Amateur Photographer 06/11/2021

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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1 min
a week in photography

With the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference under way we highlight the work being done by some of the world’s top nature and documentary photographers to illustrate what is happening to the natural world and try to effect positive change. The rapid decline of habitats, eco-systems and species is an issue that these photographers witness first-hand every day. Tim Flach’s latest masterpiece, Birds, is an astonishing collection of portraits that reminds us of the beauty found in nature and should be on everyone’s Christmas wish list, though you’ll need a strong bookshelf! Nick Brandt talks about his new project, which is very different from his previous work but equally powerful. We also focus on a worthy recycling project – finding a home for all that once-unaffordable digital medium format camera…

1 min
this week in 1960

Risque Reading by Fox Photos Seemingly unaware of his fellow commuters sneaking a glimpse at the book, a London commuter reads a copy of D H Lawrence’s controversial Lady Chatterley’s Lover on the tube. The picture was taken on 3 November, 1960, the day after the verdict had been given in the trial of the novel’s publisher, Penguin Books. Under the Obscene Publications Act 1959, Penguin had been taken to court to defend its printing of it. At the trial’s conclusion, the novel was found not to be obscene, with the full unexpurgated edition being made available in Britain for the first time the following day. 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,…

2 min
it’s good to share

AP picture of the week Standing Out by Luke Wendel-Cosgrove Samsung S20 FE, SM-G780F at 5.4mm, 1/350sec at f/1.8, ISO 125. Edited with Snapseed Luke says, ‘I have only recently started taking photographs using my smartphone Samsung S20 FE, to capture and enjoy the world around me. Photography has become a passion that I never knew I had. I have used the internet to research tips and tricks, as I have no prior education or training in photography. Looking to work my way up to being a professional in the future. ‘This photo was taken because the smaller indifferent leaves stood out above the rest and intrigued me as it reminded me of things and people standing out from the shadows. Uniqueness and away from the normal.’ Luke is on Instagram @_ gemini_photography_world. #appicoftheweek Each week…

4 min
nikon z 9

At a glance £5,299 body-only 45.7MP full-frame stacked CMOS sensor ISO 32-102,400 (extended) 20fps continuous shooting in raw 120fps shooting in 4K JPEG 3-way tilting touchscreen 8K 30p video recording 5-axis in-body stabilisation 3-way tilt screen The rear screen can tilt 90° upwards when shooting in portrait format, as well as up and down in landscape format. Power The Z 9 uses the same size battery as the D6 and D5 before it. But its new EN-EL18d variant now supports in-camera charging via the USB-C port. Shutter Exposure control is provided by a silent electronic shutter – there’s no mechanical shutter at all. Storage Nikon has fitted the Z 9 with dual slots for CFexpress Type B or XQD cards, with the former required for best performance. THIS year, we’ve seen a series of pro-spec full-frame mirrorless cameras whose capabilities…

1 min
first impressions

WE’LL need to spend much longer with the Z 9 to get a proper feel for just what it can do, but it certainly gives the impression of being an extremely capable camera that offers a unique combination of high speed, high resolution and superb build quality and handling. Nikon’s decision to eliminate the mechanical shutter entirely is an intriguing one, but with this sensor technology it may turn out to be a great way of reducing cost and complexity with no real drawbacks. We’re looking forward to putting the camera through its paces to find out.…

2 min
two new premium z-mount lenses

ALONGSIDE the Z 9, Nikon has revealed two new Z-mount lenses, both in its premium S line. It’s also revised the FTZ mount adapter for using F-mount SLR lenses on mirrorless bodies. First up, the Nikkor Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S is a long telephoto zoom for sports, action and wildlife shooting. It employs an extending zoom mechanism with a 90° twist of the zoom ring required between 100mm and 400mm. The optics have been designed to maintain the lens’s centre of gravity for improved operability, particularly when using a gimbal. Optical stabilisation is built in, promising 5.5 stops benefit. The minimum focus distance ranges from 75cm to 98cm, making this an interesting option for close-up shooting. A focus limiter switch allows the AF range to be restricted between 3m and infinity…