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Regulars & features
- New equipment EOS 30D; EF 85mm f1.2L II USM and EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM.
- Professional showcase When Manuel Presti won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition last October, he was overcome. Having dreamed of this moment since he first picked up a camera as a young boy, at 38 he has already achieved his lifetimeís ambition.
- EOS in action Danís diary. Guardian photographer Dan Chung is an award-winning photojournalist, most recently taking the What The Papers Say Press Photographer of the Year award. In this regular series, Dan tells his own story behind the pictures.
- The problem with pic modes Using your EOS camera is simple. Set the command dial to landscape mode when shooting landscapes, or portrait mode when photographing people, and start taking great pictures. Well, not exactly, says Ed Williams.
- Optical delusions How much do you really know about lenses? David Newton unscrambles fact from fiction as he examines these statements.
- Say goodbye to dust We covered the dilemma of dust in digital cameras only a couple of years ago (ĎDust bustingí, June 2004), but it wonít go away. So Richard Ford has another go at cleaning up.
- Speedlite situation Why arenít the older EZ-series Speedlite compatible with EOS digital cameras? Robert Scott explains this common query.
- Keep your distance Wireless controllers have been off Canonís menu since the stocks of the LC-4 model sold out some time ago. But now the LC-5 has arrived. David Newton looks at what it will do.
- Back-button focus You donít have to use the shutter button to perform focus on some EOS cameras. Custom Function 4 lets you use the star button instead. David Newton looks at how it works and why youíd want to use it.
- The world is RAW If you use a digital camera, then you need to know about RAW files and RAW converters. Here Simon Conway gives you a rundown of some of the software currently available and looks at a few new developments.