Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Canon has announced the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, a new wide angle L-series lens designed for professional photographers. The successor to the legendary EF 35mm f/1.4L USM, the lens is the world’s first to feature Canon’s newly developed Blue Spectrum Refractive optics (BR optics) – ensuring sensational image quality across a diverse range of scenes – from news and sports scenes to weddings.

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AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VRNikon has unveiled a brand new ‘big zoom’ and introduces a whole new level of super-telephoto versatility. Packed with the latest lens technologies, the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR offers incredible reach.

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AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED

AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G EDNikon has extended the all-new AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED. Lighter and more compact than its brother, this fast FX-format lens captures dynamic and immersive images. Find out more about this new lens here…

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AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VRThe new AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR has received a complete overhaul making the most widely used professional zoom lens in the NIKKOR line-up faster, stronger, and steadier than ever. The addition of Nikon’s impressive Vibration Reduction (VR), a brand new optical construction and a more sturdy build breathe new life into this renowned lens

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DxO ONE – a 20MP DSLR quality camera for iPhones & iPads

DxO One

DxO has announced the DxO ONE – a pocket-size 20.2MP camera that combines DSLR image quality with the convenience of mobile photography. Could this be the camera that will truly revolutionise smartphone photography? find out more below…

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A-Z photography glossary

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Photography is full of strange and seemingly meaningless terms and phrases that can baffle even experienced photographers. So if you’ve been wondering what flat and cold means among many other things, this glossary is exactly what you’ve been looking for. This list is in no way definitive, but it will be a useful resource for beginners and more experienced photographers alike.

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Practical Photography magazine cover March 2015

Practical Photography cover March 2015

When I first began working at Practical Photography magazine, I just couldn’t get my head around landscape photography. Portraiture, documentary and even motorsport were fine, but when it came to landscapes I was never happy with the results I produced.

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Interview in Savoir Tout Faire en Photographie

James Abbott interview in Savoir Tout Faire en Photographie

In 2013 I was interviewed about my photo ‘The Fencer’ by the French photography magazine, ‘Savoir Tout Faire en Photographie’. Having interviewed many photographers in the past it was an interesting experience to be on the other side for a change. Here’s the interview in English:

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Trail magazine February 2015 cover

Mick Fowler on the cover of Trail magazine by James Abbott

Here’s my portrait of Berghaus sponsored climber Mick Fowler on the cover of February 2015 issue of Trail magazine. There’s an exclusive interview and additional photography inside. The portraits were shot in a small makeshift studio at Mick’s house using four lights, two strip softboxes, an octabox and a honeycomb grid. Fake snow was sprinkled over Mick to create the idea he had just stepped off a mountain with his briefcase.

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Carl Zeiss lens (80mm Pentacon 6 mount) and tilt adapter example image

80mm Carl Zeiss Biometarand tilt adapter image

The previous post for the 80mm Carl Zeiss Biometar lens and tilt adapter has been popular, so I’ve found an example shot to show how sharp the lens is. The  image above is the full frame version, and the image below is a crop at 100%.

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