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  • post The most important cameras of the last 135 years - 15 October
  • To celebrate our 135th anniversary, Andy Westlake takes a look at how the camera has evolved over the past 135 years. Read on to discover some really iconic and innovative designs which helped to change photography foreverAndy Westlake takes a look at how the camera has evolved over the past 135 years, focusing on some iconic and innovative designs
  • post INTERVIEW NIKON Z 50: Rob Harmon of Nikon UK ‘If we include IBIS we’d have to sacrifice size and form factor’ - 10 October
  • Neil Freeman, Training Manager at Nikon School (left), Michael Topham, Reviews Editor Amateur Photographer (centre), Rob Harmon (RH), Senior Commerical Planning Manager of Nikon UK (right)AP speaks to Nikon about the release of its new DX-format mirrorless camera; the Z 50
  • post NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct officially announced - 10 October
  • Nikon has officially announced the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, which will be available from later this monthNIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S NoctAfter teasing us with mock-up samples of theNIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, Nikon has finally released more detail and …Continue reading »
  • post Win a stunning Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art telephoto prime lens worth 1400 - 08 October
  • AP is celebrating its 135th birthday with this fantastic competition to win one of the most desirable lenses on the market. Read on to find out more...Very few magazines survive for 135 years, so we?ve put together a very special competition to mark this milestone. We?ve …Continue reading »
  • post Don’t miss our great autumn subscription offer - 06 October
  • Tired of slogging down to the supermarket only to find AP has sold out? Take advantage of our special 'six issues for six pounds' subscription offer. Then it only costs 24.99 for per quarter. What's stopping you from saving money?Amateur Photographer is one of the world’s oldest photography magazines and the UK’s best-selling weekly photo title. E...
  • post Over 70 Years of World-Beating Nikon Cameras - 04 October
  • Amateur Photographer and Nikon ? supporting photographers for decades with quality, innovation and attention to detailAmateur Photographer and Nikon ? supporting photographers for decades with quality, innovation and attention to detail
  • post Geoff Harris: should we feel guilty about frequent flying? - 04 October
  • We?re urged to take fewer flights, which raises some big questions for keen travel photographersWe?re urged to take fewer flights, which raises some big questions for keen travel photographers
  • post Photo location guide: Church Ope Cove - 04 October
  • This secluded cove on the Isle of Portland in Dorset is often overlooked as a photographic location, but Jeremy Walker thinks it?s a hidden gemChurch Ope Cove, looking east. Nikon D810, 24-70mm, 261 sec at f/11, ISO 125, LEE Filters Super Stopper, 0.6 hard grad filterThis secluded cove on the Isle of Portland in Dorset is often overlooked as a phot...

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  • post Google Pixel 4 adds telephoto lens, improved portrait mode and HDR in live view - 15 October
  • $(document).ready(function() { SampleGalleryV2({"containerId":"embeddedSampleGallery_0259124455","galleryId":"0259124455","isEmbeddedWidget":true,"selectedImageIndex":0,"isMobile":false}) });Google officially unveiled the Pixel 4 today, with the addition of a telephoto camera headlining the camera updates. Other improvements include an enhanced liv...
  • post Luminar 4 available for pre-order, comes with new AI features and revamped UI - 15 October
  • Skylum software has been teasing the release of its Luminar 4 image editing package for quite some time now, we've seen previews of a number of machine-learning tool, including the AI Skin Enhancer and Portrait Enhancer filters, the AI Sky Replacement filter and the AI Structure filter which selectively enhances textures and detail in images.Now th...
  • post Sony a7R IV review - 15 October
  • $(document).ready(function() { SampleGalleryStripV2({"galleryId":"8122899608","isMobile":false}) })91%Overall scoreJump to conclusionThe Sony a7R IV is the company's fourth generation, high-resolution full-frame mirrorless camera and is built around a BSI-CMOS sensor that outputs 60.2MP images. Relative to previous generations, it promises more rob...
  • post How does iPhone 11 Night Mode compare to Google Pixel 3 Night Sight? - 14 October
  • Many smartphones today take great images in broad daylight. That's no surprise ? when there's a lot of light, it doesn't matter so much that the small smartphone sensor doesn't collect as many photons as a larger sensor: there's an abundance of photons to begin with. But smartphone image quality can take a nosedive as light levels drop and there ju...
  • post Report: Stalker used eye reflections in online photos to locate, assault pop star - 14 October
  • Screenshot from the NHK World-Japan newscast.A news report from NHK World-Japan claims a crazed fan used eye reflections in images uploaded to social media, among other things, to track down a famous Japanese pop star's condominium in Tokyo where he allegedly assaulted her.The report claims Hibiki Sato admitted to figuring out which train station t...

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xxMost people

Gez
August 13, 2018, 07:41:51 PM by Gez
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Just said hello and buggered off

xxA little late

Gez
January 07, 2018, 12:39:54 PM by Gez
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But best wishes to everybody (anybody?) for the new year
 :tumbl

xxJust summat to say!

Pipeman
November 24, 2016, 08:54:55 PM by Pipeman
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It's my 75th Birthday today.

clipHappy Christmas

Pipeman
December 22, 2015, 08:06:07 PM by Pipeman
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Only a few days to go, so,

Happy Christmas to you all and your families. :cheer :hic




xxWhere is everyone? or is that where are...

December 12, 2015, 12:25:19 AM by MartinAS | Views: 4057 | Comments: 6

i Know... I too have been delinquent.

I did visit the UK recently. My wife and I and friends from Newfoundland were over for a canal trip (again). We hired a narrowboat from Wyvern Shipping on the Grand Union at Leighton Buzzard and spent 4 weeks traveling at the breakneck speed of 4mph. Fantastic. I, of course , was the photographer. Went to Market Harbourough, Leicester (checked in on Richard 111), Nottingham and along to Birmingham ( had our boat cut free and a rope stolen at Wolverhampton and then to Warick to visit castle etc (again). Here we had our Canadian flag cut off overnight. A short off route to Rugby for a day and then back to Leighton Buzzard. Great trip , overall.
This all came about in 24 hours when the friends visited us in May. We talked about old trips and before we knew it we had booked flights and the boat. Really is neat and Wyvern are a great group to rent from.
 Lots of photos and all I have to do is sort through them now. Winter project. The last few winters we have gone south to kayak with the alligators in Georgia in the US but this year, with the $US so high it is a question. Not to mention Donald Trump.... but we won't.

Anyway... best wishes to my old friends.
Martin

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