Aaduki Newsletter, 1st June 2017



Welcome! We are happy to present you with the eighth 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.

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Domke Camera Bags.

Domke Camera Bags are a brand of bags that have stood the test of time and are respected around the world.  The company launched in 1976 with the F2 which is still manufactured today and was the very first soft camera bag in the world and was specifically designed so that you can get at equipment instantly, without having to take the bag from your shoulder.

You get a lot for your money here.  It includes an adjustable non-slip Gripper Strap with durable cotton webbing, removable bottom stiffener, removable hand carrying strap, YKK zips, and steel snap hooks.

It is ideal for two DSLR’s with or without battery packs, four + lenses up to 300mm, flash unit, memory cards, filters and other gear. There are 12 compartments and pockets altogether plus you get four-compartment padded insert included in the price.

There is also a range of other excellent bags and Domke’s bags have earned their reputation working photojournalists right across the world. It’s no exaggeration to say they have earned the respect of photographers, be they professional semi-professional or amateur, for their ease of use, rugged weathered design, and durability.

The bags come in a variety of models to suit your individual needs.



Sigma’s 12-24mm f4.

No matter what your style or photography there is no doubt an ultra-wide angle lens is a great weapon to have in your armoury both for interiors, architecture, and landscapes.

Step forward Sigma’s 12-24mm f4 Art lens for full frame camera sensors . This is version three and it’s big weighing in at 1134g but it has a completely new design brief and gives a constant f4 brightness throughout the focusing range.

The lens features elements manufactured with FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass, which is equivalent to fluorite in performance, and an optimized power distribution. combined, these features help minimize distortion, transverse chromatic aberration, and flare. Thus, image quality is outstanding across the frame, even to the edges.

The lens mount has rubber gasket sealing to protect the mount from dust and water drops. The front and rear lenses feature a water- and oil-repellent coating that could be useful when working in in lightweight rain, on water for instance.

The lens is available in Canon, Nikon F (FX) and Sigma SA Bayonet mounts and features an ‘HSM’ Ultrasonic focusing motor that offers extremely quiet and accurate focusing.

As we always say you’ll have to explore, research and compare but this lens is definitely worth having look at.



Canon’s PIXMA PRO-10S.

Taking a great picture is only half the battle. Spending money on cameras and lenses is fine but you have to make sure your prints are what you and the customer want.

If you want a really good printer for your work do have a look at Canon’s PIXMA PRO-10S

It’s a highly accurate, 10-ink pigment based printer producing gallery-quality prints you’ll be happy to display or sell plus full cloud connectivity offers easy integration with your professional editing and storage apps.

This is the mid-priced model in Canon’s excellent range of professional A3+ inkjet photo and fine art printers and you get a lot for your money.  The Pro-10 prints to a maximum paper width of 13 inches and as we said uses pigment inks.

These inks are capable of greater print longevity than dye inks in some cheaper models and three dedicated monochrome inks also ensure your black and white prints are beautifully reproduced.

Wireless printing from your PC, tablet or smartphone is on offer and you can work with professional cloud-based photography services as well as Facebook and  Dropbox too.

This printer strikes a good balance between price, ink cost, and photo quality. It prints gallery-worthy photos and is easy to recommend for professionals and serious amateurs alike.


Pixma pro 10S


The Societies 2018 Convention Speakers Announced.

The Societies of Photographers are delighted to announce the preliminary list of speakers for the 2018 London Photo Convention. Check them out here http://www.swpp.co.uk/convention/

Early Bird Offers

2 Full-Masterclass Tickets for the price of 1 or 30% off tickets (excluding full Masterclass pass, Welcome Party and Awards Dinner)

PROMO CODE: Early Bird – Book before June 30 2017 to take advantage of these offers.


The Steps to Colour Accurate Printing: A Photographers Experience

Printing, calibration, profiling and colour accuracy – it’s a minefield of information for both amateurs and professionals alike. But how difficult is it to become colour accurate?

Head over to Permajet to read about James Arbuckle.

”As photographers we should always be open to learning and taking new information on board. Many photographers such as myself work in a digital world. We don’t have to produce prints for our clients, we just have to deliver digital files by web link or on disk. But understanding colour and profiling can only help us improve the final quality of the images we deliver.”


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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