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  • 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.
  • Review – Topaz ReStyle Review - Topaz ReStyleReview of the image editing plugin Restyle from Topaz Labs. Image alterations are based on palettes of selected colour and tone
  • BenQ PG2401PT monitor review BenQ PG2401PT monitor reviewReview of BenQ PG2401PT, a wide gamut LCD monitor that comes with a version of X-Rite's i1Profiler software for calibration and profiling
  • Three Olmec Photo papers – review Three Olmec Photo papers - reviewPaper review. Three different Olmec photo paper types, including pearl and metallic finishes. Papers profiled and tested for the Epson P600
  • Multiple Scans of Black and White film compared Multiple Scans of Black and White film comparedAfter reviewing the Epson Perfection V850 film scanner, Keith Cooper looks at the same piece of film scanned in several different scanners, including drum scanning
  • Epson SureColor P600 printer review Epson SureColor P600 printer reviewDetailed Epson SureColor P600 review. The SC-P600 is an A3 plus (13" width) pigment ink printer tested with different papers for colour and black & white. It supports borderless printing, roll paper and CD/DVD printing
  • Epson SureColor P600 initial setup Epson SureColor P600 initial setupSetting up the Epson SC-P600 A3plus (13 inch width) printer. Installing inks, drivers and connecting the printer to your computer.
  • DxO Optics Pro V10 – Review DxO Optics Pro V10 - ReviewImage processing with version 10 of DxO Optics Pro. Lighting adjustment, lens corrections and processing of camera RAW files and photos
  • Review – Topaz Glow V1 Review - Topaz Glow V1Review of Topaz Glow. Version 1 of the image editing plugin to extract detail, edges and lines and apply artistic effects to images
  • MegaMast – a 28 foot camera tripod/mast review MegaMast - a 28 foot camera tripod/mast reviewCarbon fibre tripod takes up to 6lbs of camera gear up to heights of 28 feet (8.4 metres). Tested with CamRanger wifi based remote control unit for cameras. Full pan and tilt control with acces to camera settings and live view on iPad/Phone/computer
  • Epson V850 film scanner review Epson V850 film scanner reviewReview of the Epson Perfection V850 flatbed scanner. 6400dpi scanning for transparencies, 4800 dpi for photographs. Film and slide holders included
  • Print setup for a new fine art paper Print setup for a new fine art paperSetup and profiling an unknown new paper for colour and Black & White printing. Looking at the whole process including media settings and types, and creating icc printer profiles.
  • Review update – Topaz Impression V1.1.1 Review update - Topaz Impression V1.1.1Updated review for Topaz Impression Version 1.1.1. Wider range of adjustment options and preset styles for creative editing of images
  • Local prints sell Local prints sellIf you want to sell landscape photography, then local views will almost always sell better. Some observations about the business of selling prints. Why some things work better and why you as a photographer may not be the best person to ask.
  • How much ink is there in my cartridges How much ink is there in my cartridgesEstimated printer ink capacities for different cartridge types for OEM inkjet printers from different manufacturers (Canon, Epson and HP)
  • Review of Topaz Impression V1.0 Review of Topaz Impression V1.0Topaz Impression. Review of version 1 of the image editing plugin to create artistic interpretations of photographic images, and edit them
  • Canon Pixma PRO-100 printer review Canon Pixma PRO-100 printer reviewDetailed review of the Canon Pixma PRO-100 printer. A 13" width (A3+ paper size) dye ink based printer for colour and black and white.
  • Museo Silver Rag review Museo Silver Rag reviewLooking at Museo Silver Rag 300gsm semi-gloss cotton rag paper, tested on a Canon iPF8300. Paper supplied under the Canon Oce brand.

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