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  • How old is that Canon lens?How old is that Canon lens?The 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) – addendumTS-E 17 and teleconverter (EF Extender) - addendumThe 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 lensUsing a Teleconverter with a TS-E lensUsing 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 LeicesterMore TS-E 17mm photos of LeicesterMore 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 and Me...Jane 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 printPhotography Tutorial - Making a black and white landscape 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…Updating...Updating 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?What am I happy 'fixing' in photos?Image 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 sitePeople 'borrowing' stuff from your siteWhat 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 careApple to photographers - we don't careApple 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 9880Black ink swap on the Epson 7880 and 9880An 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 PhotographyPhysical Limits in Digital PhotographyPhotographer and physicist David B. Goldstein looks at how basic physics limits some aspects of where digital camera design can go.
  • Big glassBig glassBig 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 testQuick TS-E 17 testA 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 pricesWe have two pricesWe 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 DSLROlympus Zuiko 24mm f2-8 on Canon DSLRTesting 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 SLRUsing lens tilt on your digital SLRTechniques 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 reviewZeiss Flektogon 20mm f2-8 lens reviewTests 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
  • Black ink swap on the Epson 7800 and 9800Black ink swap on the Epson 7800 and 9800An unofficial method for swapping photo black and matte black inks on the Epson 7800/9800 printers, reducing ink waste.
  • Datacolor SpyderCube reviewDatacolor SpyderCube reviewReview of the Datacolor SpyderCube. Used for setting white and black levels in an image and for white balance adjustment

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Site Notice: Like many working photographers, our work has diminished greatly in these challenging times, so I'm at home a lot. The silver lining is that I've lots of articles and reviews to write - if you've any suggestions or questions, please do let me know - Keith
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