1. Pentax K-3 II

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    There’s a new Pentax DSLR on the block, but it’s not the full frame model just yet, it’s the follow up to the much lauded K-3… The K-3 II. “With the K-3 II, Ricoh has taken what made the K-3 a great DSLR – a rugged, weather-sealed body, great image...
  2. Hail Santa…

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    At least, that’s what I’m hoping was the intended message on our outbuilding, which was recently demolished, revealing the message to the dark lord…or is that Valdemort? Oops, not meant to use his name either, for fear of being turned into a toady weasel or sued by Bloomsbury’s lawyers… I...
  3. Samsung NX-1

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    Been a while since I featured a new kid on the photographic block. Samsung have been plugging away, nipping at the heels of more established manufacturers. Even new boy Sony are in their sights. Dpreview have posted a gold rated review of the Samsung NX-1. Almost every feature on the...
  4. How to shoot a Leica M

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    Helpful training advice, or simply a marketing piece, a leica serves up a slick video with enthusiastic street shooter Craig Semetko, claiming that going up to people on the street with a Leica isn’t as intimidating as other (presumably DSLR) cameras. Using that theory, street shooters should use nothing more...
  5. Woodpecker airlines

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    An amazing image of a death defying (or very hungry) weasel, who pounced onto a woodpecker, who then took flight in front of amateur photographer, Martin Le-May. This image, appropriately went into the twittersphere, and has already been retweeted several thousand times. Light as a mars bar, ferocious as a...
  6. Bonsai development

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    When hobbies collide – bonsai is a slow moving process, where trees in a pot (the definition of bonsai), take time to develop into the specimen tree’s that people wonder at. There’s pleasure at each stage, whether at five years or fifty, but the bonsai master would always admit that...
  7. Pentax Full Frame at CP+

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    It’s amazing what you can knock out on a 3D printer these days. Toy cars, cross sections of the heart to help surgeons, and a full frame camera. Ok, it’s not functioning, but its there for Ricoh  to show the world it’s development of the very long awaited Pentax full...
  8. Pentax full frame announced

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    News just in via dpreview, that Ricoh have announced that a Pentax branded full frame DSLR will finally actually materialise; no longer to be an urban myth that Pentaxians discuss in hushed tones… The company didn’t share a whole lot of detail, other than to say that it will be...
  9. Salgado

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    The art of photography YouTube site feature an interesting short video film about the great photo journalist, Sebastiao Salgado. View it here.
  10. Going analogue

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    Going analogue is all the rage. Escaping the digital revolution, the Facebook pokes prompting you to like a grumpy cat, or the twitterati infestations of hashtags, supporting this campaign or that. Unplugging, a little is a good thing. Saves the earth for one thing…I should tweet that. Equally, you can’t...

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