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It’s Good To Share
Fujifilm X-T2, 23mm f/2, 1/1000sec at f/8, ISO 200 ‘Since lockdown restrictions have eased I have enjoyed going back to the seaside to continue my project on the pier,’ Daniel tells us. ‘Whilst walking along Southend seafront I noticed this couple e
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7 Days
We’ve seen dozens of lockdown projects over the past year but Roff Smith’s ‘cycling selfies’ must be one of my favourites. Not only has he captured some lovely landscapes around his East Sussex home, he has included himself and his bike in just the r
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Email the Editor at and include your full postal address. Please don’t send letters in the post as there is no one in the office to receive them. Thanks for your understanding. A very perceptive review, as always, by Andy Westlake
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Tony Kemplen on the … Minox B
In the camera world there are a handful of names that are a byline for quality and precision. Leica is perhaps the most obvious, but Minox is right up there too. Its tiny sub-miniature cameras were the brainchild of Latvian Walter Zapp, who made the
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Affordable 50mm f/1.8 for Lumix S
PANASONIC has introduced a relatively lightweight and affordable standard prime for its L mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Lumix S 50mm F1.8 is the second in a line of lenses that share the same dimensions, control layout and 67mm filter thre
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THERE are times when it can be useful being able to set up our cameras at distance and control them remotely to capture images, or video, we might otherwise struggle to take. With an advanced wireless camera remote like the CamRanger 2 we’re given th
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THE OPPO Find X3 Pro is a heavy hitter, and shows this company is fully prepared to duke it out with better-known rivals. It squeezes in a lot of tech: as well as that quad camera line-up, fast processor and beautiful screen, you get a very respectab
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From The Archive
DON’T be fooled by the cute kittens on the cover of this issue. In his leader Editor Reg Mason gave UK retailers a kicking. ‘The abolition of retail price maintenance has caused a lot of heartburning among dealers who seem to think that competitors w
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At A Glance
● Supported cameras: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm ● Supported OS: iOS 9+, Android 5.0 Lolipop+. Windows 8+, macOS 10.11+ ● Battery: Rechargeable 3400mAh lithium ion ● Battery life: 5 hours ● SD card: SD/SDHC/SDHX compatible ● Wi-Fi: AC750 (802.11n/2.
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Editing Apps Collecting ‘Swathes’ Of User Data
WITH WhatsApp recently updating its terms and privacy policy, VPN/online privacy specialist Surfshark has analysed the privacy policies of more than 200 apps to find out which ones collect the most user data. Image editing apps were also scrutinised,
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Evening Class
This photograph was taken of Bass Harbor Lighthouse in Acadia National Park, Maine, USA. The scene looks serene and peaceful. However, as Michael points out, from the lighthouse looking back you would have seen lots of photographers all competing for
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Beer Face
Photography and beer have a long and historic relationship. Not so much because beer helps to make better pictures – indeed the opposite is often true – but because a large percentage of people who like taking pictures also like taking beer. And just
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Major Update For Nik Collection
DXO HAS revealed a major update to its Nik Collection software suite, with Version 4 promising a range of interface and usability improvements. Indeed the firm claims that this is the biggest update for a decade, with highlights including significant
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Free Wheeling
In March 2020 Roff Smith was shooting a story in Ecuador on the last of the great Panama hat weavers, who all live in a tiny coastal village, and only made it back to his home in Sussex, England, the day before the first Covid-19 lockdown. Through no
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DJI has improved each generation of its Air drone significantly and the Air 2S makes a worthwhile upgrade on the Mavic Air 2. The Air 2S is both fun and rewarding to fly and while not matching a good DSLR or mirrorless camera, its results are beyond
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Oppo Find X3 Pro
With Huawei still reeling from the sanctions imposed by the US and other Western governments concerned about the smartphone giant’s links to the Chinese Communist Party, rival makers are making hay while the sun shines. Oppo is a case in point: while
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We’re in the transition period of the new drone regulations that came in at the start of this year. As the Air 2S weighs 595g, if you don’t hold an A2 Certificate of Competence (CofC) you have to fly it 150m from residential, commercial, industrial o
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Multiple Exposure Techniques
Polina is a fine-art photographer and tutor based in the south east of England. With a string of RPS and other distinctions, her work explores different styles of still life. You can follow her at @ photoartitude and check out her workshops at trades
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Amateur Photographer
Group Editor Nigel Atherton Deputy Editor Geoff Harris Technical Editor Andy Westlake Features Editor Amy Davies Technique Editor Hollie Latham Hucker Production Editor Jacqueline Porter Art Editor Sarah Foster Photo-Science Consultant Profess
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Until 30 August 2021, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Adults £16.50. Advanced booking essential. See We first mentioned this exhibition in December, but with various lockdowns, we’ve had to wait until now for it to re-open prop
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This Week In 1936
A group of spectators watching the Wightman Cup tennis tournament, which in 1936 took place in Wimbledon. Some members of the crowd are using newspapers to shelter from the rain. The Wightman Cup was an annual team tennis competition for women which
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Video Recording
The CamRanger 2’s use isn’t limited to shooting stills. It can be used to wirelessly stream a video feed to iOS and Android devices, or a computer, and the video icon between the live view and AF/MF icons can be tapped to enter the camera’s video mod
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Best Buys
● £370 ● Olympus’s Tough compacts have habitually won our underwater camera group tests, and this latest model is still the best of its type. It’s waterproof to 15m, shockproof against a 2.4m drop, crushproof and freezeproof. The 25
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A Samsung 64GB EVO Plus microSDXC with SD adapter Class 10 UHS-1 Grade U3 memory card supports 4K UHD. Offering R/W speeds of up to 100MB/s /20MB/s and a 10-year limited warranty. ■
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Abergavenny Camera Club
Meets Every other Monday at 7:30pm except during the Summer Term Break (same as schools) and Christmas Term Break Membership £50 per year Contact Julie Morgan, Chair accchair@ Website ■
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Behind The Brutal Facade
As England emerged tentatively from lockdown one into an uncertain future, individuals and communities were vulnerable, disconnected and frustrated. Following the murder of George Floyd and escalation of the Black Lives Matter movement, there was als
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CamRanger 2
When it comes to controlling our cameras remotely, there are many different ways of doing so. If you’d like to fire the shutter from a short distance and are working in line of sight, a cheap infrared remote control might suffice. Radio remotes tend
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Pictoscanner folds down to a small cardboard box measuring 15.5x11x4cm when it’s not in use. The plastic film mask accommodates either 35mm negative strips or mounted slides. Backlight for your film is provided by an LED, which is placed beneath an
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New ‘Background Blur’ Photoshop Filter
ADOBE has introduced a new background-blur filter in Photoshop, which creates a very shallow depth of field on a portrait, for example. The filter, found under Filters/Neural Filters, also enables you to adjust Blur Strength, Focal Range, Focal Dista
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Final Analysis
Shows, expos, fan fests, conferences and conventions have always been a rich source of content for photographers. Some of my personal highlights are photographing at a dwarf convention in San Francisco, California, and a Superman festival in Metropol
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