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Amateur Photographer 28-Nov-2020

Published by TI Media Limited Amateur Photographer is the world's oldest weekly magazine for photography enthusiasts. With its unique weekly format, it is the first for news and events, plus features on techniques, equipment tests and darkroom advice. It appeals to those interested in buying and learning about digital and film photographic equipment, wanting advice on improving their technique, and learning about the greats in photography. Regular features on reader portfolios, darkroom, digital, black & white and photographer profiles ensure all areas of photography are covered. With an audience of dedicated photography enthusiasts.

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7days

There’s something very special about the sea that speaks to our souls. Whether watching rays of sunshine dance on the surface on a calm summer’s day, or waves crashing violently onto the rocks in a storm, the sea has a hypnotic effect on many of us, but none more so than Rachael Talibart. She has built a career out of capturing the awe and majesty of the sea in all its moods, and this week she shares the secrets behind her wonderful images. Also this week, now that Canon has finally nailed full-frame mirrorless is this the end of the road for the EOS 5D series? From its debut in 2005 the 5D and its successors have been chosen by more AP readers over the years than any other DSLR.…

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this week in 1962

VW Beetle by Michael Ochs Archive A man reaches into the trunk of a Volkswagen Beetle in November 1962. Officially the ‘Volkswagen Type 1’, the ‘Bug’ car was made between 1938 and 2003. By 1972, more than 15 million Beetles had been produced, surpassing production figures of the previous record holder (the Ford Model T). By 1992, more than 21 million had been produced. The last Beetle was made in Mexico in July 2003, with the final batch sold in 2004. Since then, newer versions including the ‘New Beetle’ and ‘Beetle A5’ have been made, with the final third generation Beetle rolling off the line in July 2019. The Getty Images Hulton Archive is one of the world’s great cultural resources. Tracing its origins to the founding of the London Stereoscopic Company…

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it's good to share

AP picture of the week Flamborough Lighthouse by Alex Roebuck DJI Mavic Pro 2, 1/320sec at f/5.6 ‘This shot was taken during a weekend away in October,’ recalls Alex. ‘Having walked along the coastline trying to establish in my head how I was going to achieve the best angle on the lighthouse against a low sun, I came up with the idea that it would look best from the air. I set my alarm and was on the beach just as the tide went out. The aerial view, taken at 300ft, gives a different perspective and adds a little extra you wouldn’t normally see from the ground.’ It certainly does. This is a great view of a beautiful and dramatic stretch of coastline and really conveys a sense of the lighthouse’s setting at the…

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laowa 100mm f/2.8 ultra macro for pentax

GOOD news for Pentax DSLR users, with Laowa announcing that its highly regarded 100mm F2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro APO is now available in K mount. The lens features manual focus and aperture setting, and offers a class-leading twice life-size magnification at its minimum focus distance of 24.7cm. It’s available to order from www.laowalens.co.uk for £469. The firm is also offering a Canon EF-mount version with manual aperture operation, in addition to the electronically controlled version that’s currently available.…

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rotolight titan x1 released

ROTOLIGHT has announced a new LED light called the Titan X1, aimed at both professional film makers and photographers. The light, which is designed for both studio and location work, features the world’s first electronic diffusion technology to control diffusion, focus and spread without the need for gels, whilst a full-colour touchscreen display saves time on set. The new unit includes the world’s first High Speed Sync RGB flash (up to 1/8000th), delivering a powerful output and zero recycle time. Price is £2,399 with various launch promotions – see www.rotolight.com.…

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olympus launches 150-400mm f4.5 tc1.25x

IT’S BEEN a long wait for Olympus fans, but the firm has finally released its premium ultra-telephoto zoom, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO. First revealed alongside the launch of the flagship E-M1X in January 2019, this ambitious optic provides a 300-800mm equivalent range. When its switchable 1.25x teleconverter is engaged, it becomes a 375-1000mm equivalent f/5.6 lens. This remarkable reach is sure to appeal to sports and wildlife photographers using the Micro Four Thirds system. For those who need even longer range, the firm’s 1.4x and 2x teleconverters can also be used. Optically, the lens includes 28 elements in 18 groups, including an Extra-low Dispersion Aspherical element and four Super Extra-low Dispersion elements to maximise sharpness and suppress chromatic aberration. As usual for Olympus’s Pro-series optics, the…