Epson’s printer range have built an enviable reputation with their combination of speed and quality. Three new models have just arrived in store and are attracting plenty of interest.

Expression Premium XP-605 - An affordable 3 in 1 with Wi-Fi

The Epson Expression Premium XP-605 is a versatile 3 in 1 device that can print, copy and scan. Beneath the compact exterior, the printer houses a 5 ink system using individual ink tanks. Providing maximum economy, these tanks can be replaced separately, so for landscape photographers who use lots of cyan, they need only replace the cyan tank, once it is depleted. The dye based inks for colour and black provide vibrant, punchy images with a wide colour gamut, whilst the additional pigment black ink tank ensures letters and correspondence are printed with crisp black text.


Swiss AF Eurocopter, Switzerland.
Auto AF. Canon EOS 1D X & 800mm f/5.6
Handheld. 1/30 sec @f/11, ISO 100.
Continuing from Part I which looked at the AF Area, Part II considers fine tuning AI Servo.

Fine Tuning AI Servo
Canon has introduced example settings as a result of apparent misunderstandings and complexities on previous bodies.  While the 6 case studies could be useful actually understanding what each of them are doing goes a long way in telling the camera what you are pointing it at (remember the camera has no idea!) 


RAF Typhoon low level in Wales.
Centre AF Point with 4 point expansion.
1D X & 800mm f/5.6, tripod and gimbal head. 
1/1250sec @f/5.6, ISO 640.  
In February 2012 Canon announced a new flagship DSLR, the Canon EOS 1D X. Eagerly anticipated, stock eventually began to arrive in the UK following the Olympic Games and I took delivery of one from Park Cameras in September. Quite simply it is the best Digital SLR I have owned to date. It brings together the speed of the Canon EOS Mk IV with the full frame capabilities of the Canon EOS 1Ds, together with a host of updates including the Auto Focus (AF).


Prints Charming

One of the best features of modern digital cameras is their high pixel count. Not only do they capture incredible detailed images, they also lend themselves to making large prints. If you’re only making occasional or small sized prints, then you’re missing out on some of that detail and the opportunity to really showcase your work.

Canon’s PIXMA Pro range of inkjet printers are the perfect companion to any digital camera, delivering stunning prints in seconds whilst providing you with full control of the output.

With the latest additions to the range having just arrived in the store, let’s take a quick look at the line-up to help you find your perfect PIXMA, the printers your images deserve.