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This image was taken on the full-frame Canon EOS SD at f 2.1 added the sepia tone and extra grain post-capture using Adobe Photoshop in the original Lensbaby, but with a maximum aperture of f 2 Plastic 50mm f 2 plastic single element that creates lots of blur and diffusion The Pinhole Zone plate an optic cup with an f 177 aperture hole to allow for pinhole photography as well as an f 19 Zone plate opening. Users can alternate between Pinhole and Zone plate mode using a sliding switch inside the...

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Join our online community, and be informed and entertained gary_anderson I have seen various items about film scanners and compatibility issues with Microsoft Windows Vista, so this may be of interest to some people. My new computer uses Vista as its operating system -1 have previously been using XP. I was expecting compatibility issues with my Minolta Dimage Dual Scan Elite II, but connected the scanner and installed the Minolta software. The software loaded, but I received the error message...

Thd doctor is in

Immunology PhD student Andrey Antov reveals his elaborate techniques for photographing the natural world Ivor Matanle traces the 16-year reign of the camera that dominated photojournalism in the 1950s and '60s Geoffrey Crawley tests two 1 1 macro lenses a 50mm f 2.8 Sigma for full-frame models and a 35mm f 2.8 Tokina for APS-C format earned a secondment from his bosses to photograph fauna at Britain's landfill sites

Af On

The shadows in the lower half of this image have been significantly lightened by Active D-Lighting, reducing the tonal gap between the sunlit and shadow areas of the scene. This brings out shadow detail, but decreases contrast all the conditions in which I have used the camera. Although the D3x delivers a slightly brighter midtone than I would expect from previous-generation professional DSLRs from Nikon, exposures are impressively accurate, even in very tricky lighting. Like the D3 and D700,...

Resolution noise and sensitivity

In terms of detail resolution, there is very little to differentiate the D3x from the Sony Alpha 900. The Alpha 900 shows a small amount of interference patterning, generated as the frequency of the chart exceeds the abilities of the sensor, whereas the D3x delivers a smoother blurring. However, this suggests only that the anti-aliasing filter of the D3x is slightly stronger. Detail resolution remains high across the entire ISO sensitivity range in the high-contrast environment of our studio,...

Pasm

1.005-pixel 3D Matrix metering, centre weighted (adjustable), spot (1.5 ) 9EV across 2-9 exposures in increments ofl,1 3 or 2 3EVsteps Auto, six presets (with fine-tuning), plus three custom and Kelvin adjustment settings 2-9 exposures in increments of 1,2 or 3 Single, continuous (Hi Lo selectable, up to 5fps for 20 raw files or 70 fine-quality JPEG files), self-timer (10 2secs selectable)

Dynamic range

The dynamic range of the D3x is effectively the same as both the D3 and Sony Alpha 900, at around 12EV. This seems now to represent a standard for professional DSLRs. The D3x's dynamic range is impressive given the size of its photosites, and as with the Alpha 900 a dynamic range optimisation function (Active D-Lighting) is on hand to make the most of the D3x's exposures. In low-contrast scenes, the effect of the 'high' and 'extra high' Active D-Lighting settings is one of general ,...

Plus

Scenes like this (see above) are very difficult to photograph successfully, as it's easy to make a picture of not very much. Linda has really caught the atmosphere, though, and by including the path in the foreground has injected the depth that's needed to bring the shot to life-Damien Demolder, Editor Please see the 'Frequently Asked Questions'section on page 3 for details 4 'I took this image in the woods by the River Yealm in South Devon,' says Linda. 'I was delighted when the mist appeared...

Verdict

THERE is a lot to like about the Ricoh RIO. As with the R8.1 love the minimalist styling and versatile zoom, and the addition of features like the integrated artificial horizon add a lot of value to the feature set. I am less impressed by the image quality, however, and although the R10 does well in high-contrast conditions at its base ISO sensitivity setting of 80, it struggles in dull or overcast conditions, and its maximum ISO setting of 1600 is all but unusable. On the plus side, though,...

Katsuo Hanzawa Shoots The World With A Sigma Lens

A streak of light enhances this urban portrait This intriguing portrait was taken by a Sigma lens, a large aperture prime lens with a standard focal length of 50mm. Ideal foi digital SLR cameras, this lens boasts superior peripheral brightness and captures sharp images with high contrast. The F1.4 aperture enables the photographer to express a wide range of effects from landscapes to portraits witli attractively out of focus backgrounds. Molded glass aspherical lens elements help correct...

E3

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Digital Cameras

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Film Processing Discounts

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Iconic Photograph

Robert Doisneau's photograph is one of the most famous images of the 20th century, but it cast a shadow over the final years of his life, writes David Clark FOR many years after it was first published in Life magazine in 1950,'Le Baiserde I'Hotel de Ville' ('The Kiss at City Hall') was considered a wonderful example of spontaneous photojournalism. Here, among the busy Parisian streets, Doisneau had apparently captured a moment of impulsive passion between a young couple (see left). Their loving...

Lcd

The 920,000-dot LCD screen can be magnified by 27x in Live View mode, and its brightness can be adjusted in 5 steps via a custom function This switch selects single, active, or dynamic area AFmode. With 3D tracking activated, the camera will track a subject using all 51 AF points n CUSTOM SETTING MENU 7 GJCustom setting bank (HI Reset custom settings a Autofocus b Metering exposure c Timers AE lock

Monopods

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Olympus

PENTAX UK has admitted that it was forced to increase the price of its Optio P70 compact camera just three days after it was unveiled, owing to 'currency fluctuations'. The move came shortly after Canon and Nikon also announced price nses on the back of the falling value of the euro against the Japanese yen (see News 17 January). Showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month, the Optio P70 is a 12-million-pixel model with a 2.7in LCD screen and triple Renowned...

Panasonic

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Eden S WM Project S I T ' M Fowey Amateur Photographer's guide to Britain's most photogenic walks THIS MONTH, PAUL FELIX MOVES ON TO CORNWALL AND TAKES US ALONG THE OLD TRADING ROUTE OF THE SAINTS' WAY Distance Approx 10 miles 16 kilometres Distance Approx 10 miles 16 kilometres Early portion is surprisingly hilly and

Sigma

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The Kind Of Service Of Which Legends Are Made

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January

EXHIBITION Annie Leibovitz A Photographer's Life 1990-2005, until 1 February at National Portrait Gallery, London WC2H. Tel 0207 306 0055.Visitwww.npg.org.uk. will not be available until the 'second quarter' of this year, though she hinted it could be out as early as April. Kelson explained that the product on show at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month was an 'American' version and specification is yet to be finalised. Though the name of the new camera is yet to be...

Clive Nichols Talks About The Power Of Winter Light And Why You Should Hedge Your Bets On Three Possible Locations

WINTER and autumn are my favourite times to shoot gardens because the light is so spectacular In the mornings, just after dawn, the low sun casts a heavenly glow across the frozen earth and barren trees. Where I am inundated with subjects in spring and summer, the dearth of flowers and leaves at this time of year allows me to concentrate on the light. More patterns reveal themselves in the winter months as shrubs wither and trees lose their leaves, to leave the bones and structure of the...

Shot

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has responded to an online petition calling on the Government to clarify the law concerning photography of buildings and landmarks from public locations. Downing Street's website states that there are 'no legal restrictions on photography in public places'. However, it cites 'security considerations' as one situation where police may legitimately intervene. To read Downing Street's response in full, visit http petitions.number10. gov.uk photographylaw . A British...

Ivor Matanle Lubitel Camera

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Inter Lumex Titanium

100x150cm 39x59 or 150x200cm 59x79 Starting at just 119.99 inc vat to 279.99 inc vat Interf it is pleased to announce the arrival of the new Flexi-lite 5 in 1 panels and kits available at all Interfit main dealers. Designed with a twist lock central crossbar to enable a quick and portable solution with interchangeable double sided panels. The frame is made from strong lightweight aluminum with special folding sections to allow easy storage with the minimum of effort. Each ref lector panel is...