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Natsuki Doll in the sea, Miyazaki, Japan

Protector filters are a sales gimmick: my tips for lens protection & use

I discovered The Phoblographer website when I started using the Flipboard app on my iPhone. Incidentally, if you don’t know that app then check it out as it is a great way of…

Shinjuku Yatai with the Tamron 24-70

In Defense of 3rd Party Lenses

I’ve been burned by lenses, too. My most disappointing purchase was the Nikon 18-200. I bought it when I got my first Nikon DLSR, and I was… disappointed. I wondered why everything looked…

Epson R-D1 Digital Rangefinder Camera

Back to my roots with the Epson R-D1

A little update, as there are some things I missed out of the initial post – which was written in haste before heading out to teach: 1. The Viewfinder on the Epson is…

Lexar Japan Photography Competition

Lexar Professional Photography Competition

We have a new collaboration and partnership with Lexar Japan and are very pleased to announce a photography competition on the theme of ‘Memory’, with around $2000 worth of prizes. Memory: how would you sum-up…

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Small yet perfectly formed

Over the past few weeks I have been falling back in love with my 20mm lens. Serial number 231270, mine hails from around 1982 and has been with me since about 1992. It’s…

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Buying 101

Bellamy Hunt delves a little deeper into the camera-buyer’s mind.

Lens aperture and flare

What is in a glass?

Bellamy Hunt examines if your glass is half-full or half-empty.

iPhone 4 Camera: Worst Phone Camera Ever?

Coal Miki-Restall highlights some astonishing white-balance issues.

Back in the tilt, shift & swing of things

Alfie re-discovers the joys of camera movements.

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Ooh me ring(flash)!

Irwin Wong takes a look at the Orbis ringflash adapter.  This is one ring that shan’t be cast into the fires of Mount Doom. Insert other ring-related gags here. Then Frodo stirred and…

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