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"Your Experience and Views"
This section is intended to provide photography
reviews on equipment, products and services as experienced by you, the
There are numerous websites and magazines
providing detailed product specifications and test reports. These are
fine but they are becoming predictable and are usually prepared by top
Nothing wrong with that but are you ever left
wondering if any ordinary photography enthusiast has actually used the
equipment and what they thought of it?
released telephoto lens from Olympus M.Zuiko
40-150mm F2.8 PRO caught my attention with its design and expected
||An innovative feature which is extremely helpful
in overcoming a big problem of digital photography - Limited
Dynamic Range. (The camera's inability to record everything the
human eye sees from very dark to very light.)
|I was just about
to buy the Apple
Case for my new iPad when I came across this alternative. Real leather,
better protection, great value.
||Since recommending a new book in our Library "Insect
Photography - Art and Techniques" by John Bebbington FRPS,
a full review has been written by a member of the Royal Photographic
Society - Robert Hawkesworth FRPS.
Robert concludes - I can thoroughly recommend
this book to everyone who wishes to start a new area of Nature
|Earlier this year
Olympus announced their new camera, the Olympus E-M5.
It is the first of the digital versions, or some say update, to the
much loved OM series.
Ghene Snowdon is a photographer based in London. Specialising in
creating beautiful and contemporary photographs on location. This is
her reaction to the camera.
||It's no secret that I am an Olympus Fan. I've
been using their gear
for 35 years, it's always delivered quality results and has never let
A recent trip required me to travel light - only enough space for one
camera and one lens - my Olympus PEN
and its new 14-150mm lens.
|David Noton has produced another outstanding book
which anyone who
aspires to produce images that come close to his gems cannot afford to
Full Frame addresses the
essentials which so many other books leave out - how to visualize and
plan for a great photograph.
If you'd like to learn by seeing David put his skills into practice but
his schedule of workshops does not suit you then his superb new DVD - Photography in the RAW - is for
||Master Photographer John Bebbington FRPS
Better-Photographs.com. Some of his superb photographs are in our
Gallery and he has written a popular masterclass on Close Up
He recently tried out the new Pentax K-5 on some of his favorite
subjects and was very impressed by the results. Click here to see his full review,
including the camera's video capabilities.
Having found that the longest focal length lens for my camera did not
have the "reach" I needed for certain subjects and that it was beyond
my financial means anyway, I decided to acquire one of the new
Swarovski telescopes together with an adaptor for an SLR camera
(Olympus E-System in my case). This gives me the 35mm equivalent of a
3200mm lens when used with my 2x converter.
Click Here to read
my full review.
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