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Digital Camera World April 2017

Digital Camera is the definitive guide to digital SLR photography and will show you how to improve any digital photo. It’s packed with practical photography advice and Photoshop tutorials to help you become a better digital photographer. With buying advice to help you choose the DSLR, compact system camera, lens, tripod, printer, or camera bag that’s right for you, it covers all DSLRs including Canon EOS/Rebel and Nikon systems. The perfect title for both amateur and pro photographers

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United Kingdom
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English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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welcome to the april 2017 issue of digital camera

THERE’S no denying that the sky at night is a beauty to behold – on a crisp clear night, that is! However, capturing that sense of awe and wonder can be challenging, especially if you’ve never tried it before. So we’ve whipped up an A-to-Z guide that’ll show you everything you need to know to get started. Chock-a-block with skills, techniques and advice, we’ll get you up and running in no time. It’s also a great pleasure to launch a new series featuring intrepid photographer and passionate walker Quintin Lake. He’ll update us every month with news and pictures from his epic journey around the UK’s coast. He’s in Pembrokeshire (walking clockwise) this month and hopes to be finished in 2020 (ish), so look forward to plenty of inspirational stories and…

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nine night photo tips cards to take on location

To tie in with our creative A-to-Z guide for capturing the night (see page 44), we’ve included nine free handy wallet-sized tips cards you can take out on location. Never again will you be stuck on what to do when it comes to setting your camera up in the dark. Just make sure you pack a torch so you can read them on location! Covering: Star trails • The moon • The Milky Way • Zoom-burst effects • Long exposures • Tail light techniques • Fire spin effects • plus more! Download the video www.bit.ly/ dc188bonus CAMERA RAW AND LOW-LIGHT EBOOKS Take your shooting and editing skills to the next level with these free guides! You’ll find your free ebooks as PDFs in the Gifts folder on the disc. 79 MINUTES OF VIDEO We’ve packed the…

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hotshots

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world’s premier competition and exhibition for garden, plant and botanical photography. The competition runs from February until October every year, with a first prize of £7,500 for the overall winner and £2,000, plus a gold medal from the Royal Photographic Society, for the portfolio winner. An all-new web experience is due to launch with this year’s competition, with brand-new categories including My Garden Stories and Outdoor Living, plus Gardens on the Go for mobile devices. The launch exhibition of IGPOTY 10 is at the Nash Conservatory at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, until 12th March. www.igpoty.com SEND US YOUR SHOTS Your photograph could appear here! Send your best recent shot to digitalcamera@futurenet.com (subject line: Hotshots) OVERALL WINNER LEE ACASTER Snowdonia National Park, UK…

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special ’fx

He most surprising thing about the Fujfilm GFX 50S isn’t its SLR-like size and handling. Nor is it the speed with which you can get up and running – if you’ve had any experience with one of Fujifilm’s X-series cameras, it takes no time at all to tailor it to your needs. It’s not even the camera’s write speeds, which are surprisingly peppy for such highresolution files. No, it’s the price. Many photographers anticipated a price point approaching £/$10,000, but the GFX 50S’s retail price for the body only is £6,199/$6,499. We’re not saying that’s cheap, but it’s a little less than the Pentax 645Z medium-format body and isn’t far off the cost of a professional SLR camera such as the Nikon D5. What you get for your money is a weather-resistant…

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focal point

GoPro Karma Withdrawn from sale by GoPro in November after reports of batteries disconnecting during flight, the redesigned Karma drone and stabilisation system will be available this spring. £TBC/$TBC www.gopro.com Sony 100mm f/2.8 STFGMOSS lens Sony’s new prime lens is said to offer the highest-ever quality bokeh for an alpha lens, through an 11-bladed aperture and an optical element that offers increased defocus at the edge of the frame. £1,700/$1,498 www.sony.co.uk Kenro GHC1 gimbal Gimbal tripod heads make it easier to work with long lenses, and Kenro’s new carbonfibre model can support lenses weighing up to 15kg while coming in at a paltry 1.3kg itself. Its price is pretty good for a gimbal too… £269.94 www.kenro.co.uk…

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pen’ light

RICOH has unveiled the Pentax KP, an SLR that boasts a new high-sensitivity AA filter-free sensor that can be pushed all the way to ISO 819,200. And to think, it wasn’t that long ago that a roll of film rated at ISO 800 was considered high-sensitivity. An ISO that high allows you to hand-hold the KP for snapshots of night scenes, says Ricoh. It’s not the KP’s only significant figure: its combined mechanical and electronic shutter enables a high shutter speed of 1/24,000 sec in electronic mode (1/6,000 sec with the mechanical shutter) and the camera includes the same 5-axis Shake Reduction II system as used on the full-frame K1, along with Pixel Shift Resolution and AA Filter Simulation to reduce moiré. The body itself is weatherresistant and features a tilting LCD…

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