Cameracraft Jan/Feb 2018

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mer cr ƒt C VOLUME 3 No 2 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018

Edited and Published by DAVID & SHIRLEY KILPATRICK Icon Publications Ltd Maxwell Place, Maxwell Lane Kelso, Scotland TD5 7BB +44(0)1573 226032 News & Tests Editor RICHARD KILPATRICK RTK Media, The Grange Pincet Lane, North Kilworth Leicestershire LE17 6NE +44(0)1858 882105

Incorporating Master Photography &

ƒ2 Freelance Photographer


We look at how today’s digital sensor formats relate to past film sizes. Not a lot.

PORTFOLIO The lowlands of Holland prove their landscape value for Charlotte Bellamy.


Associate Editor, USA GARY FRIEDMAN Huntington Beach, CA 92646

FRIEDMAN: WHY ONE INCH IS ALL YOU NEED He’s at it again, proving that things don’t work as you think they do. Sony RX10 series and more.

Associate Editor, Ireland STEPHEN POWER


SONY A7RIII FIRST LOOK We got one. It will never pay for itself, but we have to keep up to date.

NOT SHY – AND NOT RETIRING! Stephen Power interviews three photographers at that time of life when the hoe beckons. No, not that kind of hoe. The garden one! With: Gordon McGowan Maz Mashru Vincent O’Byrne



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By Vincent O’Byrne of Dublin – The Hungry Grass. “Anyone who knows the history of this island will understand the picture”, he says. See page 66.

LIFTING THE VEIL Gary Friedman interviews Anthony Karen about his discomforting body of work with Americans who seem perfectly at ease with their own views.


A GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND Showing as you get this issue, the Tower Art Gallery in Eastbourne has some real classics to see.


AQUA: LORENTZ GULLACHSEN An exhibition project in 2017 which ran and ran – how to get seen.




REARVIEW GALLERY A semi-seasonal selection of inspiring photography.

PHOTOHUBS & AWARDS Richard Kilpatrick reports on the November Photohubs training event, and we provide the programme for Feburary 2nd and 3rd with the Guild Awards to round it off.


ESCAPE THE VAT TRAP Your future may lie above, or below, a post-Breaksit VAT threshold. Keep records, and make plans now.

PORTRAITPROBODY 2 Fix arms, legs, tummies and pecs.



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STOCK INVESTMENT David Kilpatrick passes $100,000 in Alamy fees – and explains why that A7RIII will never pay for itself…


LENS REVIEW SECTION We look at: Voigtländer Nokton 40mm ƒ1.2 FE Sigma 16mm ƒ2 DC DN Tamron 18-400mm ƒ3.5-6.3 VC DiII Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm ƒ1.8 Samyang 35mm ƒ2.8 FE




How attending pro seminars and meetings almost weekly at 23 years old helped create a career and business for your editor – without any formal photographic education. Next issue: out March 1st.

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