Photography News | Issue 61 | photographynews.co.uk
M G Q S L S Q H K P U G N C T F U T B T N C H I I N A E A B O R I K F D E I G S L A W U M F R S R N A C T L S O U M E Y X K M S Q K S T S R G E Z G E K H A S N P R T R E E S P N S E J G N I D D U P T T L F Q N C F E W M A H M O U N T U S O A O G C R A K I L I I A A I J T L Y L L O V J D L Q U I E F F N Y J V A X R T D P R Y N J E S R K Y Y C A G E L N A X E S I Z M W R X T Z N Y B O Z E C A B Capture life’s magical moments across all devices with the Samsung EVO Plus 128GB 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 128GB Samsung EVO Plus microSDXC card with SD adapter worth £78.99 for the eagle-eyed winner. Complete the word search below, and you’ll find one word in the list that’s not in the grid. Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with that word in the subject box by 13 January 2019 and the winner will be randomly drawn fromall correct entries received. The correct answer to PN59’s word search was Launches and the Samsung 128GB PRO+ cardwas won byMs J Yates fromDevon. samsung.com/uk/memory-cards A Samsung memory card! WIN!
Editor’s letter It’s that time of year again
Welcome to our double Christmas special. If you like new kit, it won’t have been lost on you that mirrorless full-frame cameras is where it’s at. But, of course, all the new products might have left you cold, especially if you have already committed to APS-C or Micro Four Thirds. Or you might be one of the many who prefer optical viewfinders and that immediate, direct interaction you get with the subject. The way things are going with the amount of resource being pumped into developing better and better mirrorless products, it might well be the case that not long from now, DSLRs will be on the endangered list and we have to make do with what’s already here. That won’t please everyone. Speaking of endangered species and to take a brief detour, I went to the book launch of Remembering Great Apes . The Remembering Wildlife charity was set-up by wildlife photographer Margot Raggett and so far she has highlighted the plight of elephants, rhinos and now great apes. You can read more about the charity’s work and how she has enlisted the support of leading wildlife photographers from around the globe in this issue. Going back to hardware, I spent some time testingthelatestcamerasfromCanonandNikon. Both brands are late to the mirrorless party but their vast experience of camera design means their products are quite something and proved very good to use. I’m already a keen mirrorless user and have bought several Fujifilm X-Series cameras and enjoy using them very much, but I usemy full-frameDSLR too, sometimes side-by- side. I shot a wedding recently with one of each camera type aroundmyneck switchingbetween the two depending on the situation. Both camera
types have their pros and cons but in terms of usability theymade a very good tag team. At this time of year we take a look at the past year but also into the future. Our yearly product Awards are launched in this issuewherewe give you the chance to recognise great kit. We draw up a nominations list and ask you to cast votes for what you feel are the best products across a very broad range of imaging categories. This is for products that are available new so includes new kit as well as stuff that has been around for awhile. What pleases me most about our Awards is their breadth of coverage. Inevitably, some product groups are seen to be more glamorous than others so they grab the lion’s share of attention. It’s just like the Oscars where the best filmandthebestactorcategoriesaretheheadline grabbers. In the imaging world, the best DSLR is always going to be more exciting to more people than, say, best tripod, monitor or colour management device. Yet they are as important as each other, and that’s why we have so many categories to ensure that what are perceived to be less important products get their day in the sun. So, check out this year’s nominations and please cast your votes. Finally, looking to the future, some of usmake resolutions for the new year. Well, for what it’s worth, I always indulge but with little or no long term success. So this year, I’ve decided to keep it dead simple: I’m going to take more, better pictures than I did in 2018. That is suitably vague and subjective so I can't possibly fail. From all the PN team, may we wish you a Happy Christmas and a great start to 2019. See you in the newyear.
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