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c't Digital Photography Issue 5 (2011)

Portfolio Maak Roberts
Though his work is familiar to millions, his photos are rarely exhibited or seen hanging in galleries, for Maak Roberts takes photos for magazines, billboards and advertising campaigns. Read more…
Correcting Lens Errors
Most lenses produce visibile distortion of one sort or another. We explain the causes of distortion and how to minimize its effects while shooting, or later using a computer. Read more…
How to Shoot 3D Photos
This series of articles takes an in-depth look at how to shoot and process 3D images, as well as some of the 3D hardware currently on offer. We also provide an overview of the 3D display market. Read more…
3D Cameras and Lenses
Twin-lens cameras, new shooting techniques and 3D lenses make stereoscopic photography simpler than ever before. We took a look at some of the latest hardware to hit the market and tested its suitability for shooting home-made 3D content. Read more…
3D Monitors and Projectors
Your 3D photos are in the bag and you’ve already given them some finishing touches on your computer – so how do you display them to the waiting world? This article will guide you through the huge (and possibly confusing) range of available 3D output devices. Read more…
Photo Apps for Android and the iPhone
Photo apps come in a huge range of shapes and sizes and transform Smartphones into versatile image creation machines. Read more…
Look Sharp!
Sharpening can produce just as many artifacts as it eliminates. This article explains how to avoid shooting unsharp photos and how to get maximum sharpness out of your images using software tools. Read more…
Shoot Video Like a Pro
Many of today’s DSLRs have built-in high-end video functionality. Camera operator Kumaran Herold explains how to use this capability to shoot professional-looking video, taking us step by step from the concept to the finished clip. Read more…
Video Editing Software
Most movies only really take shape during computer post-production. We tested five programs in the US$100 range that promise to make editing a snap for beginners and even more fun for experienced users. Read more…
Video and HD Image Stabilizers
Most camcorders and video-capable digital cameras have built-in optical or electronic image stabilizing functionality. If your camcorder’s built-in tool isn’t sufficiently effective, or if you forgot to switch your stabilizer on before shooting, there are a number of software solutions available that can help you make shaky footage smoother. Read more…
JPEG Color Depth
How much color depth do you really need? Are 32 bits per channel really better than 16? This article provides all the answers as well as some useful insights into the way computers handle color. Read more…
Interchangable-lens Cameras
To see how well today’s mirrorless cameras shape up against the DSLR competition, this issue’s camera test lines up the Pentax K-5 and K-r models with the Olympus E-5 and pits them against the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2, the Olympus PEN E-PL2 and the Samsung NX100. Read more…
  • Highlights of this issue’s free DVD include sample images from the many of the articles in the magazine, a special membership offer at nikonians.org and a wealth of free software. This includes a five-part 3D photography tutorial, a 3D photo/video playback application and an interview with our very own editor-in-chief, Juergen Rink.

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Free DVD, including:

  • 3D Photography Video Tutorials: Andreas Fischer uses clear examples to explain the basics of shooting and viewing 3D photos.
  • Photo Commander 8.5 (full version): This package gives you the functionality you need to efficiently view, manage, optimize and export your digital images.
  • Stereoscopic Player (c’t edition): c’t Digital Photography special version software: This player displays a range of 3D video formats, including DVD.
  • Nikonians Gold Membership: Special Offer: The voucher included with this issue gives you a 50 percent discount on a year’s Gold Membership at nikonians.org, the premier online photo community.

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