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What is a 'Floating Acrylic' print?

What is a 'Floating Acrylic' print? What is a 'Floating Acrylic' print?

At AustralianLight we specialise in Floating Acrylic presentation of our images. We use a special archival metallic gloss paper to make the print, which is then face-mounted to 4.5mm optically clear acrylic and backed with 3mm Dibond panel for strength and stability....

2012 EPSON International Pano Awards

2012 EPSON International Pano Awards 2012 EPSON International Pano Awards

The EPSON International Pano Awards showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and is the largest competition for panoramic photography, normally receiving entries by the thousands.

This is our very first venture into the awards and we are happy to announce that the following images received recognition from an international panel of judges....

Nikon D800E - Amazing Resolution ...but "Houston, We Have A Problem!"

Nikon D800E - Amazing Resolution ...but "Houston, We Have A Problem!" Nikon D800E - Amazing Resolution ...but "Houston, We Have A Problem!"

Bernie's Nikon D800E has finally arrived and I have to say that the resolution & detail from this 36mp monster sensor is quite amazing!

That said, it didn't take long to strike a problem. :(

As the megapixel numbers grow on a camera's sensor, so does the amount of detail that the sensor can render. This puts more and more strain on the lenses to perform, as they need the resolving power to at least match what the sensor can record....

 

*Now includes shadow detail samples.

Its not all about the landscape...

Its not all about the landscape... Its not all about the landscape...

Yes, Landscape Photography is what we do here at AustralianLight, but both Bernie and I like photographic styles that extend past the landscape horizon.

Is this entry, we take a little look at just a couple of the photographic subjects and styles we like to shoot when not shooting landscapes....

Buying Cameras From Overseas ...What is "Grey Market"?

Following on from my last post "What Camera Should I Buy?", I thought it timely to explain some of the issues involved with the purchase of camera equipment from overseas, or from local "grey market" dealers....

Why buy a grey market camera?

The simple answer is price. When you factor in cheaper markets, GST and exchange rates it is possible to save many hundreds of dollars..... even on a basic kit and often that is the difference between making a purchase or not.

What are the problems with purchasing a grey market camera?

The problems for the purchaser are warranty and retailer reliability. Manufacturers know what camera was intended for where and they will issue warranties only in the "intended country of sale". So as soon as your serial# reports your camera as being "grey", the manufacturer is NOT obligated to supply any warranty service if it's required.

 

What camera should I buy?

What camera should I buy? What camera should I buy?

Buying a new digital camera can be a very daunting thing, especially for the newcomers to photography who are still grappling with terms like 'megapixels', 'f-stop' and 'focal length'. These newbies are lucky enough to be starting out in what can be a wonderful, fulfilling and rewarding art and buying your first camera, is as exciting as buying your very first car.

Sadly though, it's like a minefield out there. The dream camera can be seen on the horizon, but to get there you need to avoid the hundreds of 'wrong camera' mines.... perhaps you may even need to cop a few along the way?

What camera should I buy? ...It's a question to which I will never give a defined answer. In fact, just like "Does my bum look big in this?", it's a question where there simply is no right answer.

 
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