Photography News issue 27

Photography News Issue 27 absolutephoto.com

18 Camera Club of the Year IN ASSOCIATIONWITH

Round 2: Brr, it’s cold Closes: 11/01/2016

Camera Club of the Year 2015-16 We are looking for the most talented camera club in the country and there are wonderful prizes from Canon to be won in every round

How to enter

First, your club’s competition secretary (or whoever is going to enter each month) must sign up at absolutephoto.com . Next, click on Members’ Area in the menu bar, then choose Camera Club of the Year 2015-16 from the drop-down list. Simply register your camera club and follow the upload instructions.

It’s time to enter Round 2 of our Camera Club of the Year 2015-16 contest. Round 1 has now closed and you can check out the images from the winning club, Dorchester CC who qualify for the final, opposite. Round 2 closes 11 January. We’ve teamed upwithCanon and this year’s Camera Club of the Year promises to be bigger and better than ever, and it is easy to enter too. To start, every club must register on absolute.com. Once registered, go to the Member’s Area tab and

click on Competitions and then Camera Club of Year. Follow the instructions from there to upload images. Each month we’ll set a theme and we want to see five images from five different club members on that theme. Any club or group is eligible to enter so long as there are at least five members. Online groups, internal company clubs and those clubs not affiliated to the PAGB can enter. After the closing date, the images will be judged by the experts at

Photography News and the top- scoring club from that month will qualify for the grand final and win a Canon PIXMA PRO-100S A3+ printer worth £499.99. Once a club has qualified for the grand final they needn’t enter again – they can if they want but they will not be eligible for themonthly prize. Clubs can enter the competition at any point, even at the fifth and final round. After the five monthly rounds, we’ll have five grand finalists and

these clubs will each be asked to submit a selection of pictures. It is from these images that the overall winning club will be decided. The themes for the final judging will be made known to the finalists at the same time so there will be no advantage for the early qualifiers. The overall winners will earn the accolade of the Photography News Camera Club of the Year 2015-16 and win a Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000, a professional 12-ink A2 inkjet printer worth £1199.99.

Canon EOS 5DS R

The Camera Club of the Year wins… … a Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000. This brand-new professional quality A2 printer is worth £1199.99. It uses a 12-colour Lucia PRO inkset that includes four blacks for excellent monochrome output. On appropriate media, Lucia PRO inks have impressive lightfast qualities. … an exclusive day with renowned professional landscape and travel photographer David Noton, enjoying a workshop and an illustrated talk.

The Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R are game- changing DSLRs offering the highest

megapixel count currently available in full- frame. But, as both cameras look identical and have virtually identical specifications, perhaps what is less appreciated is the actual difference between the two models – apart from price. The EOS 5DS R costs £200 more than the 5DS.

Both cameras capture amazing-quality files capable of big enlargement, but if you want ultimate image quality with brilliantly resolved, tiny details, the EOS 5DS R is the camera to buy. Both cameras have the Canon CMOS 50.6-megapixel sensor but the R has a low-pass cancellation filter. Having an optical low-pass filter (OLPF) affects the sensor quality, so the EOS 5DS R has a filter that cancels the OLPF’s effect to give the best quality so the finest detail is faithfully recorded. Used with lenses recommended by Canon (see Canon’s website) coupled with sound camera technique, the EOS 5DS R will appeal to landscape, nature and portrait photographers where detail rendition really counts.

Overall winner prize: CANON imagePROGRAF PRO-1000

Specs

Overall winner prize: DAVID NOTON exclusive day

Street price

Metering system 150k pixel RGB+IR sensor. Evaluative, partial, centre-weight and spot Exposuremodes PASM ISO range 100-6400, with expansion to ISO 50 and 12,800 Shutter range 30secs to 1/8000sec, B

Continuous

shooting Up to 5fps Monitor 3.2in LCD, Clear View II TFT, 1040k dots Dimensions (wxhxd) 152x116.4x76.4mm Weight 845g body only

£3199

Resolution 50.6 megapixels Sensor

24x36mm CMOS with Dual DIGIC processor Autofocus system TTL-CT SIR with dedicated CMOS sensor. 61-point AF system that works down to -2EV

Monthlywinners

The five monthly winners each get a Canon PIXMA PRO-100S worth £499.99. This is a professional quality A3+ printer, featuring an eight colour inkset with excellent lightfast qualities.

Its built-in Wi-Fi capabilities means wireless connection is possible so prints can be made from tablets and phones as well as the computer. canon.co.uk

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