Digital Photographer No. 245

Launched in 2002, Digital Photographer is the ultimate monthly photography magazine, delivering indispensable, practical and hands-on shooting advice. Aimed at digital enthusiasts and professional photographers, Digital Photographer features the latest high-end kit reviews, expert interviews, practical shooting advice and image-editing tutorials to help you become a better photographer. We also showcase a selection of images from DP readers every month – the ideal launch pad for your career. Please note: Digital versions of the magazines do not include the covermount items or supplements that you would find on printed editions.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

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with great fascination also comes a few technical challenges to your camera settings

Few subjects are as fascinating to photograph as the night sky, but with great fascination also comes a few technical challenges to your camera settings. To capture sharp and stunning astrophotographs you need specialist gear and know-how, and this month, we’re preparing you for out-of-this-world imagery with pro Alyn Wallace. Alyn is our expert guide to photographing the Milky Way on p22, and his essential advice covers packing your kitbag, planning for success and ensuring pin-sharp images. If astro shooting has you lit up, then turn to our group test on p96, where we put four of the best wide-angle prime lenses – perfect for capturing the sky at night – through their paces. You can read DP from all around the world, but for many of our UK readers, autumn is…

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our contributors

PETER FENECH In-house expert Peter shares more practical advice, starting with a seasonal treat. Learn how to photograph autumn (or fall, if you’re one of our US readers) from p36. You’ll also find his five expert tips for protecting your images online (p66) and reviews of the latest lenses from Nikon and Panasonic (p110). Website: LOUISE CAREY Louise is an experienced journalist and photographer with a dreamy style. In her creative project on p52, Louise demonstrates the shooting and editing steps you need for a mirrored still-life scene in the garden. The techniques are simple, but will make your food photography come alive. Website: ALYN WALLACE This month’s expert feature is written by Alyn, an pro at shooting nighttime landscapes. He’s based in south Wales, UK, but travels around the world as an astrophotographer and…

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gifts & giveaways

Free software packs Sky enhancing bundle with Luminar AI We’ve partnered with Skylum to offer Digital Photographer readers a bonus Sky Pack and Templates bundle for use with Luminar AI, the image editor that’s fully powered by artificial Intelligence. The Sky Pack (worth £30/$39) includes 25 high-quality skies in JPEG and TIFF format, while the Dynamic Skylines Templates (worth £15/$19) offer a selection of varied one-click styles and effects to help transform your landscape images. Find out more on p64 or visit: Win! Astro editing presets Enter to elevate your astro processing This month our expert guide for shooting the Milky Way comes from professional astrophotographer Alyn Wallace (p22). Alyn is also giving two readers the chance to win his entire astro preset pack. These are not your average one-click presets, but are based on Alyn’s…

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fujifilm gfx50s ii

Fujifilm has launched the GFX50S II as the new base model in the Fujifilm medium format range, replacing the original GFX50S, which was discontinued in February. The company arguably pioneered the idea of affordable medium format cameras with the original GFX50S, which was a fraction of the price of regular medium format cameras at that time. The GFX50S II takes this a step further, with a new, lower price point but improved features and technology too. With a price of £3,499/$3,999 body only, and £3,899/$4,499 with its new GF35-70mm F4.5-5.6 kit lens, it costs no more than many high-end full-frame cameras, and less than a few of them too. The GFX50S II has a 51.4MP CMOS sensor measuring 43.8x32.9mm that doesn’t just offer a bigger sensor area, but bigger photosites too. Fujifilm…

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fujifilm announces new lenses and roadmap

Fujifilm has announced a new roadmap for its X-mount lenses, which shows the full lineup of current lenses in the range and new lenses the company has in development. There are two prime lenses due to be launched this year, the Fujinon XF33mm F1.4 R LM WR and XF23mmF1.4 R LM WR, and two zoom lenses – an XF18-120mm and a XF150-600mm supertelephoto – slated for 2022. The roadmap shows that by the time the X-mount celebrates its 10th birthday next year, there will be 40 lenses in the system. Fujifilm also announced four new lenses for its range of GFX medium format cameras at its annual X-Summit in September. The new roadmap shows plans for a tilt-shift lens in 2023, plus the new low-cost 35-70mm f/4-5-5.6, which is designed to…

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polaroid now+ could be the best polaroid yet

The Polaroid Now+ is the latest member of the Polaroid family, and promises the manufacturer’s best ever analogue performance combined with a few new creative tricks. Some of these revolve around new physical features, while others require the newly designed smartphone app. The Now+ offers a two-lens autofocus system plus an improved flash for better exposures. On top of that, it also features the Bluetooth connectivity found in the Polaroid OneStep+. When used in tandem with the newly designed Polaroid app for your smartphone, this unlocks more creative tools, such as light painting, double exposures, self-timer, portrait mode and manual control. For the first time on the Now product line, users will also be able to choose aperture priority mode and tripod mode. In terms of build, the Now+ is slightly larger…