Photography News Issue 66

Photography News | Issue 66 |

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I C H S F R A M E D T Z Q U X P E P R D V N D N M B V O S H M W I E S U N S E T A S X O S J H F I L T E R S P E Q B J U R H E Y F W R U A K I E J W T A E U L C X G V V A A E I S Z K P A O O D S G V O T P V B C Q O A U M P Z A H W M P P Y C G X I C D E M R I B A W E V K T O X E R H A K Z H E C P L S T E V W L R W L O C A T I O N P I Z P Z U S A G P O P H G B K E R T H G R D S A N G L E V T J K Capture life’s magical moments across all devices with the Samsung EVO Plus 256GB microSDXC memory card with SD adapter, offering read speeds up to 100MB/s and write speeds of up to 90MB/s. Samsung’s latest cards are also ultra reliable and are water, temperature, X-ray and magnet proof, so shooting in the most challenging conditions isn’t an issue. We have one 256GB Samsung EVO Plus microSDXC card with SD adapter worth £74.99 for the eagle-eyedwinner. Complete theword search below, and you’ll find oneword in the list that’s not in the grid. Email us on with that word in the subject boxby 16 June 2019 and thewinnerwill be randomlydrawn fromall correct entries received. The correct answer to PN 64’sword searchwas Lunch, and the Samsung 256GBEVO Plus cardwas won byAngela Fitch fromWorcestershire. A Samsung memory card! WIN!

Editor’s letter In pursuit of megapixels

I think it is perfectly fair to say that most of us have many more megapixels than we actually need. I know a good many people who have 36-megapixel full-frame cameras and do nothing except upload onto social media. You probably know similar folk, too. The thing is, we live in a free world and if you want a super-high resolution camera to use as a doorstop that is your prerogative, and manufacturersanddealersaremorethanhappy to fulfill your every imaging wish. When slide films ruled the resolution roost, the magic number was 14. That was the number of megapixels experts said would give a comparable image standard to a top quality 35mm slide. Of course, 14 megapixels is very much in the rear view mirror now – that resolution is surpassed even by modest compact cameras. At the top end, 35mm full-frame cameras are 45 megapixels and more. Go medium format and we’re into three-figure resolutions – and serious money, too. That said, Fujifilm and its GFX system has brought medium format digital to a broader audience, with great value models that include the 50-megapixel GFX 50R. It’s remarkable value at £4k for body only. Now Fujifilm has a 100-megapixel model heading our way, and I got my hands on a non- working prototype. I can’t make comment on how it works or performs, but its design is striking. If you were expecting a square, boxy camera along the lines

Above Theo Georghiades, general manager of Fujifilm electronic imaging, shows off its forthcoming 100-megapixel GFX camera

of the existingGFX50S, youmight be surprised that the design of the 100-megapixel model is much more like a deep pro-bodied Canikon. It felt great in the hands – just like a 35mm camera, but with a staggering 100 megapixels under the bonnet. There’s no recommended price as yet but it’s reckoned to sell for around US $10k, and while itsappeal is limited, it does showwhat'spossible now and how far we’ve come in a generation. I know nothing stays still, but just think: 25 years ago, the top-end Kodak DCS420 boasted just two megapixels with a file size of 1012x1524pixels – just about enough for social media, as it happens. Finally, we’ll be having an informal Photography News meet-up in London on 21 June. There’s no organised Photo 24 event this year, but I’ve had so many readers asking for a get-together that it has got to be done. Everyone is welcome, it’s free and a great chance to take pictures with friends. More details are on this month’s News pages. Meanwhile, until we meet again, happy shooting.

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