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  • HP ENVY 5540 printer review HP ENVY 5540 printer reviewReview of the All-in-one HP Envy 5540 4-colour (CMYK) inkjet printer. A4 print size with double sided (duplex) printing and 6x4 borderless photo printing
  • MPB Falcon Monopod review MPB Falcon Monopod reviewReview of the lightweight MPB carbon fibre monopod. The 'Falcon' model weighs only 350gm, extends to 150cm (42 cm min) and supports up to 5kg of kit. 3/8" and 1/4" fittings
  • Review – Aurora HDR Review - Aurora HDRMacphun Aurora HDR. Software plugin and standalone app for building high dynamic range (HDR) images from one or more photos
  • Topaz Texture Effects Review Topaz Texture Effects ReviewReview of the Texture Effects image editing plugin from Topaz Labs. You can add textured, toned, and lighting effects to images and share preset collections
  • BenQ SW2700PT monitor review BenQ SW2700PT monitor reviewReview of the BenQ SW2700PT monitor. 27 inch 2560x1440 IPS LCD monitor with 99% Adobe98 gamut and hardware calibration and hood.
  • Topaz ReMask V5 Review Topaz ReMask V5 ReviewImage editing plugin that speeds up masking and the creation of cutout images. ReMask V5 adds background replacement and a performance boost, as a plugin or standalone app
  • Review – Kuuvik Capture V2 Review - Kuuvik Capture V2Kuuvic Capture review covers improvements and changes found in version 2 of the camera tethering software. Tested with a 50MP Canon 5Ds DSLR
  • Review – Noiseless Pro Review - Noiseless ProNoiseless Pro plugin and app from MacPhun. Mac software (version 1) gives fine control over the removal of noise from digital images
  • Canon TS-E17mm f4L Canon TS-E17mm f4LInformation, sample images and review details for the Canon TS-E17mm f4L tilt-shift lens. Tested on a Canon 1Ds mk3 and in 2015 a 50MP 5Ds
  • Canon 5Ds is fine with old lenses Canon 5Ds is fine with old lensesDespite worries that many more megapixels might mean old lenses needed replacing, some tests with a 5Ds show that it benefits all lenses. A rising tide floats all boats
  • Canon 5Ds print performance Canon 5Ds print performanceEvaluating the Canon 5Ds in terms of real world print performance with a great lens, specifically comparing prints taken with the 11MP EOS 1Ds and 21MP EOS 1Ds mk3. Prints edited and optimised for each camera at a range of sizes
  • Review update Piccure+ V2.5 Review update Piccure+ V2.5Update to Piccure+ software. V2.5. Software speed improved along with image correction features such as blur reduction and chromatic aberration
  • Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III impressions Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III impressionsInitial thoughts and longer term view of using the Canon EOS 1Ds mark 3 DSLR. First used in November 2007, it was Keith Cooper's main camera until May 2015
  • Taxis and your photo business Taxis and your photo businessHow business models change, and your need to adapt. Why a ride sharing taxi application could signify big changes in photography or maybe it won't. Think about it now, or risk an unwanted surprise later.
  • Hama Daytour 180 camera bag review Hama Daytour 180 camera bag reviewCamera back pack review. Hama Daytour 180 is a soft rucksack style camera bag that is well padded with many internal pockets and a rain cover
  • Datacolor Spyder5Elite review Datacolor Spyder5Elite reviewReview of the Spyder5Elite monitor calibrator and profiling software. Datacolor Spyder5 supports multiple monitors, and projector calibration. Custom settings allow for more flexibility in selecting optimal calibration and profiling.
  • Epson SureColor SC-P800 printer review Epson SureColor SC-P800 printer reviewDetailed review of the Epson SureColor P800 printer. A2 sheet paper (17" width) and roll paper support. Tested with a variety of paper types, colour and B&W
  • Review update – Tonality Pro v1.2 Review update - Tonality Pro v1.2Review update - Tonality Pro 1.2 Improved functionality and performance for MacPhun's specialist image editing plugin and app for B&W photography
  • Review of Piccure+ software Review of Piccure+ softwareSoftware to sharpen image detail lost through lens softness. Also corrects chromatic aberration, noise and small amounts of camera shake.
  • Canon EF 11-24mm f4L review Canon EF 11-24mm f4L reviewDetailed review and testing of the Canon EF11-24 f4L ultra-wide zoom lens. Tested on a full frame Canon 1Ds3 Mk3. Also compared with other wide angle lenses.

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