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ASH - Ambeo Smart Headset, that is. It’s one of the newest good ideas that Sennheiser - the famous German microphone and stereo headset makers - has brought to the digital world. It will be greatly welcomed by the Appleists as it integrates smoothly with the iOS system. It’s essentially a set of earphones containing stereo microphones that listen along with you as you record things. The microphone pickups are small enough to sit right within the shell of your own ear anatomy - so they pick up what you pick up. You get a sense of direction. It also gives a great sense of transparency…and that makes the rest of us a lot happier too. If you are going to wander about in traffic with your eyes on a phone screen, at least we’ll be able to yell at you to get out of the way!  Joking aside, These are a great new way to record stereo information for a complete video experience - and Sennheiser have always been at the pinnacle of audio technology. Mention this newsletter for a very special...

The beautiful heading image was taken by Stan Davies in Norway. He's written about it and the mechanics of good travel photography - here's his words:   CITY SHADOWS by Stan Davies This image breaks all the rules!!! Yet it is one of my favourite street shots, taken in Oslo, early morning. Walking into the sun I was taken by the long shadows from the pedestrians, wondering how I could record this - knowing if I shot straight into the sun there would be no detail and the scene would be overexposed. By moving under the awning, the direct sun was blocked, I was able to compose the image, and wait for the pedestrians to cast their long shadows. The shops lining the street automatically lead the eye through the image and the diminishing size of the pedestrians is fascinating. Leica Q, 28mm f:1.7 lens, ISO 400, 28mm focal length, f;5.6 at 1/320 sec, aperture priority. STAN'S LENS TIPS If you want to be like the professionals then you need to invest in a good quality wide-angle lens. There are several ways to go about this; buy...

Adam Monk is travelling, but never far from a computer keyboard - he's taken time from the journey to let us know a little about digital printing. He knows a lot more too, so when you get a chance to talk to him, or attend one of his classes or tours, you can be sure to advance your own printing/photographic skills. Here's his words: Seeing your hard won photographic images on a lovely bright computer screen is great, but there is nothing quite like a hard copy paper print of your masterpiece, it simply feels more substantial.  If you have reached the point where you would like to see your images on paper then a little information to dispel the mystique of digital printing might help you on your way. Basically the process is sending the digital file from camera to computer to printer, right?  What’s so hard about that?  Well, besides a couple of easily manageable technical points, nothing at all.  Colour management is the key.  Get the images to appear accurately on your computer monitor, understand a bit about basic print...

We must leave you to define tours, travels, and journeys for yourselves - you'll all have different concepts of which is best - based upon what has happened to you in the past. But here are a few hints for the coming few months about trips - with cameras - that you might like to make: There is a 2018 competition that Nikon Australia is advertising that will take winners to Kenya in 2019. That is 6 days of wild animals at the Sanctuary Olonana with a great deal of luxury and adventure. They promise to bring you back in one piece...

The use of any particular brand of camera is a uniting force for many people - just mention a maker's name at a camera club meeting and watch the arguments start. But sometimes it goes beyond this to make an actual community throughout the country. Fujifilm Australia found this out with the Fujifilm X AUS site that they started on the internet. More and more Fujifilm users turned up and added their images to the board - more and more users were interviewed by Fujifilm and asked to show what they do and how they work. And more and more good advice was added by the Fujifilm Australia team of technicians, demonstrators, and representatives. Every trade show and conference added more people. Well, now it has added us*- Camera Electronic is proud to point people to the Fujifilm social media sites as well as their international technical sites. More events will be featured as they come to Perth. More equipment will be featured as it is released. New and exciting developments as well as the famed Fujifilm after-sales updates will be noted. *...

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There is no cheerier word in the language than cashback*. Nikon Australia realised this and decided to make the photographers of Australia smile with a list of cashback offers. Here's a list of the equipment upon which these offers are being made - T&C mean that you only get to claim once on each different bit of gear in the period from 10 September 2018 to 30 November 2018 but if you buy one of each you'll really be making a rather splendid spring and summer for yourself. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4 E ED lens...