Nik Color Efex Pro V4

I’ve been looking at the vast array of filters and effects in version 4 of Color Efex Pro – it’s actually capable of very subtle adjustments as well as some of the more obvious samples you see.

Review Link: Nik Color Efex V4

With new (and updated) filters, it makes a change from the older [...]

New printer review on its way…

Looking at the Canon iPF5100

Canon UK have kindly lent us an iPF5100 printer.

It’s a 17″ (A2) 12 ink printer with roll media support and a paper cassette for sheet media.

I’l be testing this printer out over the next few weeks, for a review.

I’m told that the printer will be seeing quite [...]

New review – the Epson SP4900 A2 printer

I’ve just finished writing up a longish review of Epson’s SP4900 printer.

Review Link: Epson SP4900

It’s hardly a lightweight at over 50kg, but is designed for considerably heavier use than smaller desktop printers you may have used, such as the Epson R2880.

During testing, I’ve looked at both sheet and roll media handling, such [...]

Close up macro – the Canon MP-E65 lens

A quick look at the Canon MP-E65 lens

The Canon MP-E65 macro lens

First up, this is no ordinary macro lens.

By that, I mean a lens that offers close up focusing for small objects.

Most macro lenses are normal lenses that have been designed to allow you to get fairly close up to [...]