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Camera November - December 2019

Digital or film? Digital AND film? CAMERA magazine's focus is to assist readers to choose and use the tools they need to create memorable images, and to enhance the skills that will make them better photographers. No matter what medium, readers are kept up to speed with all the latest rapidly changing film and digital products, news and technologies.

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3 min
a moment’s pleasure

So what do you do with a bunch of old family photographs that have suddenly become your responsibility? If you’re of a more recent vintage, you probably haven’t experienced this problem yet and maybe never will… at least not as far as paper prints are concerned anyway. You just won’t be able to find any family photographs at all, but that’s another issue for another time. Following the sudden passing of my 90-year-old mother-in-law, it was necessary to clear out her home to ready it for sale. Being 90, she’d amassed a lot of photographs… drawers and drawers of them: some in albums, some in folders, some framed, some loose, some captioned, some not. Being 90, there were photographs of her ancestors that dated back to the late 1800s… all stiff-backed…

2 min
samyang lenses for canon rf and nikon z

SOUTH KOREAN LENS-MAKER Samyang has followed up its first lenses for Canon’s EOS R full-35mm mirrorless camera system with the same models for the Nikon Z mount. Currently, Samyang is offering two lenses in the RF and Z mounts, both manual focus primes with weather-sealed external constructions and smart new styling. The first is a 14mm f2.8 ultra wide-angle which gives an expansive angle-of-view of 115.7 degrees on the 35mm format sensor. The optical construction comprises 14 elements in ten groups which includes seven special types – one aspherical, one hybrid aspherical, two made from optical glass with extra-low dispersion characteristics, and three with high refractive index characteristics. The minimum focusing distance is 28 centimetres and the MF 14mm f2.8 RF weighs in at 800 grams while the Z mount version is…

3 min
calm before the storm?

There are various reasons why the retail sector in Australia has been quiet of late, but it’s a bit more of a mystery why potential buyers aren’t storming the camera shops waving credit cards or wads of cash. After all, there hasn’t been such a smorgasbord of new – and very desirable – cameras for quite a long time. Pick any sensor size from M43 to medium format and there are plenty of attractions, from the Olympus OM-D E-M1X to the Fujifilm GFX 100. Of course, there’s even more to choose from in the ‘APS-C’ and full-35mm formats, especially the latter at the moment where Canon, Leica, Nikon, Panasonic, Pentax, Sigma and Sony are all competing for your attention with either D-SLRs or mirrorless cameras (or both). Too much choice perhaps? Maybe,…

1 min
nikon confirms there will be a new pro d-slr

IT’S NOT REALLY a big surprise given this camera would have been in development when the Nikkor Z mirrorless system was launched, but the camera maker has confirmed that there will be a next-generation professional D-SLR to succeed the D5. Details are non-existent beyond that the new camera will be called the D6 and the released product photo shows that it will be very similar in size and styling to the D5. What’s likely is that Nikon will have worked on the autofocusing performance – both via the optical viewfinder and in live view – to keep the core audience of sports/action photographers happy. Nikon is calling the D6 “its most advanced digital SLR to date”. Many sports photographers remain wedded to the D-SLR, not just because of the advantages of the…

4 min
panasonic reveals full lumix s1h details

PANASONIC’STHIRD LUMIX S series mirrorless camera body – which was first revealed back in May this year – is primarily targeted at cinematographers and has just gone on sale in Australia. It’s packed with high-end video features, optimising its dedicated full-35mm format sensor. The Lumix DC-S1H is the world’s first full-35mm format mirrorless camera capable of recording 6K/24p video in the 3:2 aspect ratio. It’s also the first to record 5.9K/30p video in the 16:9 aspect ratio, plus 10-bit 4K in both the UHD and DCI resolutions at either 60 fps or 50 fps. The higher resolutions are achieved by using the full width of an all-new CMOS sensor with an effective resolution of 24.2 megapixels (so not the same devices as is used in the S1) and which retains an optical…

4 min
canon continues ‘aps-c’ support with new d-slr and mirrorless cameras

HERE’S SOMETHING WE haven’t needed to report on for quite a while… a new D-SLR that’s something more than a tiny upgrade of a basic entry-level model and, what’s more, that’s not in the full-35mm format. The new EOS 90D is still an upgrade – of the popular EOS 80D – but it’s significant enough to warrant a new model number, and it’s part of Canon’s plan to maintain support for the ‘APS-C’ sensor size. In fact, you’ll be able to choose between the 90D and a nearly-identical (in terms of basic features) mirrorless version called the EOS M6 Mark II. Canon maintains that while most of the activity in interchangeable lens cameras over the last two-and-a-half years has been in full-35mm format models (12 launches locally versus three for ‘APS-C’),…