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  • PDV-3e desktop viewing stand review soft proof on laptopReview of the GTI PDV 3E print viewing stand. Desktop model with adjustable light intensity. Why a viewing stand helps with soft proofing and print quality
  • July 4th, Liberty welcomes visitors liberty welcomes visitorsThe statue of Liberty in Leicester, on July 4th. A smaller version of the well known statue in the USA. Statue rescued from the top of an old building
  • How old is that Canon lens? ts-e 24mmThe Canon lens date codes - some are also used as Canon camera date codes. A brief guide to the age of some Canon lenses.
  • TS-E 17 and teleconverter (EF Extender) – addendum 17mm with 2x tcThe TS-E 17mm f4L lens does not show the settings actually used, in the camera EXIF data, when a Canon 2x teleconverter (EF Extender) has been used
  • Using a Teleconverter with a TS-E lens 17mm with 2x tcUsing a Teleconverter with a Canon TS-E lens. Increasing the focal length but retaining tilt and shift. Although not specifically supported, TS-E lenses work well with 1.4x and 2x converters.
  • More TS-E 17mm photos of Leicester council NWCMore TS-E 17mm sample images of Leicester, taken with a Canon 1Ds3. Mostly showing the use of shift to avoid converging verticals
  • Jane Fonda and Me… Jane Fonda in BarbarellaJane Fonda and me... digitally printing 35mm photos taken on the set of Barbarella. Turning a scanned negative into a 42" print of Jane Fonda in Barbarella
  • Photography Tutorial – Making a black and white landscape print final B&W printMaking a black and white landscape print. A photography tutorial covering the steps needed to produce a black and white print from a colour image.
  • Updating… snow leopardUpdating how we work - new Macs for our photography business. Some of the considerations for deciding that a newer computer is really needed.
  • What am I happy ‘fixing’ in photos? moonrise space centreImage editing: What am I happy 'fixing' / manipulating / editing / removing in photos? Are there limits? Where does my own line go - does it matter? Is it even my job to bother about it?
  • People ‘borrowing’ stuff from your site lucky pokerWhat do you do about people using content from your web site - when is it theft? What can you do about it?
  • Apple to photographers – we don’t care s2p powerbookApple decides not to offer matte screens on its laptops. How this lets down photographers using Mac kit
  • Black ink swap on the Epson 7880 and 9880 black ink swapAn unofficial method for swapping photo black and matte black inks on the Epson SP7880 and SP9880 printers, reducing ink waste. Use with care
  • Physical Limits in Digital Photography magnified digital imagePhotographer and physicist David B. Goldstein looks at how basic physics limits some aspects of where digital camera design can go.
  • Big glass front view of lensBig glass - trying out the TS-E17mm tilt/shift lens. Waiting for the rain to stop - one of the minor annoyances of testing new kit.
  • Quick TS-E 17 test pano tse17A quick test of our new TS-E 17mm F4L tilt shift lens. Simple view across the street, and a combination of shifted images stitched together, showing the panoramic capabilities.
  • We have two prices lotteryWe have two prices: free and full price. Being asked to do work for free is a regular hassle for many photographers. Why I insist on being paid, until I find a shop exchanging photo credits for food.
  • Olympus Zuiko 24mm f2-8 on Canon DSLR zuiko 24mm on 1ds3Testing the Olympus Zuiko 24mm f2.8 lens mounted on a Canon 1Ds mk3 full frame DSLR with an adapter. Quick comparison with EF24-70 2.8L
  • Using lens tilt on your digital SLR tilt lens upTechniques for optimal focusing when you are using a tilt/shift lens on a camera. Works with lenses directly attached and via an adapter. Crop and FF.
  • Zeiss Flektogon 20mm f2-8 lens review flektogon 20mm f2.8 on 1ds3Tests and review of using a manual focus Zeiss Flektogon 20mm f/2.8 lens on a Canon 1Ds mk3 DSLR with an M42-EF mount adapter. Includes discussion of adjustments for correct infinity focus

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