Camera Magazine - In This Issue of Camera MagazineBy Administrator | Monday, 18 March 2013 00:00
Making headlines in this issue are Sony’s exciting new Alpha 7 cameras which combine a mirrorless design with a full-35mm sensor, Nikon’s new Coolpix 7800 and AW1 – the first ruggedised compact system camera – and its upgraded D600, Fujifilm’s X-A1 (the X-M1’s cousin), and much more.
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These articles are designed to help you understand how the professionals tackle assignments and the techniques they use, including a few tricks of the trade. In this issue Bruce Usher explains how he tackled a commission to shoot a home interior.
Fujifilm Showcase 2013
Every issue there’s a chance to see one of your favourite photographs in print. The 2014 competition opens with this issue and we announce the grand prize winner for 2013. Entering is easy and you can do it online by submitting images to firstname.lastname@example.org or send us digital files on a CD or DVD.
Camera Buyer’s Checklist D-SLRs And CSCs
Thinking about a new D-SLR or compact system camera for Christmas? Here’s where to start and all current models are listed so you can easily make direct comparisons. Where RRPs are no longer being provided, we’re quoting an average of the ‘street prices’ we’ve seen quoted over the last few weeks. It’s an imprecise science so expect to encounter some variations when you go shopping.
In Practice - Top Tips To Help You Photograph Australia
Steve Parish has devoted his life to photographing Australia in all it glories, and now he’s passing on a few of things he’s learned from his great many years of experience.
Interview - Alfred Schopf, CEO, Leica Camera AG
Leica turns 100 next year and the company has grand plans for its celebrations, including opening a brand new factory. CEO Alfred Schopf reveals why he has one of the best jobs in the photo industry.
Photogenic Places Lord Howe Island
We’ve visited a few of Australia’s main islands over the last year or so, but Lord Howe probably takes the crown for its sheer scenic majesty. Resident Scott Callard takes us on a tour of its attractions.
In Practice - D-SLR Video Maker
Our new series (started last issue) is designed to tell you everything you need to know about shooting video with your D-SLR. In this article we look at the all-important subject of audio, and recording soundtracks.
In Practice Lens Choices
Another new series of articles starts in this issue — in each installment we’ll cover a particular subject and provide advice about which lenses are best suited to the application. Nikon Australia is kindly supplying all the lenses for us to try out.
Feature Take Cover!
It’s a horrible feeling when you lose a valuable piece of photo gear to either theft or accident, but you can lessen the pain with a new and affordable insurance policy specifically designed for enthusiast-level photographers.
Ricoh packs an ‘APS-C’ size sensor and a 28mm-equivalent prime lens into the GR to create a high-end compact tailor made for the enthusiast-level shooter.
Olympus OM-D E-M1
We’ve known it’s been coming for a while, but Olympus’s new OM-D flagship has exceeded all expectations with its OM-inspired styling and extensive suite of features.
Canon EOS 70D
All the D-SLR makers have been struggling with how to enable faster autofocusing with live view and when shooting video, but Canon has come up with the most elegant – and effective – solution so far.
First Look -Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
Panasonic goes retro with its latest enthusiast-level compact system camera and it’s a beauty. Among the GX7’s many interesting features is a camcorder-style viewfinder which tilts through 90 degrees. It works.
On Trial Fujifilm X-M1
Fujifilm has pulled out all the stops to quickly expand its X Series of high-end compacts and mirrorless interchangeable lens models. The X-M1 combines the smallness of the former with the convenience of the latter.