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Keith Cooper’s Articles and reviews – Photography, printing, colour management, tutorials

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  • Epson Stylus Photo R2000 review epson r2000Epson Stylus Photo R2000 full review, using the SP R2000 A3+ printer for colour and black and white printing, with custom ICC profiles. 13 inch print width and roll media support
  • Review – Kuuvik Capture beta preview Kuuvik sharpenKuuvik Capture software review. Software for tethering Canon cameras directly to Apple Mac computers for direct camera control
  • Canon TS-E 24mm 3.5L II 24mm TS-E lensInformation about the Canon TS-E 24mm 3.5L II tilt shift lens. Sample images and testing with a Canon 1Ds mk3 and 5Ds
  • Canon Pixma PRO-10 printer review Canon PRO-10 printerDetailed Canon Pixma PRO-10 printer review, looking at colour and black and white pigment ink based printing a range of paper types up to A3 plus size (13" width)
  • PPL TSE-Adapter – lens shift review bracket with pan headThe PPL TSE Adapter attaches Canon TS-E shift lenses directly to a tripod mount. This lets you shift the camera not the lens, eliminating parallax errors
  • PermaJet Titanium Lustre – paper review metallic lustre two targetsPaper review of PermaJet Titanium Lustre paper. Metallic finish photo paper gives a distinctive reflection of light to paper surface. 280 gsm
  • I am not a ‘Canon Man’ keith cooper in seatleDoes your choice of camera say anything about you as a photographer? Does it reflect pragmatic needs or have you been labelled by the dead hand of marketing?
  • Reducing halos with Silver Efex Pro 2 corn exchange in leicesterWays of using colour to black and white conversion software such as Nik Silver Efex Pro that do not produce unwanted halo effects around objects. Ensuring that trees don't make the sky lighter for example
  • Making a black and white photograph hood canal in black and whiteThe whole process of making a large black and white photograph, right from stopping to take the photo, through to final fine-art printmaking.
  • Book Review The Digital Zone System by R Fisher digital zone systemBook Review: The Digital Zone System: Taking Control from Capture to Print by by Robert Fisher. Applying the zone system to digital photography
  • Whither rumours? Why Northlight Images still has our camera and lens rumour pages... even if a lot of the stuff is simply wrong or guesswork
  • Autopano Giga 3 review update corn exchange apg panoReview of Autopano Giga from Kolor. Version 3 update is faster, adds additional functionality for stitching images and the projection geometry used for output.
  • ImageNest RIP review V3.5 update testing ImageNestReview of the ImageNest RIP by Bluecubit. Version 3.5 expands BPC, sharpening and colour management for a wide range of printers
  • Camera AF Microadjustment test patternChecking for front or back focus with camera AF. Fine-tuning camera autofocus setup. AF Microadjustment without special tools or the need to spend any money.
  • X-Rite i1Profiler Scanner profiling colorchecker sg cardX-Rite i1Profiler V1.4 adds scanner profiling to i1 Profiler software. Works with transparency and reflective scanners to create accurate ICC profiles to improve colour accuracy
  • Diminishing returns – the new photo equipment question 1Ds mark 4How much better is new photographic equipment compared to the previous version. Have big jumps in performance gone for ever? New reviews are getting more difficult.
  • Review of Nik HDR Efex Pro V2 st mary de castroNik HDR Efex Pro 2 review. Software to combine photographs to create high dynamic range images. Part of the Google Nik collection
  • Review of Nik Dfine V2 dfine2 boxReview of Nik Dfine version 2. Plugin for removing noise from image files. Allows for different reduction for parts of image. Part of Google Nik Collection
  • Testing add-on tele and wide angle convertor lenses large lensTrying out a range of tele and wide angle converter attachments for the front of lenses. Converters increase or decrease the focal length of a lens. Quality differs widely, but the effects can be interesting
  • Review of DxO Optics Pro V8 kcc evening viewUpdated review of DxO Optics Pro version 8. Software improves image processing options and add a number of workflow elements such as printing
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