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Digital Camera World December 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

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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welcome to the december 2017 issue of digital camera

THE clocks have gone back, and the days are now well and truly short, dark and chilly. Winter is here! This is, of course no reason to hang up your cameras. If you’re brave enough to head for the hills, the winter landscape opportunities can be fabulous... And you don’t have to get up at some ungodly hour to catch the rising sun either. If you’re worried by wonky horizons in your landscapes, you’ll have noticed a rather snazzy hotshoe spirit level in this month’s package [UK readers only]. Turn to page 40 for some tips on how to use it. If you’d rather keep warm and stick to the comfort of your home for your winter photo antics, then photography whizz Jon Adams has put together a dozen cool creative…

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OWEN HARVEY__UK GOLD, UNDER 30s “In the mid-to-late 1940s, a new subculture in America emerged and grew during the post-war prosperity of the 1950s. Young Latino youths were placing sandbags in their custom vehicles so that the body of the cars would ride close to the road; ‘slow and low’ being their motto. The vehicles were decorated to hold political statements and sported images representing Latino culture – lowriding had begun. As the years passed, lowriding culture became extremely popular and the cars had hydraulic springs installed to perform tricks on the road, such as driving on three wheels, or bouncing the front wheels up to a metre off the ground. Often seen in music videos, the scene was embraced by cultures all around the world and had huge global appeal.…

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magnificent seven

INFOCUS Photography news from around the globe AT FIRST glance, the Sony Alpha 7R Mark III’s headline figures shape up a lot like the old one’s. The Mark III offers 42.4MP full-frame resolution courtesy of a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, just like the Mark II. And, just like the outoging model, the Mark III has 399 AF points. The improvements between the generations are subtle in some areas – we’re talking a bump in the native ISO range from 100-25,600 to 100-32,000 – and significant in others. Take the continuous shooting speed, up from five frames per second to 10fps. Battery life gets a boost from 290 shots to 530 shots, thanks to the Mark III’s new NP-FZ100 battery pack, although this falls behind the Nikon D850’s 1,840-shot rating. And while the…

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framing nature

BRENT STIRTON INTERVIEW See page 88 BEATING almost 50,000 entries from 92 countries, a powerful image of a recently shot and de-horned black rhino in South Africa’s Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve deservedly takes this year’s title for photojournalist Brett Stirton – who we interview on page 88. “Brent’s image highlights the urgent need for humanity to protect our planet and the species we share it with,” says Sir Michael Dixon, Director of the Natural History Museum. “Like the critically endangered black rhinoceros, blue whales were once hunted to the brink of extinction, but humanity acted on a global scale to protect them. This shocking picture of an animal butchered for its horns is a call to action for us all.” Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History…

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hot shot

THE G1 X is Canon’s premium compact, offering a large sensor and extensive manual controls in a highgrade metal body. The latest incarnation, the G1 X Mark III, ups the ante. Not only is it the first Canon zoom compact to have a DSLR-sized APS-C CMOS sensor – similar to the one in the EOS 80D in this instance – but it also inherits Canon’s well-received Dual Pixel CMOS AF, for fast, accurate autofocus. Powered by a Digic 7 processor, the G1 X Mark III features a 3x optical zoom equivalent to 24-72mm, 4-stop stabilisation, 7fps shooting with autofocus, a built in EVF and always-on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. www.canon.co.uk; £1,149/$1,299…

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light’ switch

ADOBE CC 2018 ON TESTSee page 108 ADOBE has confirmed that Lightroom 6 is the last standalone version of the software and is introducing two new CC options instead. Confusingly, old Lightroom CC has been rebranded as Lightroom Classic CC; this is aimed at users who want to retain a ‘desktop-first’ workflow, complete with local storage. All-new Lightroom CC (above) is aimed at users who are more mobile-oriented. The Photography Plan, with both versions, Photoshop CC plus 20GB of storage costs £9.98 per month, as does the Lightroom CC-only plan, which offers 1TB of storage; £19.97 per month gets you the Photography Plan plus 1TB of storage. SONY LENSES SONY ROCK ’N’ ROLL IN addition to the AR 7 III (see page 18), Sony has made three other announcements this month. First up is the…