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  • Posted on: Top 20 Best Lenses For Macro Photography 2020

    As a Fujifilm user, I beg to argue with your comments on the two Fujinon lenses. I'm also disagreeing (a bit) with Umijin's comment.

    The 60mm lens indeed only a 1:2 lens. True, it's not a macro, but 1:2 is close enough for many subjects, such as flowers and butterflies. It's also an excellent portrait lens: https://www.lovegrovephotography.com/fujifilm-xf-60mm-pictures/ It's compact and fairly light in weight, which gains it a regular place in my bag. Here's an example


    The XF 80mm is much bigger and heavier, which deters me from taking it unless I really think I'm going to need it. But it does have stabilisation, is weather resistant and it is compatible with the 1.4x and 2x teleconverters. Here's an example using the 1.4x teleconverter (image not cropped)
    • 14 Mar 2021 11:09AM
  • Posted on: OnOne Software Perfect Photo Suite 6.1 Review

    Very disappointing as a "review". You could get the same info from the onOne website.

    Where is the critical discussion. To pick just two areas-
    * How does Perfect Resize compare with other methods? My own experience with it is mixed and for some photos I've had better results with Photoshop Image Size.
    * How easy is it to use Perfect Mask? How does it compare with CS6 alone? How does it compare with other products? I think it's an amazing product, having cut out a bride with flowing veil and pasted her into another image - you could see the new background through the veil and it was totally believable.
    • 5 Jul 2012 9:20AM
  • Posted on: HP B9180 vs Epson R3000 vs Canon 9500 Mk II

    Anyone thinking of buying an A3+ Epson should seriously think about the 3880. OK, I agree that it's an awful lot dearer, but the cartridges are a lot bigger. I did the arithmetic to work out the cost of a 2880 plus enough Epson cartridges to give the same amount of ink as the 3880 with its supplied cartridges. I was careful to use cheapest available prices for everything. The difference overall was 15. From there on it is a lot cheaper per ml to buy ink in large cartridges than small ones. Never buy anything on the basis of up-front cost. Buy on the basis of lifetime cost.
    John
    PS The 3880 is pure magic!
    • 10 Jun 2011 12:04PM
  • Posted on: Creating edge effects

    Correction
    This has been published with the first two images in reversed order - the one with the faint border line should be the second. Apologies on behalf of ePhotozine.
    John Pearson
    • 16 May 2007 12:19PM
  • Posted on: Epson's A3 is Claria now

    Great if only the nozzles didn't keep clogging. I do clean after clean after clean to free them. Record so far is 12 cleans before I can print. Aaarrrrrrrgh!!!

    John
    • 23 Jan 2007 9:06AM
  • Posted on: Lee Frost stars in latest FPME magazine

    Can anyone please advise me how FPME compares in usefulness with the output from Bureau of Freelance Photographers?

    John
    • 16 Oct 2006 11:01AM
  • Posted on: Lee Frost stars in latest FPME magazine

    Can anyone please advise me how FPME compares in usefulness with the output from Bureau of Freelance Photographers?

    John
    • 16 Oct 2006 8:27AM

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    Wow! I've just looked at your work and I absolutely love it!!
    • 31 Dec 2018 5:17PM

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