Aaduki Newsletter, 1st August 2017

Date: 01/08/2017                                                                                                                                              Issue:10



Welcome! We are happy to present you with the tenth Aaduki monthly Newsletter. We hope you enjoy it and if you have any content you would like
us to feature in next months issue, please contact us!  Happy reading from all the team here at Aaduki. Please find our contact details and Social Media
platforms at the bottom of this email.


Every now and then you find a little gem that is hidden in the treasure chest that is the world of photography.

In this case we have discovered CAMERACRAFT a magazine from Icon Publications that as its sub headline states really does reward creative Photography.  It’s written for the advanced photographer aspiring to professional or gallery standards, with an interest in technology, equipment, methods and trends.

Every edition includes news and product reviews, one main portfolio, a set of photographer interviews on a chosen topic, two or three major features on photographic projects, and columns by contributors.

We have to say we were impressed by the sheer spread and variety of reviews, tests on papers, cameras, printers, software, lighting, lenses and the incredible creativity of the images.   This is a top quality 68-page (or more) A4 magazine well worth every penny for your subscription.

At the moment the magazine is published 6 times a year but this may be increasing.  You’ve got something special here and you will find f2 Cameracraft on sale in major UK retail outlets, airports and stations but we would recommend you get yourself a subscription.

Subscription details can be found at:


with deals including a £2.97 ‘pay as read’ monthly offer


In the company’s centenary year Nikon’s latest DX-format DSLR for enthusiasts and professional entry places the best bits of their D500 in a more affordable and more compact body.

The Nikon D7500 has the image sensor, light meter and processor of the D500 as well as keeping the D7200’s body, mode dial and AF system. However now you also get Bluetooth, 4K video and a tilting touch LCD.

With a tough weather-sealed design and an impressive specification sheet, it looks set to be an extremely capable all-rounder for serious enthusiasts and entry level professionals.

ISO comes in at 50 to an incredible 1,638,400 range, and the frame rate is 8 FPS, 51- point 3D tracking AF, 180K pixel metering. it retains the D7200’s superior mode dial with two new programmable presets.

There’s also a very good excellent built-in flash, Electronic video stabilization at 1,080p, simultaneous 4K video output to card and uncompressed via HDMI and headphone and microphone jacks.

What you have here is essentially an upgrade of Nikon’s superb D500 combining excellent cost, value, and performance    There are also cashback schemes on existing models and lenses.

Nikon 7500

Well if you need a lightweight tripod have a look at Manfrotto’s  BeFree Carbon model weighing in at just 1.1kg, which is 20% less than the company’s aluminium model.

Only 40cm when closed, (it’s 142cm high when fully opened) it’s also small enough to fit into your carry-on luggage and backpack, meaning you’ll benefit from a lightweight, highly portable tripod that is sold with a head included.

Manfrotto has several different quick release systems and the one that comes with the BeFree is the RC2  with a 200PL plate with a panoramic 360 option plus you get a dedicated padded bag to store and carry it around.

The BeFree’s 100% carbon fibre legs are particularly rigid and transportable, while the ball head is strong and easy to operate. We like the fact that it can take a payload of up to 4kg but we think it may be better suited to mirrorless cameras.

However as we always say try before you buy. This is small tripod that may not be your cup of tea. It is a Manfrotto however and they just shout quality but do make sure it is exactly right for your style of photography. If not do look at others in the company’s range.

Manfrotto Carbon BE Free

Get an exclusive 15% off PermaJet Oyster 271 this month

PermaJet Oyster 271 has a subtle pearl/lustre finish with a base weight of 271gsm, giving it a true photographic paper texture and finish. Manufactured to be the whitest Oyster surfaced paper on the market, this tough, instant dry, resin coated paper is finished with a UV protective, microporous supercoat to give it a high degree of water and fade resistance. Having been awarded ‘Best Professional Paper’ by The Societies of Photographers on three occasions, this is the obvious choice for any photographer, graphic artist or photo print lab looking for a high quality paper to suit a variety of images.

Get 15% off Oyster 271 when purchasing from www.permajet.com with code AIPJ15

Offer expires 31st August 2017


Win a Super Big Deal Ticket to The Societies’ 2018 London Convention


The Societies’ is running a prize draw for the chance to win a Super Big Deal ticket to The Societies’ 2018 London Convention valued at £645!

The Societies’ Photographic Convention and Trade Show is Europe’s largest all-welcome Photographic Convention and next year’s Convention will feature five days of programmes designed to help your photography. Various photographic brands will also be at the show.

The Super Big Deal Ticket includes all of the following:

Masterclass Full Pass (Thursday-Sunday)

Trade Show Ticket

Business School Ticket

2 Superclasses (of your choice) or 1 Location Shoot *

Thursday Welcome Party

Saturday Night Awards Dinner

Non Members also receive a 1 year subscription to The Societies of Photographers.

To enter, fill out a form on the SWPP website. The deadline for entries is 31 October 2017.

Good Luck!



Thank you for reading our newsletter and we hope to see you back again on the 1st of every month!

Best wishes from the Aaduki team.

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