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Keith Cooper
Works at Northlight Images - Commercial photographer. Photography articles, reviews, rumours, colour management, printing and the business of photography
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This would be level 2 of the car park...

From my review of the Laowa 12mm f/2.8 lens
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/lenses/laowa_12mm_f2-8.html
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New Laowa 12mm f/2.8 'Zero D' ultra wide angle lens arrives for testing.

Photos and a full review on the way!

This is one of only a few lenses made so far, so best not drop it... ;-)

I'm testing it on our 50M Canon 5Ds - lens is shown compared to the Canon EF11-24 lens

Pre-release specs
The Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 (Zero-D for low distortion) rectilinear FF lens
Image circle: 24x36
Field of view: 121.96°
16 elements, including 2 aspherical elements and 3 elements (anomalous dispersion glass), in 10 groups
Aperture blades: 7
Aperture range: f/2.8 - f/22
Manual focus
MFD: 0.18m
Maximum magnification: 0.2x
Maximum diameter: 74.8mm
Length: 82.2mm
Weight: ~570g.
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That would be great!
Thanks +Keith Cooper​
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An updated plugin from Topaz lets you try all kinds of 'art effects' on an image. Actually nowhere as tacky as you might think ;-)
Updated review of V2 of Topaz Labs' Impression plugin. A range of painting and drawing effects from photos.
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More flowers in the conservatory, opened over the weekend
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One of those 'when the cat's away' things, I suspect! Lovely ones, +Keith Cooper 
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I've just finished a new printer review - The Canon PRO-1000 A2 17"

Rather nice print quality

Not a short read I'm afraid ;-)
Review of the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 17" printer
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Geese by the River Soar, Leicester

View of one of the goslings shows the sort of detail you get from a 50MP camera :-)
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Wonderful for your huge prints, +Keith Cooper​​! And that gosling is wonderful.
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Detailed review of the Laowa 12mm f/2.8 ultra wide angle lens

Lens is due to be launched this week - I was lent a pre-production version to test on my 5Ds
Review of the Venus LAOWA 12mm f/2.8 ultra wide angle lens
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Small scale product photography. I've been having a look at a quite basic product photography setup, that is capable of much better results than I first thought.

Mainly since I often get asked about the basics for web sales photos and there are so many less than great 'all you need' kits out there.
Tabletop product photography kit with shooting table and two continuous lights with diffusers
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An interesting dual flash unit aimed at macro photography, but good for many different uses.

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/lighting/kx800.html
A dual head flash with independently adjustable heads on stiff but flexible stalks. Variable flash power and an independent adjustable LED focus assist lamp.
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Not the normal huge expensive printer type I normally review... but still capable of good looking prints up to A3

Epson XP-960 all-in-one printer/scanner/copier
review of the Epson SureColor SC-P400 A3+ desktop printer for colour and black and white
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Back from a short holiday and the Cacti have decided to flower
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It was the great moment for you keith Cooper.......??
I wish you always go for short holiday and make your life imaginary and also for me to take fabulous picture........... Good luck with best wishes....

I will be your fan........ 
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Testing out the Laowa 60mm 2x macro lens
Review of the Venus LAOWA 60mm f/2.8 2:1 macro lens
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  • Northlight Images - Commercial photographer. Photography articles, reviews, rumours, colour management, printing and the business of photography
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Pro Photographer in Leicester - Commercial photography, articles and reviews at Northlight Images
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My G+ Policies:

If you have circled me and want me to add you to my circles (and I don't actually know you), the best way to catch my interest is to make comments on my postings. (I have so many people adding me that I have not got time to go through everyone)
1. Please be using a real name or a professional name (I rarely talk to 'brands' ;-)
2. I like to see your profile contain some information about yourself (reasons I might want to add you) 
3, It's important to have made some public postings (more reasons I might want to add you)
4. Don't add me to try and market to me.

I'm a professional commercial photographer based in Leicester in the UK. That's me in my garden, in the top left. Photo courtesy of Karen, my wife :-)

I'm here to share my experiences and learn from what others have to say

I also link to posts here from my articles and reviews. The Northlight images web site is part of my mission to help more people get more out of their photography - although it's got a lot of more technical stuff, the emphasis is always on getting better looking photos and prints as the end result.

This is where I'll also discus items from the rumour pages on the Northlight site - it's the longest running camera and printer rumour source, and although I'd rather be known for my photography, I know that tens of thousands visit the pages each week.

It's only this century I really took up photography I'm an ex geologist/electronics engineer/Human factors consultant. I've done a lot of stuff :-)

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None and proud of it :-)
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[click to enlarge] If you've ever thought London is a pretty big deal, here's the proof. In the above map, Redditor LB4 has carved up the UK

G+ Photo Pages Directory
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All Google+ Photography Pages ~ Sorted

Eizo ColorEdge CX240 review
www.northlight-images.co.uk

Review of the eizo coloredge cx 240 24" lcd monitor, and colornavigator software

DigiPod
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The “Digipod” is simply a digital 35mm film cartridge, that once adjusted, will fit most still SLR cameras

First Proof That Infinitely Many Prime Numbers Come in Pairs: Scientific...
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A U.S. mathematician claims a breakthrough toward solving a centuries-old problem

Handmade to measure bridal jewellery for your wedding
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SilverTree jewellery design bridal collection producing handmade to measure bridal jewellery fitting smallest bridesmaid or plus size bride.

Nikon D800 DSLR
www.northlight-images.co.uk - written by Keith Cooper

Collection of info and links about the Nikon D800 DSLR

Landscape Photography
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Landscape Photography - From Sea to Shining Sea & Mountains Too !!

Mp-e65 | Keith's Photography Stuff
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Keith Coopers Photography Blog. Articles. Articles Index · Image processing · Colour management · Photography Business · Photography Technical ...

Close up macro – the Canon MP-E65 lens | Keith's Photography Stuff
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Canon and Epson rumours
www.northlight-images.co.uk - written by Keith Cooper

Rumours of new cameras and printers from Canon and Epson. Includes product info. after release

Bing spammed my blog?
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I seriously doubt Microsoft is comment spamming random blogs. Can anyone suggest why someone in Russia would be backlinking Bing? Moderate C