Thursday, September 29, 2022

Oops, I did it again. But is it really a good idea to develop...

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Film is enjoying a renaissance, especially among younger photographers. But do you process your own films? Have you entered the mysterious world of the darkroom? Jörg-Peter brings us up to date on home developing techniques...

Reject all: Perfect antidote to cookie crap

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Who enjoys ploughing through those intrusive cookie preference panels that bedevil every website these days? Is it time to push back and "reject all" once and for all? Mike gets on his high horse...

Quo vadis, good and faithful slide film?

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The real slide show is fast disappearing. Slide film and the once-mighty supporting paraphernalia, is slipping from us. All that will be left, soon, is the digital nomenclature of Powerpoint and slide show...

Back to basics with the MacBook Air

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Mike break's a long-standing aversion to buying the basic computer. Instead of ticking all the upgrade boxes, he's chosen the cheapest, the most basic MacBook Air. Will it prove sensible or will he regret that 256GB disk in particular...

Zeiss ZX1: a three-year wait but is it too late?

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Three years ago, when the Zeiss ZX1 was released, the promise of a fully featured full-frame camera with smartphone connectivity was almost science fiction. How does the camera fare when such features are now commonplate? Roderick Field takes a ZX1 on a canal trip to discover its potential...

Parker 51: The Leica M3 of the pen world offers a peerless writing experience

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5 YEARS AGO ON MACFILOS What were you up to five years ago? Well, I was enjoying a reunion with the iconic (overused word, that,...

Adobe Enhance with Leica Q2 images: Another look

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Adobe's new Lightroom Enhance feature slipped in almost unnoticed. We've looked at it before, but how does it fare when used with two types of image from the high-resolution Leica Q2?

Adobe’s new Super Resolution Enhance: One for the test bed

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Lightroom's new super-resolution Enhance option really does do what it says on the tin. It crept in with little fanfare but is capable of truly amazing results, says John Shingleton...

The phone is a device from a different era

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Is the phone redundant? The smartphone is a personal computer, a digital organiser, a window on the world. It is no longer a phone, so let's own up to hating those calls...

Lines: What I learned to help take better photos—Part Three

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Erwin Hartenberg looks at the ways in which lines are important in photographic composition...