Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer 28-Mar-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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a week in photography

Be it ‘sunny 16’ or narrowing down even further for greater depth of field in landscapes, there are a lot of old chestnuts when it comes to aperture. Newer camera technology, however, means that some of this received wisdom is no longer quite so helpful. So this issue, we share some more up-to-date tips for aperture choice, helping you to get the best possible pictures. Other highlights include an exclusive interview with Canon Japan about the new EOS R5, and a full test of Fujifilm’s latest 16-80mm zoom lens for X-mount. Another highlight is Peter Dench’s hard-headed look at Flickr, a once-dominant photo-sharing platform now facing stiff competition. Is it time for serious photographers to get back on there? Contribute to Amateur Photographer If you’d like to see your words or…

1 min.
this week in 1926

Egyptian Painters by Fox Photos Decorators at work in the Egyptian Gallery at Crystal Palace, Sydenham, London. Originally built in Hyde Park to house the Great Exhibition of 1851, the Crystal Palace relocated to Sydenham after the exhibition closed. It stood there from June 1854 until it was destroyed by fire in 1936, while the nearby area was renamed Crystal Palace after the landmark. This image shows the portico from the Memnonium, Thebes. The statues represent the god Osiris and are from a temple which was part of a large complex built by Rameses II. 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 in 1854, today it houses over 80 million images spanning the birth of…

1 min.
news round-up

Manfrotto backpacks hit the town Manfrotto has released the Chicago camera backpack range, targeted at urban photographers. Available in small or medium sizes, the packs are Kevlar protected, with durable zips. The price is £182.95 for the small backpack and £213.45 for the medium version. See Photographica 2020 postponed The latest photographic event to be postponed owing to coronavirus fears (at the time of going to press) is Photographica 2020, the annual collectors’ fair held every year in central London. ‘It may take place later in the year,’ organiser Nigel Richards told AP. See for updates. Get the Bug (in a good way) ViewBug, a picture-sharing community which builds photography communities via an app and website, has launched in the UK. The service has three million members globally and offers contests, education, editing…

1 min.
big picture

IN THIS week's Viewpoint (see page 10), AP's Reviews Editor Michael Topham reflects on the dangers and risks we can encounter when we're photographing the landscape. This image of the treacherous Reynisfjara black sand beach in Iceland illustrates the power of the sneaker waves that regularly catch visitors and photographers out as they crash and race up the sand to shore. With no lifeguards or emergency rescue services at remote locations such as this, it's the responsibility of all photographers to assess the dangers and remember no photograph is worth risking your life for. In recent years a number of people have tragically died at this location after getting knocked off their feet and being sucked out to sea by the undertow.…

5 min.
ap meets top canon executives

THOUGH CP+, Japan's biggest camera show and a major showplace for the newest bodies and lenses, was cancelled this year owing to coronavirus fears, Canon still offered AP an interview. Deputy Editor Geoff Harris went to the company's impressive HQ, just south of Tokyo, and spoke to top executives about Canon's current line-up and future plans. These were Tokura Go, Image Communication Business Operations Chief Executive; Kiyomi Tetsuji, Image Communication Business Operations, ICB Products Group, Group Executive; Kaneda Naoya, Image Communication Business Operations, ICB Optical Business Group, Group Executive; Kaihara Shoji, Image Communication Business Operations, ICB Development Group, ICB Products Development Center. ‘There are a lot of negative forces out there at the moment but... we are always looking to develop and progress’ AP The EOS R5 has recently been announced. It…

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the eos r5: what we know so far

FULL details, release date and price are yet to be confirmed, but Canon has confirmed this high-end mirrorless model will feature in-body stabilisation, dual card slots, and continuous shooting at 20fps using the electronic shutter, or 12fps mechanically. It will also support advanced animal AF for dogs, cats and birds, recognising their eyes, face and body. In addition, the EOS R5 will be capable of internal 8K video recording at 30fps using the full sensor width, with Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This implies a sensor of at least 40MP, assuming a 3:2 aspect ratio.…