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Get Free Entry To Societies Event
THE SOCIETIES of Photographers has announced it will hold its annual London Photo Convention and Trade Show from Wednesday 15 March to Saturday 18 March 2023 at the Novotel London West, Hammersmith. The event will feature 100 exhibitors, alongside ov
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Welcome
Unless a lot of our readers are hermits, it won’t be news to many that we live in tough economic times – or that the market for second-hand cameras is booming. So this issue, we highlight some irresistible used best buys. Our opening feature reveals
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Canon Launches Young Film-maker Competition
CANON UK & Ireland has teamed up with broadcast product supplier CVP to launch the Stories in Motion film-making contest, which is now open for budding videographers aged 18-25. Entrants may submit a maximum of three films in the Music Video, Documen
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Readers’ Favourite Used Kit
www.markpassmore.com Instagram: @markpassmorepix I’ve been a full-time professional press photographer since 1998 for the Apex News and Pictures agency. I also like to take photographs on my travels. I bought a used Sigma 500mm f/4.5 prime lens from
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Treasure Hunt
Ever heard of Kylie Katich? I’m going to guess that’s a no. She’s a young American mother based in Utah, and a content creator on TikTok with 654,000 followers and 47.7 million likes for her short videos that cover everything from domestic life and p
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Get The Best Price For Used Kit
The market for second-hand cameras continues to grow steadily and it’s not hard to understand why. The past few years have seen continued economic contraction and as photographers, our spending power is being squeezed as never before. Another factor
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Best Used Mirrorless Lenses
Buying used mirrorless lenses can save a significant amount of cash, open up lens choices you wouldn’t otherwise have been able to afford, and gives you the chance to experiment with different angles of view and shooting styles. But which are the bes
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Vanguard VEO 3T 235CBP
● £229.99 ● www.vanguardworld.co.uk ALTHOUGH it may look understated, Vanguard’s VEO 3T 235CBP tripod packs features that make it a strong contender in the constantly evolving travel tripod class. The design is based around slim five-section carbon f
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Best Used Camera And Lens Combinations
We’ve said this a lot, but it bears repeating – photography does not need to be expensive. Even if you’re shopping for interchangeable-lens system cameras, you can absolutely pick up a great camera and lens set for a minimal outlay. Whether you’re sh
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Best Used Bridge Cameras
With the shooting convenience of compacts combined with the creative and manual options offered by interchangeable-lens cameras, the bridge camera is a superhero of the imaging world with incredible potential in a relatively portable bodyform. Of cou
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Best Used Travel Zoom Cameras
Keen photographers will travel with a system camera plus a couple of lenses and when it’s not practical to have versatile kit to hand, many will turn to the camera phone. However, while smartphones are incredible devices there’s something much more s
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Reader Portfolio
Favourite subjects People – they fascinate me. Everyone I see will have a thousand stories. Before the pandemic I often took photos at Venice Carnival and the London Tattoo Shows. Colourful, interesting characters, all happy to be photographed. When
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It's Good To Share
Sony Alpha 7R IV A, Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art, 1/8sec at f/9, ISO 50 ‘I captured this image mid-afternoon at the Kyle of Tongue in the western part of Sutherland in the Scottish Highlands, Ben Loyal standing tall in the distance. Once on location
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SECOND-HAND CLASSIC Nikon Z 7
It’s hard to call the Nikon Z 7 a ‘classic’ just over four years after its launch, but there’s no denying it makes a very tempting second-hand purchase. Behind its Z-mount is a superb 45.7MP BSI CMOS sensor offering a broad ISO 32-102,400 range, with
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Top Young Shooters Shortlisted In Awards
THE WORLD Photography Organisation has announced the shortlisted photographers in both the Student and Youth competitions of the Sony World Photography Awards 2023. ‘For this year’s competition, students were invited to submit a series of five to ten
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Tony Kemplen on the … Kiev 10
The city of Kiev has been in the headlines for the best part of a year now, and not in a good way. I became aware of the name in the early 1970s when it was used for a whole series of disparate camera types made in the Soviet Union. Like so many Sovi
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Buying Guide
Cameras come in three types: DSLRs with optical viewfinders, mirrorless models with electronic viewing, and compact cameras with non-interchangeable lenses DSLRs traditionally have relatively large handgrips, while many mirrorless models have much s
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Best Used Smartphones
Top-of-the-line smartphones can set you back a pretty penny these days. If you want the latest and greatest technology then you can very easily find yourself shelling out in excess of £1,000 for flagship models. Smartphones generally have a much swif
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Final Analysis
Repeated messaging that directs us to ensure the subject stands out in our pictures has led to a world in which most photographs feature one point of interest. Efforts to ensure we have a main focus that’s clear and obvious often batter secondary and
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Remembering Nikon UK’s founder
NIKON UK has announced the death of Harry Collins, the founder of the British arm of the Japanese camera giant. Harry Collins, known to many in the industry as ‘Mr Nikon’, set up Nikon UK with the support of Nikon Switzerland in 1979. Responsible for
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UAE-based Contest Offers Big Money
THE CATEGORIES and entry details have been announced for the 12th HIPA photography award, which offers a generous cash prize of $120,000 (just under £98,000) for the overall winner. The theme of this year’s award is Diversity, which also serves as a
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Big Win For Bristol Photographer
BRISTOL-based photographer Fergus Coyle has been named overall winner of the Global SinoPhoto Awards with his image of the Hankou Bund park in the Chinese city of Wuhan. As many readers will recall, Wuhan has become synonymous with Covid-19, where th
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Best Used DSLR Bargains
The second-hand DSLR market is a fast-moving, exciting and competitive place. Many expert photographers will tell you that a second-hand DSLR from a few years ago is going to give you much better value for money than a brand-new mid-range for the sam
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Latest Lomography Reloadable Film Camera
LOOKING for a simple but fun reusable film camera, for yourself or a budding analogue photographer you are keen to encourage? Lomography has brought out its latest Simple Use reloadable film camera, the Turquoise. As its name suggests, the camera is
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Wildlife: The Tourism Paradox
Tom Svensson does not consider himself a wildlife photographer, although he photographs wildlife for a living, and is internationally renowned for it. He describes himself as a conservation photojournalist. Few of his images end up as framed prints o
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RPS International Photography Exhibition 164
THE WORLD’s longest-running contemporary photography exhibition returns for the 164th edition to the RPS Headquarters in Bristol. The exhibition has been held since 1854 – a year after the RPS was founded – with the open call welcoming entries from n
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FILM STARS Gone But Not Forgotten
When electronics came seriously to single lens reflexes (SLRs) in the 1970s, five big names rose to the top: Canon, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus and Pentax. Well, you’ll find no signs of those names over the next six pages. Instead, here’s a look at the w
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Inbox
I want to say thank you to AP for bringing Arteh Odjidja and his The Stranger Series: Fear and Dreams project to my attention in June. As a result of your article I did something I have never done before, chipped in to help crowdfund his book. Never
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Nikon Nikkor Z 17-28mm f/2.8
Like the Nikon Z 28-70mm f/2.8, the Nikkor Z 17-28mm f/2.8 is thought to be Nikon’s incarnation of a Tamron lens, in this case the 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD. It joins the firm’s Z-mount line-up as the third full-frame wideangle zoom, sitting alongside
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