. Although we’ve been indoors for much of this period, it’s certainly opened doors for photographers of all backgrounds. Whethe
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Also Consider
The larger Vanguard VEO Range T 48 (£150) is identical in design, but can hold a pro DSLR and up to 9 lenses, including a 400mm f/2.8, and a 16in MacBook Pro. The smaller version is the Vanguard VEO Range T 37M (£99), which is designed for photograph
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Nikon and Canon at The Photography Show
Nikon has released its speaker line-up for this year’s online Photography Show on 20-21 September. The company will have three stands in its virtual hub: Nikon Imaging, Nikon Sport Optics and Nikon School. Speakers will include movie and TV stills ph
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For And Against
+ Canon’s finest mirrorless camera at time of writing + Impressive video specification + Stunning electronic viewfinder performance + Supports attachment of EF/ EF-S lenses via adapter - Very expensive at the time of launch - CFexpress cards don’t co
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Primarette/ Planovista
LAUNCHED c.1930 PRICE AT LAUNCH £15 15s (£15.75) GUIDE PRICE NOW £300-500 IF A CAMERA has two lenses, there’s a good chance that it’s either a stereo camera or a twin lens reflex (TLR). This one is neither. It’s true that its two lenses are arrange
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Wildlife POTY Shortlist Reveals Some Super Shots
HIGHLY commended images from the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) competition have been released. There is a great variety of pictures, including perching primates, fast disappearing habitats and peeking possums. This
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£4,199 Body Only
● 45-million-pixel Dual Pixel CMOS AF sensor ● DIGIC X image processor ● ISO 100-51,200 (expandable to ISO 50-102,400) ● 5,940 selectable autofocus positions ● 5.76-million-dot electronic viewfinder ● 8K/30P, 4K/120p, Full HD 60p video ● Twin card sl
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Our Guide To The Suffixes Used By Lens Manufacturers
AF Nikon AF lenses driven from camera AF-S Nikon lenses with Silent Wave Motor AF-P Nikon lenses with stepper motors AL Pentax lenses with aspheric elements APD Fujifilm lenses with apodisation elements APO Sigma Apochromatic lenses ASPH Aspher
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Fully AI version of Skylum Luminar
A NEW version of Skylum’s Luminar editing program is available for Windows and MacOS, which is based on AI (artificial intelligence). Luminar AI incorporates the machine-learning tools from Luminar 4 while adding some new ones, which adds up to quite
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Canon EOS R5
When Canon revealed it was entering the full-frame mirrorless market and announced a new system based around a new RF lens mount, many hoped the first camera in the EOS R series would be a mirrorless masterpiece. Rather than imitate Sony and Nikon’s
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Buying Guide
Interchangeable lenses come in a huge array of types for shooting different kinds of subjects IN GENERAL, the easiest way to expand the kinds of pictures you can take is by buying different types of lenses. For example, telephoto lenses let you zoom
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Help The Homeless Through Photography
REGULAR readers will be familiar with Café Art, a social enterprise initiative by and for people who have been affected by homelessness. As part of its activities, Café Art produces and sells a calendar, cards and prints based on images taken by phot
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IBIS Effectiveness
There are currently ten Canon RF lenses that gain between 6.5 and 8 stops of stabilisation, though this number will inevitably increase as more lenses are added to Canon’s RF-mount lineup. At the time of writing five lenses benefit from a maximum of
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Final Analysis
I was once anonymously sent a copy of the book, Closing Time: The Lost Pubs of Liverpool, photographed by Kevin Casey. Who would be so cruel to do that? What could I have done to offend someone so acutely? The pubs are boarded up and broken down, eve
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LomoGraflok Back For 4×5 Cameras
LOMOGRAPHY has announced the LomoGraflok 4x5 Instant Back, the world’s first Instant Back for 4x5 cameras using Fujfiilm Instax Wide film. The back is compatible with all Graflokequipped 4x5 cameras, which is most 4x5 cameras on the market, and the c
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Focal Points
Users can capture time-lapses in 8K and 4K resolutions. The time between each frame can be specified, and it’s also possible to determine if exposure is locked at the start or re-metered for each shot. Focus peaking highlights the edges of in-focus
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Books & exhibitions
This exhibition focuses on the photographer’s ongoing series ‘Cross Road Blues’, made up of large-scale photographs taken at crossroads in cities across North and South America. Kellett generally walks the streets for days before setting up his large
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