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Nikon Z 50
Unlike the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7, the Z 50 features a pop-up flash that’s manually raised from the side of the EVF. Permanent touch buttons are a new addition to the Z 50 and are located to the right of the screen. The Z 50 is compatible with all Z-mount
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First Impressions
AT THE TIME OF WRITING we'd only spent a few hours with the Z 50; however this was long enough to establish that Nikon is onto something with its latest release. The Z 50 successfully manages to preserve the look, styling and excellent handling chara
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Fleet Street’s finest
John Downing MBE doesn’t look terminally ill. Pulling open the front door to his Henley-on-Thames home, the 79-year-old Welshman and former Chief Photographer at the Daily Express newspaper, looks a rakish Sir Ian McKellen. His crisp white shirt is u
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New DX-format Z-mount Zooms Arrive
TO COINCIDE with the launch of the Z 50, Nikon has announced its first DX-format Z-mount lenses. The Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR is a compact retracting zoom equivalent to 24-75mm in 35mm terms. It features a Vibration Reduction lens unit in its
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Benro X Series 3XS Lite
● £90 ● The 3XS Lite is powered by a 2,000mAh battery, which can last for up to 24 hours on a single charge. USB charging is supported via a USB Type-C port. A green LED blinks below the joystick when it’s charging. The underside ha
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Also Out Now
IWM North, Manchester. Runs until 26 January 2020. Entrance is free. THIS exhibition at Imperial War Museums' Manchester site tackles Yemen's horrifying humanitarian crisis which followed the Arab uprisings of 2011. UN special envoy Martin Griffiths
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Samsung Portable SSD T5
• From £63 (250GB) • IF YOU frequently move files, or want a portable hard drive you can take with you anywhere, Samsung's Portable SSD T5 is an excellent example that comes highly recommended. While you can buy more storage space for
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Viewpoint Claire Gillo
There are some images you look at and you think, yes this is great I LOVE it. It's easy to know why, as you're instantly connected to the subject, and visually the image ticks all the boxes, with the technical expertise being blindingly obvious. Ther
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Tony Kemplen on the … Contax 1a
Regular AP readers will be aware that since 1January 2010, I have been using a different film camera each and every week. This is now the tenth year, and I haven't missed a week so far. I plan to carry on until the end of year ten, using 520 cameras
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Selected Works
You may not have heard of Vincent Peters, and unless you read Vogue, Glamour, GQ or one of Europe's other high-end fashion magazines, you probably haven't seen many of his pictures before, either. But you'll certainly recognise many of his celebrity
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Final Analysis
Zanele Muholi was born in South Africa in 1972. She challenges hetero-patriarchal ideologies and representations, presenting her sitters as confident and beautiful individuals, existing in the face of prejudice, intolerance and violence. These portra
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Canon EOS 80D, 55-250mm, 1/160sec at f/5, ISO 200 SAM UPLOADED his warm light image onto our Twitter page and we were drawn to the warm colours and tones of the iconic Bristol industrial scene. Sam shares with us, ‘This was taken near the M Shed mus
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Small But Beautiful
The Takachiho Seisakusho company was founded by Takeshi Yamashita in 1919. Initially the company made microscopes, introducing its first in 1920. The next year, the name Olympus was adopted for the company’s optical products. The medical theme was m
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Photo Disasters And How To Avoid Them
The camera slipped out of my hand… my hard drive broke… and it was then I realised all my kit was halfway down the cliff. We’ve all had our share of mishaps and accidents when it comes to taking photographs. What are embarrassing and painful moments
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‘Who Do You Think You Are? David Bailey?’
My first camera was a second-hand Pentax ME Super. I don’t remember the adverts for Pentax cameras; I remember the adverts for Olympus cameras, the ones with photographer David Bailey. I wanted to be Bailey. Part of me still does. He was cool and hun
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Top Tips To Avoid A Disaster
Back up all your work and then back it up again! Yes it's tedious and more expensive to do it this way; however you'll be grateful if your hard drive fails or your computer crashes. Slippery rocks, uneven ground. Up your chances of staying upright by
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What Olympus Means To Me
‘THERE is something about the small but perfectly formed Olympus system that suits my ethos. I don’t want photography to be a chore, and my body is grateful for the lightness of the kit. What’s more, the bonkers image stabilisation allows me to be mo
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Photo Jargon
I read with interest Phil Taylor's letter regarding the term ‘mirrorless' (Inbox, 21 September) and your plea to hear of photographic jargon irritants. The problem is the industry's reliance on historic references that, with time, become increasingly
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From OM to OM-D
In the second half of the 1990s, Olympus devoted most of its attention to its popular compact cameras that used 35mm and APS film. However, it also began to dabble in the nascent digital imaging technology that was just starting to filter through to
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I was interested to read about comments concerning sensor sizes. I have never understood why they are compared to an obsolete film technology. Why not call a 35 mm sensor as a ‘1' sensor, and use fractions for smaller size sensors and larger numbers
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The Micro Four Thirds era
In August 2008, Olympus and Panasonic jointly issued a dry, technical press release outlining a new camera system that would use the image sensor to provide a live view feed to an electronic viewfinder, enabling a slimmer, lighter camera body compare
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Picture Power
IN ADDITION TO its awards for the best photographic products of the year (which we featured in our 31 August issue) the Expert Imaging and Sound Association (EISA), runs its own pan-European photography competition, open to both amateur and professio
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Try, Try And Try Again
The Rugby World Cup is unfolding in Japan as we speak and top Getty Images rugby photographer Dave Rogers is there capturing the action. He spoke to AP before he left. ‘This World Cup should be great, and asJapan has never hosted one before, quite a
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Be A Christmas Cover Star
THE HOLIDAY season is almost upon us, which means it's time for Stir-up Sunday, sentimental TV adverts, and the Amateur Photographer Christmas cover competition. This year we have teamed up with Photocrowd and Billingham to offer you global exposure,
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A Week In Photography
No company has dedicated as much of its history to the art of camera miniaturisation as Olympus. This obsession has given birth to a long line of iconic cameras: the Pen series, the OM-1 and its successors, the Trip 35, the XA, the Mju and now the OM
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Alma and Alzheimer’s
This year, the Nikon Photo Contest celebrated its 50th anniversary. Bringing together more than 33,000 people across 170 countries, almost 100,000 photos were entered into the competition. Twelve judges chose the winners across five categories, which
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News Round-up
Leica has released the Leica M10-P SC Asset. Only 30 editions are being produced of the gorgeous-looking, sandblasted brass camera, which comes with a brass-finish Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 lens and 24MP sensor. The kicker is that you can only buy this s
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Join the Club
When was the club founded? North Fylde Photographic Society was founded in 2013 and is now in its seventh season. It was formed by the merger of two long-standing local clubs, HASSRA Fylde and Fleetwood. The resulting synergy has stood us in good st
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Viewpoint Nigel Atherton
When J Harris Stone launched the first issue of Amateur Photographer in 1884, he could not have dared to imagine that his little journal, which didn't even carry any pictures, would go on to become the pillar of the British photography media througho
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