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Lighting The Way
Photography has a reputation for being an expensive hobby and there’s no denying that camera kit can get very pricy, very fast. But while it’s nice to have the best cameras and a large collection of the finest glass, serious investment isn’t required
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Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G
£389/$447 Quite compact and lightweight for an f/1.4 lens Compared with the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens on test, the Nikon is only half the physical length and about a third of the weight. The flip side is that it’s a lot simpler than the Sigma, with eight
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Ask Matthew…
Q I live by a lake and shoot lots of landscapes and bird life. What Nikon DSLR and lenses would you recommend for $500? Geraldine Williams A I’m afraid there are no Nikon DSLR with lenses at that price that will suit your needs. The best I could sugg
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Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S
£439/$497 This Z-mount lens delivers lovely sharpness Nikon’s Z-mount 50mm f/1.8 lens packs a much more sophisticated optical path than its DSLR-based lenses on test. As such, there are 12 elements in total, including two aspherical elements, two ED
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How To Shoot… Magnificent Mountains!
Edyta Rice is a landscape photographer based in Newport, South Wales. With an emphasis on in-camera technique, her photography records the natural beauty of landscapes. She’s a brand ambassador for Fotopro tripods and Nisi filters, and takes pride an
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Moving Pictures
MISSION: Photograph an important change in my life to help me adapt to my new surroundings PHOTOGRAPHER: Jean-Luc Feixa LOCATION: Brussels, Belgium KIT USED: Nikon D700, Nikon AF 35mm f/2D WEBSITE: www.jeanlucfeixa.com INSTAGRAM: @jlfeixa I was intro
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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A
£599/$799 A real heavyweight of a standard prime Sigma’s previous 50mm lens was renowned as being a heavyweight but the replacement ‘Art’ edition really piles on the pounds. It gains 50 per cent in physical length and rises from 505g to 815g in weigh
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Time To Sort Out Your Portfolio
Paul Wilkinson FMPA FBIPP FSWPP is a multi-award-winning international photographer and co-author of the best-selling book Mastering Portrait Photography, and shares his skills through the free companion site MasteringPortraitPhotography.com. In this
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Secondhand Superstar
Q I’m after a good portrait lens for my D700 but want to keep the cost down. What’s a good used buy? Frank Reynolds A Matthew recommends I’d go for the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G. It’s still available to buy new but, as it was launched back in 2012, ther
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Next Issue
Don’t miss N-Photo 121 See page 28 for our brilliant new subs offer! Find your mojo! Don’t just take pictures, make pictures, as Benedict Brain shows you how to think creatively and reinvigorate your photography We present our pick of the very best N
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Mist Opportunities
It really doesn’t matter what your favourite genre is or whether you’re camp DSLR, mirrorless or bridge camera, all photographers are fascinated with mist. And it’s no surprise. A foggy haze can transform even the most generic location into a photo o
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Roll On The Snow
There is something blissful about the silence of snow. A quiet you can hear all around, the noise of the world dulled by the dampening properties of the falling white flakes. The world now a palette of pale hues and diffused light; it’s wonderful to
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Playing Politics
When Elvis Presley was asked his views on war protesters during a press conference at Madison Square Garden in 1972, he famously said: “I’m just an entertainer.” Had it been John Lennon in the hot seat, I think the reporter would have received a very
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Forkin’ Fantastic Abstracts
Some effects just can’t be replicated in Adobe Photoshop, and circular polarizing filters are one of those things. This essential landscape photography tool is used to reduce reflections and add more punch to blue skies. But these useful accessories
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Gear Zone
A chart with multiple sharp boundaries is photographed, the extent of blur at the centre, mid and edges showing how many line widths per picture height the lens can resolve. Simply put, the bigger the numbers the sharper the lens. Chromatic aberratio
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Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S
£639/$697 A wide-angle lens that’s a standard stand-in major plus point of the Z 50 DX format mirrorless camera is that it has the same lens mount as its FX format mirrorless siblings. As with DX and FX format Nikon DSLRs, you can therefore use full-
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As Far As The Eye Can See
When you witness a beautiful sprawling vista your first instinct might be to reach for a wide-angle lens. And while such focal lengths can produce stunning results, in the wrong situation they can also leave you feeling terribly underwhelmed. Super-w
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NPhoto PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2020
The search for the world’s best Nikon photographer of 2020 is finally over! Each issue the monthly N-Photo POTY 2020 photo contest’s top 10 images have been selected by the N-Photo team – but this month we pick the best of the best and crown our winn
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Editor Adam Waring adam.waring@futurenet.com • 0330 390 6026 Group Art Director Woz Brown Technique Editor Mike Harris Production Editor Kyle Hearse Group Reviews Editor Rod Lawton Lab Manager Ben Andrews Content Director Chris George Marie Bärsch, D
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Immaculate Conception
This tutorial is inspired by the surreal, conceptual album covers of artist Storm Thorgerson, who crafted dozens of iconic sleeves for some of the world’s biggest bands. Like Thorgenson’s trademark surreal landscapes, we’ll make an otherworldly scene
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New Gear
£150/$200 www.lensbaby.com The Lensbaby Spark 2.0 is an update to the much-loved original, released in 2012. It’s a fully flexible, fully manual tilt-shift lens that creates a ‘sweet spot’ of focus surrounded by soft, out-of-focus smears and streaks.
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The Winner Is… Nikon Z 50mm F/1.8 S
It’s not by chance that Z-mount lenses perform so superbly well… The removal of the reflex mirror assembly in mirrorless cameras enables a relatively close proximity of the lens mounting flange to the image sensor. This, coupled with a wider flange d
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A Little Local Knowledge
One of the main challenges with landscapes is in balancing out bright skies with darker landscapes, especially if – like here – the foreground is in deep evening shade. Let’s be honest, when editing a landscape like this, where the contrast between l
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Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S £2499/$2397
Most of us wanting a wide-angle zoom for a Z-mount Nikon mirrorless camera should look no further than the deeply impressive Nikon 14-30mm f/4 S, which delivers exceptional image quality and excellent all-round performance in a relatively compact and
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Photoshop Express
Our reliance on smart devices has revolutionized photo editing. Photographers are no longer confined to their desktops or forced to carry around cumbersome laptops. It’s never been easier or quicker to edit photographs on the go. Unsurprisingly, edit
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Help Me Buy… Photo Cards
The best photo cards are a fantastic way to show a loved one that you’re thinking of them while adding the perfect personal touch. Whether you’re looking to send some (belated!) festive greetings, want to send out the invites to your wedding, or simp
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Impossible Bouquets
In 17th century Holland a trend emerged for larger-than-life still-life paintings of flowers. Galvanized by the fledgling disciplines of botany and horticulture at the time, Dutch artists like Jan Brueghel the Elder, Ambrosius Bosschaert and Roelandt
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Prime Time
Most of us use a standard zoom for everyday shooting, but limiting yourself to this one type of lens will also limit your creativity. A standard prime enables you to see things differently. Sure, its fixed focal length will mean it lacks the versatil
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