Camera Magazine - In This Issue of Camera MagazineBy Administrator | Monday, 18 March 2013 00:00
Making headlines in this issue is Fujifilm’s upgrade of its iconic X100, two new additions to the Nikon 1 system, Pentax’s retro-styled MX-1, a swag of interesting Sigma products (including the DP3 high-end compact camera), Lexar’s first XQD format memory card, and much more.
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Camera Buyer’s Checklist: D-SLRs And CSCs
If you’re thinking about buy a new interchangeable lens camera, here’s where to start. We are now using a new system for determining the printed prices as some distributors are refusing to provide use with RRPs. We’re fine-tuning this as we go, but be prepared to find some variations ‘on the street’.
Australian Digital Photo Of The Day
The winners of the monthly ADPOTD online competitions make it to the printed page. Visit www.apotd.com.au to see how you can enter and show off your skills behind the camera.
Fujifilm Showcase 2013
Every issue there’s a chance to see one of your favourite photographs in print. 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 Magazine Imaging Awards 2013
All the envelopes are in and so we can reveal the best imaging products you can go out and buy right now. The last 12 months provided a deluge of fantastic new cameras, lenses and printers so the judges had a hard time selecting the winners, but it’s a stellar line-up...
These articles are designed to help you understand how the professionals tackle assignments and the techniques they use. In this issue, Bruce Usher reveals some of the secrets behind a recent shoot.
Photogenic Places - Norfolk Island
It’s still technically part of Australia, but you’ll need your passport to travel there, so visiting Norfolk Island is as good as an overseas trip. Ian Robertson finds there’s plenty to keep you occupied once there.
Special Feature - Why not join a camera club
Want to meet like-minded enthusiasts, challenge yourself with regular photo competitions and participate in outings to interesting locations? All this is on offer at your local camera club, as Kevin Toohill – from NSW’s Federation of Camera Clubs – explains.
In Practice - Photographing A Solar Eclipse
Solar eclipses don’t happen very frequently so it’s worth learning how to photograph one successfully. As Warren Aston finds out, it’s not necessarily as big a challenge as you might think.
In Practice - Introducing Photoshop Layers
Layers are one of Photoshop’s most useful image editing functions and can be the solution to a myriad of problems. Digital retouching guru James Conway explains how layers work and what you can do with them.
CLASSICS - Polaroid 600 Series
To celebrate the launch of the Impossible PX-series instant films in Australia, we tell the story of Polaroid’s hugely successful 600 Series products and try out the new PX 680 colour film.
In Practice - Digital Print Maker
Being well-organised before you start a printing session will help prevent the wasting of both time and valuable materials. Trevern Dawes puts together a simple checklist to help you achieve maximum success.
Canon EOS 6D
Nikon was quick off the mark with its D600, making it the first affordable D-SLR with a 35mm-sized sensor. Now Canon’s competitor is here and it’s a quite different machine, but no less desirable.
If the X-Pro1 is a bit beyond your budget then the really good news is that you can still get much the same experience – and performance – with the rather more affordable X-E1.
Olympus Digital Pen Lite E-PL5
Olympus pioneered the compact system camera (along with Panasonic) and its experience is evident in the highly capable but very compact E-PL5.
Zeiss SLR Lenses
As increasing pixel counts on D-SLR sensors place more demands on optics, Zeiss’s high-performance manual-focus lenses are finding new devotees. We
test five of the latest ZF.2 mount models for Nikon FX format bodies… and are knocked out by the image quality.
Canon Pixma PRO-10
Canon has recently updated both its enthusiast-level A3+ photo printers so tester Trevern Dawes has been a busy boy. In this issue he evaluates the pigmented ink PRO-10 and in our next issue it’s the turn of the dye-based PRO-100.
My Myk SmartMyk
If you’re serious about shooting video with your D-SLR, you’re going to need an external microphone and the Australian-designed SmartMyk is specifically designed to do the job, making it easy to create professional-quality soundtracks.