Digital Camera World

Digital Camera World

December 2020

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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myth 4 shots should always feature strong sky detail

Landscape photographers go to great lengths to retain detail in skies. After all, the last thing we want is our wonderful scenic image to be ruined by a great glaring area of nothing at the top of the photo. You can’t argue with this logic either, which is why we resort to all sorts of techniques and tricks to balance exposure, such as HDR photography and using graduated filters. This helps us to avoid overexposure and retain every little bit of detail that might be available in the scene. However, there will be times when embracing the lack of sky detail, and thinking carefully about how you compose your shot, can result in an image that is different from the norm yet still has bags of impact. When you lose all the…

2 min.

ollowers of Canon camera releases might do a doubletake when they clock that the EOS 850D is our main review this issue – it was launched a little while ago, before Covid-19 first locked us all down and disrupted the rhythms of international freight. Better late than never, though, so we were pleased to be able to put this well-connected all-rounder through our real-world and lab testing. Find out if this 24.1MP APS-C sensor DSLR has what it takes to compete in a marketplace becoming ever more packed with mirrorless cameras. Also this issue, we test a new prime lens for sports and wildlife shooters who use Canon’s full-frame mirrorless system – the RF 600mm f/11. With a clever retractable design and fixed aperture, how does this slimline and light…

3 min.
olympus m.zuiko 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 is

£1,099/$1,499 www.olympus.co.uk Specifications Mount: Micro Four Thirds Full frame: No Autofocus: Yes Image stabilisation: 3 stops Lens construction: 21 elements in 15 groups Angle of view: 12-3.1 degrees Diaphragm blades: 9 Minimum aperture: f/22 Minimum focusing distance: 1.3m Max magnification ratio: 0.17 (wide) / 0.57x (tele) Filter size: 72mm Dimensions: 86 x 206mm Weight: 1,120g (excluding tripod bracket, caps, lens hood) The Olympus M.Zuiko 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS represents the key strengths of the Micro Four Thirds format: compact size, light weight, and a ridiculous amount of reach for such a small package. This is all made possible not only thanks to the clever design of the lens itself, but because of the small size of the Micro Four Thirds image sensors inside the best Olympus cameras. Their 2x crop factor means that, to calculate the equivalent 35mm range of an attached optic, you multiply the focal…

1 min.
nd filter kits

eutral-density lens filters are enormously versatile, enabling you to easily create effects that are difficult or impossible to produce in editing apps. Two-stop and three-stop filters are popular for giving the option of using wide apertures under bright lighting conditions, so you can gain a tight depth of field without suffering overexposure due to the limitations of your camera’s fastest shutter speed. Six-stop and 10-stop filters go further still, giving the possibility of shooting long exposures even on a bright, sunny day. For example, where an aperture of around f/16 at ISO 100 gives you a shutter speed of 1/30 sec, a six-stop filter slows the exposure to two seconds, and a 10-stop filter gives you an even longer 30-second exposure. A favourite use of high-power ND filters is to give…

2 min.
cokin nuances extreme full nd filter kit

From £229/$249 www.cokin.com Cokin has been producing square filters and filter systems since 1978. Its current high-end range of Nuances Extreme filters is made from shock-resistant tempered mineral glass, with a new addition in the typically square shape of the ND8 three-stop filter. The new Full ND kit is launched off the back of this new offering, adding existing ND64 six-stop and ND1024 10-stop filters of the same quality. Three sizes are available: medium, large and extra-large (or P, Z-Pro and X-Pro in Cokin’s terminology), with 84mm, 100mm and 130mm widths respectively. The size you need depends in part on the diameter of the lens’s filter thread, but Cokin also recommends that the shortest focal lengths for the three sizes on a full-frame camera are 24mm (P), 22mm (Z-Pro) and 18mm (X-Pro). That’s…

2 min.
hoya prond filter kit

From £69 www.hoyafilter.com Hoya is a legendary name in lens filters, but it has always focused on the circular screw-in style. This is a good format for UV and protection filters that you might leave attached to your lens most or all of the time, and works well for circular polarisers, but it isn’t so convenient for shooting with high-power ND filters. The problem is that when you shoot with a DSLR, six-stop and 10-stop filters give you a very dark or almost black viewfinder image once they’re on your lens, so you’re shooting blind. It’s therefore easiest to frame the shot, set the focus distance and work out the exposure, then simply slot a square filter into a holder attached to your lens and take your shot. Repeatedly screwing in and unscrewing…