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Making Movies
There’s little doubt Nikon decided to prioritise the wants and needs of still photographers with the Z 5, although if you only want to shoot in Full HD, it’s still a pretty decent video camera. Bear in mind, despite all hoopla surrounding 4K (and now
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Nikon Z 5 $2,299
Type: Enthusiast digital mirrorless camera with Nikon Z bayonet lens mount Focusing: Automatic via 273-points wide-area system (90% vertical/horixontal frame coverage) using hybrid phase/contrast detection. Focus points may be selected manually or au
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Primed Up
If you’re a lens maker then, after the obligatory ‘fast fifty’, the next badge of honour is an f/1.4-speed 85mm short telephoto prime – the classic portrait lens. You just have to do one, but the optical design leaves nowhere to hide. It looks decept
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SAMYANG AF 85mm f/1.4 RF $1,399
Format: Full-frame digital sensors. The focal length is equivalent to 127.5mm on an APS-C format sensor (with a 1.5x focal length magnification factor). Angle-of-View: 28.9 degrees (diagonal on 35mm). Construction: 11 elements/8 groups. Minimum Focus
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One Size Fits All
Big camera or small camera? What’s your preference? There’s no question that plenty of photographers rank many other things ahead of a camera size, especially if they’ve been used to using a higher-end DSLR with a full-frame sensor. It’s equally true
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Making Movies
You’d expect a new Panasonic mirrorless camera to have pretty decent video capabilities, but the Lumix S5 goes a lot further than that, and there’s more to come with an imminent firmware upgrade. Of course, Panasonic isn’t giving everything away, but
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Panasonic Lumix Dc-s5 $3,199
body only, recommended retail price Type: Enthusiast level digital mirrorless camera with L bayonet lens mount. Focusing: Automatic 225-point wide-area system using contrast-detection via imaging sensor using Depth From Defocus (DFD) processing at 48
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Editing Sweet
We all know that the monitors in desktop and laptop computers are usually the cheapest displays manufacturers can get away with. We also know that a calibrated monitor is essential for image editing, especially if you’re planning to make accurate pri
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Australian Camera Inspire Your Photography
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021 Editor: Paul Burrows paul.burrows@futurenet.com Art Director: Kristian Hagen kristian.hagen@futurenet.com Sub-editor: Sharmishta Sarkar sharmishta.sarkar@futurenet.com Bruce Usher, Trevern Dawes, Stephen Dawson, Alison Stieven-T
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Acer Conceptd Cm2241w 24-inch Photo Monitor $799
Panel Type: 61 centimetres (23.8 inches) IPS with white LED backlighting. Display Area: 518.4x324.0 millimetres (full scan). 16:10 aspect ratio. Native Resolution: 1920x1200 pixels (91 ppi). Viewing Angles: 178 degrees horizontal and vertical. Bright
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Farewell, Photokina… And Thanks For All The Memories
Production of this issue was being completed as the news came through that Photokina was “suspended until further notice”, which is another way of saying, “That’s all, folks”. The show’s organiser, Köln Messe, states bluntly, “Unfortunately, at prese
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Hints And Blurs
Back in early 2018 when he was interviewed for sister magazine, ProPhoto, Stuart Spence talked about his move into what could loosely be described as fine-art photography. He was, however, reluctant to call himself a fine-art photographer and thought
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Back In Black… And White
AN INTERESTING BIT of information to emerge from Leica Camera Australia’s online launch of the Q2 Monochrom was just how much film photography had taken off in Covid times. Obviously, in this instance, film photography with Leica cameras. Apparently,
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Buying A Mirrorless Camera? It’s All About The Lenses
So, you’re ready to make the big switch from a DSLR to a mirrorless camera. But deciding on which system is likely to be more influenced by the available lenses than anything else. Unfortunately, it’s lenses that make the decision nowhere near as str
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Olympus’s Monster Telezoom Is Here!
IT’S A LENS that couldn’t be done – at least in practical terms – with a sensor any bigger than Micro Four Thirds, but Olympus has gone all-out to make the most of the 1.97x magnification factor. The much-awaited M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC
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Catching The Bug Luminar Bug Photography Awards 2020
The first Luminar Bug Photography Awards – run in assoc¡at¡on with Europe’s leading ¡nvertebrate charity, Buglife – attracted over 5,000 entries from around the world, competing in 11 categories. What will become an annual competition was launched in
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PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
Due to the social distancing requirements demanded by the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, galleries, exhibition spaces and museums are only allowing limited admission or are open for shorter times, depending on the local situation. However, many are stil
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2021 Fujifilm Showcase Second Round Winners
Some of the greatest photographs have been well-spot-ted juxtapositions of elements that most people simply wouldn’t have noticed. John Walker has added to his visual joke by titling it Window Pain and, ironically, the location is an old asylum in Ta
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Epson International Pano Awards 2020
The Epson International Pano Awards was founded in 2009 by Australian landscape photographer David Evans (the 2015 AIPP Australian Landscape Photographer Of The Year) with the support of Epson Australia, and has since grown into a collaboration betwe
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Digital Slr Cameras Buyer’s Check List January/february 2021
www.teds.com.au THIS CHECKLIST is designed to allow direct comparisons between different camera models, listed here in price order within each brand. The published prices are mostly supplied by the distributors as recommended retail prices (RRPs). Ho
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Playing Possum
Highly commended in the Urban Wildlife category of the 2020 Wildlife Photographer Of The Year competition. Gary Meredith, Western Australia. Nikon D850 with a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens at 62mm; 1/250 second at f/16 and ISO 640. Nikon SB-700 flash with Godox
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The Crowd Pleaser
While Nikon was a latecomer to the category of full-frame mirrorless cameras, the original Z 6 and Z 7 were immediately big hits. They’re both now upgraded to Mark II versions to address the few initial criticisms, but the fact that we’re only talkin
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Big Things Expected For Sony’s Smallest Alpha Full-frame Camera Yet
IF YOU THOUGHT the standard Alpha series full-frame cameras were compact – and they are compared to any of the competition – just wait until you see the Alpha 7C (a.k.a. ILCE-A7C). It’s full frame – using the same sensor as the A7 III – with in-body
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SUPER EBC FUJINON XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR
FAST PRIME LENSES are very much back in fashion and no system is now really complete without at least a 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm in the range of f/1.2 to f/1.8. The classic ‘fast fifty’, in particular, has become a statement of the lens maker’s art,
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Vital Statistics
Format: Micro Four Thirds. Effective Focal Length: 200-800mm. Angle-of-View: 12 to 3.1 degrees (diagonal). Construction: 21 elements/15 groups. Four ‘ED’ elements, two ‘Super HR’ types and two ‘HR’ types. Minimum Focus: 1.3m (across full zooming rang
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Phase One Adds 90mm Lens To Xt System
IF YOU’RE THE proud owner of Phase One’s XT medium format field camera, then you’ll be interested in the addition of a 90mm f/5.6 Rodenstock lens to the system. The new XT Rodenstock 90mm f/5.6 HR Digaron-SW is the fifth lens in the system, joining t
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OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS
OLYMPUS IS REALLY making the most of what can be achieved in lens designs, especially telephotos, when imaging onto the Micro Four Thirds sensor. Nowhere is this better illustrated than with its recently released 100-400mm telezoom, which is effectiv
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The Name Behind The Camera
You know the brand name and you probably know some of the history behind it, but what about the people who made it happen? In this series we look at the personalities who, through often courageous decisions, got us to where we are in photography toda
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Firmware Upgrade For EOS R5 Provides Better Overheat Messaging
CANON HAS RELEASED a firmware upgrade for the EOS R5 mirrorless camera designed to help users better manage temperature build-ups when shooting video. Firmware upgrade Version 1.1.0 obviously doesn’t make any physical changes to the camera, but monit
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Epson Surecolor Sc-p706
YOU KNOW THAT a technology has matured when the product model cycles start to get longer and longer. This has been the case with large format photo printers for a while and we were starting to think that perhaps there wasn’t much left that could be i
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