Photography News Issue 71

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The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III has landed

Nikon enters theAPS-C mirrorless race with the Z 50 THE NIKON Z 50 is the company’s first APS-C format mirrorless camera and shares the same Z mount used for its full-frame mirrorless models. Indeed, the Z 50 shares more than the lens mount from its bigger brothers and it looks like a downscaled version of the Z 6/7. The Z 50 sports a 20-megapixel DX sensor with an ISO 100-51,200 range. The AF system is highly advanced, using 209 on-sensor points to give 90% coverage vertically and horizontally. Two dedicated DX lenses have also been launched alongside the Z 50, the Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 and the Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3. •

Much rumoured and greatly anticipated, the compact and bijou Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III has all the makings of being a classic

smooth shooting platform for both stills and video capture, even with telephoto lenses. The OM-D E-M5 Mark III, which is available in black or silver, has a body price of £1099.99 and £1699.99 with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro lens. Availability is frommid-November. • For more, turn to page 3

images with accurate colours and fine detail rendition, even at high ISO settings. There’s a new five-axis in-body image stabiliser with a 5.5EV benefit and you get evenmore, up to 6.5EV benefit, when used with a lens with IS. With camera shake data from the very sensitive on-board gyro and image analysis, the new system is said to deliver a

THE OM-D E-M5 MARK III bristles with Olympus’ advanced imaging technology and it is all packed into a small, very portable, weather-sealed body. The camera features the same 20.4-megapixel Live MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor and TruePic VIII processor combination as the top-end OM-D E-M1 Mark II, so it is capable of capturing first-class

For more news on Nikon’s latest arrival, please turn to page 4

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The E-M5 series has proved very popular with photographers of all levels and the latest incarnation is unlikely to be any different TheOlympus OM-DE-M5 Mark III has landed


Autumn is a wonderful time for photography and it is a season I simply love. There is plenty of colour about, it’s not too cold and the sun rises and sets at friendly times. There can also be lots of interesting weather around, too, although oftenmixed in with dull, wet stuff. If you’re not a fan of the annual photogenic extravaganza put on by nature, then perhaps you should be. But if you are truly left uninspired, then it’s your loss, and you can stick to whatever floats your boat. I’ma great believer in settingmyself photo projects to keepmyself motivated, and I have an ongoing project on trees. I’m a fan of the work of Eliot Porter, an American landscape photographer. He was described by another American photographer – Ansel Adams, no less – as ‘a master of nature’s colour’. I love Porter’s tree studies and try (with very modest success) to shoot in a similar style, but it was he who inspired me to shoot trees. Anyway, by the door aremy wellies, tripod and camera bag ready to go. My autumn camera bag is very different fromwhat I tote around in the summer. I have a camo poncho from the local army and navy store, great for keeping me andmy kit dry – it’s actually big enough to drape over a set-up tripod tomake a little refuge. It’s also handy when I’mgrovelling around on the ground doing autumnal in situ flat lays or shooting fungi. I have gardener’s knee pads, too. I know I look very sad when I’mwearing them, but who cares when it makes lifemore tolerable? One accessory I found indispensable is an LED light – I have a Rotolight Neo. It can sit on amini tripod, has adjustable colour temperature and a decent level of controllable power – perfect for a splash of fill light in dimconditions. I recently invested in a FujifilmGFX 50Rmedium format digital camera that I often use on a tripod, and using that combination has slowedme down. It has mademe work even harder on composition and cut downmy propensity tomachine-gun scenes, and I amhoping the slightlymore studious approach will get me some Porter-esque images. Well, fingers crossed that we get favourable conditions over the next fewweeks. See you next month for our seasonal double issue, available from26 November.

›  20.4-megapixel Live MOS sensor ›  New EVF with 2.36K dots ›  TruePic VIII processor ›  Five-axis in-body image stabilization with 5.5EV benefit ›  121 all cross-type AF points › Pro Capture at 14fps ›  4K/30P video › Focus bracketing ›  Tripod high-res mode › USB charging FEATURES AT A GLANCE: OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 MARK III

depression; there’s tripod high- res mode that can produce a 50-megapixel file fromeight separate shots; and there’s in- camera focus stacking using up to eight shots. For video shots the camera offers 4K/30pmoviemode; with the IBIS systemyou get smooth handheld shots without the need for any extra stabilising kit. The OM-D E-M5Mark III will be available frommid- November with a body price of £1099.99. Various kits will be on offer so for example, the OM-D E-M5Mark III with theM.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens is £1699.99, or £1599.99 with theM.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens.

videos and pin-sharp handheld shots taken at very slow shutter speeds should be possible. Autofocus is handled by a 121 all cross-type AF point phase detection systemwith the usual options of single and zone AF settings. Performance compared with previous models is improved thanks to updated algorithms. For action subjects, the camera can shoot at 10fps with AE/AF tracking. As youmight expect from Olympus the OM-D E-M5Mark III has an impressive collection of creative capture features to enjoy. Pro Capturemode lets you shoot full resolution Raws at 14fps and the buffer starts recording when you half press the shutter button and shots are only recorded to card on full

THE OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 Mark III has an impressive array of the very latest imaging features, and it is all neatly packaged in a small, lightweight body that is dust, splash and freeze resistant. At the camera’s heart is the same 20-megapixel Live MOSMicro Fours Thirds that is found in Olympus’s flagship camera, the OM-DE-M1Mark II, with image processing handled by the high-speed TruePic VIII chip. That time- tested combination is capable of impressive image quality even at high ISO settings. The body features a new five-axis image stabilisation (IBIS) system that gives a 5.5EV benefit – and 6.5 benefit with IS lenses. Smooth handheld

What’s inside

Buyers’ guide: lighting page 33 The best hardware for shooting indoors and out HollyMcGlynn Q&A  page 38 We catch up with a leading fashion photographer page 40 Improve your skills and have a great time too Test: NikonZ6 page 42 Long term test of this video-friendly 24.2-megapixel mirrorless full-frame First tests Our look at the month’s best new products frompage 46 Buyers’ guide: photoholidays and courses

RugbyWorldCup page 20 Behind the scenes with pro sports shooter Dave Rogers at the RugbyWorld Cup in Japan page 24 Be inspired by this year’s winning images in one of the UK’s leading wildlife photography contests Make the Switch page 27 PN reader Miguel de Freitas swapped his Canon DSLR for a mirrorless Fujifilm X-T3 for a fortnight. Read how he got on Aperture Photography Group page 30 Our regular club profile features zooms in on a newly formed group based in Kent BritishWildlife PhotoAwards


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Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm and Sony all launch new cameras in time for Christmas Wordsearch page 15 A Samsung 256GB Evo Plus microSDXC card to be won Free print reader offer page 16 Claim your FREE 24x16in/20x16in print – all you pay is postage Clubnews  page 17 The latest exhibitions, meeting details and upcoming events





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Fujifilmunveils its X-Pro3 online Fujifilm’s second X Summit took place on 20 September with news about its forthcoming X-Pro3 and updates to its lens road map

Nikon enters APS-C mirrorless race The Z 50 is Nikon’s first DX (APS-C) mirrorless camera and it has all the qualities tomake it a huge success

The Nikon Z 50 is a 20.9-megapixel DX (APS-C) camera aimed at two sectors: enthusiasts and content creators. The former includes existing Nikon users who want to gomirrorless, but don’t need a full-frame body, or prefer something more portable but with Nikon feel and handling. The latter includes those who want better quality than a smartphone or compact. We got our hands on a pre- production Z 50 at the official launch, and it promises to be a nice piece of kit. Basically, it shares the look, menus andmany features of the full-frame Z series but in a smaller body. The handgrip is deep and provides a solid grip, while handling is very Nikon. For example, ISO and exposure compensation are right next to the shutter button. It’s also got all the stuff that makes mirrorless attractive, such as 209 on-sensor phase detect points giving 90%horizontal and vertical coverage and allowing the all-important face and eye detect AF options. It’s fast, too, with a top speed of 11fps, and that’s with full AE/AF tracking. And like the Z 6 and 7, the EVF is smooth and clear. Two DX lenses were also launched. The ZDX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 is a retractable standard zoom and the Z DX50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 is a compact telezoom. Get both and you have an effective 24-375mm in a portable, lightweight outfit. It is all available frommid-November.

IMAGE Contributing editor, Kingsley Singleton, gets hands-onwith theZ50

›  20.9-megapixel APS-C DX CMOS sensor ›  Expeed 6 image processor ›  Nikon Zmount ›  ISO range 100-51,200 and 204,800 (H2 extended) ›  209 on sensor phase-detect AF points, 90% ›  Compatible with FTZ adapter ›  11fps withAE/AF ›  Silent mode ›  3.2in 1040K dot tilting touchscreen ›  4K/30p video ›  One SD card slot ›  Bluetooth,Wi-Fi connectivity ›  Integral flash ›  Up to 300 shots per charge FEATURES AT A GLANCE: NIKON Z50

rear monitor flips down to reveal the live view image for previewing and shooting at low or high viewpoints. The X-Pro 3 is officially unveiled on 23 October, so we’ll have more details in the next issue. There is also the chance for photographers to touch and experience the X-Pro3. Fujifest Glocal 2019 starts on 24 October and takes place inmore than 50 cities around the world, including London, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow. More news on this will be on our website as soon as it becomes available. Finally, on new products, there was news of the FujifilmX Series lens roadmap. The 16-80mm f/4 (24-120mm 35mm format equivalent) was shown and this is due for launch later this year. You can watch the whole Fujifilm Summit video at •

optical/electronic viewfinder. The optical finder is more clear, has less distortion and a larger angle of view. While the EVF has also been completely redesigned with a new LCD panel. It is brighter, has a higher resolution, features a wider colour space, better contrast and a higher frame rate. “We have now the perfect viewfinder,” said Iida. “We want everyone to look through the finder, minimising the time photographers look through the rear LCDmonitor.” Speaking of the rear LCDmonitor, there’s a unique innovation on the X-Pro3. There is a small LCD panel on the rear screen that shows basic shooting information such as aperture, ISO and shutter speed, but no image. This rear panel can also show the FujifilmFilmSimulationmode in use, and this data shows even when the camera is switched off. However, the

THE X SUMMIT programme was hosted by Toshi Iida, Fujifilm general manager, and broadcast fromShibuya, Tokyo. The event was streamed live on 20 September and was the chance for Fujifilm to talk about the technology of photography and share news of its forthcoming new products. The event featured Fujifilm experts and two leading street photographers, Bert Stephani and Tomasz Lazar. The highlight of the showwas the development announcement of the FujifilmX-Pro3, a camera with a titaniumbody for durability while keeping weight down. The camera will be available in three finishes: black and, in special super-tough coatings, DURA Black and DURA Silver. This coating is ten times tougher andmore scratch- resistant than stainless steel and approaches the toughness of sapphire. The X-Pro3 features a new hybrid

Nikon Z 50 prices Nikon Z 50 body only – £849 (or £989 with FTZ adapter) Nikon Z 50 with Z16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 – £989 Nikon Z 50 with Z16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 and FTZ adapter – £1129 Nikon Z 50 with Z16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 and Z50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 – £1199

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The Fujifilm XA-7 is a light and compact mirrorless camera and with a price of £699 it looks like a steal Fujifilmadds X-A7 to X Series line-up

Profoto targets smartphone photographers

AF for movie shooting. The A9 II can shoot silently up to 20fps with AE/AF tracking without the distraction of blackout and up to 239 compressed Raw shots. New algorithms also enhance subject tracking and the fastest continuous shooting rate with the mechanical shutter is now up to 10fps. A redesigned shutter mechanism helps to suppress movement and avoid image blur and the shutter is said to withstand over 500,000 cycles. For a faster workflow the camera body has an Ethernet terminal, tethered shooting speed is improved as is wireless functionality. A new Voice Memo feature allows spoken information to be attached to images and this can be replayed when images are viewed. Voice tags with the images can also be Leading lighting brand Profoto launches the C1 range to support image creators – regardless of what cameras they’re using. The Profoto C1 range is aimed at all image creators whether they are using cameras or smartphones. The C1 range features two models, the C1 and C1 Plus, and there’s the Profoto Camera app for iPhone 7 and later, running iOS 11 and later. The app lets you adjust colour temperature wirelessly via Bluetooth, and in automode can calculate exposure based on the conditions, making the C1 and C1 Plus very easy to use. The C1 has four warm and three cool LEDs, giving a controllable colour temperature range of 3000-6500K; power can be adjusted up to its maximum 1600 lumens in flashmode and 280 lumens in continuous mode. It also

features Bluetooth and the integral rechargeable battery gives up to 2000 full-power flash bursts or 30 minutes of continuous light. The C1 Plus is like the C1 in that it is palm-sized, but offers greater output, with ten warm and ten cool LEDs giving an output of up to 4300 lumens in flashmode and 280 in continuous light, and an adjustable range of 3000-6500K. A click-onmagnetic feature enables you to attach light shaping tools such as Profoto Clic’s gels and grids, and there’s a ¼in screw thread to allow for standmounting. Bluetooth gives connectivity with the camera app, but the C1 Plus also features ProfotoAir 2.4GHz, so can be used up to 300mwith a ProfotoAir Remote trigger. Its rechargeable battery gives up to 2000 full-power flashes.

›  24.2-megapixel resolution ›  3.5in 16:9 vari-angle touchscreen › New smart menu ›  Improved image quality at high ISO › Portrait enhancer mode › Up to 440 pictures per full battery › 4K video at 30fps with no crop › New creative shooting modes including Bright and Light Trail › Enhanced connectivity FEATURES AT A GLANCE: FUJIFILMX-A7

The Fujifilm X-A7 is a compact and lightweight entry-level addition to the X Series. The body weighs in at just 320g making it a promising option for photographers on the go and content creators of all varieties. The X-A7 carries a newly developed 24.2-megapixel APS-C image sensor, which uses copper wiring for fast data readout and a reduction of digital noise. The sensor promises not only good image quality but advanced AF performance with a massive 8.5 times more phase detection pixels across its surface than the X-A5. This gives an improved face/detection AF performance especially with moving Rotolight introduces TitanX2 The Rotolight Titan X2 features several industry firsts in addition to its impressive power. It gives excellent performance from 3000K to 10,000K and flicker-free lighting at any shutter angle or intensity. One impressive feature is Rotolight’s SmartSoft technology, which allows users to adjust the Titan X2’s diffusion, focus and spread. When it comes to colour, the Titan X2 has over 1300 gel colours. There are five lighting modes in total: CCT, HSI, RGBW, XY and Filter. Going deeper into usability, the Titan X2 features a full-colour

subjects and in low light. In addition to still shooting, the X-A7 possesses promising video capabilities. The camera will be able to shoot 4K video at 30fps with no crop, thanks once again to its new sensor. When it comes to user interface, the X-A7 doesn’t seem to be lacking. A vari-angle 3.5in 16:9 touchscreen offers brightness equivalent to most smartphones as well as a new Smart Menu, which offers access to a host of still and video settings with just a tap on the screen. The Fujifilm X-A7 will be available from the end of October at £699.

New flagship for Sony

The Sony A9 proved a big hit, especially with action shooters, for its rapid and precise AF and blackout- free continuous shooting. The A9 II builds on this and offers an even better performance. Sony’s A9 II offers a host of improvements to speed up the workflow of professional news and sports photographers. So although the A9 II has the same full-frame imaging sensor as its predecessor, the A9, it offers better performance in key areas. There’s a faster BIONZ-X image processor which improves AF speed and accuracy. The hybrid AF system uses 693 phase detect and 425 contrast detect AF points covering 93% of the image area, and extra focusing features include face and eye (animal as well as human) detection. A new algorithm gives Real-Time Eye

touchscreen display with an easy-to-use interface as well as quick-start icons and up to ten customisable presets. When it comes to rigging, the new light can be positioned at any angle via a variety of mounting options. Another noteworthy feature is the Titan X2’s award-winning suite of CineSFX, including fire, lightning, TV, gunshot and paparazzi effects and more. The Titan X2 also features 1/8000sec high-speed sync flash or still photographers. The Titan X2 will begin shipping in November.

transferred to an app on a mobile device and these memos can be converted to text and added to JPEGs in the form of IPTC metadata. The Sony A9 II body costs £4799 and stocks are due this November.

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Designed to deliver prints and proofs to exceptional standards, the SureColor SC-P7500 and SC-P9500 are pro-quality printers, each featuring a 12-colour inkset and a host of innovations to make them reliable, fast and user-friendly Epsonunveils its first- ever12-inkprinters

Nikon’s essential Z 6 Movie Kit

Nikon’s Z 6 Essential Movie Kit is based around the brand’s popular Z 6mirrorless and F-mount lenses, alongside a host of accessories to get moviemakers up and running. The camera offers 4K video shooting as well as in-camera five- axis optical vibration reduction. The kit sells at £2639 and includes the Nikon Z 6 body; Nikon FTZmount adapter; Atomos Ninja Vwith two batteries; SmallRig quick-release camera cage, handle andmagic arm; two Nikon EN-EL 15b batteries; and a coiled HDMI cable. The kit has a guide price of £2639 and is available now. •

Epson’s latest printers, the SureColor SC-P7500 (24in wide) and SC-P9500 (44in wide) are the company’s first to use a 12-colour inkset, giving an exceptionally wide colour gamut with 99% Pantone coverage. Targeted at photographers, fine art printers and professional proofers, these two large format printers use Epson’s newly developed Pro12 inkset with K3 technology which reduces graininess and gives advanced black & white output. As well as the standard colours of cyan, magenta and yellow, the inkset also includes green, orange and violet, and matt and photo black can be used simultaneously; a first for Epson. Deeper blacks are possible through an enhancement overcoating technology for even more dramatic results. In addition to the 12-colour inkset the printers use advanced PrecisionCore Micro TFP printer heads that use up to 800 nozzles for each colour and give perfectly round and consistent ink droplets at a 300dpi resolution to render the finest detail. Both the SureColor SC- P7500 and SC-P9500 will be available from this December at prices to be confirmed. •

ABOVE The Epson team gather proudly round the new product at the London launch

Lots of kit fromManfrotto

Canon introduces new entry-level mirrorless

Manfrotto is the world’s leading maker of lighting support and background kit and it has recently added a host of products to its already huge range. In lighting stands, there’s the new Carbon Nanopole stand which is the lightest Nano stand ever. It weighs just 750g but takes kit weighing up to 1.5kg; this sells at £144.95. At the other extreme, there’s the Nano Plus stand which is Manfrotto’s strongest Nano stand so far. This can extend up to 197cm and take a 4kg payload, and will sell at £79.95. The MLH1HS-2 is the company’s latest Cold Shoe Tilt head. This new head allows the speedlight to be more centrally positioned in the brolly for a more even light

and the tilt head has greater torque to prevent any movement of the light during a shoot. This head costs £36.95. Manfrotto’s final introduction this month is the 244MICRO-AA kit which sells for £109.95. The 244 Mini and Micro are variable friction arms and really useful accessories to hold lighting

The Canon EOS M200 builds on the popular M100 with an upgraded processor, improved autofocus and 4K movie shooting. It features a 24.1-megapixel APS-C sensor, the latest Canon DIGIC 8 processor, upgraded autofocus and more. The EOS M200 is priced at £499.99 so will appeal to beginners and content creators alike. For vloggers the

camera features a 180˚ tilting screen which shoots in both landscape and portrait mode for smartphone playback. The EOS M200 features a suite of effects, filters and colour adjustment tools to apply to photographs when composing an image or after it has been taken. The camera's creative filters include grainy black & white, fish-eye and soft focus. Editorial Team Editorial director Roger Payne Editor Will Cheung FRPS 01223 499469 Head of digital content Daisy Dickinson Digital editor Jemma Dodd Digital content writer Lee Renwick Chief sub editor Beth Fletcher Senior sub editor Siobhan Godwood Sub editor Felicity Evans Junior sub editor Elisha Young

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Greatone-legged support from Vanguard

The PNY Mobee smartphone gimbal features three-axis stabilisation, allowing users to take smooth photos and videos on their phone, even while moving. The gimbal’s features include an integral shutter button on the handle and zoom control, as well as panorama, face tracking, slow motion and special time- lapse functions. For further ease of use, the Mobee can be controlled via its dedicated app. In addition to its creative functions, the Mobee features USB out, allowing for PNYadds smartphone gimbal

A tripod offers the best support for your camera while a monopod gives support and manoeuvrability, but sometimes you may want something in-between; and this is where the Vanguard VEO 2S monopods come into their own. Available in carbon fibre or aluminium, the four members of the VEO 2S monopod range have a built- in tri-foot, which can be opened quickly to give more stability than a monopod on its own. The tri-foot base can be locked so it is still possible to pan with fast- moving subjects, or locked into place when maximum stability is required. Each comes with a Vanguard

Smartphone Connector, which usually costs £19.99 on its own, as standard. The aluminium AM-234TR and AM-264TR are £79.99 and £89.99 respectively, the former extending to 155cm and the latter to 163cm. The CM-264TR is more expensive at £109.99, but is a carbon fibre monopod weighing just 800g, extending to 163cm and with a load capacity of 6kg. The last model is the AM-264TV, which sells at £119.99. This model doesn’t come with a smartphone adapter; it is simply an AM-264TR supplied with a VEO-PH13 two-way video head. •

smartphone charging even while the phone and gimbal are in use. For longer periods of use, the Mobee battery offers up to 12 hours. The PNY Mobee gimbal kit sells at £89.99 and includes a handy mini-tripod, a micro USB cable and a soft travel bag with strap. •

Hahnel’s host of speedlight accessories

Hahnel’s 360 and 600 clamps offer users the ability to attach accessories to their speedlight quickly and easily using its powerful magnetic system. The 360 Clamp can attach to a flash head 35mm to 64mm wide, while the 600 Clamp can cover a 65mm to 80mm wide

light. Clamps costs £9.99 each. The Light Effects kit includes a honeycomb grid, a bounce card and an array of gels and costs £44.99, while the softbox is £39.99 and offers pleasing light diffusion and fold-down flattening body for easy transportation. •


One Vision Imaging Quartz Acrylic Wall Art

challenge my lack of printing. So I chose an image taken in New York, from a trip with a good friend; I wanted to be reminded of the fun we’d had walking along the Brooklyn Bridge before sharing pizza and laughter together, overlooking the famous skyline. “With so many professional options to choose from at One Vision Imaging, I settled on the Quartz Acrylic Wall Art. The thick surround to the FujifilmDP II print seemed the ideal way to preserve this memory in high-gloss splendour. The result is a sophisticated, modern print, which would look as much at home in a gallery as it does on the wall in my new house.”

“As someone whose photographic education started in the darkroom, printing endless contact sheets and carefully working the chemicals to achieve visual results, I’m sad to say I’ve recently fallen into the common practice of only sharing my images online,” says PN ’s contributing editor Daisy Dickinson. “It’s an easy trap to fall into when snapped shots can be online within moments. But nothing beats the feeling of a great-quality print in your hand, and an Instagram image stuck on your phone certainly can’t take pride of place in your home. Having recently moved house myself, it was the perfect opportunity to

The Quartz is a robust piece of statement art sure to look fantastic in either a gallery or home setting. Using a high-quality single Fujifilm DP II photographic print encapsulated between two clear sheets of crystal-grade acrylic measuring 2mm at the front and 12mm at the back, the overall thickness is a sturdy 14mm. Thanks to the high-gloss finish, the resulting image is very pleasing. Sizes are available from 12x12in to 40x30in and the wall art is supplied with an acrylic baton to hang on the wall safely. Prices start from£115.

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Join the Canon EOS R revolution More andmore photographers are discovering the benefits of mirrorless cameras. This is the story of how Photography News reader Lee Tilley went fromDSLR to Canon’s full-frame EOS R

“Last year, I achieved a Pearson BTEC Level 3 in Art and Design (Photography) with an overall distinction,” says Lee, “and earlier this year I was very proud to get my Licentiateship of the Royal Photography Society distinction. I’m thinking about achieving my Associateship next.” Lee now uses a Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless system and he has been a Canon owner since the

LEE TILLEY IS a keen enthusiast photographer, shooting subjects from nature and wildlife to street and urban. His photographic journey has been like many others, frombeing a casual camera user for many years to taking photography more seriously over the past decade. He is now a keen camera clubmember and has achieved photographic qualifications, although he has no aspirations to become a professional photographer.

IMAGES The EOS R ’ s sensor gives a top performance even at high ISO settings

IMAGES One of Lee ’ s favourite genres is street photography and he tackles this subject with his EOS R in manual exposure mode and auto ISO. This was exposed at 1/125sec, f/4 and ISO 2000

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There are currently two cameras in the Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless system, the 30.3-megapixel EOS R and the EOS RPwith 26.2megapixels. Canon’s RF’s lens systemcurrently numbers six optics and Canon’smassive collection EFmount lenses can be used on EOS R bodies via the three adapters that are available. The Canon EOS R’s full-frame imaging sensor is capable of recording the finest detail in a scene and also features Dual Pixel CMOSAFwith 5655AF points covering 100%of the vertical and 80%of the horizontal format for fast and accurate focusing, whether you’re shooting stills or video across almost the whole frame.There’s also a native ISO 100- 40,000 range, 4K video, amaximum8fps shooting and the option of silent shooting. Please visit the Canon website for full details of the Canon EOS R, the RP and the full lens range.

“I’d actually takenmy EOS 5Dwith me to the show, so I tried the simple comparison of looking through its optical viewfinder and then through the EOS R’s EVF. I couldn’t see a difference. I have tried other cameras with EVFs and you can always see that they were EVFs and not quite right, but the EOS R’s EVF looked like an optical viewfinder tome. I couldn’t believe it. There were some great deals at the show, so I decided to trade inmy EOS 5D there and then. It was an easy decision and I walked out of the show with an EOS R body, RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM standard zoom and Control RingMount Adapter EF-EOS R. I have since added a RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM.” Lee has had his Canon EOS R outfit for the best part of the year, so how he is getting on with it? The feedback is very positive. “It does everything I want it to,” he says. “The EOS R is lightweight and it is easy to “Themenu systemon the EOSRwas the most intuitive on any camera. It was a revelation”

use. The whole functionality of the kit is impressive. I can do everything on the camera while it is up tomy eye, which I like. I knowwhere every single button is and I can use the rear touchscreen to place the AF point very precisely withmy thumb without even needing the focus lever. It has all the customisation options I need, too. “I like being hidden behind the camera and looking at the world through the viewfinder and not having to look down at the camera to make setting adjustments. I know you can do that with a DSLR camera, but seeing live exposure changes does it for me. I can also use my EF-fit lenses on the EOS R, too, and the Control RingMount Adapter EF-EOS Rmeans I can adjust settings. “I love my Canon EOS R and wouldn’t change it for anything in the world – well, until the next EOS R model comes along.” To seemore of Lee’s work including the images he used to achieve his Pearson Level 3 and NCFE Photography Level 2 qualifications, visit his website and follow his Instagram

IMAGES “I like being hidden behind the camera and looking at the world through the viewfinder”

my head that full-frame was only for professionals and people who sell large prints. It was all a bit daunting and sounded too technical. Plus most of my lenses were EF-S fit and designed for the APS-C format, so I thought I would have to buy new this and that.” Despite his initial concerns, which Lee admits were very much in his head, he took the plunge and went full-frame, buying the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Although he kept the EOS 80D, he started using the EOS 5DMark IVwith the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM for his nature work. “I was happy with the EOS 5DMark IV,” he says, “and when I heard that the EOS R was coming out I thought ‘just more expense, and I don’t need it’. But I was at a photography show in London earlier this year and I just

beginning of his photographic days. His first Canon was the EOS 350D, an eight-megapixel APS-C format DSLR which was launched in 2005. “I have regularly upgradedmy cameras and went to the EOS 400D, the EOS 500D, the EOS 700D and the EOS 80D. I then added an EOSM5 as a family camera – we had a baby so that camera went into the baby bag,” says Lee. With Lee’s keen interest in wildlife photography, the 1.6x crop factor of the APS-C EOS 80D was a big benefit, and with his EF 100-400mm f/4.5- 5.6L IS II USM he had an effective focal length range of 160-640mm. So far, then, a full-frame camera was not on Lee’s agenda. “It was only when I started working onmy qualifications that I started thinking about full- frame,” he says. “I think I had it in

picked up the EOS R and fell in love with it. I spent over an hour on the Canon stand looking at it and I found everything just so familiar. It is also just so light compared with the EOS 5DMark IV and I thought it felt nicer in the hand. Also, the menu systemwas the most intuitive on any camera. It was a revelation. “I already own a mirrorless camera in the EOSM5, so I amused to the ‘what you see is what you get’ way of working. It is great to knowwhat’s happening in real-time with the exposure, for example, but that wasn’t a big selling point initially. That was until I saw the EOS R and looked through its electronic viewfinder. The EVF seemed so good and it felt right. I started using it and I thought, my God, this is a revelation. @Londonistcaptures

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News Fujifilm reveals House of Photography centre

It’s all gowith GoPro

Fujifilm has to offer. This includes the opportunity to get hands-on with the X Series and GFX cameras. In addition, the House of Photography will feature Instax and Wonderful Photo Shop areas, test studios, workshops, a gallery, studio rental and a members’ area. The official opening date will be confirmed shortly.

Fujifilm has revealed key details about its London experience centre. Opening in winter 2019, it will house a host of features and opportunities for photographers. In the heart of London’s Covent Garden, the centre has the aim of inspiring and encouraging visitors to get creative and immerse themselves in the world of photography and experience all Adobe free plan for one year Get a free one-year membership to Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography plan worth £119 when you buy an X-Rite i1Display Pro, i1Display Pro Plus, i1 ColorChecker Photo kit, i1 ColorChecker Pro Photo kit or i1 Studio before ACDSee has released its latest flagship software, Photo Studio Ultimate 2020, a powerful and versatile Raw editing software compatible with the latest cameras. It boasts features such as focus stacking, HDR and a blended clone tool. The latter is a mix of ACDSee’s smart erase and clone tool, and is a quick easy way of removing unwanted elements in a scene. Improved face detection and facial recognition tools help make picture organisation more efficient. ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate ACDSee’s latest

The GoPro Hero8 Black comes equipped with GoPro’s HyperSmooth 2.0 video stabilisation, which works in all resolutions and frame rates, and features a Boost mode with horizon levelling. Among other new features, users will find TimeWarp 2.0, which offers tap-control speed ramping. With four digital lenses, users can select the camera’s frame of view from a range of choices. The Hero8 Black is priced at £379.99. The GoPro Max can be used as a single-lens, waterproof Hero camera, a dual-lens 360°camera or even a vlogging camera. It also features a front- facing display and shotgun microphone audio capabilities, and is priced at £479. A Media Mod, Display Mod and Light Mod complete GoPro’s list of new additions. The accessories add professional-grade audio, a front-facing display and enhanced lighting to the Hero8 Black. The Media and Display Mods retail for £79.99 while the Light Mod is priced at £49.99. The cameras will begin shipping from mid-October – however, the mods won’t be available until December.

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NewSigma lenses Sigma has announced three fast aperture prime lenses for Canon EOSMmount cameras. The 16mm f/1.4 DCDN, the 30mm f/1.4 DCDN and 56mm f/1.4 DCDN belong to the Sigma Contemporary line, and are already available in other fittings.

All three are compact, lightweight lenses and are said to provide high performance at the wider apertures and lovely bokeh. They also feature a newly developed algorithm for rapid autofocusing and data transmission. A steppingmotor ensures smooth, quiet AF so the lenses suit video as well as still imaging use. Availability and prices have yet to be confirmed.

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Wedding Photographer of the Year: the final countdown

The Loxley Colour Bellissimo album collection

We reveal the Round 5 best group shot winner and prepare to find out the winner of the final round of Wedding Photographer of the Year

Round 5 winner

Each of theWedding Photographer of the Year round winners will receive a Loxley Bellissimo albumof their choice. Loxley Colour’s Bellissimo album collection consists of eight wedding albums to choose from. The Bellissimo Perfetto is available in sizes up to 20x20in and has a flawless finish thanks to its seamless spreads. The Bellissimo Perfetto Bundle offers beautiful albums for brides on a budget and includes one large album and six smaller albums which downscale in size – great for the couple to give to friends and family. Also available are the Bellissimo Classico albumwhich features lay flat pages with a break in the centre, and the Bellissimo Fine Art albumwhich has subtly rounded corners and is printed on fine art paper. For more design-conscious wedding couples, the Bellissimo Luxe is a great option. This luxury albumhas a velvet touch finish, while the Bellissimo Aperture has a luxury matted overlay. Other options are the Bellissimo Tartan and Bellissimo Harris Tweedy. Finally, you can order duplicates for the price of one with the Bellissimo Memento, order a duplicate with the Bellissimo Pro Book, or get extras with the Bellissimo Mini Book Downscale so that you can get smaller albums that the couple can gift to friends and family members. See the full range of Bellissimo albums and the wide collection of products offered by Loxley Colour at

Round 5: winning image by BenAppleby

“It’s a very clever technique and to pair it with great expressions is hard. A very cool, slick shot with good emotion, too” ADAM JOHNSON “There is a nice balance of calm and fun in this image, the control of lighting has taken some talent and thought. It would be a lovely framed print on the client’s wall” BRETT FLORENS

looking like the best version of yourself on your wedding day, captured in a way that your iPhone can’t see! Something you can show off to your friends after the wedding and say look, we had the most epic day ever and here’s a cool photo of us!We always like to bring a bit of drama to our photos and by adding extra lighting to this shot to compliment the scene, it allows us to create a cool‘guys’portrait.”

Ben loves getting creative with group shots and this winning image is a strong example that really caught the attention of the judges. Speaking of his wedding shoots, which he does with his partner, Ben said :“We love shooting groups of people in this way – who says weddings have to be lots of people in a line looking slightly awkward? Much better to have your best mates in a photo, looking a bit more badass,

In issue 72 of PN , available from26 November, we are revealing the winner of Round 6 and taking another look at all the winning images.

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The Harrogate Convention Centre is the base for the second Photo North Festival, which takes place from30 November to 2 December. This lively festival is run by a small teamof photography and curatorial professionals and is targeted towards professional photographers, the art enthusiast and the keen amateur, as well as students. Events include exhibitions, talks, workshops and portfolio reviews. Photographer Peter Dench, the co-founder and curator of Photo North, said: “The driving force behind Photo North was our desire to keep exhibitions on the road, outside of the south and get world-class work out to a northern audience. We also want to showcase the work of up-and-coming photographers to give them a leg up. We don’t want the festival to be sniffy or static, we want it to be inclusive. We want people to walk through the door and feel welcome.” It’s happening up north

The Guernsey Photography Festival competition offers a total of £6500 in prize money for winners. The last competition attracted more than 600 entries from photographers across 50 countries. This year, the competition features three categories – international, international student and Channel Islands student – which offer £5000, £1000 and £500 in prize money respectively. This year’s competition is open to all photographers, professionals and amateurs, who have developed a coherent, artistically driven body of work. There is no set theme. The last competition was won by Norwegian photographer Terje Abusdal for his series Slash & Burn. Submissions for the competition close on 31 December. Guernsey’s photo fest contest is open

Nikon is the European sponsor of the Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2019, a global competition celebrating female photographers and highlighting the positive power of photojournalism and documentary photography. The annual award grants £2000 to enable a professional female photographer to complete a photo essay while providing a platform for female photographers to promote their work. Nikon’s sponsorship recognises its commitment to nurture female talent in the photography industry. The award was set up in 2017 by Marilyn Stafford, whose own work documenting Algerian refugees in Tunisia made the front page of The Observer in 1958, bringing their plight to the attention of the world. The closing date for submissions is 15 November and the winner is announced in December. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts including Marilyn Stafford and Rebecca Newton fromNikon. Nikon celebrates talented female photographers







ABOVE: Last year’s Guernsey’s Photo Festival was won by Terje Abusdal for his series, Slash & Burn

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ABOVE: A photo by the 2018 Marilyn Stafford award winner, Özge Sebzeci

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Print to Prove it just got bigger! Following the huge success of our reader offer last year, we’ve once again teamed up with two of the industry’s finest experts to bring you our latest exclusive free print offer – and this time it’s BIG!

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Using the exceptional FujifilmDP II professional paper and in the hands of one of the UK’s leading professional photographic laboratories, One Vision Imaging, every reader can receive a FREE 20/24x16in photographic print. Every reader can each claim one 20x16in or 24x16in print on either lustre or gloss paper with the Print to Prove it campaign for free. You simply pay for the posting and packing. To claim your free print and discover the unprecedented quality for yourself, simply upload your image via One Vision’s website and follow the online instructions. When prompted, enter the code PPBIGPN. Then it’s simply a case of waiting for your print to drop through your letterbox – ready to marvel at the unprecedented print quality. Order today and don’t delay as this offer is only available up until midnight, Sunday 3 November 2019, and only one order per household. printing is often cheaper than it was 30 years ago” “Professional photographic


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