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D-Photo No 97 August-September 2020

D-Photo is New Zealand’s No.1 digital photography magazine helping Kiwis get to grips with their cameras and use them more creatively. By providing quality how-to features, product reviews, and inspirational pictures, the magazine gives its loyal and ever-increasing subscriber base the information and confidence they need to embrace digital camera technology and make photography a part of their everyday lives. Enjoy the stunning work from talented New Zealand photographers and see the New Zealand landscape and people in a way no one else can in each and every issue.

New Zealand
Parkside Media
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min

ADRIAN HATWELL Editor Adrian has been working on D-Photo in various capacities for a decade. He sees Issue No. 100 coming down the pipeline and wonders where the time went. In addition to editing D-Photo, he also works as a freelance journalist and social-services worker based in Auckland. EMIL MCAVOY Feature writer, photographer A double threat of both artist and arts writer — as well as producing his own works, Emil has reviewed, interviewed, and essayed many of Aotearoa’s leading artists. Look for a solo show and a curated online exhibition coming up in the future. SCOTT FOWLER Contributing writer, photographer A hard-working photographer with a passion for diverse styles, Scott is prolific on the photographic awards circuit with his personal projects when he’s not shooting commercial work. This issue he shares his tips on creative portraiture. RICHARD WOOD Contributing…

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new tamron telephoto zoom

Tamron claims the title of lightest and most compact large-aperture telephoto zoom lens in its class with a new lens designed for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Tamron 70–180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD features a compact and lightweight design to balance the slight system it is designed to work with, boasting optical construction comprising several special lens elements for excellent imaging performance. With a very short 0.85m minimum object distance and newly developed voice-coil extreme-torque drive (VXD) linear motor focus mechanism, the telephoto is versatile, quick, and quiet.…

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new fuji wide prime

Fujifilm has bolstered its GF lens series, designed for the GFX large-format camera system, with a fresh wide-angle prime lens. The Fujinon GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24mm, is made up of 13 lens elements in 10 groups — including two aspherical elements and two extra low dispersion (XLD) elements — and boasts a light, weatherproof design. The lens also offers an internal focus system for silent shooting, weighs just 510g, and has had focus breathing reduced to 0.05 per cent, making it ideal for video.…

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ricoh goes street

Ricoh’s popular fast compact GR III model is now available in a flash new Street Edition. With an attractive metallic-grey finish, the fixed-prime compact remains mostly the same under the hood except that a new Full Press Snap feature has been included that combines LCD focus with a full shutter press. The Street Edition also includes a compact, detachable viewfinder and hand strap designed to optimize street shooting. Quantities of this limited-edition model are limited and New Zealand’s allocation is even more so, so get in quick.…

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farewell to olympus?

After 84 years as one of the iconic brands of the photography industry, Olympus has announced that it is selling off its camera division. The company has signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the camera side of its business sold to the investment company Japan Industrial Partners. “Olympus has implemented measures to cope with the extremely severe digital camera market, due to, amongst others, rapid market shrink caused by the evolution of smartphones,” the company reports. The company will continue to operate its camera division until the close of the deal, scheduled for 30 September. It is unclear at this point whether this is the end of the road for Olympus-brand cameras or if they will continue in some capacity under the new owners.…

2 min
new iris awards for a changed world

Wow, what a start to 2020! Covid-19 has certainly had a massive effect on our lives and impacted how we do things. We all know and have felt the impact of this within the creative sector, but, as creatives, we have the ability to problem-solve, adapt, and realign ourselves when things are tough. Creative outlets can be a valuable tool for helping us through challenging times, and the purpose and function of the Iris Professional Photography Awards has always been a forum for creative expression. This was a key factor in ensuring that the Iris Awards went ahead this year and the reason that a decision was made very early on to run the 2020 Iris Awards as an online event. While that has posed massive challenges for us, it has also brought…