Shot

Christmas catalogue in next week's issue Look out for Camera World's Christmas catalogue, which comes free with next week's AP. The store tells us that the catalogue outlines the benefits of different cameras -rather than being just a listing of models-and is written in an 'informative' style. Advertised bargains are expected to include 'refurbished'PentaxKlOOD Super digital SLRs priced at 199 with an 18-55mm lens (Camera World says that many of these are brand new, just with new packaging). AP...

The Kind Of Service Of Which Legends Are Made

Terry O'Neill, who for years was the world's top showbiz photographer, talks about his life, working with Elton John for more than 30 years and his latest book ' tonography'. Bob Aylott reports Elton John arrives at Los Angeles airport on his private jet ready for the 1975 USA tour THE days of chauffeurs and stretch limos are over for Terry O'Neill, perhaps the world's most famous showbiz photographer, as he arrives at London's Covent Garden on foot. He tells me that he's never driven a car,...

Of Photography

THE Exakta was not, as some believe, the first single-lens reflex camera, but it was undeniably the primogenitor of what we now know as an SLR. The principle of a single-lens reflex, in which the image from the camera lens was reflected by a 45 mirror on to a ground-glass focusing screen, had been around since the late 19th century, and many manufacturers, in Germany, Britain and the USA, had produced single-lens reflexes in a range of formats, from Vest-Pocket (VP) plates to whole-plate....

Fag

If you are thinking about submitting your photographs to picture libraries and for competitions, you may have noticed that the entry criteria often include a minimum file size, usually more than Martin Burrage asks Paul Gallagher's use of large-format b& w film for landscape photography combined with negative scanning for digital printing was very interesting (AP 1 November). I'd like to do something similar, except that I want to use only one film type in my camera and then, after scanning,...

Info

Photo sales survive credit crunch Reporter jailed for taking pictures Sigma to speed up launches Rollei launches new flagship camera Detective camera goes to auction UK amateur bags global honours The latest books, exhibitions and calendars AP readers speak out on the week's issues Ray Jordan looks at the way camera club competitions are judged 106 The final frame On his off days, Roger Hicks can be something of a monster NEW FEATURE Ivor Matanle traces the history of the iconic pre-war Exakta...

Foveon

SAMSUNG has given its official reaction to reports that it is poised to 'spin-off its 'loss-making' camera business into a separate company. A Reuters report, published on 6 November, stated that Samsung is to set up a new company called Samsung Digital Imaging, The article added 'Price competition with the better-known Japanese camera makers such as Sony Corp and Canon Inc, and poor sales prospects amid the global downturn, have weighed on Samsung Techwin's camera business, which is also...

I

In Appraisal in AP 8 November, I notice that you suggest the 'green tints around the boiler' are perhaps due to the fluorescent lighting, and you have successfully reduced these in your colour balanced version. I would like to suggest that, being a Great Western locomotive, the reason for the green boiler is more likely to be the result of green paint at least for the two-thirds nearest the cab . As this photograph shows, GWR always painted its locomotives Brunswick Green Phillip Gardiner, Isle...

Kit One 190xdb390rc2

Maximum Capacity 4.3 Kg Closed length 63.5 cm Max Height 156 cm Maximum Capacity 4.0 Kg Closed length 73 cm Max Height 190 cm There's still time to bag a Manfrotto bargain this Christmas. and 119.95 for the 055XDB,804RC2 Manfrotto tripod and head kits, really are a must. Photographs by Sandy Nicholson. Foreword by Susan Bright The Magenta Foundation, hardback, 128 pages, 19.99, ISBN 978-0-9739739-4-5 No one loves a loser and most times you can't remember who came second anyway. That is until...

Speedlights

SB-800, SB-600, SB-80DX, R1C1, SB-29S SB-28, SB-28DX, SB-26, SB-25 Please telephone 020-7828 4925 or email info graysofwestminster.com for our highest offer. D3 AF-S 14-24mm f 2 8G IF-ED 4.57500 D3 AF-S 14-24mm 1 2.8G 4 24-70mm 1 28G Kit 4.600 00 D3 AF-S 17-35mmf 280 IF-ED 3.750 00 D3 AF-S 24-70mm 2.8G 3.575 00 D700 body Fr Capture NXT 1,575 00 D700 AF-S 14-24mm f 2 8G IF-ED Free Capture NXT 2.600 00 D700 AF-S 17-35mm f 2 80 IF-EO Free Capture NXT 2.750 00 D700 AF-S 24-70mm f 2 8G ED Free...