Photography News Issue 41

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The Leica M3 came out in 1954 and the M dynasty continues to be in robust health and digital capture has been fully embraced. The M10 is a great example of this and it is the slimmest digital M to date, referring to the traditions of the classic film Ms when fast-handling, unobtrusiveness and compactness were key benefits. The M10 has a full-frame CMOS 24-megapixel sensor designed specifically for this camera. The sensor is low pass filter free to help deliver maximum detail and sharpness while its special pixel and micro-lens structure ensures that light even from oblique angles is precisely captured. Impressive dynamic range and contrast are also claimed for this sensor. The sensor is combined with the Leica Maestro-II processor that enables an ISO range of 100 to 6400 with expansion to 50,000 possible and features a 2GB buffer to give a continuous shooting rate of five frames-per-second. Five fps is pedestrian in this day and age but the M10 is still the fastest M to date. The M10 has rangefinder focusingand that has been improved upon compared with previous

models. Spectacle wearers will find using the viewfinder much more comfortable thanks to an increased eye distance while field of view has been enlarged by 30% and the magnification increased to 0.73. Exposure is can be manual or with aperture-priority AE mode with the latter operating with a shutter range from 125secs to 1/4000sec. The longest shutter speed in manual is 8secs although the top speed is the same. Connectivity is important nowadays and the M10 does have Wi-Fi for wireless transfer of images to smart devices. The camera can also be controlled wirelessly from a smart device. For maximum image file size, capture in Raw and here you get DNG files so the files are verywidely compatible with editing softwares and there is the option of three JPEG files sizes too. The Leica M10 is available at a body price of £5600. Check your local Leica dealer for the stock situation – there is usually an early rush. If you have to wait, that’ll give you the chance to save your pennies.

Back for its fourth year at Birmingham’s NEC, The Photography Show 2017 will take place from 18 to 21 March, 10am to 5pm: and we’ll be there too! With a variety of seminars, demos, workshops and conferences there’s something to suit all levels of photographers; plus, there’s also the chance to visit manufacturer stands to check out their products and new releases, as well as chat to the expert staff. Tickets are £13.95, or £10.95 for concessions, pro and trade passes are free and students can attend the show for free on the special student day, which is Tuesday 21 March. For the Super Stage, masterclasses or conferences you will need to purchase a separate ticket for each event you wish to attend. As a Photography News reader, you can save £3 on adult entry (pay only £10.95) to The Photography Show – use promo code PNTPS17 to claimwhen you purchase tickets through photographyshow.com You’ll find the Photography News stand within the food gallery, where you can come and meet the team and grab yourself a copy of the latest issue. We look forward to seeing you there!

Yes, we know it is only February and defrosting the car is still a daily chore but we at Photography News have more than half an eye on June – yes, we are already thinking about Photo 24. If you'veneverheardofPhoto24, it is a Photography News reader event that happens around the longest day of the year, 21 June. We invite photographers of all levels of expertise to come along and spend the day with enthusiastic and like-minded fellow shooters. It's fun, inspiring and there are chances to win prizes with your images. It is also free, and whether your aim is to shoot for the whole 24 hours or just come along for the evening, all are welcome. The only stipulation, as we can only cope with limited numbers and the event is very popular, is that we ask for interested photographers to register for the event by a certain date and we’ll have a ballot. It's the only fair way of deciding who attends. At this time, we have a proposed date and that is Friday 23 June, noon start. This is still to be Photo 24, version2017

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confirmed but if you are keen and need to book time off work or want to avoid a clash with your holiday to Benidorm, then that is the date for your diary, subject to final confirmation. Details of how you register your interest, the deadline for the ballot itself and what we have planned will be revealed on our news pages over the next few issues of PN . So, once again, the date is Friday 23 June 2017 (subject to final confirmation): put it in your diary, but maybe just in pencil!

Winprintsworth £200

Photography News has teamed up with expert photo printers Lumejet to bring you the chance of seeing your favourite photographs in glorious print. Win this free- to-enter contest and you will have £200 to spend on the Lumejet website; that’s enough for large blow-ups of your very best pictures to hang on your wall or put in your portfolio. With brilliant colours, superb tonality and great light-fast qualities, your Lumejet prints will impress everyone who sees them. Lumejet is passionate about printing great photographs and uses its own developed S200 printer for high-end photographic and commercial print use. This high-resolution printer features the Lumejet RGB Digital Print Head and Fujifilm professional-grade Crystal Archive materials to achieve a unique, ultra-high quality with extraordinary colour fidelity. To be in with the chance of winning £200-worth of your pictures printed by Lumejet all you have to do is sum up winter in one great image. Your entry could be

a landscape, a close-up of frost or motorists struggling through snow – the only limit is your imagination. The picture just has to shout ‘winter’ to be in with a chance. Upload images to flickr.com/groups/3347670@N22. There is no fee to enter but you will have to join flickr. com, which is free. Only one photograph per person can submitted and the entrant must be UK-based. Images should be 1500 pixels across and we will contact you if we need higher resolution files to judge or publish. The editor’s decision in this contest is final – for full terms and conditions please see absolutephoto.com The closing date for entries is 5 March 2017 and the winner will be announced in PN issue 42, out the week beginning 13 March 2017. The winner of last month’s close-up contest is Gary Collyer for his superb water droplet shot; so congratulations and well done to him. Go to flickr.com/ groups/3085147@N24/ to see last month's entries.

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