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  1. National Trust photography rules in turmoil

    An amateur photographer who was banned from taking pictures inside a National Trust property, despite rules that allow photography indoors, has exposed an ad hoc approach by managers from one location to another.

  2. Photographers welcome Home Office terror talks

    Photographers have hailed as ‘very positive’ recent talks held with Home Office officials as part of the Government’s review of anti-terrorism legislation.

  3. Sigma shows ’46 million pixel’ DSLR with new AF and larger sensor

    igma has announced it will introduce what it describes as a 46-million-pixel DSLR early in 2011, in the shape of the SD1. This will be the most sophisticated SD camera yet, and will be the sixth Sigma camera to use the Foveon X3-type imaging sensor.

  4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2. Faster than a DSLR

    Panasonic is claiming the AF speed of its new micro system Lumix DMC-GH2 is faster even than a top end phase detection DSLR. With the read rate of the newly developed contrast detection system increased from 60fps (GH1) to 120fps for the GH2, the company says the camera will find focus in 0.1 seconds with an accuracy that ‘exceeds by far’ that of a DSLR camera.

  5. Weather-proof 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom joins Pentax KAF line-up

    Pentax is to introduce a new weather-proof zoom lens to join the weather resistant K-5 DSLR. Featuring an Extra-low Dispersion element, and a hybrid aspheric and a glass moulded aspheric, the ‘compact and lightweight’ smc-Pentax DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6ED AL IF DC WR has a weather-proof construction

  6. Pentax K-5 high speed DSLR news

    Pentax has introduced an addition to its DSLR range of cameras that features a 16.28-million-pixel CMOS sensor and which can shoot 22 full sized images at a rate of 7fps. Due to arrive in late October, priced £1199.99 in a kit with a 18-55mm WR zoom, the Pentax K-5 is based on the existing K-7 body

  7. Nikon D7000 review. First impressions hands on and shooting

    Nikon D7000 review. First impressions hands-on and shooting. Amateur Photographer magazine gets to shoot with the new Nikon D7000 and test a preproduction version of the latest Nikon DSLR. See pictures of the Nikon D7000 and read what we think so far. Test, photo gallery and specification.

  8. Nikon Speedlight SB 700 news

    Aimed at photography enthusiasts comes a new Nikon Speedlight flash unit called the SB-700. Due out soon, priced £289.99, the Speedlight SB-700 is billed as an easy-to-use, sophisticated flash in a compact body that will replace the existing SB600. It is designed for use on both Nikon FX and DX-format DSLRs and boasts ‘fast wireless control’.

  9. Nikon D7000 breaks 12 million pixel barrier

    Nikon’s high-end enthusiast DSLR range has broken through the 12 million-pixel barrier for the first time, with the launch of the company’s Nikon D7000 camera.

  10. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II news

    Nikon has introduced the undated AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II lens to replace its existing AF-S VR Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED. The new version features Nikon’s second-generation Vibration Reduction system, VR II, and a new focusing mode, but uses the same optical construction as its predecessor.

  11. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G lens news

    Nikon is to add a third f/1.4 wide aperture lens to its optical line-up in less than a year when it introduces the new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G moderate wideangle this November. Said to be a completely new optical design, this fast aperture lens will boost Nikon’s low light performance initiative, in line with the company’s concentration on reducing image noise in high ISO settings in D series SLRs.

  12. Pentax Optio RS1000 camera launched for DIY photographers

    The Pentax Optio RS1000 has been launched by Pentax. The has been launched by Pentax allows users to design and print their own body styles. The RS1000 features a removable transparent cover under which photos or graphics, printed on to a supplied template, can be placed to create a personalised ‘skin’.

  13. New smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.4AL lens

    Pentax is set to add a new 35mm fixed focal length lens to its line-up with the introduction of a smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.4AL lens that will be suitable for APS-C digital cameras.

  14. New Pentax K-r to boost DSLR range

    Pentax has unveiled a new DSLR, the Pentax K-r, that slots into its range between the K-x and K-7. Sharing the same 12.4-million-pixel count of the K-x, the Pentax K-r boasts a maximum continuous shooting rate of 6fps.

  15. Nikon Coolpix P7000 launched. The answer to the Canon PowerShot G11

    Nikon has announced the forthcoming availability of a new highend Coolpix compact camera, the Nikon Coolpix P7000, to take on the Canon PowerShot class of enthusiast high-control DSLR substitutes. In common with PowerShot G11 and Samsung’s EX1, the new Nikon Coolpix P7000 uses a 1/1.7in type larger-than-usual CCD sensor that has an effective population of 10.1 million pixels.

  16. New Sony Alpha 55 and Alpha 33 EVF DSLRs to feature fixed Translucent Mirror

    Sony is set to introduce shooting speeds of up to 10fps, as well as video, in its latest Alpha DSLR cameras, the Alpha 55 and Alpha 33, by using a new non-moving ‘translucent’ mirror. Echoing the technology of the pellicle mirror in Canon’s EOS RT of 1989, Sony’s new semi-transparent mirror allows light to be fed simultaneously to a camera’s imaging sensor and AF system, removing the need for a moving mirror and providing the potential for much improved focus tracking as well as active AF in Live View and video modes.

  17. ‘Disabled terrorist’ photographer finally receives apology

    A disabled amateur photographer who was branded a potential terrorist by security officials has finally received an apology from the Liverpool Arena.

  18. Google mulling camera-equipped ‘mini drones’

    Google is set to add overhead views to its Street View application by using unmanned flying machines to capture aerial images, according to reports.

  19. Pentax HQ dithers over 645D UK launch decision

    A decision on whether Pentax will launch its 645D medium format digital camera in the UK is not likely until at least next month’s Photokina, Amateur Photographer understands.

  20. Kate Middleton bags ‘photographer’ job

    Kate Middleton, Prince William’s girlfriend, is to stage an exhibition of her work after securing a deal as a photographer, a newspaper has reported.